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Some interesting and unusual ‘B’ names. What is your favorite ‘B’ name?
BARDO: The Tibetan word meaning “intermediate state”. Sandra Bullock used this a middle name for her son, Louis.
BERNADETTE: The -et/ette ending is big right now with Juliet, Scarlet, & Violet making their way to the top of the charts. Can Bernadette be far behind? Bernadette Peters makes for a lovely namesake.
BERYL: My grandmother’s middle name. I think it is lovely, but it is a rare sighting.
BLUE: A color name that has been used as a first name for both girls and boys, but mostly I see it used as a middle name.
BRAM: A nickname for Abraham, but also used on its own. It brings to mind Dracula’ writer Bram Stoker.
BREESE: A friend of mine named her baby girl this last year. It was her grandmother’s maiden name. It pronounced to rhyme with Reese , not Breeze.
BRESLIN: A last name used as first that has a a hint of Hollywood flavor. You have probably heard of actress Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and her older brother, Spencer. Interesting enough, it was used 8 times last year by both sexes.
BRIAR: Disney princess Sleeping Beauty makes me think of this name as feminine, but more boys were given this name in 2010 (172 boys to 70 girls).
BRIDGE: A new word name being used, but most people will think it is a nickname for Bridger or Bridget.
BRIO: For all you music fans out there. I’ve only come across one, a baby boy, but I think it could be used as a girl’s name too.
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Tagged Bardo, Bernadette, Beryl, Blue, Bram, Breese, Breslin, Briar, Bridge, Brio
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A look at name that are happening internationally. What do you like on this list?
Amity Em Dora (Indi)
Arabella Annette (Scarlett & Lucian)
Elise Helen (Blake)
Estelle Carol Billie
George Orlando Dennis
Imogen Isobel (Tahli & Zara)
Jeda Kate Mabel
Jesse Darby (Beau, Luke, & Grace)
Jethro Tait (India, Sapphire, & Sage)
Kalinda Mae (Liam & Ada)
Luca Robin (boy)
Matilda Lottie (Hannah, Ned, & Otto)
Maurice Redmond (Hannah & Reuben)
Alexandra Disa Maree
Daisy Scout (Rafferty)
Huriana Te Rangimarie Louise (Zion, Wesley, & Shylah)
Lincoln Graham Glyndwr
THE UNITED KINGDOM
Elizabeth Patsy Jayne “Betsy”
Esme Natashia Kezia
Gayle Anne (Ryan)
Marlo Alastair (Zana)
Addison & Isla (twin girls) U.K.
Gypsy Georgie & Lulu Ailean (AUS)
Jack & Matilda (AUS)
Kenzie & Kodi (twin girls) U.K.
Poppy Grace & Scarlett Tilly (U.K.)
Rachael Elizabeth Ann & Sarah Adelaide Jane (AUS)
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Tagged Ada, Addison, Adelaide, Ailean, Ailish, Alastair, Albie, Alexander, Alexandra, Alice, Amaya, Amity, Annette, Arabella, Archer, Ashton, Bayden, Beau, Beryl, Betsy, Billie, Blake, Brodie, Carol, Catherine, Clara, Daisy, Darby, Dean, Dennis, Disa, Dora, Ebony, Edel, Elise, Elizabeth, Ellis, Em, Esme, Estelle, Faye, Felicity, Felix, Fergus, Flint, Flynn, Freya, Gallagher, Gayle, George, Georgie, Glyndwr, Graham, Gypsy, Hannah, Hardy, Heath, Helen, Herbie, Huriana, Imogen, Ina, India, Iris, Isaac, Isla, Isobel, Ivan, Ivy, Jack, Jana, Jeda, Jesse, Jethro, John, Kahurangi, Kalinda, Kane, Kenzie, Kezia, Khunka, Kodi, Liam, Lily, Lincoln, Lloyd, Lottie, Louise, Luca, Luke, Lulu, Mabel, Madden, Mae, Maggie, Maisie, Malin, Maree, Markos, Marlo, Matilda, Maurice, May, Mia, Miriama, Murray, Mylie, Natashia, Ned, Ngawaiata, Nikita, Nixon, Oakley, Orlando, Oscar, Otto, Patsy, Perrings, Polly, Poppy, Rachael, Rafferty, Rangimarie, Rebecca, Redmond, Reuben, Richard, Richie, Rocco, Roen, Rory, Ruairidh, Ryan, Sage, Sapphire, Scarlett, Scout, Shylah, Sinclair, Tahli, Tait, Thomas, Tilly, Valentine, Wilhelm, Zana, Zane, Zara, Zion