Saturday, September 21, 2013

Recent Favorite Baby Names

Hello everyone! It has been so long since I have posted but college has been keeping me very busy! Even though I am in college and busy I still think about baby names! I don't think there will ever be a time when I don't think about baby names! I thought I would do a little post about the names I have been thinking about. It's really just one name I haven't mentioned but there is also a sibset I like. Now they are all girls but most of the time I only think about girl names and not boy names. I have no idea why.


I meet and have become really good friends with a Caroline at school. I realized one night that I said her name a lot and it was because I really liked it! It's so beautiful and sweet. Caroline is one of the few names that is amazing on a baby and an adult. I just love it!

I am really loving the sibset Caroline, Lily, and Avia. They are my favorite names right now. I do think Avia is a little mix matched with Caroline and Lily and I would prefer Lily more as a nickname. I'm going to come up with middle names for all of the names and then really put them on my list!

What do you think about Caroline? Do you like Caroline, Lily, and Avia as a sibset? Let me know below! I would love your insight.


Friday, August 16, 2013

Feature Friday: Katherine

I know for the last couple of months I have been doing Mom Interviews on Friday. Well, this Friday I have a old favorite. Feature Friday! I had a very sweet girl email me about her love of baby names and of course I did an interview with her! Her name is Katherine and she has a blog that is so cute. It's not a baby name blog but I still love it. Anyway read on to see all of her amazing answers. 

How did you get into baby names?
I have loved names for as long as I can remember. As a young child I became fascinated with how my mother, aunts and grandmothers came up with their childrens names. Each person has their own story behind their name, which is just amazing. As I grew up, I became interested in not only the name itself, but the spelling, the meaning and what type of personality each name held.

How old were you when you first started liking baby names?
I was probably very young, as I cannot remember not liking names. I was probably only five or six when I first began asking my mom why my name is Katherine. 

What are your current favorite baby names?
They change often, but at the moment I have three favorites for each gender
Girls: Emilia, Darcey & Luca
Boys: Emry, Teagan & Niall

If you remember, what were your first favorite baby names?
I have always loved the name Grace. That was probably my first, followed by Noah, Ella and Bennett.
All of which I still like, but they are a bit popular for me. 

Why did you decide to start making blogging?
I have always loved writing and I have always been fairly good at blogging. Once I found YouTube and began to read blogs by people such as Anna Saccone, Zoella and Tanya Burr, I realized it was something I wanted to do, I just did not know what I wanted to write about. Then, when I decided to move from Canada to England, I realized that I could begin blogging about that. It has been my way of discussing my feelings, what adventures I am having and just my life in general. I am excited to continue throughout life and hopefully someday discuss my own baby naming stories! 

What has been the most fun about blogging?
Meeting new people! Getting comments from people around the world and realizing that blogging is really a community of people who want to make you feel included in something. 

Are you working on any special blog post or anything for your blog?
At the moment, I am working on the post about my goodbye party. It has a lot of DIY things in it and I am really proud of what I was able to accomplish. I am also finishing up a little blog series called My Summer Bucket List. It is a list of things I wanted to do before moving and it was a lot of fun to experience and to write about. 

What types of baby names to do like (ex. Trendy, vintage, etc.)?
I am not sure what style I have. I like names that are not heard often, but that are still recognized. Spellings have to be fairly easy and I love names that have ties to my heritage or my family. If I had to describe my style, probably vintage with a twist. 

When did you tell your friends and family about your love to baby names?
I am not sure I ever did. It has always been part of me. I have talked about names since I was a little girl, naming my dolls. 

How did/do your family and friends react to your love for baby names?
I always share my new found names with my mom and sometimes my sisters. They do not understand my love, but I have been able to help my friends and family find new names to put on their own lists. They have just accepted that I am a literary girl and this is part of me. 

What is the reason behind your blog name?
I wanted a name that explained my purpose, but that was not too long. I am a girl who loves fashion and is moving to England, so I thought My English Style Life fit perfectly. I am sure I could have been more creative, but this is me now.

Do you have a favorite baby namer (YouTube, blog, etc.)?
Ou, wow. That is hard. Probably Stephanie from AnastasiaRuby. She is the first baby namer I ever watched and I feel sort of loyal to her. She pulled me away from my Ella stage and introduced me to names like Lyra and Adelaide, both of which are now on my list. She is also a Canadian and a wonderful mother, someone I can look up to.

Do you have a #1 fan on your blog or someone who you talk to a lot because of them?
Not yet, I think my blog is a little bit too new for fans! I have met two wonderful girls through YouTube and my blog, both of whom I have chatted with and they are both extremely lovely girls. Unfortunately, one lives in Texas and another just moved from France to the USA, so it will be a long time before we ever get a chance to meet. 

What inspired you to make a blog besides baby names?
Funny enough, you would not think that my blog was inspired by baby names, but in a way it was. My love of names as a child helped me to explore the world and its different names. I came across British names and became hooked. It was then that I began to explore the idea of England and now, here I am. Moving to England. Someday I will have my very own babies and they will most likely end up with British names!

Where do you find your baby names at?
Nameberry, mostly. Some from other people and some from YouTube. I am always looking for inspiration.

Do you know anyone in real life that has a formspring/youtube/blog?
I know a few people in my city who keep blogs, my best friend and her husband have one about their life in the prairies, but no one that is widely recognized. 

Random fact about you?
I added a second middle name to my full name in December of 2012. It is my aunts first name. We have always been very close and A LOT alike, so my mother and I decided to surprise her by changing my name!

What did you think of this interview?
Really interesting, helped me to reflect and think about my love of names.

