CatchThis Blog / baby names

Erin Milnes

June 22, 2017

According to the Social Security Administration, the most popular baby names haven’t changed much from the past few years, with old-fashioned and biblical being common themes. Emma is still the top baby name for girls. That’s the third year in a row. (And it’s placed in the top 5 since 2002.) Next come Olivia, Ava, Sophia, […]

Jed Rendleman

December 8, 2015

Historically, it has required a lifetime of virtue, charity, and piety to be declared a saint. However, when Kim and Kanye (AKA Kimye) announced their newborn son’s name on Saturday, they showed the world that at least for this new West, sainthood is a birthright. And even though Kim made it clear that they wouldn’t […]

Mark Skoultchi

May 28, 2014

As naming consultants, when we’re naming products or companies we generally recommend a name that’s easy and intuitive for target audiences to say and spell. But when naming babies? Well, ease of pronunciation can often take a second seat to other important factors, like cultural pride and family lineage. Yet there’s a price to pay […]

Mark Skoultchi

May 8, 2013

Forget baby naming books. Look to the Federal government to help name your baby. Really. The Social Security Administration’s Popular Baby Names website offers the best baby naming tool you’ll find anywhere. In this guide, I’ll offer some tips for using these tools to pick the perfect name. Data Mining for Baby Names The Social Security Administration […]

Leena Mehta

April 8, 2013

Mashable.com ran a piece today about Babies Named After the Internet and Tech. The article by Vignesh Ramachandran gives eight examples of baby names inspired by current techie trends. CLICK HERE to read the full article including some quotes from Laurel.

Mark Skoultchi

July 12, 2011

So David & Victoria Beckham had their first baby girl Sunday, and named her Harper Seven. As an ambisexual name, Harper certainly works.  But what’s with the 7? Apparently, the Beckham infant weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces, was born on the seventh day of the week (Sunday), in the seventh month of the year (July), at 7:55 […]

Mark Skoultchi

June 24, 2010

I won’t try to hide the fact that I have seen the two Twilight movies and I’m likely to see the upcoming third installment. I even went so far as to read the first book, and kept stopping to rant to my friends about what horrible writing it was. My point is, I’m hip to […]

Laurel Sutton

November 18, 2009

Dang! I wish I had been clever enough to think of this first. Well, Catchword will be more than happy to check your baby’s name in any language you want – and it won’t cost you a thousand pounds, either. Via Reuters (great article, stupid title; if I never see another newspaper piece titled “What’s […]

Laurel Sutton

June 9, 2009

A fun video about English names in China. When I was taking Japanese with the Name Inspector, I nicknamed him Tako-san. Which seemed funny at the time. My name is impossible in Japanese!

Mark Skoultchi

August 1, 2008

Yet another embarrassing article on baby naming fiascos. (If you don’t want to read the article, here’s the gist: dad (Mr. Jones) names new baby “Dow” while mom is sleeping after giving birth. Previous child, Indiana, thinks it will all work out fine.) I’ll at least give these folks credit for spunk. Still a mound […]