I get some awesome baby name questions! Periodically I round up questions and film a Q&A on my YouTube channel. The past month I’ve received so many juicy questions that I thought were worthy of their own blog-post!
What would you rename Wyatt Isabelle?
I can’t wait to see pictures of her, don’t you just know that’s a gorgeous baby? Wyatt reminds me of a cowboy, I definitely think of Kevin Costner as Wyatt Earp when I hear this name. I’d actually prefer this name in reverse, Isabelle Wyatt. Lately I’ve been loving the Scottish spelling Isobel. I also think Ashby would be a cool twist/way to honor Ashton. So, I’d rename her Isobel Ashby.
Our daughter is due on Christmas Eve. Is it cheesey to use a Christmas themed name?
I’m pretty cheesey, so I don’t think so. If you’re worried about the cheese factor, you might want to consider using a seasonal name in the middle name spot. I would however avoid using two word names and names that could possibly make a theme, for example – Winter Ivy. Here are some Christmas names if you need some ideas: https://tulipbyanyname.com/name-lists/christmas-names/ Congrats on your little one! Please let me know what name you choose!
Is Tulip a usable name?
You might have guessed that I love flower names and tulips in particular have special meaning to me. I love the idea of using an uncommon flower name, like Tulip. How cool would Tulip by as a middle name? Matilda Tulip, Wendy Tulip, Penelope Tulip. Definitely usable in my book.
Would you use two middle names?
Maybe. When I think of names and name combinations I usually think of just one middle name. I feel like it can be a bit harder to make double middle names flow well. I would consider using a family name as a middle and in that case, if I could make the flow work, I’d go for two middles.
How popular is too popular for you?
I like a lot of popular names. I’d probably avoid using a name in the top 10. To me, its more important that I use a name my partner and I love and that have significance to us, than use a name we feel lukewarm about just because its less popular. Many of my favorite names are in the top 100. I also like the idea of using an uncommon name with a common nickname or a common name with an uncommon nickname.
What would you name a little brother or sister to Maxwell “Max” James? We want to use another M name.
Congrats on baby M! I love Max names. My favorite M names right now are Milo and Matilda, both of which I think would work with Max. Here are a few ideas; Milo Jude, Micah Reid, Matthew Frost, or Matilda June, Madeline Claire, and Mara Josephine. I’d love to hear what name you choose!
What name trends do you love?
I love a lot of vintage girls names that are coming back into fashion – Eloise, Rose, and Alice are a few of my favorites. One of my favorite boys names is Everett. I love a lot of male surnames ending in similar sounds – Beckett, Emmett, and Bennett to name a few.
I like boy names with Z’s in them like Ezra. Any suggestions?
Z’s do give names a cool factor! A few names you might enjoy – Blaze, Boaz, Cruz, Enzo, Paz, or Zion. Boaz would be my pick.
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