Suelain Moy is the author of Names to Grow On: Choosing a Name Your Baby Will Love (Meredith Books). Her articles and interviews have been published in national magazines and web sites, such as Parenting, BabyZone.com, and Kaboose.com. An English major at Yale, she loves the alphabet and all the marvelous words and names you can make with it, like OTTER and MOMMY and DUMPLING. Read her blog at www.suelain.com. Change the letter, change the word, change the world!
Do parents really name their babies after names they hear on television? Yes, they do! Time and again, TV has proven to be a powerful influence on parents: after hot handles show up as names for favorite characters on our screens, they start popping up on birth certificates. Need proof? Check out the baby name […]
There’s no disputing the power, tradition and majesty of royal baby names. Recently Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, named their son George Alexander Louis. In America, the royal babe might have been called simply Prince, or Eight Six (for his birth weight). Inspired by his birth, we draw inspiration […]
As baby names go, flower names are charming and sweet. Soft and delicate as a petal, they can be surprisingly hardy and enduring on the baby name landscape—they can grow from traditional to trailblazing. During the Victorian era, flowers were used to send secret messages with meanings conveyed in their selection and arrangement. Today’s parents […]