Popular Baby Names

B.C.'s Most Popular Baby Names Revealed

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 01.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

When it comes to baby names, British Columbians are pretty consistent. Especially with girls' names. The B.C. government has released its statistic...

41 Of The Cutest (And Strangest) Food Baby Names

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Living

From Gwyneth Paltrow's baby Apple to Drew Barrymore's daughter Olive, there are plenty of cute little baby names out there inspired by the delicious t...

10 Baby Names From the '40s and '50s Making a Comeback

BabyPost | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living

They say everything old is new again, so don't for one minute think that rule doesn't apply to baby names of today and yesteryear. We've rounded up 10 of our favourites (and 10 we seem to be seeing more -- whether it be in pop culture or amongst celebrities).

You Really Named Your Baby That?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Every year, the most popular baby names list is announced, and I think most parents prefer to never see their child's name turn up there. It might be because they want to "own" that name and be individual, or they are thinking about confusion in the classroom in later years. There's a fine line between common and insane (Hashtag, anyone?) that every parent considers.

B.C.'s Top Baby Names Are..

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Not sure what unique name to give your baby? You might want to steer clear of these. The B.C. government recently released the province's 20 most p...

Our Five Favourite Baby Name Apps

BabyPost | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada Living

Choosing a name for your bundle of joy can be one of the most challenging -- and also, most fun -- parts of pregnancy. Fortunately, there are tons of books, websites, and apps out there to give you plenty of inspiration. Here, we present our top five baby naming apps (bonus: four of the five are free)!

The Most Popular.. And Strangest Baby Names Of 2012

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

Liam and Emma were the most popular baby names in Alberta in 2012. Liam stayed at the top of the most popular names list for a third year in a row,...

The Most Popular Baby Names For 2012?

CP | Stephen OhlemacHer, The Associated Press | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Living

WASHINGTON - Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys.They're just a lit...

Should You Avoid Popular Baby Names?

BabyPost | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada

When you pick the names for your babies, do you care if the name made the most recent "most popular baby names" list? Is that a bonus? Is it a detriment? Do you go out of the way to avoid using a name that anyone you have ever known or ever could possibly know could have or sound like, or remind you of?

Irish Baby Names We Love

BabyPost | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Living

Certain baby names are timeless, and what better way to honour tradition than by considering the Irish baby names that have proven themselves for generations. True, it's only recent that Irish baby names have become "hip," but when the novelty wears off, Irish baby names will still maintain an air of distinction.

50 Unusual Baby Names — That Exist

2 For Couples | Sarah Laing | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Living

This year, the most popular baby names tended toward the traditional — Sophie and Aiden were tops again in 2012. But for every couple thousand E...

Naming Your Kid Hashtag? Now That's Cruel

Anne Day | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Living
Anne Day

Choosing a name for your child can be stressful. But I do wonder what consideration today's parents give on the long-term impact on their child, especially when they choose an obscure name. I am raising this question because I read recently that some parents have named their poor child "Hashtag." I ask you, what sort of name is that for a child?