Category archive: names

July 15, 2014

Also Questioning The Patriarchy Since College

Molly Caro May has a great essay about her and her BF/husband Chris Kautz's decision to give their first kid her last name, and his as a middle name. It's a thoughtful look at how equity and patriarchy and awareness...
[read the full post...]

June 20, 2014

Khreightyve Baby Names Roundup At STFUParents

Sometimes as a parentblogger, you just have to stop and acknowledge pure WTF genius. And even when a loyal reader and contributor to the DT discourse says it's "the baby name post you should have written," you have to be...
[read the full post...]

June 3, 2014

The Deadest Names

By throwing the Social Security Agency's actuarial tables against their name registration data, 538 has come up with some interesting analysis of the age distribution for names in the US. This table of the "Deadest Names" is probably the...
[read the full post...]

April 9, 2014

And 140 Kids Were Named Betsy

Vox is breaking some news here that more people named their kid Khaleesi after a Game of Thrones character in 2012 than named their kid Betsy. But I guess I'm surprised that at least 140 people name their kids Betsy...
[read the full post...]

April 8, 2014

The Name Of The Year 2014 Final Four Approacheth

Now that the NCAA Finals are behind us for another year, let's take a look at the brackets that really matter: the 2014 Name Of The Year, hosted this time around by The Concourse at Deadspin. I was out...
[read the full post...]

March 28, 2014

Glam Rockers' Kids Always Have The Nicest Names, Songs, Palazzo Pants Photo-Ops

In June 1971, three weeks after their son Zowie was born, David and Angie Bowie took a stroll for paparazzo Ron Burton. The resulting photographs are the second coolest thing that resulted from Zowie's birth: #3 is the song...
[read the full post...]

January 23, 2014

All I Want For Christmas Is DemBabies.com

Regular readers of Daddy Types know we don't go in for celebrity parenting around here. Celebrities are just like us, we figure, except for all the free baby swag they hustle, and so don't warrant special attention. We're taking...
[read the full post...]

Mazel Tov! Now Name This Jewish Baby For $20,000

OK, then. A Jewish family in Central New Jersey has put the naming rights for their ninth daughter up for sale on Craigslist. After eight girls, the dad says to the JTA, "we're out of names basically. We needed...
[read the full post...]

January 19, 2014

Colonies Diverge On Baby Names For Boys

From the 2013 list of top boys and girls names in Queensland, Australia, we see two things: Top Anglo girls' names seem more consistent throughout the Empire. But many Australians give boys names like ancestral names like Cooper, Harrison and...
[read the full post...]

December 12, 2013

Works Every Time!

I am unironically in favor of naming kids with numbers, and with brand names, if that's your thing. So to the Stratemeyers of Tillamook, I say congratulations and bravo, and I pop a can in your newest family member's...
[read the full post...]

December 11, 2013

Vladimir Nabarkevious

So yes, Louisiana State defensive end Barkevious Mingo. How'd that happen? Barkevious has a similar beginning to Reese's peanut butter cups. His father, Hugh Mingo, named two of Mingo's older brothers Hugh and Hughtavious. After that, his mother, Barbara Johnson,...
[read the full post...]

December 10, 2013

You're Wrong, Person On Cheeses

I don't know how New York Magazine gets their numbers, but they are wrong about how many kids are named Cheese. The Babycenter survey data they show is only for boys. And on BabyCenter's own site, there have been eight...
[read the full post...]

October 10, 2013

Music Of The Spheres

Anyone can name his kid Thelonious; the true connoisseur will name his kid Sphere. For the record, Monk's father and son are also Thelonious Spheres. His daughter, Barbara, named after his mother, was known as Boo Boo. She died of...
[read the full post...]

September 25, 2013

Those Old-Time Politicians Sure Had Some Names

Granted, they were no Puritans, but as Andy Osterdahl's blog ably proves, turn-of-the-last-century politicians had some unusual names. Flagget H. Trabbic. Galius Zwick. Vendome Tickner. Friend of Frogs. [Oh wait, that's a headline.] The list goes on, a dozen at...
[read the full post...]

August 26, 2013

Baby Names Of Wackiness: Where Are All The Pynchon Baby Names?

So yesterday I met some friends' new kid, who they successfully named Atticus. And today in the apparent publicity run-up to the release of his new novel, Bloody Valentine, I read NY Magazine's latest stalker-bio of Thomas Pynchon. And I...
[read the full post...]

August 12, 2013

Judge Decrees Baby Is Not The 701st Messiah

1 And there was a woman of the land of Tennessee, who did bring forth a child, and she did call his name Messiah, according to the custom of the land. 2 For a great trend had traveled across the...
[read the full post...]

June 30, 2013

Pronounced Ka-nute Is His MIDDLE Name

From the Rolling Stone/US Weekly report on the birth of former SF 49er tight end Eric Johnson's second kid with baby mama Jessica Simpson:Jessica Simpson gave birth to her second child, a baby boy, on Sunday. Us Weekly reports that...
[read the full post...]

