Category Archives: Naming traditions


Do You Have Future Baby Names Picked Out?

What came first, the baby or the name? Some parents grow up knowing what they will name their future children. Others wait to meet their baby, like celebrity dad Fred Savage, and name their kid after getting to spend time with the new baby. What’s your naming style? Did you start looking for names before you were even pregnant, or is that too superstitious?

Whether you’ve already received the good news or you’re planning ahead for your future family, here is our list of favorite baby names right now!

Olivia (Latin): Of the olive tree; One who is peaceful
Rebecca (Hebrew): One who is bound to god; In the bible, the wife of Isaac
Alexis (Greek): Helper and defender of mankind
Emily (Latin): An industrious and hardworking woman

Bodhi (French/ Scandinavian): One who brings news; A herald/ provides shelter
Anthony (Latin): A flourishing man; From an ancient Roman family
Jack (English): Form of John, meaning “god is gracious”
Aaron (Hebrew): One who is exalted; From the mountain of strength


Something to Smile About

The fifth month of the year not only brings with it the warm weather that accompanies the summer months, it also bring about new life and beauty. Maybe that is why May is National Smile Month—because what is there to not smile about?

In honor of the parents, soon-to-be parents, grandparents and couples planning on starting a family, the BabyNameRegistry blog has compiled a list of names that will bring a smile to your face.


Brayden (English): From the broom or gorse hill
Carson (Scottish): The son of a marsh dweller
Timothy (Greek): One who honors God
Xander (Greek): Form of Alexander, meaning “helper and defender of mankind”


Charlize (English): Feminine form of Charles; a small, strong woman.

[Parents: When choosing a baby name, honoring a loved one or shortening a name to make it a bit more edgy and unique can be a great way to start off the naming process. Look back and think of names that have caught your attention and continue to be remembered. Charlie is a very cute nickname for a little girl and will grow with her as she ages.]

Halle (Greek): Feminine form of Hall/woman of the sea/from the field of hay
Macy (French): One who wields a weapon
Neena (Hindi): A woman who has beautiful eyes