Baby Named for Basketball’s Boschee

Jayhawks fan named daughter after Jeff Boschee. more

Bam, a Baby Name for Jackasses

Dozens of kids now have an interjection as a legal name, all thanks to MTV. more

Popular Baby Names in Portugal, 2014

Maria and João were the most popular baby names in Portugal in 2014. more

Popular Baby Names in Italy, 2013

Francesco and Sofia were the most popular baby names in Italy in 2013. more

Name Quotes for the Weekend #27

“Your name is so easy to spell and pronounce. Is it, like, really easy to get a job?” more

Popular Baby Names in Victoria, 2014

Olivia and Oliver were the most popular baby names in Victoria in 2014. more

Popular Baby Names in New Zealand, 2014

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular baby names in New Zealand in 2014. No Maori names in the top 100, though. more

A Selection of “Names From Africa”

A few months back, commenter Becca mentioned the book Names From Africa (1972), which I believe was the first baby name book in the U.S. to focus on African names exclusively. I have yet to see Ogonna Chuks-orji’s book in full, but Ebony ran an article in 1977 about African-American […] more

Babies Named for Black WWII Hero Dorie Miller

Dozens of babies were named after Doris “Dorie” Miller, the first African-American hero of World War II. more

Odd Names in the Sprinkle Family

Reported in Notes and Queries in 1870: The taking of the United States’ census, now nearly completed, has brought to light some curious specimens of given names. […] In Smythe County, Virginia, a Mr. Elmadoras Sprinkle has called his two sons Myrtle Ellmore and Onyx Curwen, and his six daughters […] more

Popular Baby Names in Prince Edward Island, 2014

Olivia and Jack were the most popular baby names in PEI in 2014. more

Popular Baby Names in Nova Scotia, 2014

Emma and Liam were the most popular baby names in Nova Scotia in 2014. more

The Baby Name Brindabella

Yesterday’s mention of Woolloomooloo reminded me of the Hepner triplets — Abby, Laurel, and Brindabella — born in California late last year. Brindabella refers to the Brindabella mountain range in Australia, which is where the triplets’ father is from: Mr. Hepner, who grew up in Canberra, said he had spent […] more

One of These Names Is Not Like the Others

From a 1986 article about murderer Brandon Tholmer: Tholmer was convicted in July of four counts of first-degree murder with special circumstance allegations for the slayings of Dorothy Fain, 72, in August, 1983; Mary Pauquette, 72, in September, 1982; Woolloomooloo Woodcock, 66, in August, 1982, and Rose Lederman, 80, in […] more

Stickers with Names from the ’60s

Betty, Donna, Minda, Irv, Larry, Teddy…like any of these names? more

Popular Baby Names in ACT, 2014

Amelia and William were the most popular baby names in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in 2014. more

Pop Culture Baby Names: Efrem & Zimbalist

A long-forgotten actor who influenced the baby name charts in two different ways… more

Popular Baby Names in Manitoba, 2014

Olivia and Liam were the most popular baby names in Manitoba in 2014. more

Some Popular Baby Names in Luxembourg from 2013

Some of the top baby names in Luxembourg in 2013 were Amy, Emily, Luca, and Noah. more

Popular Baby Names in Luxembourg, 2014

Emma and Gabriel were the most popular baby names in Luxembourg in 2014. more

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