Tuesday, May 12, 2020

2020 Celebrity Babies {January, February, March}

I love to look at the celebrity babies born and what they are named. There have already been some great names in 2020 and I am sure even more amazing ones to come. In years past I have made monthly blog posts documenting the celebrity babies being born. I have even made my top 10 celebrity baby names of the year in December. This year I am going to try and make a 3 month list of all my favorites. It would just be too much to do it monthly and to include every baby born.

Raddix Chloe Wildflower 
Parents: Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
Birthday: December 30, 2020

Dashiell Lev
Parents: Sasha Cohen and Geoffrey Lieberthal 
Birthday: January 2020

Stella Rhea
Parents: Ryan and Mackenzie Edwards
Siblings: Bentley Cadence and Jagger Ryan
Birthday: January 1, 2020

Boston James
Parents:Craig Wayne and Taylor Boyd 
Siblings: Jaxon, Graydon Scott, and Dakota Lynne 
Birthday: January 2, 2020

Story Rose
Parents: Josh and Jenna Densten
Sibling: Freddie (girl)
Birthday: January 4, 2020

Demelza Eira "Demy" 
Parents: Amy Willerton and Daniel Day 
Birthday: January 4, 2020

Colette Kathleen 
Parents: Robin Tunney and Nicky Marmet
Siblings: Oscar Holly 
Birthday: January 8, 2020

Hank Rice
Parents: Josh and Brace Segarra
Gus Maine
Birthday: January 8, 2020

Bode James
Parents: Jeremy and Audrey Roloff
Siblings: Ember Jean
Birthday: January 8, 20202

Luka Roman
Parents: Josh and Katie Gracin 
Birthday: January 13, 2020

Isaac Menelik Giovanni
Parents:Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin
Birthday: January 18, 2020

Dax James
Parents: Andrew Shaw and Chaunette Boulerice 
Siblings: Andy (Girl)
Birthday: January 23, 2020

Jo Jezebel 
Parents: Stella Maeve and Benjamin Wadsworth 
Birthday: January 29, 2020

Mary "Masha"
Parents: Ernie Iglesias and Anna Kournikova
Siblings: Lucy and Nicholas (Twins)
Birthday: January 30, 2020

Osian Lark Elliott (Girl)
Parents:Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson 
Siblings: Ever Gabo (Girl) and Dashiel Edan (Girl)
Birthday: February 2, 2020

Lennon Love
Parents: Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins 
Siblings: Willa Gray and Ada James
Birthday: February 10, 2020

Beau Benedict Enthoven 
Parents: Robbie Williams and Ayda Field
Siblings: Theodora Rose,  Charlton Valentine, and Colette Josephine
Birthday: February 2020

Rosie Robert
Parents: Tyler Joseph and Jenna Jospeh
Birthday: February 9

Axel Fumero
Parents: Melissa and David Fumero
Siblings: Enzo
Birthday: February 14, 2020

Keats Noth
Parents: Chris Noth and Tara Wilson
Siblings: Orion Christopher
Birthday: February 18, 2020

Ames Alexander
Parents: Shay and Hannah Mooney
Sibling: Asher James
Birthday: February 21, 2020

George Paterson VI "Paterson"
Parents: Amanda Schull and George Wilson
Birthday: February 25, 2020

Parents:Teddi Mellencamp and Edwin Arroyave 
Siblings: Isabella, Slate, and Cruz
Birthday: February 25, 2020

Naomi Bettie
Parents: Jimmie Allen and Alexis Gale
Sibling: Aadyn 
Birthday: March 1, 2020

Vittorio Genghis (boy) and Lorzen Orianna Judith (girl)
Parents: Hope Solo and Jerramy Stevens 
Birthday: March 4, 2020

Callum Michael Rebel
Parents: Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee
Siblings: Everly
Birthday: March 6, 2020

Milou Alizee
Parents: Barron and Tessa Hilton 
Birthday: March 11. 2020

Magnolia August
Parents: Terra Jole and Joe Gnoffo
Siblings: Penelopre Charlevoix "Penny" and Grayson Vincent
Birthday: March 11, 2020

Mateo Antoni
Parents: Eva Amurri and Kyle Martino
Siblings: Marlowe Mae and Major James
Birthday: March 13, 2020

Bridgemont Bernard "Bridge"
Parents: Adam Rodrigues and Grace Gail
Siblings: Frankie Elle, and Georgia Daye
Birthday: March 16, 2020

Otis Paradis
Parents:Missy Peregrym and Tom Oakley
Birthday: March 21, 2020

Hayes Andrew
Parents:Marren Morris and Ryan Hurd
Birthday: March 23, 2020

Goldie Patricia
Parents: Carson and Siri Daly
Siblings: Jackson James, London Rose, and Etta Jones
Birthday: March 26, 2020