Is there anything else you would like to add?
Not really, except for the fact that I hope someday my children can hear their own naming stories and feel proud of what names they carry. I hope that all my research and my love of names can give my children wonderful titles.

I have to say I really loved this interview and talking with Katherine. It was so nice to interview a baby namer lover after so long. I love my mom interviews but I also love my baby namer interview just as much. I loved that if you went to Katherine's blog you wouldn't think she loved baby names right away. It made the interview that much more fun! Thanks so much Katherine for doing to interview. I loved talking to you! Make sure everyone goes and checks out her blog! Click here!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Name of the Week: Lily


  • Flower Name


  • Latin


  • 16

Middle Names:

  • Lily Emerson
  • Lily Sutton
  • Lily Beatrice
  • Lily Madison
  • Lily Juniper
  • Lily Noelle
  • Lily Katarina
  • Lily Faith
  • Lily Aylin
  • Lily Jane

First Names:

  • Hannah Lily 
  • Eleanor Lily
  • Alexandra Lily
  • Ingrid Lily
  • Jade Lily
  • Victoria Lily
  • Valentina Lily
  • Savannah Lily
  • Carina Lily
  • Teagan Lily


  • Lil
  • They really aren't many nicknames for Lily but there are many full names for the nickname Lily. 
  • Lillian
  • Lilith
  • Lilia
  • Lilika 
  • Lilias

Famous People Named Lily:

  • Lily Collins
  • Lily Aldridge 
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Lily Bass (Gossip Girl)
  • Lily Goldenblatt (Sex and the City)
  • Lily Potter (Harry Potter)
  • Lily Trescott (Hannah Montana)
  • Lily Aldrin (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Lily Tucker-Pritchnett (Modern Family) 

My Thoughts:

  • I have always liked the name Lily but recently I have been in love with it. I have a feeling it has to do with Lilly Pulitzer and Gossip Girl. I have spent weeks looking at Lily Pulitzer clothes and prints. In the last couple of months I have been watching Gossip Girl. I find the name Lily to be both cute and sophisticated. It's really cute on a little girl, sophisticated on a women in her 20's-30's, and really sweet on a old lady. I think I would like it more as a nickname but I'm not sure what full name I like the most. Maybe Lilian or Lilia. 


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hey everyone! I just wanted to update you on what has been goin on. I am super busy with getting ready for college. I move in in 8 days! Tomorrow will be a week until I move in! I can't believe this summer has flown by so fast! 

As for this blog, right now I am working on some post. In the next couple of weeks and months the post will be very slow and few. Starting college is going to be a lot and I have no idea when I will be able to get on and post. As soon as I figure out college and how to balance everything I will get on a more regular schedule of posting. 

There is on new thing I want to talk about. I got a kik! My username is laurenashleyyy2013 and I would love messages and questions from you guys! It can be about names or not. Anything would be nice. 

I'll talk to you guys soon!


Friday, July 26, 2013

Mom Interview: Deborah, Brook-lynn and Donald!

I want to start off this interview by apologizing! Deborah had done the interview back in March but I had completely forgotten to put it up! At the time I had a TON of moms interview and her interview got  lost in the pile. I am very, very sorry for that Deborah! It was so nice to read all of Deborah's answers. I love how she picked out her two kids names. Read on to see what I loved about her interview!

Baby Brooklyn!

What is your baby(ies) name(s) (Include middle if you like)?
Brook-Lynn Marie, Donald Greig

Do you have any nicknames you use?
BL, Cookielynn, DD Donnie G, bubby, The Don

What names did you have picked out for the other gender?
Madeleine, Isabella, Irene

Was the baby named after anyone? If so, who?
Both were named after family.  Brook=Aunt, Lynn=Grandmother, Marie=great grandmotherDonald=great grandfather, Greig=grandfather

Who helped in picking the name?

Did you use a book or website to help pick the names?
Is there anything you would like to add about how you named your baby?
Nope, I think that says it all!

I hope everyone really enjoyed this Mom Interview! I had so much fun with this interview. Again, I am so sorry Deborah that I forgot to put this up! If you would like to be interviewed leave a comment below or email me at 

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Name of the Week: Theodore


  • God's Gift 


  • Greek


  • 197

Middle Names:

  • Theodore Vincent
  • Theodore Landon
  • Theodore Jack
  • Theodore Arthur
  • Theodore William
  • Theodore Ryan
  • Theodore Gray
  • Theodore Atticus
  • Theodore Everett
  • Theodore Brighton 

First Names:

  • Felix Theodore
  • Riley Theodore
  • Owen Theodore 
  • Jonathan Theodore 
  • Mason Theodore 
  • Silas Theodore 
  • Kendrick Theodore
  • Abraham Theodore
  • Dawson Theodore 
  • Asa Theodore 


  • Theo
  • Teddy
  • Ted
  • Ned
  • Teo
  • Dory

Famous People Named Theodore:

  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) 
  • Theodore Nugent- Musician 
  • Theodore Hayes McArthur- Ali Later's son 
  • Theodore from Alvin and the Chipmunks 
  • Theodore Lawrence from Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott 

My Thoughts:

  • I love Theodore! Most of my top names have changed over the last 6 months but Theodore is still my top name. I love how many nickname options there are and how all of the nicknames kind of go with a different age. There are some pretty great people named Theodore. I really love everything about Theodore. 


Monday, July 22, 2013

"Rare" L Boy Names

Happy Monday everyone! As usual I have another "rare" series for you. Unlike the last "rare" series this one isn't as long. I have to say that there are some pretty good names in this list. Read on to find out!

Baby Linus!


