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The Baby Names Podcast

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Hosted by sisters Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss, founders of BabyNames.com. We explore one name topic per episode, dish about celebrity baby news, and take listener questions about names and naming. You don't have to be expecting to enjoy this show - you just have to be interested in names!

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Jennifer and Mallory review and analyze the top 5 names from 40 countries around the world: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia Federation, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, and the United States. We also report on the current celebrity baby news and take questions from our listeners! Names mentioned in this episode: Dumaresq, Lucky, Liam, Maverick, Keaton, Cosmo, Rillian, Julia, Ottilie, Emerson, and more! View the full list of top names around the world on BabyNames.com! Join us in our Facebook groups: The Baby Names Podcast Celebrity Baby News The Baby Names Podcast is hosted by Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss, founders of BabyNames.com - online since 1996. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In a new addition to our podcast, we present our second installment of Name Bites! Jennifer and Mallory each pick a name to present and discuss its origin, history, popularity, and namesakes. Names mentioned in this episode: Leo and Lavender Have a name you want us to cover? Write us at podcast@babynames.com. To chat with Jennifer, Mallory, and other name enthusiasts, join our Facebook Group! The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jennifer and Mallory suggest names associated with and reminiscent of New Age spirituality. We also report on the current Celebrity Baby News and take name questions from our listeners. Names mentioned in this episode: Idris, Malcolm, Avice, Isabeau, Rayssa, Momiji, Zen, Sage, Asta, Bodhi, Celeste, Déja, Ethereal, Kismet, Muse, Nyx, Seance, Solstice, Spirit, Vortex...and many, many more! Join us in our Facebook groups: The Baby Names Podcast Celebrity Baby News ________________________ Related episodes: Names from Space Dark, Gothic, and Mystical Names Temporal (Time) Names ________________________ Sources Zen on Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen 11 Benefits of Burning Sage, How to Get Started, and More 2014 Study on Sage: https://www.scielo.br/j/rbfar/a/p3kqjsDnN8fZxcdkgYbGQLC/?lang=en 2016 Study on Sage: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/622/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In a new addition to our podcast, we present our first installment of Name Bites! Jennifer and Mallory each pick a name to present and discuss its origin, history, popularity, and namesakes. Names mentioned in this episode: Lilibet, Elizabeth, Roman Have a name you want us to cover? Write us at podcast@babynames.com. To chat with Jennifer, Mallory, and other name enthusiasts, join our Facebook Group! The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Olympic Names

