72 episodes

Hosted by sisters Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss, founders of BabyNames.com. We explore one name topic per episode, dish about celebrity baby news, and take listener questions about names and naming. You don't have to be expecting to enjoy this show - you just have to be interested in names!

The Baby Names Podcast Jennifer Moss & Mallory Moss

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 51 Ratings

Hosted by sisters Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss, founders of BabyNames.com. We explore one name topic per episode, dish about celebrity baby news, and take listener questions about names and naming. You don't have to be expecting to enjoy this show - you just have to be interested in names!

    Virtue and Expectation Names

    Virtue and Expectation Names

    Jennifer and Mallory discuss the new/old trend of giving babies "Expectation Names" names that imply an expectation on the child, a quality of their character, behavior, or success. Is it fair to give your child an Expectation Name? The answer is not so simple.
    We also report on the current celebrity baby news, the American Name Society Names of the Year, and take your questions on names and naming.
    Names mentioned in this episode: Lena, Corbin, Humility, Tace, Abstinence, Chastity, Faith, Hope, Keep-the-Faith, Loyal, Royal, Justice, Maverick, Tequila, Ryker, Harley, Sincere, Legend, Messiah, and more!
    Have a question for Jennifer & Mallory? Write us at podcast@babynames.com.
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    Our sources:
    Christian Science Monitor
    New England Historical Society
    The News & Observer
    American Name Society

    • 45 min
    How to Pronounce Irish Names - with Dusty Rhodes

    How to Pronounce Irish Names - with Dusty Rhodes

    BONUS EPISODE! Last year at this time, we did an episode about Irish Names - and our Irish listeners had quite a laugh at how we Americans pronounced Irish names! So this year we've invited popular Irish radio host and podcast producer Dusty Rhodes to help us with authentic Irish name pronunciation!
    We looked at the popular names from Ireland from 2019 and picked out the more traditional Irish names that would give Americans a bit of a challenge. Here's the list, with the name and current rank for babies in Ireland. Follow along with us and see if you get the pronunciation right!
    BOYS
    Tadhg 8
    Darragh 11
    Oisín 13
    Fionn 16
    Cillian 17 / Cian 32
    Rían 20
    Senán 41
    Donnacha 56
    Cathal 61
    Eoin 74
    Ruairí 87
    Odhran 92
    Daithí 116
    Éanna 127
    Páidí 143
    GIRLS
    Fíadh 3
    Caoimhe 17
    Saoirse 23
    Éabha 29
    Sadhbh 37
    Róisín 40
    Clodagh 50
    Niamh 54
    Aoibhín 69
    Ailbhe 75
    Aoibheann 79
    Áine 92
    Aisling 94
    Laoise 131
    Aoibhe 137
    Check out Dusty's podcast "The Dust Pod" at www.dustpod.ie.
    View the full list of most popular Irish Baby Names from the CSO.
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    The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com.
     
     

    • 30 min
    Trailer: The Baby Names Podcast

    Trailer: The Baby Names Podcast

    Everyone has a name! Names are tied to history, culture, family, and identity. Each episode we deep dive into one name subject, report on the latest celebrity baby news, and take questions from our listeners!
    Subscribe to the Baby Names Podcast so you don't miss an episode.
    The Baby Names Podcast is hosted by sisters Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss, founders of BabyNames.com.
     

    • 2 min
    Chicago-Inspired Baby Names

    Chicago-Inspired Baby Names

    Chicago natives Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss discuss a vast list of Chicago-inspired baby names for parents who want to honor the Windy City. We also report on the latest celebrity baby news and take letters from our listeners.
    Names mentioned in this episode: Dorothy, Tad, Devery, Addison, Clark, Barack, Lake, Palmer, Astor, Daley, Grant, Lincoln... and more!
    View the FULL list of Chicago-Inspired baby names
    Read Jennifer's series of Mysteries with a Metaphysical twist set in Chicago, starting with Town Red!
    And here's that book, Streetwise Chicago: A History of Chicago Street Names by Don Hayner!
    Have a question for Jennifer & Mallory? Email us at podcast@babynames.com.
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    The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com.

    • 37 min
    This Not That - 2021

    This Not That - 2021

    Jennifer and Mallory discuss less-popular alternatives to the top 10 boys and girls names on the BabyNames.com charts. We also discuss highlights from our celebrity baby news, and take name questions from our listeners!
    Names mentioned in this episode: Laure, Gilles, Karenina, Rosemary, Sigfried, Oleander Lachlan, Eitan, Antoine, Colm, Garrett, Cicely, Odette, Aline, Vignette, Livandra, Ayla, Azriela... and more!
    We mentioned this article: The 1000 most popular surnames in the U.S.
    Have feedback about this episode? Join our Facebook group to discuss or write us at podcast@babynames.com.
    The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com.

    • 39 min
    Behind the Scenes @BabyNames.com

    Behind the Scenes @BabyNames.com

    In this minisode, BabyNames.com founder Jennifer Moss talks about the history of the website, how she and her sister Mallory started The Baby Names Podcast, and what's in store for 2021.
    BabyNames.com was founded in 1996 and is celebrating our 25th year online. Season 4 of The Baby Names Podcast will begin in February of 2021.
    Have a question for Jennifer and Mallory? Email us at podcast@babynames.com.
    Join us to gab about names in our Facebook Group and stay tuned for more BabyNames Live! shows on Facebook and YouTube.
    The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com.
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    Music: My Favorite Tree by Isobel O'Conner

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Derp Bean ,

Great!

I’m doing the 100 baby challenge in The Sims 4 and I am running out of names and I’m only at baby 60 so yeah!

JaneyMI6 ,

Cozy Podcast for Name nerds!

Love these sisters, they are so cozy and happy. This podcast is a great stress reliever! Thank you for your amazing work!!

KatieJay1610 ,

Name Nerds!

Finally! I have been looking at lists since I was 9 years old! I don’t want to have a pack of kids so I really need to narrow my name list down! Love you guys and thank you for doing this for us name nerds out here!

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