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Popularity of the Baby Name Maris

Number of Babies Named Maris

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Maris

Five(ish)-Name Friday: Hyphenated Girl Name

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You missed the Unicorn Frappuccino boat a few weeks ago, so now you’re determined to try some other Starbucks magical creature beverage…but you’re not sure which. Dragon? Mermaid?

You chat about this conundrum with a friendly pregnant lady standing nearby in line. Her drink order is already picked out, but one thing she hasn’t picked out yet is a name for the baby. Here’s the gist of what she’s looking for:

I want to follow a family tradition and give my daughter a hyphenated first name, but I don’t want it to be a familiar combination or too long and laboured. I prefer names that are straightforward but uncommon, like Mona or Maris.

“Do you have any suggestions?”

As a name-lover, you could potentially give her dozens of pairings on the spot. But the line is moving pretty quickly, so you only have time to give her five suggestions before you reach the register.

But here’s the fun part: Instead of blurting out the first five names you come up with (which is what you’d have to do in real life) you get to press a magical “pause” button, brainstorm for a bit, and then “unpause” the scenario to offer her the best five names you can think of.

As you come up with your names, keep these things in mind:

  • Be independent. Decide on your five hyphenated names (a.k.a. your ten names in five pairings) before looking at anyone else’s five names.
  • Be sincere. Would you honestly suggest these particular baby names out loud to a stranger in a Starbucks?
  • Five(ish) names only! I will replace all names beyond the first five (read: ten) in your comment with nonsense words.

Finally, here’s the request again:

I want to follow a family tradition and give my daughter a hyphenated first name, but I don’t want it to be a familiar combination or too long and laboured. I prefer names that are straightforward but uncommon, like Mona or Maris.

Which five(ish) baby names are you going to suggest?

[To send in your own 2-sentence baby name request, here are the directions, and here’s the contact form.]


Baby Name Needed – Girl Name for Maeve’s Sister

A reader named Kelly is expecting her second daughter in May, and she’d appreciate a few name suggestions. She writes:

Our first daughter, Maeve, was named really easily, and we grow to love the name more and more. However, we are having an exceptionally difficult time finding a second girl’s name that we like as much. I especially like Gaelic/Celtic names, but am willing to consider other options as well.

Here are some names that I think could work with Maeve:

Beatrix
Bevin
Blythe
Bree/BrĂ­gh
Bridget
Brynn
Caitlin
Carys
Chloe
Clio
Darcy
Deirdre
Eileen
Fiona
Freya
Gemma
Greta
Gwen
Hazel
Iona
Isla*
Ivy
Lorna
Lucy
Lyra
Miriam
Moira
Nora
Oona
Opal
Orla/Orlagh
Phoebe
Piper
Quinn
Rhona
Riona
Stella
Sylvie
Tamar
Tatum
Tegan
Tess
Tirzah
Zelda

*Pronounced EYE-la, but happens to looks just like the Spanish word for island, isla, pronounced EES-la.

Which of the above do you like best for Maeve’s little sister? What other names would you suggest to Kelly?

Huge List of Anagram Baby Names

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Looking for baby names with something in common? Perhaps for a set of twins or triplets? I’ve collected hundreds of anagram baby names for you.

2-Letter Anagram Baby Names

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5-Letter Anagram Baby Names

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10-Letter Anagram Baby Names

If you like the idea of anagrams but want to avoid sound-alike sets, I recommend anagrams with different numbers of syllables. Pairs like “Etta and Tate” and “Clay and Lacy” are a far more subtle than pairs like “Enzo and Zeno” and “Mary and Myra.”

(Here are some palindromic names from last month.)