Tuesday’s post brought us the boys, and now it’s the girls’ turn. American parents have always seemed more attracted to French names for their daughters; from Julie in the 60s to Stephanie and Nicole in the 80s to Charlotte today, it’s never difficult to find a French name near the top of the girls’ popularity […]Read more "10 Fabulous Girl Names from the French Top 100"
French names are perennially popular in the US, but there is still a host of undiscovered gems on the French popularity list. So today, the boys: 10 of the best possibilities for an unusual name taken from the popular names of France. Mathis- This name makes for an unusual spin on the classic Matthew. The […]Read more "10 Fabulous Boy Names from the French Top 100"
John is an evergreen classic. It was the top name for boys for an estimated 400 years and remains popular today. But at #26, John is the least common it’s been in recorded history. Modern parents are more inclined towards novel and unusual names than previous generations, which may explain John’s (relative) dip in popularity. […]Read more "Freshen Up: John"
Part 6/25 Faraday- This rhythmic surname could make a great option for a girl, especially with nickname options Fay and Fara. Michael Faraday, a British scientist who contributed to the fields of chemistry and electromagnetism, is a famous bearer. Fifer- Occupational names are popular for both boys and girls. Mason, Harper, Carter, Hunter, Piper, Parker, […]Read more "Fascinating F Names"
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post, I thought I’d take 2015’s most popular names and offer some more unusual alternatives. Now I know there are lots of other lists like this one out there, but I figured I’d take my own shot at it. The list is the SSA top 50, and the alternatives are […]Read more "Alternatives to the Top 50 Names"
Now, the title of this post may be a little misleading: I’m a strong believer that “weird” is in the eye of the beholder (see my celebrity names post), and “popular” is similarly subjective. But I notice that the vast majority of parents I see posting on name message boards or talking to friends about […]Read more "How to Avoid a Popular Name without Picking Something Weird"
A boy I know through work recently had a Michael Jackson birthday party, and he wasn’t kidding about it. He knows every word to every song and the dance to go along with it. So in honor of the littlest Michael Jackson fan, a few names from Michael Jackson songs: Annie– “Smooth Criminal” features the famous […]Read more "Michael Jackson Names"