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Selected Articles



Your baby is is unique, but her name isn't (Washington Post)

The Shape of Boys' Names (

The Magic Formula for an Attractive Traditional Baby Name (

The Names You Choose Mean More Today Than Ever Before (



Brand Curse: The Name Jemima in America (

Son of a Gun: The Firearms Baby Name Report (

The Unisex Name Map of America and What It Tells Us (

Red and Blue Baby Naming (



How Khloe Became Queen (Slate)

Celebrity Baby Name Faceoff: Shirley vs. The World (

Call Me Caitlyn: Naming a New Self (



Selected Press


What baby names mean (and why they matter so much) (National Post)

Name Trends and "Baby Name Hostility" (NPR)

New Trends in Baby Naming (LiveScience)

Goodbye, George and John (New York Times)

Blue Ivy Gets Name of the Year Award (TODAY)

The Most Popular Baby Names In New York (New York Times)

#1 Baby Name Not As Popular As It Seems (LiveScience)




"The reason I like the [Baby Name Wizard] blog has nothing to do with naming babies. (I’m not allowed to name babies, anyway.) I like it because we all encounter names every day, all the time, in every part of our life. We all have feelings and opinions about what names mean, but if you’re like me, they were mostly unconscious, unquestioned, and never subject to any statistical rigor....But maybe the biggest thing I’ve learned from reading this blog is that the reactions and stereotypes that names provoke often reveal more interesting stories than the names themselves."


- Randall Munroe, XKCD

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