Hi Jennifer,

I was wondering what you thought of the name Adderley for a girl, nicknamed Addy. It’s the name of a street in my hometown.

Thanks!

Molly

Dear Molly,

I like it, and the fact that you associate it with a good memory.  I often advise people to look into their own personal histories for unique baby names. Street names, towns you visited or with which you have a particularly positive association are good sources for names. Congrats!

Sincerely,
Jennifer

Jennifer Moss is the founder of BabyNames.com, author of The Baby Names Workbook, and Producer of The Baby Names Podcast. Jennifer is widely regarded as the leading expert on popular baby name trends and the naming process, serving as the authoritative source on the subject for national and international media.

Jennifer entered the tech arena in the 80s as a software developer and database architect, and became a pioneer in the Internet industry. In addition to operating BabyNames.com, Jennifer owns a web development agency in central California.