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Handlebar Mustache Names for Boys

August 14, 2020 LauraWattenberg 1 min read 5 Comments

Today’s name set sits at the intersection of classic, manly and over-the-top. These names push so far into old-time formality that they emerge on the other side with a sense of fun. Picture them with a handlebar mustache, a top hat, and…could that be a wink? Like the mustaches themselves, […]

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Names Fit for a Grande Dame

July 18, 2020 LauraWattenberg 1 min read 8 Comments

To heck with restraint. Today, we’re looking for female names that demand 100% of the spotlight—and 100% of your respect. Names that leave you impressed, maybe even a little intimidated. Maximalist, not minimalist. Womanly, not girlish. Not delicate flowers, but grandes dames. These names won’t necessarily be an easy sell […]

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21 Names You Will Never, Ever Name Your Dog

March 31, 2020 LauraWattenberg 1 min read 11 Comments

You might think that when you’re naming a dog, anything goes. But in reality, there are limits. Some names are exclusively human. Doubt it? Just try to picture going to the park and hearing dog owners calling out these names. SuzanneKeithMartinCherylJeanineBrianLawrenceBrendaStevenDianeEileenGlennSharonJudithMarkSusanEricaRaymondElaineKennethDenise “Fetch, Suzanne! Heel, Steven!” Not likely, is it? All […]

Historical popularity graphs of the names Antonia and Manuel

America’s 100 Steadiest Names

February 6, 2020 LauraWattenberg 3 min read 3 Comments

Are you looking for the steadiest possible baby name? A name that weathers all fashion storms and maintains its popularity level across the generations? Then I have the name for you. Manuel is America’s steadiest name, by a good margin. For girls, Antonia is #1. This conclusion comes from a […]

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