Olympic Names

2021-07-0627:13

Episode 74 - In honor of the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, we're reviewing names from the U.S. Olympic team, past and present. We also review the current celebrity baby news and take two fun questions from our listeners. Names mentioned in this episode: Seim, Tino, Sky, Usain, Olympia, Olga, Nadia, Tennys, Napheesa, Evy, Nevin, Coryn, Francesca, Evita, Yul, Sakura, Genevra, Cheta, Tierna...and more! ______ Full U.S. Olympic Roster: https://babynames.com/blogs/names/us-olympic-team-2021 2021 Olympics Schedule: https://www.nbcolympics.com/full-schedule Story of Seim: https://www.tiktok.com/@seimkuruc/video/6973130426198084870 Usain Bolt Welcomes Twins! https://babynames.com/blogs/celebrities/olympian-usain-bolt-welcomes-twins ______ The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Part 2 of a two-part series on Jewish names and identity. Our special guest is Kirsten Fermaglich, Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Michigan State University and author of A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America . We discuss how it became common after World War I for Jewish families to change their surnames and why. Jennifer and Mallory also reveal their TRUE family surname and some deep, dark family secrets. We also report on the latest celebrity baby news and take questions from listeners: What do you think about a boy named Hazel? What boy names can we use for a girl? Names mentioned in this episode: Childeric, Apollo, Clementine, Lilibet Diana, Arrow Fox, Elliot, Lux, Zillion, Mixolydian, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Part 1 of a two-part series on Jewish names and identity. Jennifer and Mallory speak with sociolinguist Dr. Iman M. Nick, author of Personal Names, Hitler, and The Holocaust: A Socio-onomastic Study of Genocide and Nazi Germany. Dr. Nick is president of the Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics, and the Editor-in-Chief of NAMES, the scientific journal of the American Name Society. Listener discretion is advised: this episode covers topics of violence, racism, and genocide. Names mentioned in this episode: Loma, Télesphore, Eaton, Abraham, Cohen, Yaniv, Caleb, Ethan, Stanley, Kaladin, and more! Please spare a minute to take our PODCAST LISTENER SURVEY and enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card: https://bit.ly/bnpodsurvey The Baby Names podcast is a production of BabyNames.com. ______________ Sources: What is the difference between Yiddish and Hebrew? Personal Names, Hitler, and The Holocaust: A Socio-onomastic Study of Genocide and Nazi Germany by I.M. Nick The American Name Society Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jennifer and Mallory discuss the top names on the U.S. Social Security baby names list, surprises on the list, and baby names we've spotted on the list! We also report on the latest celebrity baby news and take name questions from our listeners. Names mentioned in this episode: Maverick, Seven, Sekani, Jimmy, Marks, Liam, Olivia, Kobe, Gianna, Lincoln, Jaxon, Rhett, Clyde, Anakin, Nevaeh, Kaison, Rocky, Mazikeen, Shiloh, Koala, Leva...and more! Have a question for Jennifer and Mallory? Write us at podcast@babynames.com. The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com. ________________ Sources for this show: Social Security Baby Names List: https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/ ESPN Daily Podcast on the name Jalen: http://www.espn.com/espnradio/podcast/archive/_/id/27767948 The Hate U Give: https://www.amazon.com/Hate-U-Give-Angie-Thomas/dp/0062498533/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jennifer and Mallory discuss the new/old trend of giving babies "Expectation Names" names that imply an expectation on the child, a quality of their character, behavior, or success. Is it fair to give your child an Expectation Name? The answer is not so simple. We also report on the current celebrity baby news, the American Name Society Names of the Year, and take your questions on names and naming. Names mentioned in this episode: Lena, Corbin, Humility, Tace, Abstinence, Chastity, Faith, Hope, Keep-the-Faith, Loyal, Royal, Justice, Maverick, Tequila, Ryker, Harley, Sincere, Legend, Messiah, and more! Have a question for Jennifer & Mallory? Write us at podcast@babynames.com. __________________________ Our sources: Christian Science Monitor New England Historical Society The News & Observer American Name Society Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Last year at this time, we did an episode about Irish Names - and our Irish listeners had quite a laugh at how we Americans pronounced Irish names! So this year we've invited popular Irish radio host and podcast producer Dusty Rhodes to help us with authentic Irish name pronunciation! We looked at the popular names from Ireland from 2019 and picked out the more traditional Irish names that would give Americans a bit of a challenge. Here's the list, with the name and current rank for babies in Ireland. Follow along with us and see if you get the pronunciation right! BOYS Tadhg 8 Darragh 11 Oisín 13 Fionn 16 Cillian 17 / Cian 32 Rían 20 Senán 41 Donnacha 56 Cathal 61 Eoin 74 Ruairí 87 Odhran 92 Daithí 116 Éanna 127 Páidí 143 GIRLS Fíadh 3 Caoimhe 17 Saoirse 23 Éabha 29 Sadhbh 37 Róisín 40 Clodagh 50 Niamh 54 Aoibhín 69 Ailbhe 75 Aoibheann 79 Áine 92 Aisling 94 Laoise 131 Aoibhe 137 Check out Dusty's podcast "The Dust Pod" at www.dustpod.ie. View the full list of most popular Irish Baby Names from the CSO. ________ The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Everyone has a name! Names are tied to history, culture, family, and identity. Each episode we deep dive into one name subject, report on the latest celebrity baby news, and take questions from our listeners! Subscribe to the Baby Names Podcast so you don't miss an episode. The Baby Names Podcast is hosted by sisters Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss, founders of BabyNames.com.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chicago natives Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss discuss a vast list of Chicago-inspired baby names for parents who want to honor the Windy City. We also report on the latest celebrity baby news and take letters from our listeners. Names mentioned in this episode: Dorothy, Tad, Devery, Addison, Clark, Barack, Lake, Palmer, Astor, Daley, Grant, Lincoln... and more! View the FULL list of Chicago-Inspired baby names Read Jennifer's series of Mysteries with a Metaphysical twist set in Chicago, starting with Town Red! And here's that book, Streetwise Chicago: A History of Chicago Street Names by Don Hayner! Have a question for Jennifer & Mallory? Email us at podcast@babynames.com. ______ The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This Not That - 2021

This Not That - 2021

2021-02-0937:55

Jennifer and Mallory discuss less-popular alternatives to the top 10 boys and girls names on the BabyNames.com charts. We also discuss highlights from our celebrity baby news, and take name questions from our listeners! Names mentioned in this episode: Laure, Gilles, Karenina, Rosemary, Sigfried, Oleander Lachlan, Eitan, Antoine, Colm, Garrett, Cicely, Odette, Aline, Vignette, Livandra, Ayla, Azriela... and more! We mentioned this article: The 1000 most popular surnames in the U.S. Have feedback about this episode? Join our Facebook group to discuss or write us at podcast@babynames.com. The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this minisode, BabyNames.com founder Jennifer Moss talks about the history of the website, how she and her sister Mallory started The Baby Names Podcast, and what's in store for 2021. BabyNames.com was founded in 1996 and is celebrating our 25th year online. Season 4 of The Baby Names Podcast will begin in February of 2021. Have a question for Jennifer and Mallory? Email us at podcast@babynames.com. Join us to gab about names in our Facebook Group and stay tuned for more BabyNames Live! shows on Facebook and YouTube. The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com. _______ If you or anyone you know is suffering from depression or contemplating suicide please talk to someone. Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1(800) 273-TALK - 1(800) 273-8255 Music: My Favorite Tree by Isobel O'Conner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our celebrity baby blogger, Kate Fann, joins Jennifer and Mallory in counting down the 5 best celebrity baby names and 5 worst celebrity baby names of the year. We also report on the current celebrity baby news and take letters from our listeners! Names mentioned in this episode: LISTEN and FIND OUT! For the most current celebrity baby news, visit the BabyNames.com Celebrity Blog. Join our Facebook Group to chat about our episodes with Jennifer & Mallory and other listeners! This is the final episode of Season 3 of the Baby Names Podcast - we will be taking a short break in January, so tune in again in February of 2021 for Season 4! The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Top Baby Names of 2020

