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Raindrop and Liquid Names are Still Flowing

October 31, 2019 LauraWattenberg 3 min read No Comments

Imagine a name as smooth as a flowing stream, as glossy as a raindrop. It shouldn’t be hard to imagine, because those names are all around us. Six years ago I first described a huge wave of “liquid” and “raindrop” names that was defining the sound of the times. A […]

Where Are the Scream Queen Baby Names?

October 24, 2019 LauraWattenberg 3 min read No Comments

Why aren’t more babies named after horror movie victims? If you think the answer is self-explanatory, I can’t blame you. It’s not as if they make Nightmare on Elm Street-themed nursery décor. We expect baby planning, and baby naming, to be about inspiring role models and rosy dreams of the […]

Racer, Trooper, Charger and All the Names that “Do”

October 17, 2019 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 7 Comments

It’s not just Carter and Cooper anymore. Check out some of the types of “doer” names that have appeared in the US baby name statistics in recent years: Fishing, hunting, camping: Angler, Camper, Caster, Tracker, Trapper Speed and sport: Catcher, Driver, Fielder, Racer, Sailor, Striker, Wheeler Rodeo and horses: Breaker, […]

A Goodbye Party for English Baby Names

October 10, 2019 LauraWattenberg 3 min read No Comments

Not long ago, Nigel Smith discovered he was an endangered species. Smith had always known that his first name wasn’t the height of fashion. Still, it came as a blow to learn that in a recent year the UK’s Office for National Statistics hadn’t recorded a single newborn Nigel. Zip, […]

New Sortable, Searchable USA/England Name Stats

October 8, 2019 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 1 Comment

Come play! The Namerology popularity chart is now updated with current stats for every baby name used in measurable numbers in the USA or England/Wales last year. That’s a total of 36,460 different names to dig into. You can search and sort names by letter sequences, popularity range, and popularity […]

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