  • Meaning: Irish
  • Origin: From the land of lakes
  • Siblings: Catriona and Gregor

I love Lachlan. I have been seeing more people look and talk about Lachlan. There is one problem with Lachlan and that is pronunciation. It's pronounced Lock-lyn not Latch-lynn. I still find this a really great name. It's strong and a nice Irish name that isn't popular.


  • Meaning: God is my help
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Siblings: Salome and Bartholomew

Lazarus is an amazing name. It is a great biblical name. I like that it contains a Z. The Z gives it a little bit of an edge. When I look for nicknames I see a few really cool ones. There is Laz, Zary, and even Zeus. I think my favorite is Zeus.


  • Meaning: Lion man
  • Origin: Greek
  • Siblings: Camilla and Thaddeus

I love Leander! At one point it was in my top 10. It ends in -er like a lot of boy names, which makes it very appealing. Leander also sounds like Alexander but without the added popularity. I like the nicknames Lee or Ander for Leander. I also find Leander to be really strong but than again I think most Greek names are strong.


  • Meaning: Heir; loved
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Siblings: Dania and Aric

Leif is really cute! It's different but not super out there. Leif is a nice nature name and not too popular either. I like how short and sweet it is. I do think people are afraid to use it because it is very nature-y. If you are afraid to use it as a first name it is great as a middle name. Leif is one syllable and goes with so many names.

Lemuel (LEHM-yoo-el)

  • Meaning: Belonging to God
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Siblings: Bethel and Ephron

I don't really like Lemuel. It looks and sounds too strange to me and that is a lot for me to say. I feel like a lot of people will mispronounce it. It's really a little too unique for someone in the United Sates.


  • Meaning: With many elm trees
  • Origin: Scottish and Gaelic 
  • Siblings: Tierney and Beckett

I love Lennox! It is such a cool baby name! I do like it on both a girl and a boy. I think it works for both but it is more popular for a boy. I love the x ending. It gives Lennox an edge. It's very sophisticated. Lennox reminds me of a business man. Overall a great name.

Leopold (LEE-uh-pohld)

  • Meaning: Brave people
  • Origin: German 
  • Siblings: Augusta and Archibald

Leopold is so, so strong! It makes me think of a ruler of a country in Europe. I find the name Leo to be so adorable. I really like Leopold as a full name for the nickname for Leo. It's a lot more unique than all of the other Leo names. I do think it ages ok, not great but okay.


  • Meaning: Flax
  • Origin: Greek
  • Siblings: Flora and Felix

The first thing I think of is Linus from Charlie Brown. I feel like a lot of people will think of him. Even with that I still really like Linus. I think it is vintage-y and nice. The only real problem I see is it really reminds me of a nerd and I think some people will think that too. Really it's a cute name.


  • Meaning: Lion 
  • Origin: Latin 
  • Siblings: Margot and Stewart

The first thing I think of when I hear Lionel is the trains. I haven't had much exposure to the trains but that is the first thing I think of. I do see that as a teasing factor. I think Lionel is really cute but maybe used only as a middle name. I'm not the biggest of it.

Lloyd (LOYD)

  • Meaning: Gray-haired; sacred 
  • Origin. Welsh
  • Siblings: Velma and Willard

I think Lloyd is a really cute name but I do have some problems with it. One is it is really dated to me. The other really only applies to me and that is the only Lloyd I have heard of is a dog. I really think of dogs when I hear it. Maybe if I see a little boy with Lloyd I would like it more for a person.

Lon (LAHN)

  • Meaning: Diminutive of Alonso (noble)
  • Origin: Spanish 
  • Siblings: Nita and Hal

I love Lon as a nickname just not as a full name. Some names where Lon can be a nickname is Alonso/Alonzo, Thelonius, or Solon. It's really short and sweet. Lon also ages well from a baby to an elderly person.

Lorne (LOHRN)

  • Meaning: Place name
  • Origin: Scottish 
  • Siblings: Rhonda and Pernell

I'm not really a fan of Lorne. It reminds me of a girl too much and I don;t think it would be good for a little boy, although it is a boy name. I also think it is a little too old-fashioned.


  • Meaning: From Lucanus 
  • Origin: Greek
  • Siblings: Aurelia and Theron

Lucius is so manly! I really like it with the nickname Luke. It really reminds me of dark things. I think this is a name that ages REALLY well. I can see it on all ages without it being to much for a baby or too cutesy for an adult.


  • Meaning: Soldier of the people 
  • Origin: German 
  • Siblings: Estelle and Claude

I think Luther is really old sounding. It also makes me think of Martin Luther King, Jr. If you want to honor MLK, than Luther is the perfect name for you. Really I think Luther would be too strong for a baby.


  • Meaning: The island 
  • Origin: French 
  • Siblings: Roma and Doyle

I really like Lyle. The first time I heard it was on 16 and Pregnant when Nikkole Paulun named her son Lyle. As soon as I heard it I fell in love! It was so cool sounding and so different. I really like that it's not too different because it sounds so much like Kyle. It's definitely something I would like to see more.

There you have the "rare" L boy names! I really like this list! I will have another Name of the Week up on Wednesday. The only thing is I'm not sure what name to do! If you have any suggestions leave a comment below. Don't forget to answer the questions!

What is your favorite L boy name? 
What is your favorite nature boy name?
What is your favorite name with an unexpected nickname (ex. Lazarus nn Zeus)?

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Mom Interview: Alexia Mae and Judah David

Happy Friday, everyone! I am back with another Mommy Interview for you. Today I have a really fun one for you. I got to interview Alexia Mae from youtube! She is a fellow namer and has an amazing youtube, blog, and baby name instagram. Alexia Mae gave birth to her little boy on November 2, 2012 and named him Judah David. Read on to find out how she named him and a little about her decision!