Coco Knox
Parents: Ronan and Storm Keating 
Siblings: Jack, Missy, Ali, and Cooper Archer
Birthday:  March 27, 2020

Ripley Nightingale (girl)
Parents: Matthew Davis and Kiley Casciano
Birthday: March 31, 2020

Ford Bryant
Parents: Maury and Alexis Sterling
Birthday: March 31, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

8 Great Spring Colors

It is finally feeling like spring here and we all know that won't last long! So before it starts feeling like summer I thought I would squeeze in a spring inspired name blog post. If you follow me on instagram then you have had a bunch of spring inspired name lists in the month of April. I won't to do something different from what I've done and from what so many others have done so today I have 8 great spring color names!

Slate is not ranked in the top 1000 but is something I could see jumping on in. The name is a modern word name that has an edgy feel. With it being one syllable I could see it pairing so well as a middle name. Slate is a gray-blue color. that works perfectly as a spring neutral.

Lavender falls under the category of vintage beauties ready to come back. Matilda the movie and book has a character named Lavender. It's easy to the ears and pretty on the eyes. Lavender is a light purple color you see a lot around Easter and throughout spring and into summer.

Rose is not only a flower name but it is also a color name. The color rose is a light pink color and not red like most people would think. As a name it is a sure classic in both the first and middle name spot. You can also find a long list of Rose alternative names that have Rose as a nickname.

Like Lavender, Lilac is another light purple color. It also doubles as a wonderful smelling flower. Lilac is in the sound family of Lila and looks like a Lily sister. You could even go on to use Lily as a nickname. It is a much more bold name choice.

Jade is a green shade. Spring is all about the green things and nature and plants growing. Jade ranks just outside the top 100 and is the most popular name on this list. She is short and sweet and to the point.

Saffron is a yellow-orange color. It is a flower that gets turned into a spice used in cooking all over the world. Saffrons are used in the Hindu culture often and during spring they have a spring festival called Holi. Google the festival and you will see the most beautiful colors ever.

Cobalt blue is a bold shade of blue that mixes well with so many of the other color names on this list. As a name Cobalt is just as bold. You can use the nickname Coby or even Bolt. I have to say I am loving this name more and more.

Everyone knows what a denim blue looks like. It is the color and clothing that is for everyone no matter the age, location, or career. Denim jackets were once super popular in the 2000s and then declined but 2020 is bringing back the denim jacket. Denim has been used as a name before. Throw in the nickname Denny and it makes the name much more usable.

Friday, May 8, 2020

What Names Mean to Me

I'm sure by now you are aware of the SSA most popular name list has been postponed. After some time of thinking and digesting my feelings I have an idea on how to portray them to you. 

This list being postponed was a major anxiety trigger for me. It was a major change to plans. I planned this whole week around the name release. Seven months ago I requested off from work so I could spend the day enjoying the list. I have had a wave of emotions over this postpone: sadness, anger, and then understanding to name a few. 

I am sad to not have this big list to look forward to like every year. Sad that there is a chance I will be working when the list is released. I am angry that the virus has taken another thing from me. It has changed yet another aspect of my life. And then when I sat with my feelings and digested them, I understood why it was happening. The world is in a state it has never been in before. People are working harder than ever to keep up. I did not realize that the list people were working on other more important aspects in the social security administration office. I have to admit that I never thought about the things the SSA does besides names. 

Thinking about my feelings about the list had me thinking about names in general. This list is more than a list for me just like names are more than names or letters put together. I am sure there is a blog post way back explaining how names and the naming community have helped me through my hardest times in life. The things I said back then are still relevant today and will most likely be true for years to come. 

I have struggled with anxiety and at a time depression. They are things that I will always struggle with for the rest of my life. When leaving the house or even getting out of bed was too much, names filled the gap. From formspring to youtube videos to making my own lists and then onto this blog I have had names as my main distraction. Nothing makes you forget about life more than naming babies in a made-up game. 

Change is my biggest anxiety trigger hence why I took this postpone harder than most. Throughout every change in my life names are the one thing that has never changed. They have always been there in some form. I am grateful for the community that I have and the support I have received. 

Meeting Alix! and Finally Meeting A Member of the Naming Community! 

So as we wait for this list to come out I will stay an ever-present in the naming community. I want to remind you guys that this is more than names to me. Thank you for all your support on all my naming platforms through the years and for the years to come. 

