CatchThis Blog / baby naming

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

October 17, 2008

Catchword has not yet been paid to name a baby, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have the expertise to do it. In fact, almost all of the Catchword team are parents. There are hundreds of websites devoted to baby naming, but we think this is one of the funniest: Baby’s Named a Bad, Bad […]

Mark Skoultchi

August 26, 2008

I know six pregnant women right now – so baby names are a popular topic. They are fielding suggestions from all sorts of different sources (my cousin’s three year old son came up with a brilliant name for his in-utero sister: Avalina Shoppinglist.) The baby-naming conversation always makes me think of my parents’ struggle to […]

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 […]

Burt Alper

July 24, 2008

Maybe I should change my role at the company to be the baby-name-blogger. Just too much good stuff in the news these days. Check out this article on the wackiest baby names ever. Naming babies seems much more fun than naming companies or naming products. I have to give the parents credit. Even a naming […]

Burt Alper

July 21, 2008

Saw a report in this morning’s news about a guy who plans to name his kid after a radio talk show host in return for a $100 gas card (see “Sex, Blood, and Baby Names”). So wrong, in so many ways. First, any of you who are regular readers know how I feel about baby […]

Laurel Sutton

July 3, 2008

The lovely and talented Burt Alper was asked to provide some comments on baby naming for a fun show on the BBC Radio 4 program Word of Mouth. You can click below to hear Burt’s remarks. Word of Mouth

Burt Alper

March 13, 2008

Amazing how popular the topic of baby naming has gotten in the last few months. Here’s the latest entry from the New York Times. One of my “golden rules of naming” is that parents shouldn’t tell their friends what names they are considering before they name the baby. (You tend to get mostly negative feedback […]

Burt Alper

March 12, 2008

I was shocked to learn about a Florida couple who named their twin boys Brett and Favre. These folks must not have read my golden rules of baby naming (see earlier blog posts). Naming is not about *you* it is about what (or who) you are naming (in this case, the babies). What may seem […]

Laurel Sutton

October 29, 2007

There is yet another article on baby naming called “What’s in a Name?“, by Sam Kean, at the NY Times this week (get the PDF here) – honestly, every other naming article has this title, so editors, THINK OF A NEW ONE, PLEASE. It cites work done by two members of the American Name Society […]