Every year, millions of people make a deeply considered choice that reflects their values, culture and dreams: they name a baby. Each name they choose sends a message. Together, those name choices make up a fossil record of our culture.
I study baby name trends. I crunch numbers, draw graphs, and listen to parents. I use what I learn to help expectant parents find the perfect names for their families, and to give us all a names-eye-view of our changing times.
My book The Baby Name Wizard is a detailed handbook of name style, designed to guide you to the names that fit your unique tastes. Fully revised 4th edition due out Spring, 2019! I am also the original founder of BabyNameWizard.com, where I created interactive tools and wrote a column on names for 15 years.