At Best Nicknames, we show you boys and girls names, name meanings and the best nicknames. But we don’t stop there. We include name origins and variations of baby names, and to help you imagine some of the scenarios that may arise, we show phrases parents and relatives may say, using the names and nicknames. We also have TV, movie and book quotes.

You get a head start on seeing the name you’ve taken a shine to in action.We also show you the social security baby name trends over the last 4 decades: most popular names from the 1990s to the present, and famous people throughout the ages who had the name you are looking up. We even include their middle name if they had one.

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” Juliet Capulet says to Romeo Montague in Shakespeare’s famous love story, Romeo and Juliet. That sentiment may be literally true, and roses really do have a lot of names. Still, new parents put a lot of thought into choosing a name for a brand new bundle of joy.

The nicknames that your baby will be called throughout childhood should be given as much attention as the spelling of the name. You may be a person who is very partial to old-fashioned names or you may be a person who is partial to unique spellings, but one has to consider that babies grow up. Unusual spellings stand out, but also cause a lifetime of seeing your name spelled wrong in school. Hard-to-pronounce names bring the same result. How many people think about the announcer stumbling over the pronunciation of their child’s name at graduation when they are picking out that special moniker 18 years earlier?

Have fun selecting a new name for your child, and follow your heart. Your heart wants the best for your child and that alone will help you in selecting a name that your child will love as much as you do.


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