In ancient African cultures, names held a mesmerizing mystique, which has carried over to many contemporary baby-naming celebrations. An Egyptian/American mother looks at the rich cultural diversity Africa yields.
Fasten your seat belts for a fascinating trip into the heart of naming rituals and traditions. In a journey that takes you from east to west, find out how the "twain do meet" at the very onset of life itself.
The following is a list of names that would be linguistically logical for twins. This is not a list of names that sound alike (such as Ann and Andy), but a list of names that are connected through other properties.
Sociologists, baby name experts and teachers all agree that what you name your child does indeed impact her personality, her ability to interact with her peers, even how she is perceived by total strangers.
Who can forget when they heard that Gwyneth Paltrow named her baby Apple? Are you also considering a unique, one-of-a-kind name for your baby? How should you handle the strange looks or family backlash that may accompany your decision?
You've spent hours poring over baby name books, making lists, and trying out first and middle names to see how they sound. But what about your baby's last name? Times are changing, and you have more choices than you may realize.
The story of your name probably sheds some light on who your parents are—or who they were, before you were born. And now that the name is yours, how has it influenced your life's course? We asked 10 people, "What's in a name?"
If you've ever thought of calling your long-limbed infant "Chicken Legs" or your toddler "Booger," think again: some pet names stick around long enough to do damage! Here's a humorous look at the perils of nicknaming.
One of the most important discussions you and your spouse will have is on the topic of naming your baby. If you're lucky, you'll find a mutually agreeable name early on. But sometimes it's not that simple.
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