Monday, August 17, 2015

The Name Community!

Hi all!

Today, in an effort to educate myself on others in the naming community, I'll be posting links to other cool blogs about names. Here's a short list if you want to find more cool articles and opinion pieces!

Appellation Mountain - Abby Sandel

I've mentioned this site before, as an AM fangirl, but I think Abby's articles deserve more readers. Check out this fantastic article about gender and heritage baby naming - the comments provide more (often heated) opinions too: Why I Never Say "Save the Name for a Son"

Waltzing More Than Matilda - Anna Vivian

Here's an Australian perspective on naming in the English world. Check out this encouraging article on defending name choices from judgmental friends and family: Family Criticism Has Made Her Anxious About Baby Names

The Beauty of Names - Bree

A lovely blog with an emphasis on beautiful, elegant and historical names. I myself can never resist a Romanov sisters' shoutout: Long and Luxurious

Nameisms - Laura Emerson

Really cool in-depth looks at different names each day - etymology, history and celebrity namesakes included! Laura has a great article on the recent controversy over Atticus: Atticus: To Kill a Name

Baby Name Pondering - Brooke Cussans

Interesting a varied articles on names - this is what I hope one day to achieve! A recent article by Brooke is just badass: Post Apocalyptic Naming

Also sidenote: it looks like I accidentally appropriated the title of a Nameberry article from a couple weeks back: Name Trend: The I's Have It for Girls. Whoops! I'll try harder to avoid overlap.


  1. Welcome to the community!

    -Kara @ The Art of Naming

  2. Don't forget Christina @ Once Upon a Time Baby Names

  3. Thanks for the shout out! Love your blog too. Keep on writing! :)

    Laura @ nameisms