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December 12, 2017 10:58 AM

interesting point...

November 17, 2017 10:27 AM


December 14, 2016 12:33 PM


March 23, 2015 02:33 PM

It's true that Mavis and Sybil 'ave ways that are winning

And Prudence and Gwendolyn set your 'eart spinning

Phoebe's delightful, Maude is disarming

Janice, Felicia, Lydia - charming

Cynthia's dashing, Vivian's sweet

Stephanie's smashing, Priscilla a treat

Veronica, Millicent, Agnes, and Jane

Convival company, time and again

Drocas and Phyllis and Glynis are sorts

I'll agree are three jolly good sports

But cream of the crop, tip of the top


It's Mary Poppins, and there we stop!

March 19, 2015 02:35 PM

Not sure the "Lola" info is accurate...

February 26, 2015 01:09 PM
In Response to Baby Name or Typo?

This is hilarious.

October 30, 2014 09:14 AM

Actually, it is "little Timothy", and don't you dare shorten it!


So at some point I guess it has to switch to Aidan Doe and Sophia Q Public? 

March 19, 2014 11:09 AM


I do love Tilda as the nn.  We woulda probably gone Tildy or more likely Millie, which would be a nod to my grammum too.  Kinda sad that we're done having girls!

March 17, 2014 01:16 PM

My wife LOVES Matilda!  

Also, I'd love to go to a potluck where FIVE people are responsible for bringing red wine!  How many for white?  Five more? Sign me up!

November 28, 2013 07:21 AM

It all depends on whether we're looking for "name of the year" or "name of the year in America".

June 6, 2013 10:55 AM

I'm with you, hungariannamegeek.  ALMOST named my kid "Heee-Haww", but really glad I changed his name at the last second.  I'm sure he'll be the only "Baaaa" in his class, tho!!

May 30, 2013 01:37 PM

Thanks for the chukles, "otherhungarian"! I'm guessing you're also a teacher-friendly, standard-name fan?

May 30, 2013 10:11 AM

Funny.  With each pregnancy, "Guinnevere" has come up as a potential name.  It started as a joke, but by the 4th kid, it was a REAL contender in a serious way.  At first i though it sounded "too big", but the more we said it, the more we liked it.  A beautiful name, and "Guin" or "Gwen" as a NN works.  Also, it is a variation on "Jennifer", which would be her mums name.  Plus the beautiful CSN song.  And by the 4th kid, a big name will help with the building-a-strong-identity-and-not-getting-lost thing.  Plus it is kinda tough. Settled on something else, but came damn close...

May 17, 2013 06:42 AM

Still, your next post about the State-by-state top names makes it pretty difficult to ignore how popular a name really looks. I mean, if thats really important to you... I don't think popularity needs to be your number one deterrent for picking a name. I mean, if you like it, enjoy! As you've pointed out before, that way you'll always find that personalized keychain.

May 17, 2013 06:38 AM

Well, the girls list supports what my lady and i say all the time when the kids meet a little girl at the park: "Do you think that's a Sophia, Emma, or Olivia?" Could be a drinking game, if i wanted to drink at the playground, which feels a little creepy. And I guess the reign of the "rhymes with Aidan" names truly is over, and Jayden has won. Kind of surprised to see so many "William"s. I'll bet almost none of them will dare be called "Bill"!

April 23, 2013 07:03 AM

OK, lets have a go... Shell 1: West ST Paul Jack Dancer (long version: West St Paul Jack Daniel Chihuahua cross Dancer) Shell 2: Black-Lipped Educator And, for good measure: Soap Name: Alexander Beechwood Porno Name (because "porno" is waay dirtier-sounding than just "porn"): Mitzi Pendennis


Wow, really interesting article/post.  You can't make this stuff up, folks.  As for the pole-dancing, I'm not sure which set of names would best fit there. It kind of seems like anything goes nowadays, but that is an interesting suggestion and one that my wife and i talk about.  Setting up a kid for certain career choices by picking a name, or spelling of a name. How many future CEOs are going to be named Tyfphanni, for example... There seems to be a clearer view of "dancer" names from my generation (the age of jennifer), or at least most people i know would probably agree. And at the risk of offending people I'll let them make up their minds as to whether Allison, Melissa, or Candi would be the most likely to "work late".  But I wonder about now, or the future? 

December 20, 2012 10:26 AM

Right. Got it.  Thanks.  Back to work...

December 20, 2012 07:23 AM


This might be my favourite of your posts so far.

Sad that they had to apply for copyrights just in case, but sadder that they were RIGHT!  The things people will do for a quick buck or their 15 minutes, maybe more so.

The fear of other people making a buck off of your own kid or their name of all things, is for most people somewhere between annoying and violating.  Yet people still post a scary amount of info about themselves and kids on Social Media sites without a blink.  Sure, they'll tell you about how they have their "privacy settings" set high, but that doesn't stop the site itself from taking that super-cute photo of your kid at the beach and selling it to Coppertone or something.  If you had sent it to them yourselves, that might start up a nice school fund for kiddo. 

In short, I am fully on board with this year's choice.  It really reflects the age we are in. 

I wonder if this is going to start a rash of people thinking that their "Uber-Unique" kiddo's name is worth an application...  


Note to self: copyright the name "Uber-Unique"