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Naming Your Baby

Updated on November 27, 2013
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What's in a name?

There have been many studies conducted that will tell you that names can affect the behavior and personality of a child and affect what they will be and how they will behave when they grow up. A name can also affect the way we react toward another person. In other word, if the person has what is conceived as a weird name a person may judge them to be different than what they really are. It is also said that children with unusual names are more likely to have their names made fun of.

There has also been studies that suggest a child with a desirable or popular name may get higher grades while a child with an unusual or over the top name is judged a bit harsher. It may be unfair but it is the way it seems to be. However, some feel that using a name off of the top 10 name list will make their child just one of a crowd. Many feel that choosing a unique or unusual name ensures that their child will stand out in a crowd.

Whatever you decide to name your child is ultimately up to you. A lot of time and effort needs to be put into choosing your child's name. After All, they will have to live with it the rest of their life. Unless, of course, they choose to change it when they become an adult.

While wandering around the Internet I found a couple of fun websites that tells you what your name says about your personality and character along with your strong and weak points. They are fun to visit: and

Top 10 Most Popular Boy and Girl Names for 2009


  1. Jacob - Hebrew: the supplanter; held by the heel
  2. Michael - Hebrew: Who is like God
  3. Ethan - Hebrew: constant, strong, firm
  4. Joshua - Hebrew: God rescues
  5. Daniel - Hebrew: God judges
  6. Alexander - Greek: Protector of mankind
  7. Anthony - Latin: priceless; Greek: flourishing
  8. William - Spanish: resolute; protector; Teutonic: valiant protector; Germanic: will, desire and helmet
  9. Jayden - American English: God heard
  10. Noah - Hebrew: comfort; rest


  1. Emma - German: all embracing; containing; universal
  2. Isabella - Hebrew: Consecrated to God; My God is a vow
  3. Emily - Latin: eager
  4. Madison - English: Good; child of Maud
  5. Ava - Latin: blooming or birdlike; Hebrew: life
  6. Olivia - English: Elf army; Latin: Olive; Old Norse: kind one
  7. Sophia - Greek: wisdom
  8. Abrigail - Hebrew: A father's job
  9. Chloe - Greek: lark; young shoot
  10. Mia - Italian: mine; Hebrew: bitter, uncertain; Scandinavian: Star of the sea

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Unusual Celebrity Baby Names

  • Fifi Trixibell, Peaches, and Pixie - children of Bob Geldof
  • Hud and Spec Wildhorse - children of John Cougar Mellencamp
  • Blue Angel - child of The Edge member of U2
  • Moxie Crimefighter - child of Penn Jillette
  • Seargeoh and Sage Moonblood - children of Sylvester Stallone
  • Audio Science - child of Shannon Sossamon
  • Piolot Inspektor - child of Jason Lee
  • Seven Sirius - child of Andre Benjamin
  • Moon Unit and Diva Thin Muffin - children of Frank Zappa
  • Bogart Che Peyote - child of David Rainey
  • Tu Morrow - child of Rob Morrow
  • Zuma Nesta Rock - child of Gwen Stefani
  • Kal-El - child of Nicholas Cage
  • Price Michael II/Blanket - child of Michael Jackson
  • Jermajesty - child of Jermaine Jackson
  • Rocket - child of Robert Rodriquez
  • Ocean - child of Forest Whittaker
  • Camera - child of Arthur Ashe
  • Free - child of Barbara Hershey
  • Calico - child of Alice Cooper
  • Apple - child of Gwyneth Paltrow


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      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      babynology, Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      5 years ago from New York

      Your hub became a useful reference for them who looking for baby names.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      True, billyaustindillon, it does bring back memories. If I had to choose my favorite unusual name I think it would be Fif Trixiebell or maybe Moxie Crimefighter.

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      8 years ago

      Nice hub - brought back some wonderful memories. Got to love some of the famous names - my fav are Frank Zappa's kids - Moon Unit and Dweezil.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I agree Pamela99. It seems to me that it is just another effort to stand out. Poor kids.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I have to say that so many of the celebrities always chose the most awful names. Very interesting hub.


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