Top Baby Names of 2020

2020-12-0831:59

The list is out! BabyNames.com has compiled the top most popular names of the year, and Jennifer and Mallory go at it with their opinions and predictions for 2021. We also cover the current celebrity baby news and take listener questions on names and naming! Names mentioned in this episode: Mourade, Darsha, Oliver, Liam, Theodore, Declan, Amelia/Emilia, Charlotte, Luna, Wren, Alastair, Caspian, Kobe, Theon, Mint, Ursula, Cohen, and many, many, more! Check out the full list here: Top 100 Baby Names of 2020 * * * Sponsored by TOWN RED - A series of mysteries with a metaphysical twist! * * * Join our Facebook Group to chat about our episodes with Jennifer & Mallory and other listeners! Have a question for Jennifer & Mallory? Email us at podcast@babynames.com. Please stay safe, stay healthy, and if you must go out of your home - practice social distancing and ALWAYS mask up!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Baby Names and Success

Baby Names and Success

2020-11-1035:07

Jennifer and Mallory discuss the age-old question: Can a name make or break your success in life? We also speak with special guest Abby Sandel from AppellationMountain.net. Abby is a life-long name enthusiast and baby name consultant! Names mentioned in this episode: Koven, Rockland, Touca, Bullseye, Barak, Elvis, Madonna, Kamala, Wisdom, Allure, Halcyon. Visit Abby's site: Appellation Mountain Girl who has the record of the world's longest name - The Oprah Winfrey Show Join our Facebook Group to chat about our episodes with Jennifer & Mallory and other listeners! Have a question for Jennifer and Mallory? Write us at podcast@babynames.com or call our message line at (702) 848-5510. The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Harry Potter Names

Harry Potter Names

2020-10-2740:26

Jennifer and Mallory discuss names from the Harry Potter series of novels (and movies) authored by JK Rowling*. We also report on this week's celebrity baby news and take questions from our listeners! Names mentioned in this episode: Yarrow, Caprice, Bruton, Barley, Seraphina, Harry, Ronald, Hermione, Bilius, Draco, Hagrid, Albus, Bellatrix, Cedric, Cornelius, Fleur, Ginevra, Lucius, Luna, Marvolo, Minerva, Myrtle, Narcissa, Neville, Petunia, Phineas, Rubeus, Potter, Severus, Sirius...and more! *BabyNames.com does not support nor condone Rowling's recent statements on gender identity, and we fully support the LGBTQIA community. If you are a Harry Potter superfan and have noticed any errors or omissions - please write us! We'll include your notes in the next show: email podcast@babynames.com or call our message line: (702) 848-5510. Join our Facebook Group to chat about our episodes with Jennifer & Mallory and other listeners! The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jennifer and Mallory talk all about gaming naming - names from video games and role playing games. Joining us is Matthew Mercer, founding cast member and Dungeon Master of the hit online show, Critical Role, and Lee Perry, former lead designer at Epic Games. Names mentioned in this episode: Tierre, Taius, Piana, Marika, Roshella, Astro, Dino, Lara, Lily, Blade, Exandria, Purvon, Dimble Thaydeen, River, Titan, Liberty, and more! You can watch Critical Role live on TwitchTV or recorded at YouTube. A big thanks to fellow podcaster, Christopher Gronlund, for helping to put together this show. We highly recommend Christopher's short story podcast called Not About Lumberjacks! Have a question for Jennifer and Mallory? Email us at podcast@babynames.com.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sisters Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss discuss names that were originally dictionary words! Dictionary words have become very trendy for baby names, whether they're flower names, brand names, occupational names, or more! Listen as we discuss this phenomenon, along with the current celebrity baby news, and take questions from our listeners. Names mentioned in this episode: Klaus, Bear, Birdie, Mason, Reign, Winter, Ember, Eve, Harper, Piper, Luna, Aura, Isla, Heaven, Calliope, Cosmo, Bishop, Reign, Rogue, Calico...and many, many more! Have a question for Jennifer & Mallory? Email us at podcast@babynames.com or call our message line at (702) 848-5510. Subscribe to the Baby Names Podcast so you don't miss an episode - available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and most of your favorite podcast players. Join our Facebook Group to chat about our episodes with Jennifer & Mallory and other listeners! The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Casey Keziah Lacerte

My maiden name is Keziah. Ive always loved that as a middle name for our future girl. Her nickname would probably be Kezi😊

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