Teradude and I are expecting Terababy in about three weeks. We do not know the sex and are trying to settle on names. If baby is a boy, can we name him Kermit, or would that doom our child to a life of ridicule and disgrace? The last name will be a common American last name, think Smith or Jones though neither of those. The middle name would be a more common, less Muppety man's name.
I need your help naming our (most likely female) baby. We are stuck and looking for a strong, classic name. [more inside]
Another baby naming question (girl edition). Parental disagreement and other special criteria inside. [more inside]
I thought we had locked down the girl name for our baby due next month (Lila) but my husband is having cold feet. We are stuck! Please help. [more inside]
We're having a baby next week and need help picking between two names. Looking for advice and experience relating to full names vs. nicknames . [more inside]
We are about a 10 days away from having our baby girl And I can't help but think the right name will just come to us in some sort of magical, "that's her name!" sort of way. I think I may have exhausted every name search site and we just can't agree....plus now I hate all our top choices [more inside]
My sister is pregnant, and they're keeping the baby's name a secret. But I get one guess, and she'll tell me if I'm right. They came across the name in a magazine article, and they heard it in a sci fi movie, as well. Here's everything I know about the article and the movie... can you help me sleuth out the name? [more inside]
Baby Mr. Fuga will be appearing in March. We'd like to name her some form of a name that can be shortened to Charlie. Charlotte is out, for various reasons, as is Charlene. Any ideas?
We are trying to think of names for our impending baby girl. I am American and my husband is Japanese. We plan to give her an English first name, Japanese middle and last name. We have settled on a middle name, Miyuki (美幸). So her name thus far is _______ Miyuki xxxxshi. Criteria for English name:  must be easily writable in katakana (For example, Wi- isn't great, or Gl-, or x. All of these sounds can be written, but they come out complicated.)  must not sound silly in Japanese (this is subjective and related to .)  must not end in a long e sound, since middle and last names already do.  Prefer a classical name (i.e. something my Grandma would recognize as a name) but no need for it to be especially popular right now. We'll probably avoid the top five or ten most popular names. We are NOT looking for names that do double duty (which is what most of the threads I've found are about). So, not Naomi (always the first name that gets trotted out in these situations). We want a name from each culture that the grandparents on the opposite side can pronounce and that the kid can write when she gets to kindergarten. I'd especially appreciate input from fluent Japanese speakers here, and/or members of mixed families. Thanks!
So my wife is pregnant. Hooray! (Still early enough that we don't know the gender). We're starting to think about names. It seems to me that the world's great hope and story of progress is the expansion of rights and consideration of the views & interests of an ever-widening swath of humanity. Which historical figures stand for pluralism, for rejecting provincialism, in word or deed? I've picked up, but haven't yet read Kwame Anthony Appiah's Cosmopolitanism; I'd be grateful for suggestions of books or other resources that might be useful. [more inside]
We have about a month and a half left before Baby Stardust is here, and we still can't agree on a name. Help? [more inside]
Are these names too similar? [more inside]
We are considering naming our soon-to-be-born son Gael. I have a few questions about that. [more inside]
We are about to have a baby. The name we are favoring turns out to be the same as the next Disney princess. What should a good feminist mom do? [more inside]
Is giving my kid a traditionally Jewish name (as a gentile) a bad idea, naive? [more inside]
"______" is my middle name!" Help us pick a cool middle name for our second son! [more inside]
I'm looking for the Pandora or Netflix of baby names. I want a recommendation engine that will let me rate or rank potential names and then offer suggestions based on what I liked. [more inside]
Baby-name-filter: Two middle names, possibly retracting one later. Thoughts? [more inside]
Help me brainstorm a boy Eastern European / Russian / Middle Eastern name. Ideally it's easy to spell and easy to pronounce in English. [more inside]
We are considering giving our unborn baby its mother's last name as a last name and its father's last name as a middle name. How confusing will this be to strangers? [more inside]
My sister is having a girl baby and has requested that I ask for name suggestions from you guys. [more inside]
What should we name this unborn person (gender unknown)? [more inside]
My future son needs an Irish first name with some muscle. [more inside]
Among East Indians/Hindus, how common is it to name a child after another family member? Trouble finding a name for our soon-to-be born little Babu here... [more inside]
We're trying to come up with a baby boy name we both like. It has been a challenge. I have always loved the name Christian. My husband doesn't like it because of the obvious association, even though we were both raised Christian. He says he likes the way the name sounds, but dislikes the association, even though he believes the association is a positive one. [more inside]
The baby is coming! We haven't chosen a name yet! [more inside]
What influences trends in baby names? And why have popular girls names changed more over the past 20+ years than boys names? [more inside]
How do you say honey bee in __________? I'm in need of translations of "honey bee" in every language I can find. If you speak another language, please do help! [more inside]
Is there a term for a male's relationship to the baby that would've been born had he been endowed with two X chromosomes, or vice versa?
I'm due to give birth anytime and we are still stuck with a name. We already have two other boys: Hewitt Gareth Miller and Rupert Johannes Postma. It's a boy and we like old names obviously. Got any cool ideas?We are dead locked. We like names that translate into adult names nicely.
Tell us your personal stories of a too-common-name or too-uncommon-name? [more inside]
Babynamefilter: Can anyone fill me in on the history of Page/Paige as a girl's name? [mi] [more inside]
Babynamefilter: Can anyone fill me in on the history of Page/Paige as a girl's name? [mi]