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These Baby Names Are On the Rise — So Keep an Eye Out

I told you about the most popular baby names for boys and girls (plus similar alternatives for anyone looking to stay away from the Top 20 list), and now it’s time to look at the popular baby names of the future. By analyzing the Social Security Administration’s list of popular baby names (and with a little pop-culture know-how), I compiled a list…
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50 Summer Baby Names You’ll Fall in Love With

From popular names to the less conventional, there’s something for everyone on this list of summer baby names. When it came to choosing a baby name, my favorite source of inspiration was always seasonally themed lists. For those of you who have a baby due during the long, hot days of summer, this may just be the list you’re looking for! Origin:…
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20 Popular Baby Names That Are Commonly Mispronounced

Image Source: Thinkstock With an uncommon name of my own (Janssen), I know all about having your name mispronounced. I’ve had “Janice” and “Jensen” and pretty much every other name that starts with a “J” you can imagine. In school, I always knew when a substitute teacher got to my name because of the long pause. When it came time to name my own…
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Fun Ways to Interact with Your Unborn Baby

Image source: Thinkstock When you’re pregnant, it can seem odd to know you have a person growing inside you, but not be able to see or feel your baby all the time. At the beginning of a pregnancy, you don’t feel your baby at all, so it’s especially strange and even scary, not knowing what’s going on inside. However, your baby can hear you from…
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Water-Inspired Baby Names | Babble

Image source: Thinkstock While my little one isn’t a fan of water on her face (unless she’s splashing) she loves playing with her toys in the bathtub. And even though pool days are a thing of the past for us now, I thought it would be fun to look up some baby names inspired by water. 1. Aqua Aqua is a blue green color often associated with the…
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38 Short and Sweet Baby Names That Might Just Be Perfect

Image Source: Thinkstock Forget what you’ve heard — strong baby names don’t have to be long, hard to spell, and even harder to pronounce. Sometimes, a short and sweet name leaves a lasting impression, too.  While some shorter baby names derive from longer ones, others are unique and original all on their own. Easy to remember and spell, shorter…
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9 Lovely Quotes for My Baby About Embracing Your Passions

Image Source: Thinkstock As I sit and think about my baby girl and the hopes and dreams I have for her, most of them are fairly simple. I don’t care if she becomes a doctor or a photographer or a circus performer, but I do hope that she learns some important life lessons along the way. I suspect most parents would say the same, if you asked them.…
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