Name Tag

Disclaimer, I’m not pregnant. But, I love names. I’ve been enjoying alot of baby name tag videos across YouTube, and thought the questions would make for a fun blog post. I’ve left off my top boys & girls names, should we ever have children we’d like to keep them a surprise for the little one whose name it would be. So, these are my other favorites within the uestion perimeters.

1. What is your favorite boy and girl names from the top 100 list? 

I decided to look at the lists from both the U.S. and the U.K. for both 2015 and 2016. If a name was listed on multiple lists, I did not include it a second time.

U.S. 2015

William, James, Wyatt, Oliver, Henry, Owen, Asher, Ezra, Theodore

Emma, Emily, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Evelyn, Chloe, Grace, Victoria, Lily, Nora, Claire, Violet, Sadie, Lucy, Eleanor, Hazel, Caroline, Ruby, Alice, Cora

U.S. 2016

Sebastian, Jack, Levi, Zachary (what my name would have been if I was a boy!)

Audrey, Anna, Luna, Julia 

U.K. 2015:

Harry, George, Oscar, Alfie, Archie, Edward, Hugo, Albert, Frederick, Reggie

Sophie, Matilda, Millie, Rosie, Ivy, Molly, Eliza, Georgia, Maisie, Harriet, Rose, Lottie, Beatrice

U.K. 2016:

Elliott, Alexander, Samuel, Liam

Ruby, Luna, Felicity, Gracie

2. What is your least favorite boy name and girl name for the top 100 list?

Again, I looked at the same lists. These names are just not my style, but I’m sure would be precious on your little one!

U.S.: Jaxon & Nevaeh.

U.K.: Sonny & Maryam.

3. If you had twins, what would you name them?

Boy Boy: James & Henry/Harry

Girl Girl: Sophie & Sadie. I’ve said this since I was little!

Boy Girl: Theodore & Matilda. Teddy & Tilly!

4. If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?

I love Sarah. I love that I grew up with the same initials as my dad. I love that my middle name is after my paternal grandmother. I love that Sarah means princess, and that in the Bible Sarah is the mother of the nation’s alongside her husband Abraham.

However, I would love for my name to be Catherine Elizabeth and honor both of my grandmothers. It’s why I chose Catherine as my confirmation name. 

5. You have four children, any gender. Their names must all start with the same letter. What do you call them?

I thought I would share four girl and four boy names that share the same first letter, since you never know how that would genetically play out. While this naming style is not my preference, it was a fun challenge.

Gertrude, Genevieve, Greta & Grace.

Gideon, Graham, Gregory & Gilbert.

6. What are your favorite animal inspired names?

Fisher & Birdie.

7. What are your favorite color inspired names?

Grey, Tanner & Rose, Violet.

8. What are your top ten favorite boy’s names?

Henry, James, Oliver, Owen, August, Theodore, Franklin, William, John & Alistair.

9. What are your top 10 favorite girl’s names?

Matilda, Philippa, Catherine, Sophie, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Nora, Edith, Beatrice &  Cora.

10. What is your favorite celebrity baby name?

I’m choosing names from babies born in 2017.

Lauren Conrad’s son, Liam James.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley’s son, Jack Oscar.

There are a few others I liked, but didn’t recognize be parent’s name, so did not include it in this category.

11. What are your guilty pleasure names?

Gertrude. Winifred. Gideon. Gilbert. Peregrine. 

12. Choose a baby name based on a food or drink.

Basil (my great uncle’s name!) & Rosemary.

13. Choose a baby name based on a month.

August & June.

14. Choose a baby name from a movie.

My favorite movie is Mary Poppins, so I’m choosing from the character names in that film.

George & Winifred.

15. Choose a baby name from literature.

Oh! There are so many great names in literature!

Harry, James, George, Atticus, Peter, Christopher, Franklin.

Matilda, Alice, Josephine, Caroline, Charlotte, Elizabeth.


16. Choose a baby name based on an author.

John & Beatrix.

17. Choose a baby name from a famous historical figure.

Winston & Elizabeth.


18. Choose a name already in your family.

My cousin recently named a daugter Cora, and his sister has a son named James.

19. Choose a name from your family tree.

Maternal: Catherine, Sophie, Violet, Rose, Genevieve, Basil, Reginald, Adelaide, Eleanor, Georgianna, Mary, Lafayette, Thelma, Morgan, Gertrude, Effie, Owen.

Paternal: Elizabeth, John, Josephine, Harriet, Franklin, Nora, Mary, Rose, Audrey, Teresinah, Wayne.

Husband’s Maternal: James, Lucy, George, Edna, Alice, Katherine, Emma, John, Mary, Winford.

Husband’s Paternal: Magnus, Mary, Frances, Raymond, Nellie, James, Peter, Albert, Margaret.

20. Choose a name for a place you love.

Germany: When we visited Germany for a conference, we fell in love with the country & can’t wait to go back!

Wilhelm & Adelaide.

Montana: Where I went to college, and the first state I chose as home.

Bridger & Josephine. 

Idaho: Where we got married and began our life together.

Henry & Alice. 

New York: Where we got engaged, and currently live.

George & Angelica.

Colorado: Where I lived often growing up a military kid, where I moved after college, where my family still live, and where we began dating.

Bennett & Isabel.

The Grand Tetons: Where we first knew that each other was our forever.

Owen & Emma Matilda.

Pittsburgh: The city where my grandmothers still are, and my family has generational roots.

Fred or Gene & Sloane.

Alabama: The state my husband’s family is from and the state where we first met.

Martin & Zelda.

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