The Baby Name carl

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Popularity of the Baby Name Carl

Number of Babies Named Carl

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

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The 20 Children of Charlemagne

The names of Charlemagne’s known children — Adaltrude, Drogo, Lothair, Theodrada, and 16 more. more

40 Pairs of Baby Names for Girl-Boy Twins

Some non-matchy pairs of baby names for girl-boy twins specifically. Which pair is your favorite? Have any to add? more

Popular Baby Names in Latvia, 2013

Sofia and Robert were the most popular baby names in Latvia in 2013. more

Names With the Word “Car”

Love cars? Need a baby name? (Or a car name?) Here’s a list of names that include the word “car.” more

The 20 Children of Johann Sebastian Bach

What were the names of all 20 of Johann Sebastian Bach’s children? more

The Baby Name Cubby

Why were a handful of baby boys given the name Cubby in the last half of the 1950s? more

Mouseketeer Names – Annette, Dennis, Margene, Ronnie

Want a baby name with 1950s feel? Use this list of Mouseketeer names to start brainstorming. more

Baby Names Inspired by Wendell Willkie

Not many people remember who Wendell Willkie was, but a surprising number of babies were named after the politician in the early 1940s. more

Babies Named After Aviator Charles Lindbergh

How many babies were named Lindbergh and Lindy in honor of Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight across the Atlantic in 1927? more

2 Babies Born During Wind Storms, Named Gale

1. While an unnamed Category 4 hurricane was pummeling south Florida on September 15, 1945, Lt. and Mrs. Carl Landau (who were staying at a shelter in West Palm Beach) welcomed a baby girl. They named her Karen Gale. 2. During the gusty Great Appalachian Storm of November 24-25, 1950, […] more

The Morlok Quads – Edna, Wilma, Sarah, Helen

On 19 May 1930, Carl and Sarah “Sadie” Morlok of Lansing, Michigan welcomed identical quadruplets. The quads were named Edna A, Wilma B, Sarah C, and Helen D. Their first names were inspired by the hospital in which they were born, the Edward W. Sparrow Hospital (Edna/Edward, W./Wilma, Sparrow/Sarah, Hospital/Helen). […] more

Addressing Elderly Individuals by Their First Names

I usually talk about how to choose first names, but deciding when to use those first names is another important topic. Paula Span, a contributor to the New York Times blog The New Old Age, published a post today about health care professionals who address elderly patients by their first […] more

Baby Born on Valentine’s Day named…

Val N. Tines, of course. He was born on February 14, 1953, to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tines of Geneseo, Illinois. The name had been suggested to the Tines by friends. Sources: “Name Is Appropriate.” Spokane Daily Chronicle 14 Feb. 1953: 1. “Val N. Tines Claims Title.” Hartford Courant 15 […] more

How to Find a Boy Name that Won’t Become a Girl Name

Are there any boy names out there that aren’t at risk of becoming girl names? This may not be the answer you want to hear, but: nope. There’s simply no way to guarantee that a boy name won’t suddenly become trendy for girls. (A movie mermaid was all it took […] more

Old Names vs. New Names in Plymouth, Mass.

In the comment section of last week’s post on old & new French names, Bridgett came up with a great idea: Why not do the same thing for a U.S. city? I checked the online editions of 8 or 9 U.S. city newspapers. Some had birth announcements, others had obits/death […] more

Baby Name Needed – Name for Linden and Everett’s Sibling

Britta her husband Morgan live in Sweden. They’re expecting their third baby in a couple of months and would like some help choosing a name. They already have two sons, Linden and Everett, so they’d like the baby’s first name to be similar in style to these. Britta also mentions: […] more

Baby Name Needed – Short Name that Works with O’Reilly

A reader named Antoinette is expecting her second baby in November, and she’d like some help coming up with names (both male and female). The names should: Work with the surname O’Reilly, and Be relatively short. (Case in point: Antoinette’s son’s full first name is Zach.) On Antoinette’s short list […] more

Baby Name Needed – Familiar-Yet-Uncommon Boy Name

A reader named Rachel is expecting a baby boy. She says: We had two girls’ names that I adored — Jane and Marjorie. Both of these are very uncommon (400s for Jane, not in top 1000 for Marjorie!) yet are utterly familiar (and unpretentious). I am completely unable to find […] more

One-Syllable Boy Names – Cruz, George, Nash, Royce, Zane

Like baby names that are short and sweet? Here are over 100 one-syllable boy names: Ace Beau, Bo Ben Blaine, Blayne, Blane Blaise, Blaze Blake Brad Brent Brett Brock Brooks Bruce Bryce, Brice Cade Cale Carl Case Cash Chad Chance Charles Chase Chaz Chris Clark Clay Cole Colt Craig Cruz […] more

Name Your Munchkin after a Munchkin?

If you’re a huge Oz fan — or just a fan of old-fashioned names generally — here’s a list of (most of) the people who played Munchkins in the legendary 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz”: Male Female Adam Albert Arnold August Bela Bernard Billy (2) Carl (2) Carlos Charles […] more