Alexia Mae and her handsome boy Judah David!

What is your baby's name? 
Our son's name is Judah David, which means "Praised Beloved". 

Gorgeous name! Did you pick Judah David because of the meaning or something else?
I'm a biblical baby name nerd, and I've loved biblical names for a long time. When I was 16 I heard the name Judah, and it was like I was hearing it for the first time. It was like it chose me. I shared it with Josiah when we got married, and he was instantly drawn to it, too. We just knew that we would have a son named Judah. David is after Josiah's dad. And yes, meanings are important to me, too, and so the good meaning of Judah David was an added bonus. 

I love how you fell in love with the name and still loved it years later. I just can't get over how great the combo is! Did you think about any other names besides Judah even though you knew you wanted a son named Judah? 

A part of the reason we knew the name Judah was perfect was we did still love it after so many years. I think everyone goes through phases of liking different names, but it's the one or the few that are always there that you know are actually of substance to you. A girl name was tricky for us, we could just never land on something we were both in love with. I liked Tabitha, Cassia, and I really loved Salomae nicknamed Sally after my grandmother, and Josiah was voting for Tacoma. After I suggested to him the middle name Diesel or 4-Wheel, we realized how glad we were to be having our Judah!

One of my biggestest fears when I have kids is I will name them and then not like there name any more. Your girl names are so pretty! Do you use any nicknames?
I think a way to make sure you don't fall out of love with your children's names is if they have a lot of meaning to you. I think it's risky to use names that you just like the sound of. Like, I love the name Landon, but there is nothing tying me to the name. Right now I really like Judah Landon instead of Judah David, but in 10, 20 years, David will be still holding his own, and I don't know where Landon will be. Someday if I have a daughter, my heart of hearts is to use the name Salomae, even if it's only as a middle. It's my grandmother's name, it has a nice meaning, and like Judah, it's stayed on my favorites list throughout all my different name phases. I'm thinking of Blythe Salomae or Salomae Blythe. I adore the nickname Sally, but I also like the combo Sally Maewyn. I don't know, we'll see!

I never thought of it that way! That's a great way to see to see names! I LOVE your girl name! It's so beautiful! When you picked out Judah's name did you tell anyone right away or did you wait until he was born? 
Thank you! :) Josiah and I decided to keep the name Judah to ourselves. I have personally seen name theft, and right or wrong I had grown so close to the name Judah, I felt like I owned it in a way. I didn't want to risk it, so we kept it close. After the ultrasound when we found out we were having a boy, we called our family and told them that we were having a son, and his name was Judah David. During the rest of the pregnancy we spoke of him and used his name, and it spread quickly, and people really loved it. 

Name thefts are the worst! I could never take a name if someone I knew was going to use it. I think we covered everything! Is there anything you would like to add?
Ren, thank you so much for the interview. It was great corresponding with you, and I look forward to reading it finished on your blog! I'd love to collab sometime.

I want to thank Alexia Mae for an amazing interview! I had such a fun time doing this interview and couldn't ask for a better one. I hope everyone enjoyed the interview as much as I did. Make sure you go check out Alexia Mae's blog here, her youtube here and her baby name instagram. I'm SURE you will like them! Thanks again Alexia Mae! 

Photo Credit: Alexia Mae herself 


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Name of the Week: Avia


  • God is My Father


  • Hebrew


  • Not Ranked

Middle Names:

  • Avia June
  • Avia Blair
  • Avia Noelle
  • Avia Lorraine
  • Avia Morgan
  • Avia Willow
  • Avia Piper
  • Avia Bethany
  • Avia Raine
  • Avia Naomi

First Names:

  • Gwendolyn Avia
  • Riley Avia
  • Josephine Avia
  • Bailey Avia
  • Scarlett Avia
  • Hazel Avia 
  • Lauren Avia
  • Lillian Avia 
  • Molly Avia
  • Logan Avia


  • Avie

Famous People Named Avia:

  • Princesstard from Youtube Channel Shaytards

My Thoughts:

  • I love Avia! I have recently put it in my top 10 list that is how much I love it. I think it's really cute without being too popular. I love it as an alternative to Ava. Ava is really cute and pretty but too popular for me. I do think some people will think you are saying Ava. I'm ready to meet some more Avia's. 


Monday, July 15, 2013

"Rare" L Girl Names

Baby Linnea! Just how I pictured a Linnea!

This "rare" series has a TON of names! I counted and there are 29 names in total! I was really surprised at how many names there are for the letter L. My full name begins with L so I do think L names are nice :). So let's get started with all of these names!

  • Meaning- Ruler
  • Origin- French and English
  • Sibling- Oakley and Madden
Landry is such a cute, spunky name! I first heard it on a forum board, where a set of twins were named Landry and Hudson. I fell in love with the name and added it to my list. I do find one problem with Landry. It is very similar to Laundry. I feel like that is what a lot of people think of. I still like it, despite that problem.

  • Meaning- Bird
  • Origin- English
  • Sibling- Wren and Flint
Lark is a gorgeous bird name. With Wren becoming more popular, I can see a lot more people liking Lark since they are so similar. I do think some people might say its not girly enough. It does have a little edge to it with the sharp k but paired with a elegant middle name it would be great on a girl.It would be nice to see a little Lark.

  • Meaning- Unknown
  • Origin- American
  • Siblings- Tamika and Tremayne
I don't like Lashonda. I'm not really a fan of La- names. Shonda would be much better and even than I don't like it all that much. It's not my style but I do know some people like it.

