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4 pregnancy article submissions by the Mothering community.

Unique Baby Names: 30 Unusual Suggestions to Spark the Imagination

Boys   Aquila eagle Latin   Duarte wealthy guardian Portuguese   Elsu flying falcon Native American   Faolan wolf Irish   Gaagii raven Native American   Lywanu growling... read more

Baby Naming 101

By Melissa Scholes Young Web Exclusive - September 8, 2008 "Oh! When are you due?" The stranger reaches over and grips my belly between both hands. There is rubbing. There is patting. A stranger's finger is caressing my belly button. "Any day now..." I muster a smile and jiggle my five-year-old's hand. I'm sending her a message that now would be the perfect time for an inappropriately loud question or a temper tantrum—anything to get me away from this inevitable conversation. "Is it a boy or a girl?" I want to tell the stranger it's an alien or better... read more

Podcast Episode 8: Baby Names: What goes into the making of a moniker?

What’s in a name? There are few things as personal as naming your child. This article takes a look at some naming traditions past and present and provides some tips and ideas. This is an audio recording of the article Name That Baby by Wendy Ponte that appeared in Mothering magazine Sept-Oct 2010. Subscribe to Our Podcast Listen Now   About Melanie Mayo-Laakso is the Content Manager for Mothering.com. Mothering is the birthplace of natural family living and attachment parenting. We... read more

Baby Names---Where did you find yours?

With the pregnancy issue of Mothering just around the corner, and some “secret” baby naming web stuff in the works,  I have been thinking alot about baby names. I found it EXTREMLY difficult to choose names for my two little ones. I did a good deal of soul searching…finding the perfect balance between unique and classic, meaningful and personal, masculine and feminine. There is SO much in a name. How did you choose your children’s names? Was it challenging? What helped you make that final decision? Share your baby naming story and you could... read more

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