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Cool and Unique Names for 2021

Cool and Unique Baby Names for 2021

I love compiling the top baby names of the year, because it’s exciting to discover the new and more unique baby names that are beyond the Top 100. But if we check out the names ranked below the top 100, we often find names that have just recently hit the public consciousness or pop culture. [Read more...]

Emily too Diminutive?

Hi Jennifer,

I’ve seen you advise many times not to name your child something ending in -ie or -y. I really like the name Emily for my daughter, but do you think it would age well? Or should I name her Emmeline and call her Emily for short? [Read more...]

Elijah too Popular?

Dear Jennifer,   I have always been fascinated by name meanings, and have enjoyed using your site since my early teen years. Back then my favorite name was Aiden, but around 2008 the Aiden-craze hit and I quickly changed my favorite boy name to Elijah.   [Read more...]

Liam or Asher?

Hi Jennifer,

Which name do you prefer, Liam or Asher with the last name Bowman?

Sincerely,

Ashley

 

Dear Ashley,

If you say both names out loud, Asher Bowman sounds better than Liam Bowman. With Liam, the ‘M’ in both the first and last name makes it a little clunky.  [Read more...]