baby names

These Popular Baby Names Overlap With Top Pet Names

newborn sleeping with puppyShutterstock
Whether your first “child” was your four-legged friend or you gave your baby a new “pet sibling” later on, chances are, you considered the same names for each. But is it that human names are inspiring pet names or pet names inspiring human names?, a site that helps pet owners find sitters and walkers... Read more

How Much Is A Baby Name Worth To You?

baby names on clotheslineShutterstock
What's in a name? Based on a growing trend, it can be either a good chunk of change or a lifetime of regret. In an attempt to persuade parents to follow family tradition, grandparents (and great-grandparents) are offering thousands of dollars in exchange for naming rights. Take the Hudocks, for example. The New... Read more

Kristin Cavallari's Next Baby Will Be Named After A Stranger's Dog (Really)

Pregnant Kristin Cavallari posing with her dogKristin Cavallari via Instagram
Your great aunt, a TV show character, your favorite teacher; baby name inspiration can come from anywhere. Even from strangers. Or their dogs. Kristin Cavallari revealed that she picked out the name of her third baby -- a girl, years ago, back when she was pregnant with her first son, Camden, now... Read more

Most Popular Baby Names, State By State

baby name notepad
You already know the most popular baby names of 2014, and now it's time to get a little more local. The Social Security Administration just released 2014's official lists of the most popular baby names by state. While the national winners, Emma and Noah, are used so frequently that they snag the number one... Read more

Noah, Emma Top Most Popular Baby Names

swaddled baby nameiStock
The results are in: Emma and Noah top the lists of most popular baby names for 2014. That's the word from the Social Security Administration's annual report on baby names, released every May. Emma is reclaiming the number one spot, a position it held back in 2008. And Noah remains no. 1 for... Read more

Can't Agree on a Name? Ask the Internet

baby boy with name tagsGetty
Nicholas and Kseniya Soukeras have very different visions for their baby's name. His choice? Spyridon, his father's name, and a nod to his Greek heritage. Hers? Michael. So Nicholas is asking the good people of the Internet for help backing his pick at The petition is drafted with the language of a seasoned arbiter, and... Read more

Nate Berkus's Baby Name Perfectly Ushers in Spring

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are expecting a baby via a surrogateShutterstock
It's a girl for Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent! The couple welcomed their daughter via surrogate on Wednesday, and based on their name choice, we're hoping this baby will finally welcome in spring as well. "Jeremiah and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter, Poppy Brent-Berkus, born via surrogate on March 23, 2015,”... Read more

Vin Diesel's Baby Name Pays Tribute to Paul Walker

Vin Deisel and daughter PaulineVin Diesel via Instagram
It's been a week since we learned that Vin Diesel welcomed his third child with longterm girlfriend Paloma Jiménez. But we're just discovering the touching tribute behind the baby girl's name. "I named her Pauline," Diesel, star of Furious 7, told TODAY's Natalie Morales. The name honors Diesel's late friend and Fast and the Furious... Read more

Ryan Reynolds Explains Why Baby James's Name Was Kept a Secret

Ryan Reynolds Blake LivelyGetty
Now that their daughter is nearly three months old, we can finally confirm that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds named her James. Reynolds sat down with the TODAY Show's Willie Geist to tell us what we already knew: "It's James. Everyone knows… I didn't want to be the first guy screaming it out to the media. Because as... Read more

Why Nate Berkus Is Holding Off on Decorating Before Baby

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are expecting a baby via a surrogateShutterstock
After nearly 20 years of leading his own design firm and making countless dreams come true with his gorgeous interior decorating skills, you would think designer and expectant dad Nate Berkus would be brimming with inspiration for his first baby’s nursery. And while that may be true, Berkus, 43, is waiting until the baby is... Read more