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?
posted by mrfuga0
on Oct 21, 2013 -
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!
posted by telepanda
on Aug 8, 2013 -
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]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 29, 2013 -
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]
posted by Kitty Stardust
on Mar 6, 2013 -
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]
posted by bristolcat
on Oct 19, 2012 -
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]
posted by chrisamiller
on Dec 26, 2011 -
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]
posted by kristymcj
on Dec 5, 2011 -
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]
posted by Sock Ray Blue
on Nov 18, 2011 -
My sister is having a girl baby and has requested that I ask for name suggestions from you guys. [more inside]
posted by jingle
on Oct 25, 2011 -
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]
posted by Slarty Bartfast
on Apr 16, 2009 -
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]
posted by murrey
on Apr 15, 2009 -
What influences trends in baby names? And why have popular girls names changed more over the past 20+ years than boys names? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero
on May 11, 2008 -
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]
posted by mds35
on Sep 29, 2007 -
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?
posted by greatgefilte
on Feb 4, 2007 -
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.
posted by gina
on Oct 18, 2005 -
Babynamefilter: Can anyone fill me in on the history of Page/Paige as a girl's name? [mi]
posted by blueshammer
on Sep 13, 2004 -