  • Meaning- (Christ's) Birthday
  • Origin- Latin
  • Sibling- Shantell and Antwan
I don't like Latasha either. I do really like Tasha, which surprises me. Natasha would be much better in my opinion.

  • Meaning- Victorious one
  • Origin- Spanish
  • Siblings- Yolanda and Jamaal
The first thing I think if when I hear the name LaToya is LaToya Jackson. I'm not a fan of LaToya Jackson and I think that is why I don't like the name all that much. I also don't like the name because it is another La- name. Out of the 3 La- names I like LaTIya the most.

  • Meaning- mother of the Romans
  • Origin- Latin and Spanish
  • Siblings- Ariadne and Everett
I love Lavinia! It is so gorgeous and so different. It reminds me a lot of Olivia and could be a great alternative to it. They both have v's and the -ia sound at the end. As for nicknames you could go with Vinny. I know some people really like boyish nicknames for girls, such as Bobby and Billy. Other than that I don't see many other nicknames. It is a grand and elegant name and overall beautiful.

  • Meaning- Combination of Lee and Anne
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Annmarie and Rusty
Leanne is very southern and old-fashioned. It isn't too old-fashioned that it would be too much for a baby. Surprisingly I really like this name. I have never met a Leanne of any age but I did go to school with a Leanna. Her name seemed to fit her very well and wasn't too old for our age. It's cute and sweet.

  • Meaning- Pasture or meadow
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Jan and Cliff
I'm not really a fan of this spelling of Lee for a few reasons. The first one is Lee spelled this way is really masculine. Also, it looks incomplete to me. I always think names that end in e look incomplete, almost like you for got a letter. Lee sounds like a nickname too much. I would like it a lot more if it was a nickname for something like Leanne.

Leigh (LEE)
  • Meaning- Clearing, Meadow and Descendant of Loaidheach
  • Origin- English and Gaelic
  • Siblings- Kerry and Brent
I love this spelling of Leigh! It looks more complete and it is really girly. If I met a girl with this spelling of Leigh, I would really like it. Although I really like this name, I would much prefer it as a nickname. If I was going to use it as a nickname I would use the Leigh spelling but spell the name Leanne. It could still really work.

  • Meaning- Lion
  • Origin- Latin
  • Siblings- Flora and Willis
I love Leona! It is a gorgeous name. It's very different but not too different as to where it isn't nice. Leona first appeared on the top 1000 charts in 2009 and since then it has stayed in the 900's. I feel like a lot more people would like this name because it is so similar to Fiona and I know a lot of people like Fiona. It also has the added bonus of sounding the same but not having the Shrek and ogre association. Overall Leona is a great name.

Leora (lay-OHR-uh)
  • Meaning- Compassion; light
  • Origin- Greek
  • Siblings- Ione and Theo
Leora has two pronunciations. The one I have listed here is from the book and the less popular one. The other one is lee-or-uh and the one I like and use. I think a lot more people will use the lee-or-uh pronunciation because it is only one letter off from Leona and that is how Leona is pronounced. I think this name is really nice and different. It's exotic but also very girly. I can picture it on someone from Europe.

Liadan (LEE-uh-din, LEE-din)
  • Meaning- Grey Lady
  • Origin- Gaelic
  • Siblings- Adair and Colm
Liadan has two pronuncations.Out of the two I have listed I prefer the first one for a few reasons. The first reason is it sounds better with the uh sound in the middle and is easier to say. The other reason is it sounds more like a girl name that way. I do think that since this name is so different people will confuse it with a unisex name and not know the gender right away. Liadan is a very pretty name and has a little spunky feel to it.


  • Meaning- Lily
  • Origin- Scottish
  • Siblings- Elspeth and Evander

With Lily being so popular and having so many different alternatives, I think Lillias is the most different. I do think Lillias would be hard to pronounce. I also think Lillias sounds too much like a word name. I know a lot of people like word names but this one just sounds too wordy for me. I much prefer Lilia and Lilith if you want to go with an alternative to Lily.


  • Meaning- Linden Tree
  • Origin- German and English
  • Siblings- Arden and Brogan

Surprisingly, I love Linden! I much prefer the spelling Lyden or Lindyn, which is so unlike me. I usually stick with the normal spellings. I think I like those spellings because they look more like a girl name than a boy. I think a lot of people will think of President linden when they hear this name but I don't see that being a big deal. The other problem I see is people not know if this is a boy or a girl at first glance. A lot more people like Linden for a boy than a girl. Besides those two small problems, I think this name is great. You could use the nickname Lindy, which I love.

Linnea (li-NAY-uh, LI-nee-uh)

  • Meaning- Lime or Linden tree
  • Origin- Scandinavian
  • Siblings- Elsa and Magnus

Linnea is another name that has two pronunciations. Out of the two I have listed I prefer the second pronunciation. It seems to go with the spelling better and I feel like a lot more people will pronounce Linnea that way. I do know one person with this name. I met her on formspring and she is from Sweden. She has gorgeous blonde hair and that is why I think of a little blonde haired girl. I'm not sure how she pronounces her name. I feel like a lot of people will be confused at this name because of the spelling and rareness of the name. I still think it's a pretty name and I would love to met a girl with the name Linnea.

Lise (LEEZ, LEES, LEE-ze)

  • Meaning- God's Promise
  • Origin- Hebrew
  • Siblings- Esme and Rune

Lise has three pronunciations and I don't favor one over the other. I feel like Lise is extremely close to the name Lisa and that could be a small problem. I'm not really a fan of this name. It's too short for me and I don't like how incomplete it sounds. If your child was to have this name I feel like she would always be correcting be on how to pronounce her name. I do think it is pretty and think it would be a nice middle name.


