Monday, December 30th, 2013
I picked 51 cool names of the week this year—everything from Dixon to Delphine. And some of the most talked-about names—like Holly Madison’s hippie Rainbow Aurora and the totally directional Kardashian-Kanye baby North West—didn’t even make it into the cool name of the week list. So what are some of the most intriguing names of the year? You can read my picks for the buzziest names of 2013—and a look ahead at my forecast for the red-hot names of the near future. But what names caught my eye this year? Here are my top four:
There’s a new, very buzzed about Pope—and he’s sporting a fresh papal name, Francis. I’m expecting to see both Francis and the feminine Frances or Francine making big strides in popularity.
The royal baby may have had a tried-and-true name—George—but you can expect to see that name get a bump, at least in the UK, thanks to its current buzz.
Mila was picked by Jenna Bush for her daughter (the granddaughter/great-granddaughter of two former U.S. Presidents). Add in popular actress Mila Kunis, and you have a recipe for a hot name.
Everly is destined for a popularity bump, thanks to hot couple Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum picking it for their daughter. (Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis also picked it, and two celebs have also picked the similar Ever for their kids.)
What do you think was the coolest name this year? Share your favorites in the comments! If you’re looking for baby name inspiration, check out our Baby Name Finder, and don’t forget to like In Name Only on Facebook to keep up with the latest in baby names!
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Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
It’s a girl for heartthrob Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum. And though initially, the couple were hush-hush about the baby name, it’s finally been announced: Everly.
Everly sounds like it should mean something along the lines of “forever,” but it actually means wild boar (maybe not the meaning you were seeking for your baby girl!). It’s an English name that began its life as a boys’ name (Red Hot Chili Peppers’ frontman Anthony Kiedis picked it for his son). But lately, parents have started to consider it for their girls. (Twilight actor Cam Gigandet picked an alternative spelling, Everleigh, for his daughter.) And in fact, it charted in the top 1000 for the first time last year, as a girls’ name. And it’s also associated with the pop greats, who were noted for the song “Bye, Bye Love.”
I actually wondered if they were going to pick a name with a double-n in it, to work well with their names—a name like Annabel, Hannah, Quinn or Sienna would have been my choices if they’d gone in that direction.
No word on a middle name for Everly, but I would pick something short and sweet—Rose, James (the current vogue celeb middle name for girls) or Maeve.
What do you think of the name Everly? Is it one you’d pick for your daughter—or your son? And what middle name do you think Channing and Jenna picked for their baby?
Photo: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum by Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
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