Baby Name Ideas You'll Love

Updated on July 8, 2018
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I am a 27-year-old in Little Rock, Arkansas, who is working each day to try and grow myself!

Tips for Naming Your Baby

  • Make the name easy to say and spell. Many parents want to choose something that is unique—which can be fun and creative—but try and imagine how your child has to live with that name for the rest of their lives. Every time they start a new class, meet someone new, or order coffee, they will be asked how to spell their name. Doing that 100 times can get really irritating. You can have a unique idea for a name that still is easy to sound out and pronounce. Consider doing that.
  • Avoid names that bring negative thoughts to mind. Let's say there is a famous murderer with the name David Blackburn. Naming your child David is, of course, fine but if your last name also happens to be Blackburn, avoid it. You don't want people constantly associating your child with bad thoughts.
  • Don't pick a name that is too common. In my high school class, we had three guys with the name Hunter Goodwin. It was always incredibly confusing figuring out who everyone was talking about when saying their name. If your last name is already very common like Smith, Brown, Williams etc.. consider thinking of a more unique name. Otherwise, it may get confusing later in life when they share the same name with many others. One way to check to see how common the name might be is to look on Facebook. Go to the search box and try typing "John Smith." See how many results you get. You can even filter by state. Now try a name that is less commonly used like "Quentin Smith". You will find that there are fewer people listed with that name. It's not the end of the world if your child has the same name as someone else, just try to make sure it isn't something so common that it will get confusing later in life.
  • Find a name with important meaning to you or your family. Whether it's a family name or you're literally finding a name with a cool meaning, it's great to be able to tell a story of how you got your name.

Baby Girl Names From Your Favorite T.V. Shows

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Baby Girl Name  
T.V. Show  
Annalise
How to get Away with Murder
Michaela
How to get Away with Murder
Laurel
How to get Away with Murder
Haddie
Parenthood
Julia
Parenthood
Camille
Parenthood
Kate
Parenthood
Claire
Lost
Juliet
Lost
Sun
Lost
Maeby
Arrested Development
Lucille
Arrested Development
Rebel
Arrested Development
Maggie
Arrested Development
Meredith
Grey's Anatomy
April
Grey's Anatomy
Callie
Grey's Anatomy
Arizona
Grey's Anatomy
Izzie
Grey's Anatomy
Jo
Grey's Anatomy
Addison
Grey's Anatomy
Olivia
Scandal
Quinn
Scandal
Mellie
Scandal
Abby
Scandal
Maya
Scandal
Annalise
How to get Away with Murder
Elise
Westworld
Clementine
Westworld
Serena
The Handmaid's Tale
Rita
The Handmaid's Tale
Moira
The Handmaid's Tale
Alex
Orange Is the New Black
Piper
Orange Is the New Black
Tasha
Orange Is the New Black
Stella
Orange Is the New Black
Aleida
Orange Is the New Black

Baby Boy Names From Your Favorite T.V. Shows

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Boy Names  
T.V. Shows  
Derek
Grey's Anatomy
Jackson
Grey's Anatomy
Owen
Grey's Anatomy
Preston
Grey's Anatomy
Denny
Grey's Anatomy
Jake
Scandal
Rowan
Scandal
Cyrus
Scandal
David
Scandal
Connor
How to get Away with Murder
Wes
How to get Away with Murder
Nate
How to get Away with Murder
Asher
How to get Away with Murder
Sawyer
Lost
James
Lost
Jack
Lost
Hurley
Lost
Desmond
Lost
Ben
Lost
Boone
Lost
Michael
Arrested Development
Geroge
Arrested Development
Oscar
Arrested Development
Will
Stranger Things
Mike
Stranger Things
Lucas
Stranger Things
Leonard
Big Bang Theory
Sheldon
Big Bang Theory
Clay
13 Reasons Why
Carl
The Walking Dead
Daryl
The Walking Dead
Glenn
The Walking Dead
Tommy
Peaky Blinders
Source

Top Baby Names of 2018

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Girl Names  
Boy Names  
Emma
Liam
Olivia
Noah
Ava
Oliver
Isabella
Logan
Sophia
Mason
Amelia
Lucas
Mia
Ethan
Charlotte
Elijah
Harper
Aiden
Mila
James
Aria
Carter
Evelyn
Alexander
Ella
Sebastian
Avery
Jackson
Abigail
Benjamin
Riley
Jacob
Chloe
Michael
Scarlett
William
Emily
Luke
Luna
Daniel
Layla
Grayson
Ellie
Owen
Sofia
Jack
Source: https://www.babycenter.com/top-baby-names-2018.htm

Baby Names Inspired by Important Women in History

  • Clara
  • Rosa
  • Hillary
  • Michelle
  • Barbara
  • Jane
  • Gloria
  • Louisa
  • Amelia
  • Zora
  • Shonda
  • Kate
  • Angelina
  • Emma
  • Anne
  • Diane

Which of these is you favorite baby name for a boy?

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Baby Names Inspired by Important Men in History

  • George
  • Barack
  • Donald
  • John
  • David
  • Benjamin
  • Grant
  • Mark
  • Luther
  • Lincoln
  • Neil
  • Quincy
  • Steven

Baby Names for Girls Inspired by Music

  • Selena
  • Celine
  • Christina
  • Ella
  • Judy
  • Alanis
  • Adele
  • Miley
  • Lauryn
  • Tina
  • Billie
  • Janis
  • Amy
  • Dolly
  • Aretha
  • Nina
  • Shania
  • Cyndi
  • Lauryn
  • Carrie
  • Nicki
  • Isley
  • Fiona

Which of these is your favorite baby name for a girl?

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Baby Names for Boys Inspired by Music

  • Bruno
  • Michael
  • Justin
  • Elton
  • Stevie
  • Jack
  • Lennon
  • Dylan
  • Steven
  • Joe
  • Willie
  • Art
  • Paul
  • Ringo
  • Robert
  • Ray
  • Marvin
  • Hendrix

My Favorite Baby Names

Girls
Boys
Margo
Henry
Kinsley
Harvey
Alem
Geno
Olive
Walker
Izlee
Quentin
Laila
Britt
Rayna
Murphey
Monteray
Keean
Charlie
Kristian
Taren
Major
Tory
Merreck

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 weeks ago from USA

        Laila is my favorite. I’ll save it for a female cat since I’m not having any more kids.

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