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Long names are eloquent and beautiful, but some parents aren't thrilled with the nicknames that go with them. Even if you don't call your child by a nickname, you can't control friends, teachers and other people who may use the less-desirable shortened name.
For example, you might name your daughter, Gabriella, but not want her called “Gabby.” You can enforce it at home, but others will definitely nickname her – she might even nickname herself as she gets older.
Congratulations, your baby is almost here! If you are due this month, get inspired by the names of these celebrities, historical figures and other famous people born in May.
These influential figures in history, famous artists and notable writers were all born in the month of May.
If your baby is due soon, get inspired by the old adage "April showers bring May flowers" with these rainy and flowery baby names.
These pretty baby names mean "flower" or they are a type of flower, making them ideal for babies born in May.
If you are waiting until your baby is born to find out the gender, it might be a good idea to pick a unisex baby name for your little bundle of joy. Instead of an ordinary unisex name (such as Dana, Evan, Jamie, Lee or Terry) or trendy baby names (like Aubrey, Connor, Kelsey or Taylor) get a little more creative in your choices.
Are you still on the hunt for the perfect baby name? Sometimes parents pick a first name with the plan of calling their little one by a nickname.
If you are going this route, it might be a good idea to select a baby name for your little girl that has multiple nicknames. This makes the name very versatile. And when your baby girl gets older, if she doesn’t like the nickname you love, she can use her given name – or one of the other nicknames.
If you have a baby due in the spring months, consider a cheerful baby name inspired by the season.
The obvious choice for spring is a floral baby name. Daisy, Lily, Rose and Violet are popular flowery baby names, but consider some of these more unusual choices too.
Congratulations—you're expecting! Finding the perfect baby name is just one of the hundreds of must-do things of your list before your little one arrives. If your baby is due this winter, get inspired by the season to find the ideal baby name. Start off with the most obvious choice—Winter itself. Winter is a very pretty baby girl name and can be spelled Wynter, if you want something a little different. The winter weather might also provide some baby name inspiration.
Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West welcomed their first child, a daughter, on Saturday, June 15. No word on the little girl’s name yet, but we thought it would be fun to predict what Kimye might name their baby.
The obvious choice for Kim and Kanye is a baby name that starts with K. Here are some of our favorite unique “K” baby names for both boys and girls.
Celebrity baby names have long been a source of entertainment and inspiration. This year is no exception. Check out our roundup of 2012’s best and worst celebrity baby name trends.
What would a list of 2012 baby names be without its share of celebrity weirdness? Imagine going through life with the name Bastian Kick, Kash Kade, Romy Hero or Clover Clementyne!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… especially when there’s a bundle of joy on the way. If you’re expecting a holiday baby, then you may want to commemorate the season with an extra-special baby name.
The list of Christmas symbols is never-ending. Which one best represents your favorite tradition?
Belle – the soothing sounds of church bells on Christmas Eve
Nearly a billion stars have names, and what beautiful names they are! Would you give your baby a name like Andromeda, Gemini or Orion?
Kaydance for a girl? Rian for a boy? We predict you’ll see a lot of these baby names in your kids’ yearbooks over the next several years.
This year’s kindergarteners are the Class of 2025! We took a look at their names to see what will be popular among graduates 18 years in the future. There are trendy names, traditional names, cleverly spelled names and some really unique, unexpected names.