Sep
19

Tennis Anyone?

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The 2014 tennis season is winding down.  The US Open is chronologically the fourth and final major of the Grand Slam.  The US Open is held late August and early September over a 2 week period.  It consists of men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.  There are also additional tournaments for juniors, seniors and wheelchair players.  If tennis is your choice of game to play or watch, check out these possible baby names inspired by past US Open Champions.

Girls
Billie Jean
Chris
Ekaterina
Elena
Helen
Margaret
Martina
Molla
Sania
Serena
 
Boys
Bill
Bob
Bruno
Holcombe
Jimmy
John
Mike
Pete
Rafael
Richard
Roger

 

Sep
18

Prairie Days

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Prairie Day is observed the second Saturday in September.  Hitch up your wagon and learn about life on the prairie.  The prairies were flat and vast.  Life was difficult for the families that settled in this area.  But, it was not a lonely isolated existence.  Neighbors gathered together for barn raisings, quilting bees, church functions, and pot luck dinners.

Here are come of the character names from the beloved television show Little House on the Prairie.

Girls
Alice
Caroline
Carrie
Cassandra
Eliza
Grace
Jenny
Laura
Mary
Nellie
Rose
 
Boys
Adam
Almanzo
Albert
Andy
Charles
Isaiah
James
Jonathan
Nels
Willie

 

Sep
17

Let It Go

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The Disney movie Frozen is a huge hit with children everywhere and has won many awards.  The computer animated musical fantasy movie was met with widespread acclaim and some consider it to be one of the best Disney movies.  The synopsis of the movie is that the Kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter.  Fearless and optimistic Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey.  They encounter Everest-like conditions and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa.  It was Elsa’s icy powers that have trapped the Kingdom in an eternal winter.

Check out the list of character names and the actor’s that voiced the parts.

Girls
Anna
Elsa
Eva
Idina
Kristen
Lacey
Livvy
Maia
Spencer
 
Boys
Alan
Duke
Hans
Jonathan
Josh
Kristoff
Maurice
Olaf
Santino
Sven
Sep
16

College Football

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 September means college football.  The season is upon us from college dorm rooms to family homes, people are rooting for their alma mater or favorite college team.  From tail gating to house parties, people are celebrating the college football season.  Here are some nicknames that colleges and universities compete under for their football games.

Girls

Angel
Athenas
Belle
Bonnie
Jennie
Piper
Raven
Scarlet
Sky
Star
Storm
Violet
 
Boys
Aggie
Archer
Dane
Deacon
Dino
Duke
Griffin
Jack
Jasper
Jimmie
Mac
Scottie
 
Sep
15

Greenpeace Day

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Greenpeace Day is observed September 15.  This is the time to release your inner activist and get passionate about the environment.  This group strives to raise awareness of environmental issues across the globe with peaceful active and creative communication.  Here are some baby names associated with the color green.

Girls

Clover

Greenlee

Fern

Hazel

Ivy

Jade

Kelly

Myrtle

Olive

Sage

Willow

 

Boys

Forest

Garnet

Hunter

Kermit

Moss

Oliver

Teal

Sep
12

Play me a Song, You are the Piano Man…or Baby

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September is National Piano Month.  It is a time to celebrate the beautiful instrument and appreciate its history, manufacture and artists that have contributed to the piano’s popularity.  Are you dreaming that your unborn child will be a piano progeny and your spouse is imagining a future rock n roll star?  Maybe, you can both get what you want…Tune in and check out these names of rock pianists.

Girls
Alicia               Keys
Carole              King
Carly               Simon
Fiona               Apple
Joan                 Baez
Joni                 Mitchell
Nancy             Wilson
Stevie              Nicks
 
Boys
Billy                Joel
Bruce               Hornsby
Charlie             Rich
Elton               John
Greg                Allman
Jackson           Browne
Jerry                Lee Lewis
Ray                 Charles
Stevie              Wonder
Warren            Zevon
Sep
9

Rock On!

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 Pet Rock Day is observed on September 7, 2014.  This is the day to pamper the special stone in your life.  Pet Rocks were launched in the 1970s as an alternative to living pets that needed daily care.  These pets were marketed like live pets.  They came in custom cardboard boxes, complete with straw and breathing holes.  If you are looking for a carefree pet, a Pet Rock could be for you.  Here are some baby names that mean the mineral rock.

 Girls

Alana
Cassiopeia
Clio
Kallan
Lana
Petra
Rochelle
 
Boys
Alan
Cairn
Carrick
Craig
Evan
Ferris
Flint
Pierce
Rocco
Rock
Stone
Sep
2

“Creative” Baby names of 2013

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The Social Security Administration published the list of baby names that were given to only 5 babies in the United States in 2013.  These are names with creative spelling variations of more popular names.  These are the names that no child will find on a license plate for their bike or a sign for their bedroom door.  Here are the best of the names given to just 5 babies in the United States last year.

Girls

Calixta

Clemintina

Eugenie

Eulalie

Frederica

Hyacinth

Jessamy

Letitia

Sunniva

Thisbe

Boys

Amyas

Baird

Benen

Chaplin

Christo

Frazier

Inigo

Robertson

Thoreau

Wyn

Sep
1

“Labor Day” Baby Names

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Labor is a U.S. holiday that is observed the first Monday in September.  It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the economic achievements of workers.  You can celebrate Labor Day by preparing for your own labor and delivery.  Here are some possible baby names inspired by America’s labor reformers.

Girls

Alzina
Bessie
Dolores
Elizabeth
Frances
Kate
Leonora
Lucy
Maida
Regina
Rose
Sarah
 
Boys
Asa
Clinton
David
Eugene
Lane
Matthew
Nelson
Peter
Samuel
Sidney
Terence
Uriah
William
Aug
29

Beach Baby

 

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Summer is almost over and families are frantic to get one last weekend in at the beach before school schedules and cooler weather settle in.  There is something carefree and fun about the beach.  The waves, the sun, the sand and the smell of suntan lotion all put you in a relaxed and easy mood.  Carry that attitude over to your baby’s name.

 

Girls

Coral

Dori

Kai

Lena

Maribel

Marlenn

Meriel

Narissa

Sandy

Shell

Soleil

Ursula

 

Boys

Adrian

Bodhi

Caspian

Dylan

Finn

Hurley

Mario

Merrill

Murphy

Nemo

Sewell

Zale