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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

20 Cool & Unique Names from Mythology

Maybe it’s the influence of Disney’s Hercules or the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, but mythology names are on the rise! Parents are also increasingly more interested in finding names that are a little more uncommon. So here’s the combination of those two trends: cool and unique mythological names! 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

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