Name Quotes for the Weekend #23

“When I was in first grade everyone made fun of my name, of course.” -River Phoenix more

Popular Baby Names in Switzerland, 2013

Emma and Gabriel (for French-speakers), Mia and Noah (for German-speakers), Sofia and Gabriel (for Italian-speakers), and Jonas and Chiara (for Romansh-speakers) were the most popular baby names in Switzerland in 2013. more

Wu-Tang Baby Name – Raekwon

How popular was the baby name Raekwon (inspired by the Wu-Tang Clan rapper) in the mid-1990s? more

5 Curious Names – Darcy, Iyla, Manahil, Ruzgar, Tulisa

Five interesting baby names being used in England & Wales right now. What others would you add to the list? more

Popular Baby Names in England and Wales, 2013

Amelia and Oliver were the most popular baby names in England and Wales in 2013. more

Biggest Changes in Boy Name Popularity, E/W, 2013

The boy names Oscar, Muhammad, Greyson and Harvey-Lee made big gains in England and Wales in 2013. Riley, Harry, Rylan and Ray, on the other hand, did not. more

Biggest Changes in Girl Name Popularity, E/W, 2013

The girl names Sienna, Scarlett, Reeva and Esmay made big gains in England and Wales in 2013. Amelia, Lily, Gemma and Lilly-Mai, on the other hand, did not. more

Jordan – Boy Name or Girl Name?

Do you think the baby name Jordan should be given to boys, to girls, or used for both genders? more

Popular Maori Baby Names in New Zealand, 2013

Aria and Nikau were the most popular Maori baby names in New Zealand in 2013. more

The Baby Name Tsitsiki

The baby name Tsitsiki was a one-hit wonder on the national baby name list in 2004. Where did it come from, and what does it mean? more

Baby Name Predictions – Ellar, Iselle, Seanix

Will we see more babies named Ellar, Iselle and Seanix in 2014? more

Names from PEI & Maine – Sophus, Waldron, Grosvenor

The 5 most interesting names spotted during vacation: Prudence, Sophus, Hopewell, Waldron, and Grosvenor. more

What Would You Rename Yourself?

Imagine you’re creating a new, upwardly-mobile identity for yourself. What new name do you assume? more

Names Popular During the Victorian Era

Long lists of female and male names common during the Victorian era. more

The Baby Name Donivee

Where did this one-hit wonder baby name come from? (Hint: Think Hollywood!) more

Baby Named Tylney for Historic Hotel

Baby in England named for Tylney Hall, where her parents got engaged. more

U.S. Prefers “Right-Handed” Baby Names

New study: The QWERTY Effect (a bias for letters typed using the right hand) has been influencing U.S. baby name preferences since about 1990. more

What Would You Rename this Manly Mannequin?

Go back in time 25 years and rename Sharper Image’s hilarious and supposedly crime-deterring mannequin, Gregory. more

The Trendiest Baby Names of All Time?

Two bloggers use two different methods to determine the trendiest baby names of all time in the U.S. Which list do you like better? more

Ebony Magazine’s Influence on Baby Names

Here are five names that have been given a boost on the baby name charts, thanks to Ebony magazine. more

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