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Baby Name Wizard 4: Meet the New Book!

April 24, 2019 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 15 Comments

It’s here! I’m happy to introduce the completely revised 4th edition of The Baby Name Wizard, the field guide to American baby names. If you haven’t browsed through the BNW books in the past, please take a look—you may be surprised. I think you’ll find that my books look different […]

16 Not-So-Classic Biblical Names

April 16, 2019 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 1 Comment

When it comes to classic baby name sources, the Bible is the gold standard. Biblical names like Mary, Anna and Sarah, John, Lucas and Jacob, are timeless favorites with roots so deep they can’t be buffeted by the winds of fashion. OK, that was a trick. One of the names […]

Four Reasons Parents Regret Their Baby Name Choices

April 9, 2019 LauraWattenberg 4 min read 4 Comments

After the struggle to choose a baby name comes a wondrous payoff. The name that started out as just a dream is brought to life as your child. For a small but growing number of parents, though, the dream doesn’t transfer. As their baby grows, so do their regrets about […]

10 Names that Mean You Were Born in the 1990s

April 3, 2019 LauraWattenberg 3 min read 1 Comment

Join me for a trip in my baby name time machine. We’re heading back to the 1990s, the age of flip phones, FUBU and Furbys. The names that will take us there are ’90s natives, baby names that mostly existed in that decade and wear their origins proudly. I’ll count […]

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