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Redneck Baby Names

What is a redneck? According to the sometimes suspect world of online reference material, the word has two possible origins. Some claim the name comes from Scottish Presbyterians who wore red scarves to show th...
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Irish Names for Baby Girls

In an effort to find a unique name, many parents look to their own heritage or borrow freely from others. Some of the most popular names to appear in top ten lists over the past few years are of Gaelic and Ir...
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Southern Baby Names

The U.S. South is home to many stereotypes. Some, culled from film and literature, recall another era where genteel women sipped mint juleps on their wide front porches. Others bring to mind the “Bible Belt”....
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Top Ten Baby Names

It is tough to find a definitive top ten list of baby names since these lists vary somewhat by region, but the names that have appeared at the top for the past few years are pretty standard. Girls’ Names Th...
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Unique and Unusual Baby Names

I have a name (Crystal) that was, at one time, considered unusual. As a child, I was not particularly fond of it. It seemed weird. It invited comments about “crystal chandeliers” and it was always, always bei...