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Woman in a birthing pool - What is a Doula? How to Become a Doula

How to Become a Doula

If you’re looking for a rewarding career, where you can train from home, consider becoming a certified  doula!  Studies have shown that having a doula as a member of a mother’s birth team decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%. Read More

Hurricane Names 2022-2026

Hurricane Names 2022-2026

Heads up! Here is the list of assigned names for storms in the United States from 2022-2026 as chosen by the World Meteorological Association. You might want to avoid using these names for your baby, so they won’t be associated with a huge weather event. Read More

Top Trending French Names

Top Trending French Names

The French have always had an influence on American culture, from fashion to food to names! Here are the top trending French names in the United States. Which are your favorites?

Top French Boy Names BERNARD – Bold as a Bear ANDRE – Manly MARC – War-like BEAU – Handsome MAURICE – Dark-skinned LEON – Lion-like MARCEL – Young Warrior ARMAND – Army Man LIONEL – Little Lion DAX – Leader Top French Girl Names CHARLOTTE – Free BELLE – Beauty MARCELINE – Young Warrior CORINNE – Maiden NATHALIE – Born on Christmas Day ANAÏS – Gracious, Merciful SYLVIE – Forest SIMONE – To be Heard DENISE – Devotee of DIonysos AMELIE – Hardworking Top French Gender-Neutral Names BLAISE – Lisping DIOR – Present BELLAMY – From the French “Bel Ami” meaning Good Friend REMI/REMY – Oarsman, Remedy SIDNEY/SYDNEY – Follower of St. Read More
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Celebrity Baby Names of 2021

Here are all of the celebrity baby names that we reported on in 2021, in chronological order. Which are your top 5 best and worst? Join celeb baby blogger Kate Fann along with BabyNames.com founders Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss on The Baby Names Podcast to hear our picks! Read More

Names from the US Olympic Team 2021

U.S. Olympic Team 2021

Many parents take inspiration for baby names from the world’s greatest athletes. One place to find great athlete names is from the roster of the U.S. Olympic team! The 2021 Olympic Games take place in Tokyo Japan from July 23, 2021 to August 8, 2021. Read More

100+ Biblical Names for Girls

100+ Biblical Names for Girls

The Bible is one of the most important religious texts of all time. At about 2,700 years old, it contains a vast pool of personal names which have inspired parents for millenia. Many Biblical names are familiar and still trending to this day, but there are also many unique Biblical girl names that are ready to be discovered! Read More

Background is an old Bible opened and sitting on a surface. The title says 200+ Biblical Names for Boys.

200+ Biblical Names for Boys

The Bible is one of the most important religious texts of all time. At about 2,700 years old, it contains a vast pool of personal names which have inspired parents for millenia. Many Biblical names are familiar and still trending to this day, but there are also many unique Biblical boy names that are ready to be discovered! Read More

100+ Goddess Names for Girls

100+ Goddess and Celestial Names for Girls

Many parents are looking to instill strength and power into their baby girl’s name. That’s why they often turn to ancient goddess names or celestial names for their babies. These names can come from Greek mythology, Roman mythology, Norse mythology, or any culture that reveres mythological names. Read More

Four hands on a pregnant belly - How to Choose the Best Baby Name

How to Choose the Best Baby Name

After working with expecting and new parents for over 25 years, I’ve learned quite a lot about the baby naming process. We’ve gone through the ups and downs of choosing a baby name, name-storming with parents, and helping them choose the perfect name. Read More

Alternate Choices for the Top 10 Baby Names

Alternatives to the Top 10 Baby Names

Parents are seeking out more unique names, intentionally avoiding names that rank in the top ten of the popularity charts. But if you love a name on the top ten, what should you do?

Some parents are choosing to go with an alternate/creative spelling of a more popular name – like Kymberleigh as opposed to Kimberly. Read More

Cool and Unique Names for 2021

400+ Unique Baby Names for 2021

I love compiling the top baby names of the year, because it’s exciting to discover the new and more unique baby names that are beyond the Top 100. But if we check out the names ranked below the top 100, we often find names that have just recently hit the public consciousness or pop culture. Read More