  • Meaning- White
  • Origin- Hebrew
  • Siblings- Arabella and Benedict

I love Liviana. I do prefer it spelled Livianna but either way is cute. If you like the name Olivia but think it is too common, Liviana is perfect for you. It still has the Liv sound and nickname. I do know a lot more people are liking it. I don't really see any problems with Liviana. It's gorgeous and really girly.

Liza (LIY-zuh)

  • Meaning- Short for Elizabeth (God is my oath)
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Reva and Jed

The first thing I think of when I see Liza is the name Lisa. I think some people will think you are trying to spell Lisa with a z. The other thing I see is the name Elizabeth. It is a short form of the name Elizabeth and would be a great way to honor one. I know there is the name Eliza, which is pretty popular, and Liza is the same but without the E. I knew an Eliza for four years and she was always correcting people one how ton pronounce her name. I can see the same problem with Liza. Besides that problem, I think Liza is very pretty and different. I am actually starting to like it.

Lois (LOH-is)

  • Meaning- Desirable, Superior and fame, loud; fighter, warrior
  • Origin- Greek and German
  • Siblings- Marjorie and Roy

This name is very old fashioned and I know a lot of people are liking old fashioned names. I don't really like Lois because is seems really boyish to me. It does sound nice but just too old to me. It would make a really nice middle name and I think it would go with most names.


  • Meaning- Bay laurel
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Rosalie and Roland

Loretta is another old fashioned name but this one isn't too old fashioned to be used now. I love this name and I love the nickname Etta. I do feel like if you don't use the nickname Etta, than the name Loretta would sound a little old fashioned. I did know one Loretta and she was my neighbor's mother. She's the only Loretta I have ever met. The only other person I cam think of who is named Loretta I'd Sarah Jessica Parker's daughter.


  • Meaning- Laurel
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Dawn and Greg

I'm not a huge fan of Lori. I find Lori very dated and too much of a nickname. I can't picture it on a baby. I do think it would be okay as a nickname as opposed to a full name. If I say a little girl named Lorraine or Lorelei but called Lori I would really like it. Maybe Lori is ready for a comeback.


  • Meaning- From Lorraine
  • Origin- French
  • Siblings- Maxine and Warren

I really like Lorraine! The first thing I think of when I hear the name is Cheaper by the Dozen. Hilary Duff's character was named Lorraine. The only Lorraine I have know was my cousin's grandmother. After she passed away, her son named his twins Raina and Jude, Raina after Lorraine. That brings me to the nickname options. You could use Lori, Raine or Raina. My favorite is Rain/Raine. I really don't think it is too old sounding. Lorraine could also make a great middle name because it goes with a lot of names.


  • Meaning- Diminutive of Charlotte (little and womanly)
  • Origin- French
  • Siblings- Mae and Archie

I love Lottie as a nickname but not on it's own. The only full name I can think of for Lottie is Charlotte, which is really popular. I would use Charlotte with the nickname Lottie even though Charlotte is popular because most Charlotte's go by Charlie and Lottie would be really rare. I do think some people like Lottie on it's own and if you were going to do that I would chose a longer middle name that the child could use if they wanted a more adult name. Lottie is overall cute and fun.


  • Meaning- Famous Warrior
  • Origin- German
  • Siblings- Adela and Hugh

Louisa is really elegant and pretty. I do prefer Louise better. Louisa feels like you throw the a on at the end. It would make a great middle name and not something expected. It does remind me of someone from France or another European country. Louisa is really nice.


  • Meaning- German
  • Origin- Famous Warrior
  • Siblings- Harriet and Claude

Louise is another old fashioned name. I do think more people will start liking Louise because a lot more people like old fashioned names. I don't think I could picture this on a baby unless it was a middle name. Lou would be such a cute nickname and on of the only reasoned I would use it.


  • Meaning- French place name
  • Origin- French
  • Siblings- Luz and Cruz

The first person I think of is Madonna's daughter. She is the only person I have ever heard with the name Lourdes. It's very edgy and has a rock feel to it. I think it's strong and not girly. I picture someone who likes black and punk things. Lourdes is too big for a baby or little girl. Indent think I would use it but it would be different to hear it on a baby.


  • Meaning- Light
  • Origin- Latin
  • Siblings- Marietta and Judson

Lucinda could go two ways. It could sound old or new. If you use the nickname Lucy it would sound really new and fresh. I love the nickname Lucy and can see it on someone of any age. The other nickname option is Cindy. If you use Cindy, it would make Lucinda sound old and dated. Out of all of the Lucy names, I think Lucida is not the first one I would pick. I think I would go with Lucille. Lucinda is nice and really pretty.


  • Meaning- Lake
  • Origin- Welsh
  • Siblings- Beth and Jon

Lynn is extreme dated. The only time I have heard of Lynn is as a filler middle name. I did know one Lynn who is a junior. She spelled it Lynne and when I heard her name I thought it was really dated. The only time I would think Lynn was okay as a name would be if it was a nickname. I also think you should not use it as a middle name because everyone uses it and it's boring.


  • Meaning- Lyre
  • Origin- Greek
  • Siblings- Briar and Ari

I love Lyra! I think it is so adorable. I have only known of one Lyra and she had really dark curly hair. She was so pretty and made me love the name. Lyra is really spunky and edgy but at the same time is still girly. I wold love to meet another Lyra.

I hope you all enjoyed this post. I have really been working on it for a long time. I am trying to get on a schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Stay tune for more post and don't forget to answer the three questions!

What is your favorite L girl name? 
What is one name you prefer spelled differently than the original spelling?
What is your favorite old fashioned name? 

