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The Baby Names podcast is hosted by Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss Katz, creators of BabyNames.com. We talk about celebrity baby names, the name topic of the week, and take your questions on names and naming.

The Baby Names podcast is hosted by Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss Katz, creators of BabyNames.com. We talk about celebrity baby names, the name topic of the week, and take your questions on names and naming.
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Location:

Oakhurst, CA

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The Baby Names podcast is hosted by Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss Katz, creators of BabyNames.com. We talk about celebrity baby names, the name topic of the week, and take your questions on names and naming.

Language:

English

Contact:

559-692-1110


Episodes

Love Names and Terms of Endearment

2/12/2019
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Need some Valentines Day baby name inspiration? Jennifer and Mallory discuss names that are associated with love, as well as terms of endearment - those cute little pet names you call your loved ones. Names mentioned in this episode: Valentine, David, Aime, Esme, Thandiwe, Suki, Amanda, Desiree, Filbert, Kaleialoha, Cher, Cytheria, Romeo... and more! Have a question for the baby namers? Email podcast@babynames.com. Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss Katz are the founders of BabyNames.com,...

Duration:00:35:32

Naming Fictional Characters - for Writers

1/29/2019
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Jennifer Moss, founder of BabyNames.com and author of four novels, discusses best practices in naming fictional characters, from historical to contemporary to futuristic! Also Mallory and Jennifer reveal current celebrity baby news and take letters from you, our listeners. Names mentioned in this episode: Kacia, Chip, Carnation, Bilbo, Brunt, Kimara, Saru, Michael, Bob Loblaw, CatharineLulling, Harry, Hermione, Scarletta, Hux...and more! Related Resources: CharacterNames.com Town Red...

Duration:00:32:18

Names from Space

1/15/2019
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In the premiere episode of 2019, Jennifer and Mallory talk about baby names inspired by the planets, our solar system, and space exploration! Names mentioned in this episode: Celeste, Stella, Andromeda, Luna(of course), Taariq, Venus, Halley... and more! We also report on the current celebrity baby news (the Kardashians are procreating again) and take listener questions on names and naming.

Duration:00:27:06

The Top Baby Names of 2018

12/11/2018
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In our final episode for season one, Jennifer and Mallory discuss the top baby names of 2018 and the new name trends for 2019. Also: the current celebrity baby news and we take listener questions on names and naming. Names mentioned in this episode: Liam, Amelia, Grayson, Avery, Rowan, Vera, Kai, Kaia, George, Jace, Leafar, Squire, Clint... & more! Thank you for joining us and making our first season a success! Feedback about the episode? Email podcast@babynames.com.

Duration:00:26:45

Name Rhythm and Musical Baby Names

11/27/2018
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Jennifer and Mallory discuss name rhythm and baby names derived from musical notation, musical instruments, and musicians! Also: recent celebrity baby news and baby names Q&A from our listeners! Names mentioned in this episode: Kinga, Jacek, Piast, Henio, Bartosz, Ola, Cadence, Aria/Arya, Melody, Harmony, Clef, Coda, Reed, Belle, Viola...and more! Have a question for the baby namers? Email podcast@babynames.com. And join us in our Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/babynamespodcast

Duration:00:25:07

Names and Gender

11/13/2018
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Jennifer and Mallory talk about names and gender designations, crossover and gender-neutral naming, the decision to not separate names by gender in The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book, and how names are so important in the transgender community. We also report the latest celebrity baby news and take listener questions on names and naming. Names mentioned in this episode: Emilia, Kit, Nikolaj, Conleth, Caricefrom the Game of Thrones cast. Also: Telemachus, Tessa, Cornelia, Millie, Dexter,...

Duration:00:32:04

Dark, Gothic, and Mystical Names

10/30/2018
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Jennifer and Mallory discuss spooky, dark, Gothic, and mystical names--just in time for Halloween! And our guest "cub reporter" Miranda Mendelson helps report the current celebrity baby news. Miranda can be found on her popular beauty blog, SlashedBeauty.com! A full list of Gothic names from the book History of the Goths can be found here on BabyNames.com. Other names discussed on this episode: Avichai, Sigalit, Gavriel, Emene, Layla, Farid, Kevinnie, Chetachi, Sachin, Midnight,...

Duration:00:24:13

Names in Songs

10/16/2018
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Pop culture has a huge influence on baby naming and that includes names in songs. Jennifer and Mallory discuss the stories behind iconic songs with names in the titles like Billie Jean, My Sharona, Eleanor Rigby, Jolene, Jenny/867-5309, Rhiannon & more! Plus, the current celebrity baby news (including a NEW ROYAL BABY) and names Q&A from you, our listeners! Names mentioned in this episode: Delilah, Pennylane, Sharona, Eleanor, Jolene, Rhiannon, Roxanne, Caroline, Sue, Rani, and...

Duration:00:28:26

Place Names as Baby Names

10/2/2018
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Jennifer and Mallory discuss the ongoing trend of using place names as baby names. We also dish about the current celebrity baby news and take your questions on names and naming! Names mentioned in this episode: Charlotte, Chicago, Cambria, Chamonix, Avalon, Dayton, Denver, Bodie, Winston, Memphis, Cairo, Aspen, Orlando, Brooklyn, London, Catalina, Alexandria, Cali, Paris...and many, many more! The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com hosted by founders Jennifer Moss and...

Duration:00:24:32

Sawyer, Harper, Duke: Occupational Surnames as Baby Names

9/18/2018
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Jennifer and Mallory discuss the popular new trend of occupational (sur)names becoming first names, like Mason, Sawyer, and Harper. Also Emmy Award nominees, celebrity baby news, and your questions on names and naming. Names in this episode: Hamza, Quarry, Sterling, Milo, Tatiana, Zazie, Aidy, Finn, Baker, Hunter, Miller, Paige, Sawyer, Taylor, Sailor, Bell, Bailey, Chandler, Potter, Duke, Earl, Deacon, Harper, Shakespeare, Archer, Ferrari, Mahler, Amity, and more! Listening...

