Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bennett, Harrison & William: The Best Double-Letter Boy Names

There are many names out there that contain double-letters within them. This is a collection of the very best of these names per letter of the alphabet for boys. Some letters have limited options and others don't have any because it just doesn't work in accordance with the alphabet and the English language.

Compiled below are the most attractive names per double-letter. The catch is that each letter has been limited to ten names. There may be more options out there but for the sake of space, they aren't all included on this list.

The following names are some of the better options available. If you're in search of a double-lettered name, this list is for you!:

A:
Aaden, Aaron, Canaan, Isaac

B:
Abbott, Bobby, Cobb, Gibb, Gibby, Robb, Robby, Webb

C:
Breccan, Lucca, McCoy, Morocco, Niccolo, Rocco, Zacchaeus

D:
Addison, Eddie, Freddie, Judd, Madden, Maddox, Teddy, Thaddeus, Todd, Vadden

E:
Creed, Keegan, Keenan, Lee, Leeland, Reed, Reese, Reeve, Seeley, Tennessee

F:
Christoffer, Geoffrey, Griffin, Heathcliff, Jefferson, Jeffrey, Kristoff, Raffaello, Rafferty, Steffan

G:
Briggs, Diggory, Gregg, Iggy, Jagger, Reggie, Taggart, Viggo, Ziggy

K:
Mikkel, Mikko, Nikko

L:
Apollo, Callum, Cillian, Dashiell, Elliott, Kellan, Maxwell, Phillip, Sullivan, William
Click here to view a more extensive list of Double-L names for boys!

M:
Emmanuel, Emmett, Hammond, Jimmy, Mohammed, Sammie, Timmy, Tommy,

N:
Bennett, Connor, Finn, Flynn, Johnny, Kenneth, Lennon, Quinn, Tanner, Tennyson
Click here to view a more extensive list of Double-N names for boys!

O:
Booker, Boone, Brooks, Cooper, Elwood, Haywood, Woodrow, Woody

P:
Philippe, Pippin, Sheppard, Tripp, Zeppelin

R: 
Barrett, Derrick, Ferris, Garrett, Harrison, Jarred, Merrick, Pierre, Terrence, Warren
Click here to view a more extensive list of Double-R names for boys!

S:
Alessandro, Cassius, Douglass, Jesse, Massimo, Odysseus, Ross, Russell, Ulysses, Wesson

T:
Atticus, Beckett, Everett, Hutton, Jett, Matthew, Otto, Rhett, Scott, Wyatt

X:
Daxx, Jaxxon, Maxx

Z:
Azzo, Buzz, Chazz, Izzy, Jazz, Ozzie, Tazz, Uzziah

Which of the above do you like best? Can you think of any that could be added? Be sure to check out The Best Double-Letter Girl Names too!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Emmett

To go along with the article regarding The Very Best E Names for Boys and Girls, today's featured name is Emmett.


Emmett is rather unique because it is a male name that is derived from a female name. Masculinization doesn't happen very often in names whereas there are many feminized names such as Josephine from Joseph or Philippa from Philip.  Emmett comes from Emma.

Originally Emmett comes from an English surname that was derived from a diminutive of Emma.  Emma comes from the Germanic element ermen (or possibly ermin or irmin) which mean "whole" or "universal".

In history, Emma was the daughter of Richard, Duke of Normandy. She introduced the name to England when she married King Ethelrede and later King Canute. This was way back in the 11th century and caused the name Emma to be very popular at the time along with short forms Em and Emm.

Emmot was also a recorded variant derived from Emma. There's also a place called Emmott in Lancashire which was recorded as "Emot" in 1296 which may come from the 7th Century Old English word "eagemot" meaning "junction of streams". [source]

As a baby name, Emmett has been in regular usage since 1880 but it has never been as popular as it is today. It received its first surge of popularity between 1915 and 1925 but declined in usage again until the mid-2000s when it skyrocketed. In 2013, there were 2,336 boys named Emmett which ranked the name at #173 in the US.