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Mom Interview: Lauren, Noah, Charlotte, and Lindsay (Part 2)

Hello everyone! I am back with yet another Mom Interview! We have had this mom interviewed before for her 3 older kids. This time she is back with how she named her triplets. If you would like to check out part one go here. Let's welcome Lauren back!

Sweet Lindsay, NOT Lauren's Lindsay

What is your baby(ies) name(s) (Include middle if you like)?
Noah Levi,Charlotte Abigail, and Lindsay Madeline

Do you have any nicknames you use?
I am sure once they are born they will have more!

What names did you have picked out for the other gender?
We didn't. We had an extremely long list and while narrowing it down we found out the genders.

Was the baby named after anyone? If so, who?
Noah is after my other grandfather and Levi is a family name.
Charlotte is after my grandma Abigail is after a friend
Lindsay is after Andy's grandma and Madeline was a name we liked!

Did you know the meaning before you choose the name?
Yes we did!

Who helped in picking the name?
Ren did! She was a HUGE help!

Did you use a book or website to help pick the names?
Does Ren count?!?

Is there anything you would like to add about how you named your baby?
It took 4 months of emailing back and forth!

Thank you Lauren for interviewing two times! It was great hearing how you named your triplets and your 3 oldest. I hope everyone enjoyed this post. If you would like to be interviewed let me know below or email me at

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Monday, July 1, 2013

"Rare" K Boy Names

Handsome Keane!
Hey guys! I'm back again! I know I took a little bit of a break but I was thinking that I would get into a schedule. I haven't decide what days I want to post on besides Friday. I'll post at least two times a week, if not more.

So let's get on with the post! Today is the "rare" K boy names. I was quite surprised at how few boys names there were for the list.

Keane (KEEN)
  • Meaning- fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye
  • Origin- Irish, and English
  • Siblings- Bryce and Egan
I love the sound of Keane but the spelling could be confusing. I really don't like the spelling. I think I would spell it Keen, although it doesn't look too pretty. Keane would make a prefect middle name! It's one syllable and a lot of popular middle names are one syllable.

  • Meaning- strife, war
  • Origin- Irish
  • Siblings- Colleen and Shannon
I much prefer Kelly on a girl. The only Kelly's I have ever met have been girls and I think that is why I prefer Kelly on a girl. Although I prefer Kelly on a girl, I would be really happy to see it on a boy. It would be so refreshing and I believe that the name would sound so new on a boy as opposed to a girl.

  • Meaning- Edge
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Gwen and Todd
Kent makes a great nickname but I'm not sure how much I like it as a first name. It sounds like it belongs on someone from the south and someone who is an adult. I feel like it is too grand for a baby as just a first name. I went looking for a full name for Kent but couldn't find any. If you have suggestions leave them in the comments.

  • Meaning- Without envy
  • Origin- Irish
  • Siblings- Zelda and Linus
What's the fist thing you think of when you hear the name Kermit? Is it the frog? If you said yes to that question you are not alone. I think of the green frog also and have a strong feeling that, that is what everyone will think. I really don't see this name being usable on a days. It is too associated with the frog, Kermit. 

  • Meaning- pointed hill
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Penny and Robin
I love the name Kip! It's so cute and vintage. As with a lot of other names I feel like Kip is much better as a nickname. I went on a search and came up with a few possible full names. The first one is Christopher, a very normal name. The other one is a more unique name and that is Kipling. I don't really like either names, so I guess I will keep looking. 

  • Meaning- Church
  • Origin- Norse and German
  • Siblings- Joni and Craig
Kirk sounds very 80's to me. It also reminds me of Star Trek for some reason. I really don't like this name all too much but it's not that bad. Just like Kent, I cannot see this name on a baby. It would make a great middle name though. 

As soon as I get an idea as to what days I am going to post I will let everyone know. Until then look out for more post!

What is your favorite name from the list? 
What is one name you love but is too "grand" for a baby?
What are your favorite 4 letter names? 

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Mom Interview: Rebecca and Callum

Hey all! Today is Friday and also the next Mom Interview! I haven't done a Mom Interview in a while. I am glad to be back to them and hope to interview more moms. This time is a friend of mine that I meet through Formspring. Her name is Rebecca but she also goes by Rebe. She has a sweet little boy names Callum and I loved hearing how she choose her name. So let's get started.

A sweet baby Callum! Rebe's Callum is in my header above!

What is your baby's name (Include middle if you like)?
Callum Donovan

Do you have any nicknames you use?
He has SO many nicknames but none really have to do with his name.  He has been called C-dog, Pip, Baby Blue and many more.  Now that he has teeth on the bottom Brant calls him upside down beaver... Hahaha.

What names did you have picked out for the other gender?
We had hardly any names picked out if he had been a girl.  I hadn't liked many girl names but we liked Stella, Clara, Violet, Isla. 

Was the baby named after anyone? If so, who?
No, he wasn't named after anyone.  We wanted to give him his own unique name and would have way too many people to honour if we did

Did you know the meaning before you choose the name?
I did!  Callum means dove which is the symbol of love and peace.  It helped that I really love the name anyway haha.

Who helped in picking the name?
All of the formspring baby naming community! haha.  Brant helped a bit but basically just saying what names he didn't like. We had Declan, Theodore, Finley and Oliver picked out as well and he liked Callum the best (and so did I).

Did you use a book or website to help pick the names?
Formspring helped A LOT and name berry of course was a website I was on daily.

Is there anything you would like to add about how you named your baby?
I really wanted his middle name to be Reid but I decided that I would let Brant pick the middle name.  He was okay with Reid but later on changed his name to Donovan so most people are still unaware that Callum's name is not Reid and it is actually Donovan. 

