It’s hard to say when exactly parents started focusing on giving their children unique (or “yoonique”) names, but it seems that the trend has completely spiraled out of control. Ask anyone the craziest baby name they know, and chances are they’ll say something you’ve never heard before. A couple of days ago I asked STFU, Parents readers this question on Twitter and Facebook, and the names ranged from Female (pronounced Fem-AH-lee), to Jazzman, to siblings named Tamara, TaDae, Yesterdae and Tonite. More
Topic: baby naming
So in case you you haven’t heard, Victoria and David Beckham named their new addition Harper Seven. The highly anticipated baby girl was given the middle name “Seven” after her father’s jersey number, but the Beckhams have yet to make a statement as to what inspired the name “Harper.” When I read the news, I immediately thought of Harper Lee who authored To Kill A Mockingbird, but apparently I’ll be one of the last to do so according to an English mother over at The Guardian. Also a mother to a baby girl named Harper (named explicitly for the character), she argues that in a few years time no one will understand the nod to one of America’s literary giants. More
My husband and I named our children the old-fashioned way: We fought for 9 months and ended up picking the only names we could agree on. In utero, they had their own German names (Spargel (asparagus) and Zwiebel (onion), if you must know) and we continued the vegetation theme on into their in real life names. We spent hours walking through cemeteries looking for cool names from the past. We scoured our family trees for some cool ancestor. We didn’t, as some of our friends recently did, poll everyone with a fancy questionnaire asking for a thorough ranking of preferences from a short list.
But we could have avoided all sorts of drama by just using this new app. More