Duration:00:22:09

Back to School! 1st Grader Names of 2018, 2008, & 1998

9/4/2018
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Jennifer & Mallory discuss the names of kids entering first grade this year, and compare them to 10 and 20 years ago. We also dish about celebrity babies and baby names in the news, and take your questions on names and naming! Names mentioned in this week's episode: Synova, Soren, Ryder, Phoenix, Peri, Rhys, Dixie, Infinity, Harland, Zephyr, Twinkle, Newt, Doc, Ellaruth,Ruth, Mariella...and more! Make sure you subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen - so...

Duration:00:26:48

Created Names & Kreatyve Spellings

8/21/2018
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Jennifer and Mallory discuss created names, combination names, and "Kreatyve" spellings of common names. We also talk about names we've discovered recently, the current celebrity baby news, and take your questions on names and naming. Names mentioned in this episode: Ghana day names Day: Male/Female Sunday: Kwasi/Akosua Monday: Kwadwo/Adwoa Tuesday: Kwabena/Abenaa Wednesday: Kwaku/Akua Thursday: Yaw/Yaa Friday: Kofi/Afua Saturday: Kwame/Amma Lucia, Lucille, Lucy, Mitzi, Sadie,...

Duration:00:26:03

Temporal Baby Names

8/7/2018
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Jennifer and Mallory discuss temporal names - names from time - including months, days of week, and signs of the zodiac. Then we report the current celebrity baby news and take your questions on names and naming!

Duration:00:20:20

Twin Baby Names & Naming Multiples

7/24/2018
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Jennifer and Mallory talk about best practices in naming twins and multiples, then discuss some celebrity twins and celebrity baby twins and multiples. We announce the celebrity baby news of the week, and then finish with your questions on baby names and naming! The Baby Names Podcast is hosted by sisters Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss Katz, founders of BabyNames.com. Names mentioned in this episode: Khadija, Giselle, Mignon, Betty, Heaven, Nevaeh, Angel, Hazel, Phinnaeus, Jedidiah,...

Duration:00:28:10

Apple, Brie, and Baby Names from Food

7/10/2018
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When parents look for baby names inspiration, some of them turn to food! Jennifer and Mallory talk all about names inspired by food and names with food associations. Also: celebrity baby news and listener questions on names and naming! Names mentioned in this episode: Delilah, Evan, Bayleigh, Faysal, Winston, Apple, Cherry, Huckleberry, Peaches, Brie, Candy, Dulce, Moxie... and more! The Baby Names Podcast is produced by BabyNames.com and hosted by Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss Katz.

Duration:00:28:34

Name Myths & Urban Legends

6/26/2018
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We talk with name expert Dr. Cleveland Kent Evans about various name myths and urban legends! Find out if your cousin's sister's neighbor really is named "La-a" and other crazy name legends. The Baby Names Podcast is hosted by sisters Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss Katz, founders of BabyNames.com. Names mentioned in this episode: Katrina, Hattie, Buffy, Colton, Manrico, La-a, Lemonjello, Neve, Emilia, Crew, Frida, Naiella, Mabel, Mingus, Shane... and more! Timeline :30 - Cool names...

Duration:00:32:41

The Big Baby Names Survey Results!

6/12/2018
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We run several ongoing surveys on BabyNames.com about names and naming. In this episode, Jennifer and Mallory go over the surprising results of the baby naming survey, and also the survey on names and dating. Do you think a name affects who you date? Listen and find out! Names mentioned in this episode: Kelin, Karis, Torvald, Peony, Colette, Lielle, Mika, Magnolia, Azalea, Dax, Harrison, Adel, Lucille, Ayla, Sivan, Bodhi, Sebastian, Baz, Lulu, Lorelei, Celine, Selena, Mayla, Coraline,...

Duration:00:32:28

Baby Name Trends by U.S. State

5/29/2018
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Jennifer and Mallory continue to discuss the U.S. Social Security Baby Names list, comparing trends that are unique by state. We've found interesting anomalies and characteristics for the south, the coasts, and the midwest. Also: the current celebrity baby news, and two questions from expecting parents on names that go with their surnames. The Baby Names Podcast is hosted by sisters Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss Katz, founders of BabyNames.com. Names discussed in this episode: Ever,...

Duration:00:31:02

The 2017 Social Security Baby Names List

5/15/2018
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Jennifer and Mallory discuss the U.S. Social Security Baby Names, ranking the birth names for 2017. What are the newest trends for boys and girls and what is influencing them? Names mentioned in this episode: Valorus, Noella, Esta, Oleeta, Zephyr, Melva, Annalise, Annaleigh, Liam, Emma, Treasure, Ennis, Qhyrrae, Pita/Peeta. Full U.S. Social Security List for 2017 The Baby Names Podcast is hosted by sisters Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss Katz, founders of BabyNames.com. 00:27 Cool names...

Duration:00:28:43

Pseudonyms, Stage Names, & Pen Names

5/1/2018
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Jennifer and Mallory discuss the many reasons actors and writers and other artists might choose another name, the new Royal Baby Name, and some angry listener mail regarding the name Donald. 00:00 - Intro to this week's show 00:50 - Britain's new baby royal 03:25 - Hollywood & Stage Names 11:27 - Mononyms 12:33 - The Artist Formerly Known as Prince 13:56 - Pen Names of Writers (Nommes de Plume) 18:53 - Celebrity Baby News 24:05 - Baby Names Q&A The Baby Names Podcast is hosted by...

Duration:00:30:30