June 28, 2013

Artists' Kids Have The Greatest Names

There is no better way to end the week than to celebrate the Australian-born New York artist Natalie Jeremijenko for her epic talent and foresight in babynamingJeremijenko's experimental streak extended to the naming of her kids. Her oldest daughter [26]...
[read the full post...]

June 21, 2013

Area Couple Manages To Give Child Google-Proof Name

Honestly, given those parents and their perspective on human existence, I think North West is just about the most brilliant hashtag keyword Google search-thwarting baby name in the history of the Celebrity Infotainment Industrial Complex. Think about it: she's completely...
[read the full post...]

June 3, 2013

NickMom Points Out Obvious

Not content with filling latenight TV with girly gossip and unfunny poo jokes, Nick Mom has decided to take on the online college course and nanny referral industries by producing pointless, viral-ready infographics. Which, you know, I just got...
[read the full post...]

May 7, 2013

Harrison Ford Will Not Name Your Kid For You

So this just happened at the San Francisco International Film Festival:1st question from the audience was would Harrison [Ford] name their son who is scheduled to arrive in 4 Days.Glad he left it to them! #SFIFF— Ted Hope (@TedHope) May...
[read the full post...]

April 15, 2013

And If It's A Boy, We'll Name Him Felonious

This is probably one of those days when you come home and hug Biggles, Posie and Tuppence extra tight. And then curl up with a subreddit full of other peoples' eye-opening baby names: "I knew a Hamiley. A combination...
[read the full post...]

February 22, 2013

Not Enough Kids Are Named Ib

Am I just not hearing about it, or are more people really somehow not naming their kids Ib? Previously: mid-century rocker by Ib Kofod-Larsen Related: Steve Zuckerman's OG Sesame Street songs...
[read the full post...]

February 1, 2013

Area Man Says Baby Naming Is A First Amendment Right

As a Naming Freedom-loving American, I guess it's natural I find the BBC's half-hearted attempt to answer the question, "Why do some countries regulate baby names?" unpersuasive: " it's about meeting certain rules of grammar and gender, and saving the...
[read the full post...]

January 15, 2013

The First Production Baby

It's been a tradition at Pixar since Toy Story to list the "production babies" born to crew, in each film's credits. Other animation houses do it, too, and lately video game designers picked up on the trend. [They're called "development...
[read the full post...]

November 27, 2012

Crown Prince Olaf's Baby Cadillac

London Cadillac dealer Frank Bennett created this electric-powered "Baby Cadillac" in 1912 as a promotional stunt. It caught the attention of Queen Alexandra, wife of Kind Edward VI, who bought it for her grandson, Crown Prince Olaf of Norway....
[read the full post...]

November 5, 2012

'Weird' Science

You know how it used to be that everyone you knew from Hong Kong's English names sounded like they were taken from an E.M Forster novel? Well not anymore. At least I think that's what this really long Atlantic article...
[read the full post...]

October 15, 2012

I Count One Homeschooling Dad

There's a lot of Tiger Momming going on in this NY Magazine's profile of five NYC homeschooling families. Also a lot of momming in general. And one dad who taught one class once Antonin Dvorak. Also, parents saying things like...
[read the full post...]

October 9, 2012

There Is No I In ADHD

Kids are taking ADHD drugs to offset the effects of underfunded schools: "If I don't take my medicine I'd be having attitudes. I'd be disrespecting my parents. I wouldn't be like this." Despite Quintn's experience with Adderall, the Rocaforts decided...
[read the full post...]

October 1, 2012

The Littlest Yahoo

Baby boy Bogue born last night. Mom (@marissamayer) and baby are doing great--we couldn't be more excited!— Zachary Bogue (@zackbogue) October 1, 2012 Just got a large-group email from @marissamayer. She's crowdsourcing suggestions for Baby Boy Bogue's name! How digital...
[read the full post...]

September 12, 2012

Silver Cross Surf's Up! Unidentified Local Mum Wipes Out On Sidewalk

My favorite part of this paparazzi photo of Astala Dylan Willow Geldof-Cohen's Silver Cross Surf pram and car seat getting stuck in a gap on the sidewalk and pitching him to the ground is his little feet. So cute....
[read the full post...]

Pinteresting

Chris Verene Family pinterest.com/pin/2422796549... viaEven my Aunt thinks that it is cool to be on @pinterestBTW: Lexus is 5 years old now.— Chris Verene (@ChrisVerene) September 12, 2012...
[read the full post...]

September 4, 2012

My Son, My Son, What Have I Done?

From Grand Island, Nebraska's Channel 10 11 News [1,011? 10&11? Do they have so many channels in Nebraska, or so few that they're combining them now?] comes a story of a 3yo boy who uses sign language and the...
[read the full post...]

