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Baby name advice from Jennifer Moss, founder of BabyNames.com. Have a question for Jennifer? E-mail it to question@babynames.com

Author: Jennifer M.
“Rebranding” an Adopted Child

Dear Jennifer,

We will be adopting a beautiful, spunky, outgoing, very popular blonde female very soon. To give you a little detail to further assist us, we will be moving after the adoption. We felt that since we were adopting her and her current name will be changing anyway, that this is a great time to help (if you will) “re-brand” her name! [Read more...]

Two First Names?

Hi Jennifer,

I’m just over 3 months along with my second child and my husband and I are slightly disagreeing about a girl’s name. We’ve decided on Abraham for a boy but for a girl we like Lottie Ann. What we’re disagreeing about is that I want to go with Lottie Ann as the first name and Margret at the middle name (we’d be honoring all grandmothers that way) but my husband thinks we should use the Lottie as the first name and Ann or Anne as the middle but to still call her “Lottie Ann”. [Read more...]

A Big Brother Baby on the Way

Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas met as contestants in the Big Brother (US) House in 2010 and apparently fell madly in love. Beating the odds of most “showmances,” their relationship transcended the reality show and they married two years later.  In last night’s episode of Season 17, they announced they were expecting the first Big Brother US Baby! [Read more...]

More about Loie

Hi Jennifer,

I saw that someone was asking about the name Loie. My mother’s cousin is named Loie, pronounced Loy, rhyming with boy. She was born in northern Florida in the 1940s from Cuban and British ancestry. Not sure if that would have an effect on the pronunciation. [Read more...]