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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

100+ Baby Names from the Marvel Universe

Are you a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? There are many amazing names of heroes and their allies from the Marvel Universe that inspire baby names. Some names on this list existed before the comics, some were created specifically for Marvel characters in print, movies, and television. Read More

Chicago-Inspired Baby Names

Chicago-Inspired Baby Names

Chicago: the windy city, my kind of town, that toddlin’ town. This major metropolitan city in the heart of the U.S. has a rich history of people, culture, food, and community. We’ve asked two Chicago born-and-bred writers to put together this list of Chicago-inspired baby names for your little one. Read More

Lord of the Rings Names

J.R.R. Tolkien had a fascination with language and etymology. Not only did he create most of these names specifically for the land of Middle-Earth, Professor Tolkien often incorporated the actual background stories and meanings for these names directly into his novels! Read More

Inspirational Names of U.S. Presidents

In honor of President’s Day, here are some United States presidential names and their meanings. The most common name among presidents so far is James, followed by John, William, and George. If you want your baby to make it big in politics, you might want to consider some of these when choosing names for your baby! Read More

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