July 17, 2012

Florida Baby Born A Few MInutes Early

Congratulations and all to the Malleys of Melbourne, FL, but the fact that "Big Gulp" is only the kid's nickname, not his actual name, means that this entire story is really just, "Fireman/EMT delivers wife's baby in 7-Eleven parking lot,"...
[read the full post...]

June 28, 2012

Problem Is, She'll Be Obsolete Before She Starts Pre-School

Just met a young, seemingly-pleasant couple who named their new baby Retina Display.— Matt Thomas (@mattthomas) June 29, 2012...
[read the full post...]

June 24, 2012

Billy Manbo, WWII Flying Ace

This is pretty extraordinary. During World War II, Los Angeleno Bill Manbo and his family were imprisoned along with thousands of other Japanese Americans in an internment camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. But he somehow managed to take photos--Kodachrome slides,...
[read the full post...]

June 7, 2012

Basically, You Should Name Your Kid Django


[read the full post...]

May 14, 2012

Wairforit

Waitforit would be a pretty awesome middle name.— Guan Yang (@guan) May 15, 2012...
[read the full post...]

April 10, 2012

It's Short For Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

"Somewhere in the middle it gets awfully queer to me." Really, though, all I can think is that Abcde is going to have a serious ZOMG moment when she's old enough to correlate her name with the alphabet song....
[read the full post...]

March 12, 2012

Bezos Is His Middle Name

I'm going to name my first child Amazon. I'm incredibly grateful to them. There's no other way to put it but that working with Amazon totally changed my life for the better.writer/bartender-turned-writer Mishka Shubaly, talking about his experience making like...
[read the full post...]

March 6, 2012

I Dunno, I Think It Could Work

Just heard this dad call his toddler son "Finster" #thanksforruiningmylifedad.— Hennessy Youngman (@therealhennessy) March 6, 2012 UPDATE Thanks to DT reader David for remembering Babyface Finster [image via minorlooneytunes.com]:...
[read the full post...]

March 2, 2012

Y Procreator

Megyn Kelly has two children named "Yates" and "Yardley." I will now name her next five kids: Yoohoo, Yorkman, Yuk-Yuk, Yamsy, and Yikes.— Joe Mande (@JoeMande) March 2, 2012 Previously, like 2005, related:...
[read the full post...]

February 10, 2012

DT Friday Freakout: Diet Coke Edition

I don't know about you, but for me, this week's roundup of headlines from the worlds of science, health, and parenting is a Super Double Big Gulp of freakout. I'd drown my freakout in Diet Coke, but, well: Diet sodas...
[read the full post...]

February 3, 2012

Blue Ivy's Got 99 Problems, But A Drawn Out Trademark Application Process Ain't One

From TESS, the US Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Electronic Search System: Word Mark BLUE IVY CARTER Goods and Services IC 003. US 001 004 006 050 051 052. G & S: Fragrances, cosmetics, skin care products, namely, non-medicated skin...
[read the full post...]

February 1, 2012

Chipotla FTW!

Alright, maybe one more. This xkcd list of girl names is pretty outstanding. Nothing against Chipotla, but if I could spell "[sound of record scratch]," it would've been my top pick. xkcd.com/1011 [xkcd via rolf again, like I said,...
[read the full post...]

January 27, 2012

'The Quarry Whence Modern Names Are Hewn'

The past and the future once again meet in the present, with generally awesome effect. Because while it seems normal that you can now instantly find and buy a copy of Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley's suddenly indispensable 1888 book, Curiosities...
[read the full post...]

Peregrine White Had A Posse

God bless the Puritans and their Biblical baby naming strategies. Or as they might put it, God, please don't damn their infants to a fiery hell for only having a two- or three-word scripture phrase as a given/baptismal name. Sarah...
[read the full post...]

January 23, 2012

BREAKING: Performers Name Children

During my formative literary and journalistic years, when I discovered it as source of inspiring, vital writing and reporting, as well as outrageously smart, outrage-inducing statistics, devastatingly presented, Harper's Magazine was led by Lewis Lapham. At one point, I hoped...
[read the full post...]

January 21, 2012

Ryan Trecartin Baby Names

Delta, Just, Spin, Glendale, Cement. While none are required, of course, Each of video artist/savant Ryan Trecartin's baby name suggestions would be enhanced by one or more diacritics [offer not valid in all jurisdictions]. [via @ryantrecartin]...
[read the full post...]

January 19, 2012

Government-Approved Baby Names Blow My American Dad Mind

It really is the little differences. Like having to get government approval for your kid's name. Seriously, rest-of-the-world, what is up with that?Less noble concerns play a role, too. First names that imitate lofty titles remain the most frequently disallowed...
[read the full post...]

Google DT


Contact DT

Daddy Types is published by Greg Allen with the help of readers like you.
Got tips, advice, questions, and suggestions? Send them to:
greg [at] daddytypes [dot] com

Join the [eventual] Daddy Types mailing list!


Archives

copyright

copyright 2014 daddy types, llc.
no unauthorized commercial reuse.
privacy and terms of use
published using movable type

advertisements