With the potential nicknames of Em, Emy, Mit and Mitty, the male name Emmett is a handsome choice for a modern boy. This name is currently on the rise and will likely gain more popularity in the years to come. If you're considering this name, here are some ideas for sibling names and middle names:

Sibling Name Ideas:
Sisters: Amelia, Daphne, Elodie, Isla, Matilda, Rowena, Zoe
Brothers: Archer, Fletcher, Graham, Henry, Miles, Owen, Reuben

Middle Name Ideas:
Emmett Alexander
Emmett Carter
Emmett George
Emmett James
Emmett Lincoln
Emmett William

As a Middle Name:
Blake Emmett
Conrad Emmett
Harrison Emmett
Leo Emmett
Quentin Emmett
Walter Emmett

What do you think of Emmett? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Very Best E Names for Boys and Girls


Everyone needs a name. Every parent must choose the perfect moniker for every baby they have. Even though it sounds easy, actually narrowing down names and choosing one is no simple task, especially when parents feel bombarded by an endless supply of names in baby name books and on websites.

Enough stressing out about it. Each of the names on the lists below were handpicked to ease your selection process. Either you find the perfect E name here, or you wait until next week to see if F is your letter.

Expect to finally end this long naming process, though, because you are oh so very close to discovering the name.  Experiment with some of the names below by pairing them with your favorite middle names. Everyone finds an excellent name eventually!

Explaining why you love a specific name isn't necessary, but feel free to share which ones caught your eye in the comment section below! Enjoy! 

  1. Edith                     
  2. Elaine
  3. Eleanor
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Ella
  6. Ellen
  7. Elodie
  8. Eloise
  9. Elowen
  10. Ember
  11. Emilia
  12. Emily
  13. Emma
  14. Emmeline
  15. Erica
  16. Erin
  17. Esme
  18. Esmeralda
  19. Estella
  20. Esther
  21. Eugenie
  22. Eulalia
  23. Eva
  24. Evangeline
  25. Everly
  1. Easton
  2. Edmund
  3. Edward
  4. Edwin
  5. Eleazar
  6. Eli
  7. Elias
  8. Elijah
  9. Elliott
  10. Ellison
  11. Emile
  12. Emmanuel
  13. Emmett
  14. Enzo
  15. Erasmus
  16. Eric
  17. Ernest
  18. Ethan
  19. Eugene
  20. Evan
  21. Evander
  22. Everett
  23. Ewan
  24. Ezekiel
  25. Ezra
Each of these names are great, but if the perfect one isn't on this page, perhaps you should check out our other lists by using the links below!

 <-- The Very Best D Names for Boys and Girls ||| The Very Best F Names for Boys and Girls  --> 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Blooming Springtime Names for Baby Girls

Today is the first day of spring and what is spring without flowers and sunshine? If you're expecting a baby girl this season, perhaps you are searching for the perfect name to fit the occasion.  Look no further than this list!

There are plenty of applicable nature names that would be beautiful on a spring-born baby girl. Here are some of the lovelier options:

Amaryllis
Azalea
Aya - "bird"
Beryl - A sea-green stone
Birdie
Blossom
Bluebell
Brooke
Calla
Chloe - "Green shoot"
Daffodil
Dahlia
Daisy
Dawn
Deborah - "bee"
Emerald
Fleur
Flora
Hyacinth
Iris
Ivy
Jade - A green stone
Lilac
Lily
Magnolia
Orchid
Peony
Peridot - A green stone
Petunia
Phyllida - "Green bough"
Poppy
Primrose
Rain
Robin
Rose
Spring
Sunny
Sunshine
Tulip
Violet

Here are other ideas relating to spring, newness, and Easter that would apply and make for less-obvious but still lovely springtime names:

Anastasia - "Resurrection" (Greek)
April / Avril - A spring month
Aurora - "Dawn" (Latin)
Aviva - "Spring" (Hebrew)
Florence - "Blooming, Flourishing" (Latin)
Gen - "Spring" (Japanese)
Laverna - "Born in the Spring" (Latin)
May / Mae - A spring month
Midori - "Green" (Japanese)
Nouvel - "New" (French)
Nova - "New" (Latin)
Primavera - "Spring" (Italian)
Verde - "Green" (Spanish)
Verna - "Springtime" (Latin)
Zelenka - "Green" (Czech)

Which of the above names do you like most? Would you use any? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Colorful Springtime Names for Baby Boys

Spring is a time for newness and growth. Everything is blooming and turning green! Nature is full of life! If you're also bringing forth a new life into the world, what better way to celebrate than to give him a handsome, timely name to fit the occasion?

Here are some great baby names that would suit a spring-born boy. Some of these are nature names that also refer to an actual spring or stream of water as well. Which do you like best?:

Atherton - "From the town by a spring"
Attwell - "Lives by the spring"
Aviv - "Spring" (Hebrew)
Berilo - Variant of Beryl - a green stone
Bloom
Bradwell - "From the broad spring"
Bud
Caldwell - "From the cold spring"
Denver - "Green Valley"
Green
Haruki - "Spring child"
Irving - "Green water"
Jarek - "Spring" (Slavic)
Kelby - "Place by the fountain or spring"
Leaf
March
Maxwell - "Mack's stream"
Navin - "New" (Hindi)
Neo - "New" (Latin)
Newland - "New Land" (English)
Pascal - "Easter" (French)
Rain
River
Robin
Vardan - "Rose" (Armenian)
Vasant - "Spring" (Sanskrit)
Verdi - "Green" (Italian)
Weldon - "Hill near a spring"

Here are some colorful names including names of shades of green:

Ash
Auburn
Forest
Garnet
Hunter
Indigo
Jasper
Jet
Kelly
Red
Sage
Slate
Sterling

Which of the above names do you like most? Would you ever use a seasonal name? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Daphne

Inspired by this week's article featuring The Very Best D Names for Boys and Girls, we will be taking a closer look at the name Daphne, pronounced DAFF-nee. 


This lovely Greek name means "laurel" which is a flower. Laurels are often used in circular wreaths, one of which was worn on top of the head of Apollo in Greek mythology. According to the legend, a beautiful female nymph named Daphne gained the unwanted attention of Apollo and was turned into a laurel tree by her father in order to escape Apollo's advances. Apollo is associated with laurels because of his desire for Daphne.

As a baby name, Daphne has been in use in the US since 1886. While it has never been popular, it had one large spike in usage in 1962. In that year, 1,131 girls were given the name which ranked it at #266. 

Usage declined through the 1980s but suddenly climbed again in 2001. As of 2013, Daphne is on the rise with 770 births and a ranking of #397. This is the best the name has done since the 1970s. 

Beyond the mythology mentioned above, the name Daphne has been well-used in various pop-culture works and worn by many famous people. Despite this, it has managed to remain mostly under the mainstream naming radar which makes Daphne a familiar but underused name. It would be a refreshing choice in the US today. 

What do you think of Daphne? If you are considering it, here are a few sibling and middle name ideas:

Sibling Name Ideas:
Sisters: Audrey, Camilla, Heather, Lorelei, Matilda, Penelope, Violet
Brothers: Anthony, Dante, Forrest, Graham, Lincoln, Oliver, Vaughn

Middle Name Ideas:
Daphne Amelia
Daphne Claire
Daphne Eleanor
Daphne Rosalind
Daphne Seraphina

As a Middle Name:
Ella Daphne
Hazel Daphne
Lydia Daphne
Rebecca Daphne
Veronica Daphne

What would you think of sisters named Daphne and Laurel? Do you think it would be cute or is it just too much? I kind of like it! Share your thoughts in the comments below! 

