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Lots of Baby Names!

girls baby names - boy baby names

So, you’re trying to come up with baby names. Actually, we are, too! I have eight grandchildren and am expecting number nine this summer. We don’t know yet if we need baby names for girls or boy baby names – we’ll find that out in about six weeks. Of course, I got to choose the baby names for my three daughters, and I had a lot of fun browsing unique baby names for them. I didn’t really choose unusual baby names, however. Instead, I selected some family names, along with some sort of uncommon baby names that weren’t too weird. In all, I got to think up six names – two for each daughter. I was also allowed to participate in coming up with babies’ names for all my grandkids, although I didn’t have the final say-so. For some reason, the parents thought they should have the final word on the baby name in question. What the heck were they thinking? We got to use six girls’ baby names and ten baby boys names.

What baby names were chosen for the grandkids? Several are Biblical names, several are family names, and a couple are just names we liked. Choosing baby names is fun, but it can also be frustrating. It seems hard to find a baby name that everyone in the family agrees on. For example, my youngest daughter named my oldest grandson “Jonathan,” which I’ve never been crazy about. Over time, however, the name has kind of grown on me. My daughter did make up for her “error” when she selected a name I love for her younger son, Tristan.

Please carefully consider your choice of baby names. The kid is going to be stuck with the name unless he has it legally changed when he gets older. If you’re considering very unusual baby names, you might want to rethink that strategy. Kids can be cruel, so you don’t want to saddle children with really strange and unusual baby names. Remember, that tiny baby isn’t going to be a baby for long. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with uncommon baby names or with unique baby names, but try to see down the road a few years and imagine how the baby name you choose is going to follow the child, the teenager, and the adult. If you really insist on an unusual baby name, make it the middle name and call the child by his first name.

We chose several Biblical baby names, including Jonathan.

We chose several Biblical baby names, including Jonathan.

Biblical baby names: Jacob and Caleb

Biblical baby names: Jacob and Caleb

How I got the names

I’ve been working on this hub for a long, long time. I’ve kept a running list in a composition book, and whenever I ran across another name, I’d jot it down. I began with family names and names of friends. I thought about authors and literary characters. Television, movies, and music were also good sources. Actually, sometimes I even flipped through the phone book. One of my very best sources for some unusual names, however, was my experience as a teacher. There are just some names you never forget, and anyway, I had a few old class rosters to pour over, too. Believe me – I didn’t include the most unusual names of all!

Alexis and Audrie

Alexis and Audrie

List of baby names – baby girl names - A

Aaliyah

Abby

Abigail

Absinthe

Ada

Addison

Aden

Adelaide

Adele

Adelia

Adeline

Adonna

Adora

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Adrianna

Adrienne

Agatha

Agnes

Aida

Aiesha

Aileen

Aislyn

Aja

Alana

Alanis

Alba

Alberta

Alessandra

Alexa

Alexandra

Alexandria

Alexi

Alexis

Alfreda

Ali

Alice

Alicia

Alfie

Allison

Alma

Almana

Althea

Alva

Alvia

Alyssa

Amanda

Amaranth

Amber

Amelia

America

Amethyst

Amika

Amie

Amisha

Amora

Amorita

Amy

Anamika

Anastasia

Andrea

Andromache

Andromeda

Angel

Angela

Angelina

Anita

Ann

Anna

Annabelle

Annabeth

Annalee

Annamarie

Anne

Annetta

Annette

Annie

Anora

Ansley

Antigone

Antoinette

Antonia

Aphrodite

April

Arabella

Arabelle

Arachne

Ardelia

Ardella

Aretha

Arianna

Arienne

Arlena

Arlene

Arora

Artemis

Asha

Ashema

Ashleigh

Asia

Asta

Aster

Atalanta

Atlanta

Athena

Audrey

Audrie

Augusta

Aurora

Autumn

Ava

Avarae

Aveena

Avy

Ayla

Aza

Azalea

Aziza


List of baby names – baby boy names - A

Aaron

Abbott

Abe

Abraham

Abel

Abijah

Abner

Absalom

Achilles

Adair

Adam

Aden

Adder

Adlai

Adolph

Adon

Adonis

Adrian

Adrico

Agamemnon

Ahab

Aiken

Ajax

Alan

Alastair

Albert

Alberto

Albion

Alder

Aldous

Aldren

Aldridge

Alec

Alejandro

Alexander

Alford

Alfred

Alistair

Allister

Almarcus

Almer

Alvero

Alvin

Amadeus

Amar

Ambrose

Amerigo