Category: Baby Names

May 23, 2011

Baby Name List

Baby names are so much fun, especially when you don’t have the pressure of naming a person. I found it became much more difficult after getting pregnant with Violet. Luckily I think that we chose the perfect name – it suits her well and I still love it, but coming up with one that both the Hubster and I were in love with was really difficult. You can see a list of a few of my favorite names in 2009 here (I was about three months pregnant when I wrote this post. Random fact – Kate, Pippa, and William were coincidentally all on my list).

I think the game only gets harder after naming your first child, because of course you want the second child’s name to sound good with the first but not be too weirdly matchy. For example, now that we have a Violet I think all color/flower names are out (Lily, Scarlet, Olive, Rose, and Poppy to name a few). And it’s too bad – they’re such pretty names!

Anyway, I digress. Here are a few of my current favorite girl names:

And a few of my favorites for boys:

I created my word clouds over at Wordle – aren’t they fun? And here are a few of my favorite baby name sites:


Baby Name Wizard

Baby Zone

Social Security Administration

Can’t wait to hear some of your favorite baby names  – great idea as usual Shari!


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May 17, 2011

Baby Name List

Nahla /Nala
Winnifred/ Wynnifred(Winn/ Winnie)
Isis (Eye-sis)
Margene (Gene/Margie)

Bryson/ Bryse
Abner (Abe)
Lennon (Lenny/Len)

I haven’t posted a name list for awhile, so I decided to ask my little sis for 10-20 names that would be on her list if she found out she was expecting. Her name choices are different, yet go with her personality… she tends to be very unique with everything she does! She owns a wedding planning business in Belize and her fave hobby is Yoga.

A few of the names on her list were on my baby name list as well: Iris, Margene, and Arthur. One of my faves on her girl list is Athena. I crossed that name off my list since my ex boyfriend had a dog named Athena. She was the most wonderful & beautiful Rottweiler! I also LOVE Winnie- it reminds me of sweet Winnie from The Wonder Years. My fave on her boy list is Ridge. What do you think?

do you have a name list? if you’d like to share, please email it to (subject: Name List) please include 10-20 names for each gender that fit your style!

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September 2, 2010

Jodie Sweetin of Full House

remember little Stephanie Tanner?

…she just had her 2nd child and i LOVE the name: Beatrix Carlen. Beatrix was actually on my long list but i don’t think my husband would have ever gone for it!

Michael Bezjian/WireImage

anyway, this news just makes me feel old! i loved watching Full House as a girl. i was at a friends for dinner a few months ago and she was saying how her kids like this show too. i cannot believe it is still so popular. do your kids watch it?


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August 18, 2010

fun with Poke My Name

have you ever used Poke My Name?

i tried it this morning using my son’s name, Rexford. here is what it said:


REXFORD is the most popular name in USA (… , 8235.teal8236.rexford , 8237.knute , 8238.gillespie …). One in every 100,315 Americans are named as REXFORD and popularity of name REXFORD is 9.97 people per million.
If we compare the popularity statistics of REXFORD to USA’s population statistics, we can estimate that as of August.18.2010 00:10there are 3,090 people named as REXFORD in the United States and the number of REXFORD’s are increasing by 26 people every year.

Usage of rexford as a middle name is slightly more common than its usage as a first name. The sum of alphabetical order of letters in REXFORD is 90 and this makes REXFORD arithmetic buddies with words like Rational, Honorable, Confident, Pensive, Worker, Skilful, Difficult, Enlivened. Add “Courtesy of‘ tag and feel free to distribute, copy, republish this interesting, accurate and also useless report about name REXFORD. 🙂


Compatible Names According to First 3 Letters (REX) – Names That Begins with rex:

Rex, Rexene, Rexis

Compatible Names According to First 2 Letters (RE) – Names That Begins with re:

Rebecca, Renee, Rene, Reed, Regina, Reid, Reginald, Reza, Reddy, Reuben, Renato, Reyes, Rekha, Reynaldo, Reynolds, Renu, Reese, Renuka,

Renata, Renae

Rhyming Names with rexford According to Last Letters

Rhyming Names According to Last 6 Letters (EXFORD) – Names That Ends with exford:


Rhyming Names According to Last 5 Letters (XFORD) – Names That Ends with xford:

Oxford, Auxford, Tuxford

Rhyming Names According to Last 4 Letters (FORD) – Names That Ends with ford:

Clifford, Sanford, Bradford, Ford, Stanford, Crawford, Stafford, Wilford, Milford, Buford, Bedford,

Alford, Winford, Sandford, Radford, Rutherford, Gifford, Medford, Guilford,Linford, Halford, Woodford,

Hanford, Langford, Rayford, Burford, Lankford, Ashford, Cranford, Tedford, Manford, Elford, Hansford,

