My little sister is going to have a baby in a few weeks. It’s very exciting! They decided not to find out in advance if it was a boy or girl, and they also aren’t telling anyone what baby names they like. In any case, I have babies on the brain thinking about meeting my new little niece or nephew.
I’ve always loved thinking about baby names, and I love hearing the beautiful name combinations that other people pick out. A few years ago I bought a baby names book just for fun, and economist husband and I have been talking about names since we first started dating.
One unique challenge we have is picking out names that work both in Russian and English. We’ve had to sacrifice a few that we like because they only sound good in one language. Boris, for example, is a name I really like and it sounds beautiful in Russian, but just doesn’t work very well in English. The same goes for Nastya.
Some friends of ours recently named their daughter Beatrice. Isn’t that a beautiful name? Other friends named their son Miles, which I think is adorable.
What about you? What baby names do you like? Really, I’m totally interested to hear! Are there any names that you really like, but you can’t use???
A fun site for baby name browsing is “Nameberry“. They had an article recently about hipster baby names (Ella, Frank, Milo and Violet, for example), or another article about the top 12 neglected girls’ classic names (Agatha, Rosemary and Martha, for example)