Some “Odd” Names from Sweden

According to one Swedish news site, these are the ten “oddest” names in Sweden: Odd, meaning “point (of a weapon), spear.” Hundreds of men in Sweden are named Odd. Love, pronounced low-vay, meaning “fame” + “war” (via Lovis, via Louis, via Ludovicus, via Ludwig, etc.). Thousands of men and hundreds […] more

The Baby Name Tequila

The baby name Tequila: refers to a drink, but was originally popularized by a song. more

The First Baby Named After Shakespeare’s Juliet?

English actor Richard Burbage and English playwright William Shakespeare were close friends. So close that Burbage named his first daughter Juliet, very likely after the character from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. So Juliet Burbage, who was born in 1608 and only lived a few months, could have been the first […] more

Runner Has Middle Name “Running”

Do you think the middle name “Running” made it more likely that this guy would become a runner? more

The Week Of Hair Poll

Shasta, Tamba, Brilliantine, Danderine, Harlene or Venida — which will it be? more

Week of Hair: Babies Named After Venida Hair Nets

Babies named for hair nets? Possibly… more

Week of Hair: Babies Named After Edwards’ Harlene

Harlene: cures baldness, re-colors gray hair, and can be used as a baby name. more

Week of Hair: Baby Named After Danderine

I’ve found one baby (so far!) named after “scalp tonic” Danderine. more

Week of Hair: Babies Named After Brilliantine

A handful of U.S. babies have been named Brilliantine. more

Week of Hair: Babies Named After Tamba Hair Relaxer

How many baby girls were named after Tamba, the short-lived 1970s-era liquid hair relaxer? more

Week of Hair: Babies Named After Shasta Shampoo

How many baby girls were named after Shasta, the 1950s-era cream shampoo? more

The Week of Hair!

A week of posts about baby names inspired by hair products. I know you’re excited. more

The 14 Children of the Dionne Family

Did you know that the Dionne quints had 9 other siblings? more

Revolutionary Baby Name – Sacvan

The only person I know of named in honor of Sacco and Vanzetti. more

Named Shirley? Join the Club.

Shirley clubs are everywhere, it seems. more

Server Names on Restaurant Tables – Yea or Nay?

Have you ever been to a restaurant where the servers put post-its with their names on them on the tables? more

What Popularized the Baby Name Deneen?

Could a TV commercial for dishwashing liquid be why hundreds of baby girls were suddenly named Deneen in 1964? more

Baby Name Battle: Norma, Natalie, Constance

If you were having a daughter, and you had to name her either Norma, Natalie or Constance, which would it be? more

Baby Names “Maple” and “Eh” Banned in Canada?

Nope — just an April Fools’ Day joke. more

The Pop Culture Baby Name Rawnie

Rawnie, the Romany word for “lady,” saw some usage as a baby name in the late 1930s, thanks to a movie. more

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