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    The Very Best D Names for Boys and Girls

    Go ahead and put that baby name book down. Close all of your browser tabs, too. You don't need them anymore!

    It's true, you've been hunting for a wonderful name starting with D to honor a few relatives whose names also begin with D, but you haven't found the right one yet. Look no further! This is your list!!

    I present to you 50 of the best D names for boys and girls!  These names range from common to unusual but they are all delightful.

    Which do you like best? If you had to delete one name from each list, what would you replace them with? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! 

    1. Dagny                       
    2. Daisy
    3. Dahlia
    4. Danae
    5. Danica
    6. Danielle
    7. Daphne
    8. Darcy
    9. Davina
    10. Dawn
    11. Deanna
    12. Dierdre
    13. Delaney
    14. Delilah
    15. Delphina
    16. Demetria
    17. Desdemona
    18. Desiree
    19. Diana
    20. Dianthe
    21. Dixie
    22. Dorothea
    23. Dorothy
    24. Dulce
    25. Dulcinea
    1. Dalton
    2. Damian
    3. Daniel
    4. Dante
    5. Darius
    6. Darren
    7. Dashiell
    8. David
    9. Dax
    10. Dawson
    11. Dayton
    12. Dean
    13. Declan
    14. Demetrius
    15. Dempsey
    16. Derrick
    17. Desmond
    18. Dexter
    19. Diego
    20. Diesel
    21. Dillon
    22. Dominic
    23. Donovan
    24. Douglas
    25. Dylan
    See? I told you that you'd find the perfect D name for your little one. Congratulations! 

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Tristan Samuel - (Birth Announcements!)

    Birth announcements are always fun to read. This time, I wanted to find a group of names that did not have a single duplicate. Remember, these names come from real babies!! Which do you like best?

    For fun, pretend you have triplets to name and you can only use one of the following first/middle combinations as they are. You can choose any gender combination or do all of them. What will you pick? Check out my choices at the bottom of the page. Be sure to share your sibsets in the comments below!

    Girls:
    Adalynn Skye
    Alivia Alessandra
    Allison Kate
    Angelina Luz
    Aria Rose
    Arielle Jade
    Avery Marie
    Avia Isabel
    Brielle Immani
    Eleanor Elizabeth
    Evelyn Lilia
    Gabriella Sophia
    Gianna Lynn
    Hannah Joy
    Julianna Violet
    Layla Michelle
    Lilly Alice
    Lucy Ruth
    Mary Charlotte
    Melody Raine
    Michaela Joan
    Miranda James
    Natalie Ann
    Olivia Louise
    Paris Alexandria
    Penelope Jane
    Samantha Abigail
    Taylor Grace
    Valentina Pearl
    Viviana Leigh

    Boys:
    Alexander Donovan
    Anthony Augustine
    Beckett Ardell
    Brennan William
    Bryson Charles
    Collin John
    Connor Daniel
    Christian Scott
    Declan Jasper
    Dominic Vincent
    Edward Clyde
    Ford Michael
    Jack Robert
    Jacob Kenneth
    Jonathan Stewart
    Jordan Ashton
    Kingston Zachary
    Kory Thomas
    Kyler Russell
    Landon Grant
    Liam Matthew
    Lucas Jameson
    Maxwell Julius
    Noah Christopher
    Oliver Lawrence
    Quinlan Jamie
    Roman Elias
    Ryan Patrick
    Tristan Samuel
    Wesley Joseph
    Wyatt Raymond


    My picks for triplets using the above names as they are:
    G/G/G: Julianna Violet, Evelyn Lilia, Michaela Joan
    G/G/B: Arielle Jade, Lilly Alice, Collin John
    G/B/B: Layla Michelle, Brennan William, Wyatt Raymond
    B/B/B: Tristan Samuel, Oliver Lawrence, Wesley Joseph

    What would you choose?

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