Now lets make this new release (whenever it is) bigger and better than ever! 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

2019 List Predictions {Top 1000}

Making the top 1000 predictions for the new SSA name lists are one of my favorite posts to make. The lists usually involve the more unique names and a lot of times names that I like. I only do 9-10 name predictions but close to 100 names enter the top 1000 list each year.

Taking a look at last years list I made 9 predictions for each gender and got 3/9 right for boys and 4/9 right for girls. I did not do so well but that is no surprise. 

Alistair- Given to 204 baby boys in 2018
A names are a trend for girls and I can see them being a trend for boys. Alistair has a lot to love. It is a name with history and has a grand feeling. I can see people picking the name for sure. With the #1000 baby boy name (Markus) being given to 206 babies in 2018 there is a high possibility Alistair makes the list this year.

Kolten- Given to 204 baby boys in 2018
Americans enjoy spelling names in unique ways. Kolten is for sure a unique way to spell Colten. I can see this name jumping into the top 1000 because of the spelling and because every year there are a handful of uniquely spelled names that pop into the top 1000. 

Evander- Given to 189 baby boys in 2018
Evander is a name that I have been hoping would make it onto the top 1000 list for some time now. He fits with names like Alexander and Evander. The name is easy to spell and pronounce. It is a Greek mythology name also. Maybe this year the name will finally make it onto the top 1000 list., 

Boaz- Given to 177 baby boys in 2018
Bo- names are a trend that I love and I am seeing more and more. Boaz fits not only into that trend but also into the biblical names trend that is always around. It has a sharp Z ending that attracts parents to names like Ezra. This would make a nice additions to the top 1000. 

Arrow- Given to 172 baby boys in 2018
Word names are all the rage right now. You can skim through the top 1000 and find word names throughout. Arrow is a favorite of mine and I would love to see more people use it. You can see this as a positive word name because although arrows are pulled back they still go on. 

Noble- Given to 161 baby boys in 2018
I see virtue names being used and loved among the naming community. Now I wonder if that has trickled down into everyday parents. I can see Noble being a name gaining a spot on the top 1000 for his simple one syllable sound and the virtue accept. 

Honorable Mentions: Bear, Rio, Bastian, and Kooper

Luz- Given to 257 baby girls in 2018
Luz is a name that was in the top 1000 in the early 2000s until about 2016. Some might find it dated but I think it is fresh to the ears. I think her short and to the point nature. Maybe she will gain some popularity this year. 

Chandler- Given to 256 baby girls in 2018
Chandler has been in the top 1000 a few years in the past. Her boy name turned girl name surname vibe is still around today. She is sitting right outside the top 1000 so I can see her gaining enough spots to sit in the charts. 

Indie- Given to 249 baby girls in 2018
Indie is one of the names that I have been hoping will jump into the top 1000 for years and hasn't. I feel as if I heard love for this name all the time yet she sits out of reach. She has a place name vibe as well has the boho theme going for her. Maybe this year is the year she will finally make it into the charts. 

Jovie- Given to 246 baby girls in 2018
Jovie is a modern virtue name, although I do not think a lot of people realize that. She is 2 syllables and ends int he -ee sound with a sharp V middle sound. It surprises me that the popularity of the movie Elf has not made this name more popular. Maybe the parents who fondly remember watching this movie when they were younger will pick the name. 

Elodie- Given to 243 baby girls in 2018
I am pretty sure I have been rooting for Elodie to jump onto the top 1000 name list for a few years now. She fits in with the other El- names and has a beautiful, lyrical sound to her, I have not been able to pinpoint why the name isn't on the top 1000. Crossing my fingers 2019 is her year. 

Flora- Given to 242 baby girls in 2018
Last year I had Flora on my predictions list and I am doing the same this year, There are a few things that can appeal to families about the name. The -ora ending is beautiful and princess like. Add in the fact that the name is a vintage beauty and there is no other reason why this name won't make the top 1000 list. 

Honorable Mentions: Emerald, Winnie, Marlowe, and Seraphina

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

2019 List Predictions {Top 100}

Predicting the new names to the top 100 is my second favorite prediction list to make during this time. It's easier to make than the top 10 but harder than the top 1000. I have less chances of getting these right than I do of the top 1000. We are just days away from the release so I am getting these in just in time.

Let's start by taking a look at my predictions from last year. I made 5 main predictions and 3 honorable mentions for each gender. I had 2/8 right for the boys and 3/8 right for the girls. I am going to add some of the names to my prediction list this year and do the same number of predictions. 

Declan (#101)
From 2017 to 2018 Declan gained 14 spots and now sits one spot outside the top 100. The name has been hanging out just under the top 100 for a few years now but last year was the closest it came to being in the top 100. The soft sound and Irish vibes of this name make it easy to love. This name could go either way. 

