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Nicknames as Great First Names

What's up namers? Today we take a look at nicknames.  A hot trend we are seeing in 2021 is that nicknames make great first names. I remember when Kenzie, The Pie's cousin was born and everyone was like, "just Kenzie?' Yes. JUST Kenzie! That was 15 years ago, and now, more than ever we are seeing those shorties as the given name. There are of course names that have soooo many possibilities, like as in Elizabeth with:  Liz Liza Eliza Beth Betta Betty Etta And we adore Eleanor going by Elle, Ella, Nora, Nori and such... but today we've got a collection of JUST the short part! On our Pinterest page , posts like this that show some short names get a lot of love: Cal Perhaps once short for Calvin or Callahan, maybe Callum or classic Caleb now Cal is a nickname taking a leap up the charts as a given name. Cal rose over 200 spots in 2020 to pop inside the Top 100, according to the SSA Change in Popularity Chart . Ace Since 2006 Ace has climbed from #841 to #199. T

Your Favorite Names of 2020

 So. Much. Data.   We have tools at our fingertips that can truly help us match our product to our audience. In our time creating content for Mom and The Pie we've learned so much (yet still feel  very  novice) about how to dive into the analytics and really notice what it is our followers want to see.   While this passion of ours was always intended to be a place to inspire, to share our own thoughts, and to be creative while spending time together... we thought it would be cool to share with you YOUR favorite names of 2020.  In this collection we will share with you the videos, pins, tweets and posts that YOU enjoyed the most last year.  We can't seem to agree on which social platform is our favorite. We started out with the intention of building a Youtube channel. After watching and laughing hysterically as gals shared, "names I love but..." we thought,  we could DO this .  But we didn't want to be in our videos. Now that we've been at it for a a couple of

Classic - Fresh - Smush

What's Up Namers? It's been a bit.... We still LOVE naming! However you found your way here, THANK YOU for clicking and showing a little love. You just might be a "namer" like us. In our first year of naming, one fun post challenge going around that we participated in was Popular, Unique & Daring Baby Names . In that spirit we've compiled a collection we'd like to call "Classic, Fresh - Smush." In this list we've paired a classic baby name with a rising, newer to us name and then tried to mix the two into a "smush" - putting parts of the two names together, creating something new(ish).  Since the 2019 data came out while this post was just a draft, we decided to use a few of the fastest rising names on both the boy's and girl's lists in the "fresh" category.  Classic ~ Fresh ~ Smush Anna ~ Navy ~ Navanna Thomas ~ Amias ~ Rhomias Benjamin  ~ Archie ~ Archin Sophia ~ Salem ~ Saphia Elijah ~ Baker ~ Bajah James ~ Jens

Names For Girls That End In -a

Olivia, Emma, Ava, Mia, Sophia...The Girls Top 10 is full of -a enders. Clearly, that a at the end is a sweet one.  Here is a collection of girly names that end in -a but aren't so high on the trendy side. If you are looking for a name for a girl that ends in -a, but is outside of the Top 50, this list is for you. Mira Lula Vida Nina Oona Elora Willa Kaia Danna Laina Antonella Pearla Rhetta Jada Mona Ezra Nova Ophelia Rhea Kiara Xosha Isla Cora Lydia Yara Eliana Julietta Gia Sienna Ada Davina Amora Amaya Georgia Kara Azalea Nadia Vienna Ayla Cecelia Mina Vera Talia Gemma Lana Veronica Helena Zara Estrella Kendra Valentina Athena Bianca Louisa Malia Zaria Lena Noa Matilda Serena Octavia Nyla Aisha Bianca Nina Elisa Lillia What are your favorite -a enders?

Name Watch 2020: Names for Boys that End with -s

Boy's names that end in the letter "s" are everywhere!  At least it seems that way. Of course with James being perhaps the most popular boy's name of all time, you'd think that -s enders would be all over the charts. Not exactly. There's Lucas of course, coming in at #8 in 2018, but then you have to go all the way to #49 and classic Thomas before you see another boy's name that ends in -s.  So why then, does it feel like we are seeing them everywhere? We are seeing these -s ending names  trend into a few categories. Nature Names An earthy vibe is something we've long seen in naming, yet don't tend to find in the Top 100. Last year we predicted that we'd see some on the rise, yet these boho names still don't top the charts. Perhaps these -s ending nature names will move on up this year. Rivers Woods Brooks Parks Moss Waters Skies Banks Fields Surnames Last names first is a favorite of ours, and many of the names we&#

YOUR Favorite Names of 2019

Analytics. Perhaps, one of the coolest parts of getting into social media is that we get so much data. We have tools at our fingertips that can truly help us match our product to our audience. In our short time creating content for Mom and The Pie we've learned so much (yet still feel very novice) about how to dive into the analytics and really notice what it is our followers want to see. While this passion of ours was always intended to be a place to inspire, to share our own thoughts, and to be creative while spending time together... we thought it would be cool to share with you YOUR favorite names of 2019. In this collection we will share with you the videos, pins, tweets and posts that YOU enjoyed the most last year. We can't seem to agree on which social platform is our favorite. We started out with the intention of building a Youtube channel. After watching and laughing hysterically as gals shared, "names I love but..." we thought, we could DO this .  But