Where does Loie Come From?

Hello Jennifer,

I was wondering if you could help me out with the meaning of the name “Loie.” A little girl in my family died in the 1920’s and that was the name on her tombstone. I’m pretty sure it’s pronounced “Low-ee” and not “Lou-ee.” Anyway, I really love the name and would like to know if there’s a possible meaning, thanks! Read More

Providence as a Baby Name?

Hi, I’m a big fan of your website, I’ve been using it to help name characters for years!

I’m starting to brainstorm names for future kids and was wondering what you think about using the word “Providence” as a name. I would probably use it for a middle name since it’s unusual and I don’t know of it being used as a name before. Read More

Salaine from Iceland

Hi Jennifer,

I wanted to let you know what a bog fan of your site I am! I absolutely love looking up the meanings of different names and reading through the Ask BabyNames blog (even though I’m nowhere close to being a parent), and it has proved incredibly helpful for my writing. Read More

Make learning fun: Part 1

Now’s the time of year when the kidlets are either back to school or getting ready to go back to school. If their brains have turned to mush over the long, hot summer, here are some websites to pique kids’ interests and teach them at the same time:

ABCya.com was developed by a grade-school teacher and features hundreds of games and apps for children from pre-K to 5th grade. Read More

New Baby Body Care Line from Whole Foods

New moms are on the search for natural and baby-safe body care products more than ever. But with the sea of choices, it can be daunting to hunt down something that you and the little one will love.

Luckily, Whole Foods Market just launched their 365 Everyday Value Baby Body Care line, making these products not only accessible, but also affordable. Read More

Spectra Baby Pumps: Portable and Quiet

With the highest ratings on Amazon and raves from new moms, the Spectra Baby series of breast pumps are getting a lot of attention. Many even seem to prefer them to their comparable Medela counterparts. There are two models of Spectra pumps available, in vastly different price ranges:

The Spectra Baby USA S2 is a quiet, battery operated model, complete with night light. Read More

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