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If you’re submitting a baby name request for Five-Name Friday, please remember the guidelines: boil the request down to two sentences, and make note of the baby’s gender.

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If you’d prefer to call, leave me a voicemail message at this number: 305-204-NAME (305-204-6263). Check out the Wanna Talk Names? post for more info.


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Nancy’s Baby Names, created in early 2006, was one of the very first baby name blogs.

These days the site has two main parts: the blog, updated every weekday, and the directory, which features over 100,000 baby names, most with nifty graphs (here’s the Nancy graph, for instance).

The resident baby name blogger is me, Nancy Man. Here I am a couple of years ago, pretty close to falling into the Grand Canyon:

Nancy Man, Grand Canyon
Me at the Grand Canyon, © 2014 Nancy’s anonymous husband

My name-musings have been republished at/linked-to from various places (The Chicago Tribune, the U.S. Census Bureau, New York Magazine, Woman’s Day, Redbook, Wikipedia, Mental Floss, The Huffington Post,,, The Week, RocketNews24,, GlobalPost, TV Tropes, SmashingLists,, etc.). I’ve also written about other topics for publications not owned by me, but I won’t bore you with that list.

My favorite thing about baby name blogging? Learning new things about history/society through the lens of names. With this in mind, here are some of my favorite posts: Bobbyetta, Chaffee, Dorie, Elmer Ellsworth, Emancipation Proclamation, Fifinella, Halley, Iuma, Jesse Roper, Kasara, Korla, Laxative, Leneve, Malaeska, Monda, Nira, Rockne, Saford, Seroba, Sharlie, Silver, Trilby, Tuesdee, Zeppelina.