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Popularity of the Baby Name Auden


Posts that Mention the Name Auden

Inconspicuous anagram baby names: Blake/Kaleb, Hale/Leah

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I recently updated my old anagram baby names post to make it much more comprehensive. As I worked on it, though, I noticed that many of those sets of names had obvious similarities, such as the same first letters and/or the same rhythm.

So I thought I’d make a second, shorter list of anagram names that were less conspicuously similar. Specifically, I wanted the second list to feature sets of names with different first letters and different numbers of syllables.

And that’s what you’ll find below — pairs of anagram names that are relatively distinct from one another. So much so that, at first glance (or listen), some might not even strike you as being anagrammatic at all. :)

Click on any name to check out its popularity graph…

Most of the names above have a clear number of syllables, but a few do not. (I categorized them according to my own interpretation/accent.) So, if you’re interested in using any of these pairings, just remember to test the names out loud first!

Which of the pairs above do you like best?

Nevada quintuplets: Deniko, Dariz, Deonee, Daician, Daiten

Last month, Deon and Evonne Derrico of Las Vegas welcomed quintuplets.

Each of their four older children has a D-name, so they kept with tradition and gave the quints D-names as well:

  • Deniko (boy)
  • Dariz (boy)
  • Deonee (girl)
  • Daician (girl)
  • Daiten (girl)

Other name patterns we’ve seen with quints so far are alphabetical names (Anna, Brody, Ciara, David, Ella) and first letters that spell a word (Gabrielle, Riley, Addison, Cooper, Emerson). We’ve also seen two sets of quints without name patterns: the Jones quints (Will, David, Marcie, Seth, Grace) and the Bieber quints (Kate, Samuel, Troy, Auden, Shiloh).

And now some fun questions for you: If you had to name a set of quintuplets, and all the names had to start with the same letter, which letter would you choose? Why? And, what names would you choose? (Let’s say there are 2 boys and 3 girls, just like the Derrico quints.)

Source: Births of quintuplets bless, humble Las Vegas family

Baby name story: Auden

On February 23, 1950, a pregnant woman from Connecticut was in New York City to hear the New York Philharmonic perform Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety, under the direction of Bernstein himself.

The symphony had been inspired by Wystan Hugh “W. H.” Auden’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poem “The Age of Anxiety” (1947).

As the woman rode home on the train that night, her labor pains began. She made it to the hospital just in time for the birth.

What did she name her baby girl? Auden.

Sources:

  • Dempsey, David. “In and Out of Books.” New York Times 2 Apr. 1950: 184.
  • Downes, Olin. “Bernstein Offers His Own Symphony.” New York Times 24 Feb. 1950: 26.