Melford, Ledford, Bickford, Wofford

Rhyming Names According to Last 3 Letters (ORD) – Names That Ends with ord:

Gaylord, Lord, Word

Rhyming Names According to Last 2 Letters (RD) – Names That Ends with rd:

Richard, Edward, Howard, Bernard, Leonard, Gerard, Ward, Willard, Maynard, Millard, Gerhard,

Bernhard, Laird, Eduard, Baird, Woodward, Bayard, Hubbard, Lenard,Edouard

Compatible Names with REXFORD According to First and Last Letters

First Names which starts with rex and ends with ord :
First Names which starts with re and ends with rd :

Reinhard, Renard, Reynard, Rennard, Relford, Reichard, Revanord, Redford, Reacord

The sum of alphabetical order of letters in REXFORD is 90:
With this sum name REXFORD ranks as name according to its aritmetic value (… 56917.kumkum, 56918.anjanette, 56919.rexford, 56920.steward, 56921.bridgette …). There are 899 other names which have the same sum of 90 in our database (1.2%)

Most common names with the same aritmetic sum of 90 are:


Some words from the dictionary with the same aritmetic sum of 90 are:
rational, honorable, confident, pensive, worker, skilful, difficult, enlivened
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July 20, 2010

a name game!

i saw this posted on a few weeks ago. “name BOY/GIRL twins starting with the same letter for each letter of the alphabet.” here are mine:


























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July 8, 2010

literary names for boys

i haven’t done a name post for awhile…so here is a fun list for all of you pregnant mamas or those TTC! i actually had caspar with a “K” and wolfgang (wolf for short) on my list before we settled on Rexford! the ones i highlighted are my favs from the list. do you like any of these names?

Amory – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Aramis – Alexandre Dumas
Archer – Edith Wharton
Atticus – Harper Lee
Auric – Iam Fleming
Axel – Joseph Conrad
Barley – John le Carré
Barnaby – Charles Dickens
Beale – Henry James
Benvolio – William Shakespeare
Brick – Tennessee Williams
Brom – Washington Irving
Caliban – William Shakespeare
Caspar – Henry James
Cato – Iris Murdoch
Chance – Jerzy Koszinski
Cleon – William Shakespeare
Cody – Jack Kerouac
Corin – William Shakespeare
Crow – Haruki Murakami
Cullen – Stephenie Meyers
Darcy – Jane Austen
Darl – William Faulkner
Dorian – Oscar Wilde
Dunstan – George Eliot
Edward – Stephenie Meyer
Falmouth – Jonathan Lethem
Fenno – Julia Glass
Fitzwilliam – Jane Austen
Gogol – Jhumpa Lahiri
Guitar – Toni Morrison
Gulliver – Jonathan Swift
Heathcliff – Emily Brontë
Hieronymous – Michael Connelly
Holden – J.D. Salinger
Huckleberry – Mark Twain
Ishmael – Herman Melville
Japhy – Jack Kerouac
Jarvis – Charles Dickens
Jasper – James Fenimore Cooper
Jolyon – John Galsworthy
Jude – Thomas Hardy
Jupiter – Edgar Allan Poe
Kaddish – Nathan Englander
Kafka – Haruki Murakami
Laird – Alice Elliott Dark
Lemuel – Jonathan Swift
Loch – Eudora Welty
Macon – Toni Morrison
Macon – Anne Tyler
Magnus – Ali Smith
Marius – Victor Hugo
Melchior – Evelyn Waugh
Milo – Joseph Heller
Mingus – Jonathan Lethem
Misha – Gary Shteyngart
Orlando – Virginia Woolf
Orno – Ethan Canin
Oskar – Jonathan Safran Foer
Phineas – Anthony Trollope
Praxis – Fay Weldon
Quebec – Charles Dickens
Quillen – Anita Shreve
Quintus – William Shakespeare
Rhett – Margaret Mitchell
Riley – Truman Capote
Rodion – Fyodor Dostoevsky
Romeo – William Shakespeare
Rufus – James Agee
Samson – Nicole Krauss
Santiago – Ernest Hemingway
Sawyer – Mark Twain
Sebastian – Evelyn Waugh
Seneca – Sinclair Lewis
Septimus – Charles Dickens
Silas – George Eliot
Taft – Don DeLillo
Tristan – Gottfried von Strassburg
Tristram – Laurence Sterne
Utah – Dylan Thomas
Valentino – Dave Eggers
Vivaldo – James Baldwin
Wolf – Jack London
Yancey – Edna Ferber
Zooey – J.D. Salinger

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February 24, 2010

top baby names in your area….

want to know what is popular in your area? check out Baby Namescape.

here are the top 10 boy and girl names at the hospital where i will give birth (not sure if this changes weekly, monthly, etc!):
Girl Names

Boy Names

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November 4, 2009

best and worst baby names from!

