About Me

Two brothers and two sisters. I would like a family of four-six kids depending on how things go. I am an American with mostly Irish/British/Scottish roots, while my husband is almost entirely descended from Norse and Danish folk. I love the idea of featuring family names as middle names, and sticking to some guidelines with names: Gender must be discernable Must be easily pronounced and spelled Cannot be in the current 50 most popular list

My Favorite Names
My Recent Blog Comments
November 14, 2012 05:37 PM

Hearing the name Falcon brings up a scene in the Sandra Bullock movie "28 Days," in which Falcon is the name of a soap opera character, made up for the movie. Sandra and cast even act out their own version of the fake soap, and I can hear one lady saying "Falcon" in a southern accent. Love it.

November 14, 2012 05:27 PM

Maruth...Rutharet...Ruthma...Marue...Margaruth (that almost sounds like Magrathea of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).


I like this game.

November 14, 2012 04:14 PM

To zoerhenne, My friend's baby girl is named Paisley, and I've always loved the idea of naming a son Corduroy. It has all of the elements of a normal sounding name that hasn't been picked up yet.

November 14, 2012 04:08 PM
In Response to Name Spotlight: Levi

I grew up in the west and knew a Levi, whom I always assumed was named from the Bible. Interesting how a name can cross cultures, but have very different meanings.

October 23, 2012 09:25 AM

I followed my aunt's example when I got married, and turned my maiden name into a second middle name. I sign my name First M M Last. This way I still get to keep the middle name my parents gave me, which I love, as well as the last name with which I've identified myself for so long.

October 21, 2012 06:46 PM

My husband's family is almost purely from Norway and Denmark, and he's a big strong guy. Still trying to convince him that Thor would make a great name for one of our future babies. It's easy to say and spell, and you can tell it's a boy's name. It did surprise me that it made the top 2500 list (as number 1841 for boys with 697 occurances) for the 2000-2009 list. Maybe that'll help convince Husband.

October 21, 2012 06:24 PM
In Response to Name Spotlight: Sawyer

My cousin's daughter, born in 2011, is Sawyer. She had only heard it one other time as a child's name, and was a little disappointed when I emailed her the top 1000 names of 2011, and she saw Sawyer on both the boys' and the girls' lists. I still think it is uncommon enough that she won't find another Sawyer in her class anytime soon.