Congratulations, it’s a baby! Can you imagine not knowing whether you’re having a girl or boy? Some parents wait until meeting their newest addition to know the gender. That means a lot of yellow and green decorating in the nursery, and twice the baby names to pick! It’s hard enough deciding on a name when you know the gender, but when the big day will be a surprise, there’s a lot of room to sway on your decision.
Here are our top picks for definite boy names and top picks for definite girls!
Benjamin (Hebrew): Son of the south; Son of the right hand
Micah (Hebrew): Form of Michael, meaning “he who is like god”
Mauricio (Spanish): Moorish
Ronald (English): Powerful; Rules with counsel
Jeanine (French): Feminine form of John; God is gracious
Erica (Scandinavian/ Latin): Ever the ruler/ resembling heather
Amara (Greek): One who will be forever beautiful
Amelia (German): One who is industrious and hardworking
That’s right, we said it! Parents who are not afraid to think outside of the box for naming their child are few and far between. Here is a list of “funk-tastic” baby names, brought to you by the BabyNameRegistry.info. We hope you enjoy and as we always say, inspiration for choosing a name can come from just about anywhere!
Blaze (Latin/American): Form of Blaise, meaning “a fiery man”
[Parents: Before jumping to conclusions and automatically crossing this off of your list of possibilities—consider this name paired with the middle name Alexander: Blaze Alexander. Not only does it sound masculine, it is also very powerful and strong.]
Jax (English): Form of Jackson, meaning “the son of Jack of John”
Levi (Hebrew): We are united as one; in the Bible, one of Jacob’s sons
Zander (Slavic): Helper and defender of mankind
Aspen (English): From the Aspen tree
Gwendolyn (Welsh): One who is fair; of the white ring
Harlie (English): Form of Harley, meaning “from the meadow of the Hares”
Tullia (Irish): One who is peaceful
Today is January 20th, 2012. What makes this day unique is the use of the numbers zero, one, and two. Baby names with the same letters repeated tend to have a spunky and trendy feel. For short, cute, and simple names that will not only be easy to pronounce but easy to spell when your child begins to read and write, check out this list of names re-using the same letters.
Bob (German): Form of Robert, meaning “one who is bright with fame”
Jarrell (English): One who rules with a spear
Keenan (Gaelic): Of the ancient family
Reece (Welsh): Having great enthusiasm for life
Anna (Latin): A woman graced with God’s favor
Ava (German): A birdlike woman/from the water
Cailin (Gaelic): A young woman; a lass
Lulu (Hawaiian/African): A calm, peaceful woman/as precious as a pearl
History was made seventy-seven years ago today. On January 11th, 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California. This type of bravery at the time was rare and demonstrated only by a select few such as Earhart who made their way to history books. If you are expecting a child, here are a few names that might interest you that hold the meaning of strong, noble, brave or courageous.
Caleb (Hebrew): Bold
Dustin (English/German): Brave
Everett (English): Strong
Gerard (English): Brave
Brianna (Gaelic): Strong
Kyra (Turkish): Strong woman
Maia (Latin/Maori): Brave warrior
Valora (Latin): Brave; courageous
These young celebrity children will only be a year or two older than your soon-to-be! If they take after mom and dad, they might be the next big name in Hollywood. If you are stumped and have yet to settle on a name, consider the names of your favorite celebrity couples children.
Flynn (Irish): One who has a ruddy complexion -Son of Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
Leo (Latin): Resembling a lion -Son of Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
Phyllon (Greek): Leaf -Son of Doutzen Kroes and Sunnery James
Shane (English): Form of John, meaning “God is gracious” -Son of Shane Filan and Gilliam Welsh
Coco (Spanish): Form of Socorro, meaning “one who offers help and relief” -Daughter of Tony Kanal and Erin Lokitz
Grace (Latin): Having God’s favor -Daughter of Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham
Hillary (Greek): A cheerful woman; bringer of joy -Daughter of Samantha and Michael Hess
Vida (Latin/Hebrew) Life/one who is dearly loved: -Daughter of Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Holiday shopping has yet to subside. According to a recent MarketTools study, 62% of the $46+ billion in returns made after the gift giving season were on clothes and other apparel alone. Toys and games accounted for 16% with electronics at a close third at 14%.
In honor of returning gifts, the Baby Name Registry has come up with the top 4 boys and girls names that will also be returning to popularity for the upcoming year.
One cannot go wrong when choosing a name that has been around for centuries. Biblical names such as Noah and Jacob may be a good pick for the upcoming year as well as traditional names like Ava and Helen. Another suggestion is to take a look at influential figures in the U.S. Names such as Landry and Sandra might be fitting for the sport star or political figure in your family.
Jacob (Hebrew): He who supplants
Landry (English): Land ruler
Noah (Hebrew): A peaceful wanderer
Stanley (English): From the stony meadow
Ava (German/Italian): A birdlike woman/from the water
Helen (Greek): The shining light; in mythology, Helen was the most beautiful woman in the world
Monroe (Gaelic): Woman from the river
Sandra (Greek): Form of Alexandra, meaning “helper and defender of mankind”