Micah (#103)
Micah was one of my predictions for last year that did not make the top 100 list. It did however rise in popularity just a little. Now it sits right outside the top 100. Micah appeals to the parents who like Noah but want something less popular. Both names are biblical and end in -ah. 

Luca (#106)
Like Micah, Luca was a predictions I made for last years list that did not quite make it. From 2017 to 2018 the name jumped 24 spots. People adore A ending boy names more and more each year making me think Luca will earn his spot in the top 100 this year. 

Silas (#110)
Biblical names are loved and popular and have been for centuries. Silas is one of the more modern sounding biblical names. Add in the fact that it ends in -S and I can see more and more parents using it. From 2017 to 2018 the name moved up 10 spots and if it does the same this year it will be in the top 100. 

Kai (#113)
Kai is the last name prediction that is a leftover from last year. The name jumped 13 spots from 2017 to 2018 and that is all it would need to gain his spot in the top 100. Just taking a look back at Kai's movements on the top 1000 chart you can see the name has done nothing but climb up since the 1970s. 

Honorable Mentions: Kingston (#117), Bennett (#120), and Ryker (#122)

Clara (#103)
Clara was almost an honorable mention for me because she has been slowly going down in popularity for a few years now. I added her to the list because I think parents are looking for vintage names more than a few years ago. With her sitting just outside the top 100 anything can happen. 

Adalynn (#108)
If you take a look at the top 100 or even the top 1000 you will see that Ad- names are popular throughout for girls. Adalynn has many spelling but this is the most popular. If you combine her beginning with her end you get a name that covers multiple trends. 

Raelynn (#115) 
Raelynn is one of the leftover names from last year's predictions. Although she only gained 9 spots last year the previous years she gained 34 spots. With her southern charm and -lynn ending I can see her earning a spot in the top 100 for 2019. 

Athena (#117)
A names have been an ongoing trend for girl names for some time now. I am adding Athena to the list because of her A beginning but also because of her association with Greek mythology. I also can't leave out the fact that she has been gaining popularity since the 2000s. 

Arya (#119)
Because of Game of Thrones the name Arya earn a spot on the list. She is an alternative spelling to the much more popular Aria. I think between the beloved show and desire for a less popular spelling the name Arya could make it to the top 100 this year. The name is a leftover from last year and from 2018 to 2019 she gained 16 spots. 

Honorable Mentions: Hadley (#104), Jade (#111), and Eliza (#131)

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

2019 Predictions {Top 10}

We are quickly coming up on the best time of the year for namers. The new SSA name list comes out on Friday. For those that do not know what the SSA name is it is the social secretary list of names popular for each year. Some namers call this the namer's Christmas and I could not agree more. I am so committed to this list release that I requested off from work 7 months ago and will be up with the sun waiting for it. If that doesn't say name obsession I don't know what does!

I will be spending the week working on making predictions for the new list coming out. This will be my fourth year doing this and although I am not the best I find it super fun. Predicting the top 10 name list is something I didn't start until last year. It seems so hard to pick the names and be on point because they don't change as often as the rest of the list. 

Top 2018 List 
1. Liam
2. Noah
3. William
4. James
5. Oliver
6. Benjamin
7. Elijah
8. Lucas
9. Mason
10. Logan

1. Emma
2. Olivia 
3. Ava
4. Isabella
5. Sophia
6. Charlotte
7. Mia
8. Amelia
9. Harper
10. Evelyn

My Predictions for the 2019 top 10

1. Liam 
2. Noah
3. William
4. Oliver
5. James
6. Benjamin
7. Elijah
8. Lucas 
9. Michael
10. Mason

1. Emma
2. Olivia
3. Ava
4. Sophia
5. Charlotte
6. Isabella
7. Amelia
8. Harper
9. Mia
10. Elizabeth

The top 4 boy names were unchanged from 2017 to 2018 and I think the top 3 will stay the same but Oliver will gain more popularity this year. I see Logan falling off the top 10 list this year and Michael possibly jumping back on. Michael is my wildcard guess. 

On the girls list the top 3 names did not change so I am keeping it the same for this year. I think Harper will rise up the chart and Evelyn will fall off. Elizabeth is my wildcard this year. 

Stay tune for the list to be release Friday May 8, 2020! 

Always in the Top 1000 {Girls}

Back in March I made a post all about the boy names that have always been in the top 1000. If you missed it go back and take a look. For those of you who might be a little confused I went through every name on both the top 1880 list and the top 2018 list and saw what names were on both. Then I took that list and looked to make sure each name was on every list in-between. I had so much fun doing the list and it filled my data loving, list making heart up. Below I have 109 girl names that have always been in the top 1000.







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