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Popularity of the Baby Name Ashley

Number of Babies Named Ashley

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

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Baby Name Needed for the Sister of Finlay

A reader named Jennifer has a daughter named Finlay Augustine and is now expecting another baby girl. Here’s what she says: I would prefer to stay in the Irish or Scottish tradition, but am open. We are considering Evangeline Fae, Raleigh Fiona, and Maevy with either Fae or Fiona as […] more

The Strongest Girl Names in the Top 20

A few weeks ago I reordered the top 20 boy names according to their relative masculinity. I called that post the The Strongest Boy Names in the Top 20. But we can’t stop at boy names. That wouldn’t be fair. So here are the top 20 girl names reordered according […] more

Turn Off Your TV When Brainstorming for Baby Names

One of my husband’s relatives has a teenage daughter named Amanda. A few months ago, she told us that Amanda’s name had been inspired by a Melrose Place character. She kind of shrugged as she admitted it, as if to say, “Well, there’s nothing I can do about it now.” […] more

Names Do Not Make Good Passwords

If you use Facebook or MySpace, it’s time to change your password. RockYou, a company that creates applications for social networking sites, was hacked last month. Over 32 million passwords were stolen and made public. Those 32 million passwords have since been analyzed, and a list of the top 100 […] more

Baby Names (No Longer) Needed – August, Lori, Lucille, Silas

We helped eight readers brainstorm for baby names in April and May of last year. So far, I’ve heard back from five of those eight. Jennifer selected Lucille (nn Lucy), Rachel stuck with Silas, Cora welcomed Sebastian and August (nn Bash and Gus), Heather chose Marie as Amelia’s middle name, […] more

Shakespearean Makeovers for the Top 20 Baby Girl Names

Wish the the top 20 names had a more Elizabethan ring to them? Well, wish no more! I did my best to match each of the most popular baby girl names with similar-sounding names from Shakespeare: Modern Names Shakespearean Names Emily Emilia, Othello; Winter’s Tale; Two Noble Kinsmen Aemelia, Comedy […] more

Most Popular Baby Names of 2007

The most popular baby names in the U.S. were updated yesterday. Here are the new top 25 girl names and boys names: Top Girl Names, 2007 Change vs. 2006 Top Boy Names, 2007 Change vs. 2006 1. Emily 2. Isabella 3. Emma 4. Ava 5. Madison 6. Sophia 7. Olivia […] more

First Babies (and First Baby Names) of 2008

Here are some New Year’s babies from around the nation: Dothan, AL: Adia Mobile, AL: Bryce Anthony Anchorage, AK: Alexander (whose mom, Donna, was the first baby born in Gary, IN in 1974) Fort Wainwright, AK: Gabriel Louis Mohave County, AZ: Joel Oswaldo Yuma County, AZ: Yesenia Bay Area, CA: […] more

How Do You Feel About Your Name, Linley?

“I absolutely detest my first name,” says Linley, a 31-year-old from West Virginia. No one can ever spell my name correctly on the first go. I’ve been called everything from Liz to Lisa to Leslie to Linny. I get mail all the time for Mr. Linley, which is just annoying. […] more

Most Popular Baby Names in New York City

The top baby names in New York City in 2006 were Ashley and Michael, according to a list (pdf) released yesterday by New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rounding out the top ten for each gender were… Emily Isabella Sarah Kayla Sophia Mia Madison Brianna Samantha Daniel […] more

Huge List of Anagram Baby Names

Looking for anagram baby names? Here’s a long list of hundreds of anagram names, including Om & Mo, Liam & Mila, Ernie & Irene, and Carmella & Marcella. more

How Do You Feel About Your Name, Ashley?

This week’s interview is actually a double interview featuring two subjects named Ashley. The first Ashley, a 20-year-old from the U.S., says she “was a victim of TV fanaticism”: I was named after a soap opera character (yes, that one). This sounds familiar to the second Ashley, a 21-year-old from […] more

Do Ultra-Feminine Names Keep Girls Out of Science?

According to a recent Daily Mail article, University of Florida economics professor David Figlio has determined that girls with very feminine names are less likely to study science. Those christened ‘Isabella’ or ‘Anna’ are not likely to study science because their ‘more feminine’ first names mean they are not encouraged […] more

Most Popular U.S. Baby Names of 2006

What were the top baby names in the U.S. in 2006? more

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