About Me

I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren that I love with all my heart. Ezekiel is 3, Finley is 2 1/2 and Finley's little sister Lorelei is 6 months old.

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October 6, 2017 01:41 PM

Two names came to my mind - Kristin and Jason - from the 80's.

August 30, 2017 02:39 PM

I disagree about Brooks and Miles not having obvious nicknames.  Miley and Brookie come to mind immed.   I do agree that Brooks brings to mind Brooks Brothers and not a hockey coach.  I knew a Brooks long before Mr. Brooks coached.

August 25, 2017 09:51 AM

I agree that the spelling of some of the names is senseless. I'd never do that to a daughter of mine.

June 26, 2017 09:17 PM

The name Atreyu comes to mind as a made up movie name.  My neighbor named her son Atreyu from the movie character.

June 6, 2017 01:48 PM

My grandson, Ezekiel James, was named from the book of the Bible.  My son-in-law has loved the name since he was a child.f  I would have preferred James Ezekiel but he's not my baby.  I love the nn Zeke.

June 6, 2017 01:34 PM
In Response to Unique Flower Name

I vote for Laurel.  It was almost my  name and I'm sorry my dad insisted on my all too common name from the 50's - Patricia.  I would have preferred Laurel (I think) lol

May 17, 2017 12:19 PM

50+ years ago I swore I'd name a son Aaron Maverick.  Everyone that heard the name looked at me with crossed eyes.  Now I see Maverick on the top 10 list, which blows my mind.  I knew I should have used it. Too bad my husband nixed the name all together.  I still love it.  I also love Aaron as a first name too.

February 8, 2017 09:41 PM

Thank you so much for taking care of the spam posts.  It's so annoying when a person reads a wonderful article about names and gets to the comment section and there it is - junk!  "How I sit on my butt all day and make money", that kind of junk.  I appreciate it and I know many others do to.  Getting back to topic - specifically Z names, I'd add Zeke to the list.  It's my grandson's N/N for Ezekiel.  He's a sweet little boy and I'm not sure a harsh sounding Z name fits him or the image of a sweet little boy.  I'm hoping he will grow into his name and N/N.  I was hoping his mother, my daughter Kelly, would use his middle name, James.  Ezekiel James.  But alas, it is not so and will never be unless Ezekiel aka Zeke decides on his own that James fits him better.  Time will tell.  Again, can't thank you enough for getting rid of spam.

January 10, 2017 09:21 PM

I would imagine that anyone named Abbott will forever be asked "Where's Costello?" And hear "Hey Abbott!!!" in Lou Costello's voice.  I'm sure it's a great name if you are very young or have lived in a cave for years but for the rest of us - please leave Abbott where he belongs - doing comedy with Costello.  A friend with twin boys named 1 Burt, not sure of his twins name because he was called Ernie all the time. Sad that people can be so heartless with names. So many of the names on your list sound more like pet names.

November 20, 2016 06:29 AM
In Response to Is this cheesy?

Have you considered calling your son DJ?  It's a cute nickname and if you go with just initials, only the people he shares what they stand for will know he's D.James Bond.  Just a thought.   My son is David Jeffrey but no matter how hard I tried DJ, he is Dave to all his friends. 

November 8, 2016 09:53 PM

Carter is a popular name choice for baby boys in my part of the US.  Reagan is very popular with new baby girls. Also Ford and Kennedy are heard.  Forget anyone naming their son Cox or Dukakis.  Horrid.  I know a very sweet boy named McCain.  I believe there are some Presidents being honored here.  Esp in the case of Reagan. The older German's named their sons Herbert.  I believe at this point, they are all deceased.  Theodosia?  Why make the poor child have to learn to print such a long cumbersome name?  Perhaps shorten it to Thea.  That would be very kind.  I'm very lucky not to have any of these family names - Mildred, Leona, Doris, Margaret or Alice.  I'm a product of the 50's - Patricia.

November 8, 2016 09:39 PM

It must be me - when I hear or see the name Asher,  I think Asser right away. A child who can't pronounce the "SH" sound would say Asser.  Not a good name but it's just me.  I also question the names Julian, Jude and Lucian.  Now we have Julie, Judi  and Luci.  If a mans name sounds a lot like a female name, won't people get it wrong just too many times?   I know many Declan's.  I love the name.  August is very common where I live in SW PA.  nn is always Gus, never Auggie. Auggie Doggie is from the cartoons.  Also Eli, Bennett, Calvin and Miles/Myles. My son is named David.  Nothing quirky just classic.