Thank you Rebe for doing the name interview! I loved hearing how you choose Callum's name. If anyone would like to be interviewed, leave a comment below or email me at I am looking for moms or dads to interview. 

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

"Rare" K Girl Names

Sweet Baby Kateri!
Hello! I am back!!! I'm not \sure how long I will be back but I am going to work my absolute best to post as much as I can. I know the last time I posted was over a month ago and before that I had not been posting regularly. I would like to apologize for that. I was finishing my senior year and getting ready for graduation. I really had no time to do much of anything. This whole time I have been thinking about my blog and how much I missed posting! The only problem I had was I had no time! Not that summer is here and in full swing I think I will have time to post more. I so have a lot planned for the summer so I don't think I will be posting regularly.

As for today's post I have the "rare" K names for girls! I was actually shocked that there weren't a lot of names! I was expecting more! So K is one of my favorite letters for names. Let's see what K names we have on the list!

  • Meaning- pure and torture
  • Origin- Greek
  • Siblings- Winema and Vitus
I really enjoy this name. I feel like it is different but not too different it be used. In the last year a woman by the name of Kateri Tekakwitha was named a saint. I believe that brought the name more attention. My favorite nickname if Teri (tear-ee).

Katia (KAHT-ye)
  • Meaning- pure
  • Origin- Greek
  • Siblings- Anya and Dimitri
I love this name! It sounds very grand and has a beautiful feel to it. I like the fact that you could use it as a name to honor a Katherine or Kate but still use something unique. If you wanted to you could use the nickname Kate.

  • Meaning- pure
  • Origin- Greek
  • Siblings- Sue and Ted
Kay is a great nickname and very simple. It can be used for any K name really. I often see it used as a nickname for Kayla or Katherine. I can really only picture this name on a grandmother, though.

  • Meaning- Her Life
  • Origin- American
  • Siblings- Tasha and Kelvin
I'm not really a fan of the name Keisha. It really isn't a name go for but I still think it is pretty.

  • Meaning- black
  • Origin- Irish
  • Siblings- Staci and Brent
I went to school with a girl named Kerri for 4 years. I always thought her name was pretty. It's a very Irish name too. A lot of Kerri's are called Kerri Ann, which is a pretty name too.

Kia (KEE-uh)
  • Meaning- Pet form of Kiana
  • Origin- English and Swedish
  • Siblings- Tai and Teo
I love Kia! I don't like it as a nickname for Kiana but just on its own. It's a much less popular name than Mia but still has the same feel. Kia is also a name I can see on all nationalities.

  • Meaning- New beginning, new life
  • Origin- French, Spanish, German
  • Siblings- Britt and Zeke
Kiki makes a sweet nickname but I don't like it on its own. It's does sound like it belongs on a pet. I do like the quirky sound it has.

  • Meaning- Short for Kim- names like Kimball and Kimberly
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Beth and Greg
I'm not a fan of Kim. It sounds dates to me. I don't think I have heard a children under the age of 12 named Kim. If Kim was to be used I would much prefer it used as a nickname.

So there you have the K girl names! There was quite a few nicknames on the list and a lot of the names that really weren't that "rare". I would have to say that my favorite names were Kateri and Kia.

What are your favorite K names for girls?
What are your favorite nicknames?
What is one name you like that is out dated? 

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Quick Update

Hey guys!

I just want to make a public announcement and apologize for not posting. I graduate high school on June 7 and May 31 is my last day of classes. May 31 is also my graduation party. With all of that I am so BUSY!

I have exams coming up for school. My party is what is really keeping me busy. I have so much to do and my hope is I get it all done this weekend. We are doing a candy bar and we had to get all of the dishes and candy. I am also making the favors, a sign, and a picture board. That is just SOME of the stuff I am doing.

I just want to say I am very sorry! I do want to post but I have to sacrifice blogging to get everything done. I have plans and post ideas. I also WANT to blog. It's so hard not blogging.

The only reason I can make this post is because I am in my religion class doing nothing. The teacher isn't here so I'm on my phone.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and I hope to be back soon!


Friday, May 10, 2013

Mom Interview: Lauren, Oliver, Jillian, and Ari (Part 1)

Hey all! I’m back with another Mom Interview! This time is a mom I have had the pleasure to help name her triplets! Her name is Lauren and she also has three older kids. She did the interview on the 3 older kids and later I’ll have an interview up of how she named the triplets. So let’s get started.
A baby named Ari but NOT Lauren's Ari

What is your baby(ies) name(s) (Include middle if you like)?
Oliver Seth, Jillian Ivy and Ari Samuel

Do you have any nicknames you use?
Oliver-Oli,Ollie Pop, Ols,
Jillian-Jilly,Jill,Jillibean, Jills, Peanut
Ari-Ars,Ri-Ri, and Ari Sam Sam

What names did you have picked out for the other gender?
We did not find out the genders for them but Oliver and Jillian were our 1 boy and 1 girls name. If Ari was a girl he would of been Annabelle.

Was the baby named after anyone? If so, who?
Oliver is named after my grandfather, and Seth is my great uncle, Ari is after my husband's grandfather and Samuel is a family name. Jillian is after a friend of mine and Ivy is just a name we loved! 

Did you know the meaning before you choose the name?
Yes, we knew the meanings beforehand.  

Who helped in picking the name?
Just my husband and I.

Did you use a book or website to help pick the names?
Yes we did

Is there anything you would like to add about how you named your baby?
Naming 3 singles was a lot easier than triplets!

So there is her interview! Look for part 2 in the coming weeks. If you would like to be interviewed let me know in the comments or send me an email at! Bye for now :)

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