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U and I, uu and ii

June 26, 2019 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 11 Comments

Aa is for Aaron, oo is for Cooper, ee is for Lee. Traditionally, that’s as far as doubled vowels go. The letters u and i just don’t double up in American English, in words or in names. At least, they didn’t. In this, generation, ii names have taken hold. The […]

25 Stately Surnames Sneaking Back into Style

June 21, 2019 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 4 Comments

Antique boys’ names can be an elusive target. Past generations of parents just didn’t leave us much to draw on. While girls’ names swung in and out of fashion, the same boys’ classics—John, William, James—dominated decade after decade. If a name never falls out of popularity, it can’t develop vintage […]

Who is Your “Namesis”?

June 10, 2019 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 30 Comments

Your name has enemies. Don’t blame yourself, it’s nothing that you did. In fact, your name itself is perfectly innocent. But somewhere out there, there’s another name holding a grudge. I learned this from a Twitter conversation started by a Jonah who declared Jonas his name’s natural enemy. When he […]

25 Boys’ Names with the Essence of Scotland

June 7, 2019 LauraWattenberg 1 min read 1 Comment

How deep do you have to dig for a boy’s name that still sounds Scottish to American ears? US parents have already mined Scottish name traditions for generations of hits, from Ronald to Bruce to Cameron. Can there be any fresh, stylish and distinctly Scottish names still left to discover? […]

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