November 8, 2016 09:19 PM

I just had my hair cut by a sweet woman named Dallas.  I know she's from Pennsylvania but I wonder if her parents are from Texas or perhaps just love the city.  Regardless, it's a pretty name.  My neighbors had a dog named Dixie.  I've never met anyone named Dixie but now I think of a Golden Retriever.  I like your list.  My family is from Alabama.  Another state name, I've heard babies being named Alabama.

October 13, 2016 11:23 PM

Years ago I shared a room with a first time mom and dad who spent an entire day in tears because her cousin named her new baby girl the exact same first and middle name just days earlier the same name my roommate had picked for her new baby girl.  Exact same last name also.  They decided to name their baby the name they wanted regardless that her cousin copied.  I remember the first name was Elizabeth. Dozens of phone calls to every family member for advice brought on more tears.  Not one family member encouraged them to use the same name.  No one cared, the name was taken so pick another they were told.  I felt sorry for this young couple who seemed overwhelmed at the thought of finding another name they loved as much as Elizabeth.  This was 32 years ago and I remember it vividly.  Meanwhile my 2 1/2 year old daughter was coming in to visit her new brother David.   Her name is Kristin.  A very popular name in the early 80's due to the TV show "Dallas".  End of story - after a couple of days of seeing my adorable toddler coming in to visit, they changed their daughters name to Kristin Elizabeth.  A happy ending for everyone.  The new daddy was the current Mayor of their town.  New baby Kristin Elizabeth was given a royal welcome from the town!

Best of luck to you and your family and your precious new baby.  Who will be a delight with the name you choose.





September 6, 2016 02:51 PM

My son was born in 1984 and named David Jeffrey.  He is called David by family members but all his friends call him Dave.  I was not fond of the nn Dave but I've gotten used to it.  To me, the name David is not a name that has fallen out of popularity.  My grandson, born in 2012, was named James but at the last second my daughter changed it to Ezekiel James.  I wish his name was James but it was not to be. He's called Zeke.  Hence my name here.

September 6, 2016 02:41 PM

I did a double take when I saw the name Scyther.  A boy just moved on our street named Scythe.  A very unusual name.  I'm positive that he will be the only Scythe in his class.  Or will he?  Perhaps parents will take on Scyther!  Very interesting!

September 5, 2016 12:40 PM

After reading your children's names, I wonder if I've chosen correctly - boy, girl, girl, boy, boy, boy

July 12, 2016 10:35 PM
In Response to Last-minute meltdown

H3ura? I'm sorry I'm not understanding a name with a number in it.  Am I that thick that everyone else "gets it" and I do not?   A story about 2 NN's.  My granddaughters name is Lorelei.  My daughter does not want her called Lori.  At home she's called Lorelei, Lo or Lolo.  At daycare she is called Lori.  No matter how many times my daughter tells them her name, they ignore her.  Very aggrevating. We are waiting to hear what she is called in public school by the teacher and other kids.  I have a Philipine sister in law.  Her mother is called Lola, grandmother in their reginal language.  At the park, hearing Lola, parents starting calling the gma Lola instead of her given name Lorenza.  One day a group of moms heard the name Lorenza and several people came up to my SIL and asked why since her name is Lola.  Once it was explained the meaning of Lola, there were a lot of embarassed faces.  Plus a lot of apologies for calling this woman "grandma".

July 5, 2016 05:13 PM

Not sure how to pronounce Suuvi. Is it Sue-V?  Like a car is called an SUV also sue v.  Don't want a name that sounds like an all terrain vehicle.  Unless I'm not saying it the right way.

July 5, 2016 05:08 PM

I believe a name should be easy to spell and pronounce.  Like Elsa.  I wouldn't give a girl some of the names mentioned because most of them I have no idea how to pronounce let alone spell.   Elsa needs a sister who will also have a similar easy to say and spell name.  Friends of ours adopted a baby girl and named her Anna.  3 years later and another baby girl they were going to name Elizabeth.  They realized little Elizabeth is going to have to learn how to spell a long name and her older sister only has to write Anna. Sounds silly maybe but it bothered them a lot.  They named the new baby Mia.  Keeps it short and sweet like Anna.  That is what I'd want if I had a sister named Elsa.


I have a Kristin who is never called Kris.  We know a Kirsten who is called Kirst.  Not sure how everyone pronounces Kirsten.  There is Curse-ten.  Or Keer-sten.   I never know which is correct.