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How to Name a Baby

by waitbutwhy.com

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January 13, 2014

How to Name a Baby

There's so much that goes into a name - the words people will call our children for the rest of their lives. There are factors to consider, like family names and how tradition or nuiance you prefer. 

The geniuses over at waitbutwhy.com talk through ever detail of naming a baby in their article How to Name a Baby. They talk about traditional names, name fads, and how naming children has changed over the past few decades. They even cover all kinds of demographics, like how our location and political affiliation affect name choices. (Did you know that Utah is the birth place of many of today's most popular names?)

They even talk about what kinds of names have been popular through the ages. From the 1940s to the 80s, it was all about names that began with consonants. But before and after... it was all about the vowels. (Fascinating stuff here.)

Plus, they have interactive tools. (And interactive tools are fun.) You want to go straight there, don't you? Here's the link, Baby Name Wizard Voyage. Type in your kids' names and your own name.

Enjoy playing around a little. Tell us what you learned!

What factors went into naming your kids? 

 

Share your thoughts

We chose names that aren't really common, but not uncommon either. We love the meanings behind them.

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