Elizabeth T.



About Me

I have loved names since I was a small child and am so glad to have found a supportive naming community that shares my obsession!

My Favorite Names
My Recent Blog Comments
May 22, 2018 12:04 PM

What fantastic lists! Thanks for posting. I love to see the diversity of names.

May 21, 2018 04:13 PM
In Response to A sister for Edith!

Edith Ann immediately calls to mind Lily Tomlin, so I of course thought of the name Lily. I think either Lillie or Lillian would work well with Edith (as would Louise and Louisa). Congratulations!

May 20, 2018 06:16 AM
In Response to Eastern European names

I like both names and know one of each. The Alina I know is about 12 and Daria is in her 20s.

May 18, 2018 01:13 PM
In Response to Elizabeth vs Elisabeth

If you go with the nickname Eliza, use the Elizabeth spelling. The nickname Elisa is pronounced quite differently, although I think you could use either spelling of the full name for this nickname. I have always loved the Elisabeth spelling even though I quite like my name.

Daria is a fine name and has the advantage of being much less common. If you have a common surname, this name will save your daughter from constantly being mixed up with the 75 other Elizabeth Bakers (for example) living in your area.

May 18, 2018 01:06 PM

In the United States, the second a in Ivaan is superfluous, but this might not be true where you live. It's a nice sounding name regardless.

May 18, 2018 01:03 PM

Nicolette Nancy or something along those lines (or maybe her grandmothers were named Nicolette and Nancy). You could also write into the backstory that she was named after one of Columbus's ships, or perhaps she's Daddy's little "niña".

May 17, 2018 04:19 PM

That's really interesting about California. My daughter was born in 2002, and the only girls she knows with any of those names are of Asian or Latin American descent. I would suspect that since California is so diverse, names that appeal to a wide array of ethnic groups would hang on longer there than in other places.

May 9, 2018 09:53 AM

We are trying to figure out the best way to deal with spam this morning as we have a whole new array of tools at our disposal. I am strangely excited to see spam! Now we just have to figure out the best way to zap it and the bots producing it.

May 9, 2018 08:53 AM

Congratulations both on the birth of your son and on landing on his name! You can email the moderators at bnwmod@gmail.com and we can put you in touch with Miriam. And I know we'd love to learn the names of your children!

May 7, 2018 12:40 PM
In Response to Sextuplets!

"Austin Gregor came first, and his twin Allie Grace followed soon after." "Lusee Rose was the third baby, and her identical twin Landon Robert was born right after."

Um, identical twins are the same sex.

May 3, 2018 10:19 AM

Unisex names like Riley, Cameron, Casey, Rowan, Peyton, and Ashton might fit the bill. Good luck!

April 30, 2018 06:25 AM
In Response to My triplets

LOL! No joke--I've already deleted more than 50 spam messages in the last 20 minutes. Spam wins--I have only seen about 10 posts for multiple births.

April 30, 2018 06:04 AM

Ugh! All those kids have the initials KKK. I'm glad this isn't a real family.

April 29, 2018 08:23 AM
In Response to Male Avery

I know a two-year-old male Avery and had the same reaction.

April 28, 2018 08:33 AM
In Response to Update

Congratulations! I really like Thomas Cyprian, but Thomas Gregory is also nice. This is a good choice to have to make.

April 27, 2018 11:34 AM
In Response to Due in a few days

Congratulations! What a lovely name.

April 26, 2018 01:15 PM

Yippee! I'm happy to delete spam if it means that the blog is active again!

April 2, 2018 07:14 AM
In Response to Four “M”?

I would get mixed up, but other people have a higher tolerance for similar names than I do. Before your friend settles on the name Rhodes, make sure she's aware of the controversy surrounding Cecil Rhodes.

April 2, 2018 07:05 AM

Wonderful news! She has a lovely name.


March 29, 2018 07:21 PM
In Response to Nicknames for Celeste

Yeah, in real life naming discussions often end with glazed eyes. Thankfully that never happens here!