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A short and sweet baby name makes a big impact. These names are quirky, cute and delightfully easy to spell and pronounce. In fact, a short first name is a great way to balance out a long last name. Check out our picks of the best short and sweet baby names for girls and boys.
Short baby names are cool – without trying too hard. Whether you are looking for a shorter name that is unique, old fashioned or somewhere in between, we have rounded up our pick of the best short girl names and short boy names.
Old-fashioned baby names are like that great vintage dress—they are eternally cool and never go out of style. Many parents love classic girl and boy names because they remind of us a simpler, more innocent time. From Clayton and Wilson to Josephine and Lillian, check out our favorite old-fashioned baby names.
Jessica's at that mid-point in pregnancy where lots of parents develop their short list of names. This is her second baby (another boy) and she's already used up her #1 boy name (Jackson).
She and her husband are batting name suggestions back and forth but some of them have already struck out at the grandparents' houses.
Despite the recent flurry of unique celebrity-baby names like Banjo and Pilot Inspektor, last year, most Americans gave their offspring traditional names. But parents drawn to the less tried-and-true may wonder how (or if) a child’s name might shape his identity and future. According to Los Angeles therapist Deborah McMahon, M.F.T., there’s plenty of power in a name. For example, she says, “having a difficult name to say adds difficulty to a person’s life. Names are one of the biggest causes of harassment of children.”
It's 2:09 a.m. and my husband's driving too slow, considering that I'm swearing—at him, at the pickup in front of us, at the road. My contractions are two minutes apart. The hospital is 10 miles away and one thought is pounding through my brain: "This child had better not be a boy." If it's a boy, he'll need a name, which means my husband and I will have to agree on one—and that's as likely as me getting to the delivery room in time for drugs.
The Name Voyager, an animated internet application that maps name popularity, can tell you if you're baby's name is trendy, dated or, in fact, Unique, which as of 2006 was the name of over 60 million people. The popularity of Angelina and Paris has swelled over the last decade, while Madonna, which enjoyed a zenith in the 40s, virtually disappeared by the mid-80s. How unique is your baby's name?
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