more fun things at

hans: best movie villain ever, there’s nothing cooler
ignatious: get iggy with it
mayo: way better than miracle whip.
typhys: the one, the only…typhys!!
happy: it’s so cute when you say, “happy, stop crying.”
hysteria: oh the tantrums she will throw
mumps: it’s one swell name
hero: who wouldn’t love a baby named after a sandwich?
bum: they all borrow money growing up, so why not?
mary: she’ll be walking on clouds
naught: sometimes you feel like a naught, sometimes you don’t
bill: hopefully no one will ever run out on him
jezebel: all the bad boys will love you
emerson: proves that you’re well read without having to show your book collection
nemo: always against the current
henry: good candy bar and it’s fonzi’s real name
gwendolyn: so bad…it’s good tyranny: she’ll never have to worry about other kids stealing her toys
pharaoh: spoil him rotten or else
madison: a born shopper, will have credit card number memorized by age 6
maximus: born with a big sword
miles: new york marathon, here i come
pirate: don’t forget to put lime juice in his formula
ace: future world poker champion
homer: prefers donuts to teething rings
cannon: a true son of a gun
speck: unless he has pointy ears, then name him Spock
harper: no one will question why they’re bizarre
june: she’ll be a good mom, likely to marry a ward
andromeda: the astrologer in you says, “yes”, the bad speller in you says, “no”
dante: if he has a widow’s peak, you can call it dante’s peak
aloha: it’s much better than, say, pineapple pete
bart: make sure his rattle doubles as a slingshot
elvis: load up on peanut butter and banana baby food
rusty: after a bath, dry thoroughly
abra: i wanna reach out and grab ya

abacus: will always be in the shadow of his cousin calculator
theodora: even “baby names for dummies” excludes this one
aerilyn: is your baby an alien?
nixon: most likely to go by nickname…crook
opal: pretentious cheap gem
ripley: believe it or not. not
cameron: makes you think of Kirk. then you gag.
acne: name his other siblings pus and zit
parker: perfect…for a valet
satchel: bag and tote are better alternatives
kohinoor: american equivalent…pointdexter
brooklyn: will always feel inferior to manhanatties
armani: he’ll never be able to start his own designer label
dandelion: dandelions spread easy. nuff said
sidney: do you really want to name your kid after an ohio city?
shiloh: people named neil will always call your name
innocent: it won’t seem so cute when she’s fourteen and pregnant
mason: why not “plumber” or “roofer”?
warwick: stop the war! give peace a chance
reed: rhymes with greed
indigo: you wouldn’t name your kid “purple” would you?
willow: never name your kid after a val kilmer movie
angel: unless she/he has wings…don’t do it
heaven: her husbands joke will be…life with heaven is hell
infinity: how many mpgs does she get?
gertrude: she’ll grow into it. if she lives to be ninety
jordan: do you really think they’ll “be like mike”?
chastity: see innocent
justice: prison id #54452
jersey: otherwise known as “armpit”
suri: we would make a joke. but tom would have us killed
clementine: eternal sunshine of the thoughtless name
charbonet: your parents really meant chardonay paris: name your children after saints…not sluts

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September 10, 2009

my list

not sure if these are top 10 (i have a list over 100 names long), but these are definitely some names i really like right now (will have a hard time convincing my husband!)
Boys Girls

Tavin          Georgine
Wolfgang     Gretchen
Walter         Adele
Kolten         Margine
Harrison     Greta
Hugo             Margo or Margaux
Augustine     Geraldine
Sebastien     Stephanie
Talon           Laurel
Albert            Marisol
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September 10, 2009

top 10 baby name list

one of the most difficult and exciting things about having a baby is coming up with a name. (the difficult part is getting your husband to agree with your name choice!!) my husband does not agree easily with my unusual name picks, he tends to be more traditional and i am a tad out there!
so, i think it might be fun to play a game…post your top 10 favorite boy and top 10 favorite girl names on your blog. (feel free to play even if you are not expecting a baby any time soon!) add your name to the mcklinky list here:

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April 14, 2009

Top Australian baby names 2008

                      Boys                                    Girls
                      Jack                                     Ella
                      Joshua                                 Emily
                      Lachlan                               Mia
                      William                                Isabella
                      Thomas                               Chloe
                      Riley                                    Charlotte
                      James                                  Olivia
                      Cooper                                 Sophie
                       Ethan                                  Lily
                      Noah                                    Maddison
                      Oliver                                   Ava
                      Lucas                                    Isabel (Isabelle)
                      Liam                                     Amelia
                      Thomas                                Ruby
                      Aiden                                    Caitlyn (Kaitlyn)
                      Charlie                                  Sienna
                      Jayden                                  Zoe (Zoey)
                      Max                                       Georgia (Jorgia)
                      Alexander                             Hannah
                      Samuel                                  Grace

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