Trends used to be about specific names. Today’s name trends are something different.
As more girls’ names return from the dead, they point in a new direction.
Two of today’s “brand new” girls’ names were actually born in Hollywood in the 1980s. It just took a few decades for parents to be ready.
Vowel endings are poised to reshape the sound of America’s male baby names
Name style is a moving target. You can learn as much from the direction names are heading as from their current popularity rankings. And when it comes to fashion in the US vs. England, some names are moving in very different directions.
It’s the ultimate baby name dream: a name that’s stylish and appealing, yet undiscovered. I published my first “Why Not?” list back in 2004. How well have those choices stood the test of time?
You should expect to meet a lot more Frankies, Stevies and Georgies in the years ahead. And you should expect most of them to be girls.
The letter X has put its stamp on the past generation of American baby names. X is now a force to be reckoned with—but not for everyone.
Once upon a time, there was only Charity. Today, dozens of different -ty words grace America’s baby name stats, and the concepts they express range to, quite literally, Infinity.
There’s a new letter in town, and it’s just for show. Allow me to introduce the “ornamental H,” an alphabetic flourish that’s adding a stylistic—not phonetic—note to names like Whyatt, Khadence and Ameliah.