–Need a Name for Daddy's Girl
There's an obvious answer here: Just take Justin and add an E. Justine is a familiar name, but perhaps there is a reason you "can't think of" it. Justine is not particularly popular right now; it peaked in the '80s.
–Mother of Ns
At first glance, this question reads as deceptively easy. Nathaniel and Natalie don't just "go well" together, they are in fact strikingly similar variations upon one another, sharing nearly all the same letters in nearly the same order. The obvious third member of this trio would, like her brother and sister, begin with "Nat": Natasha, perhaps, or Natia or Natania.
Two colors need not be a problem, although I did advise against Hunter Greene as a first-middle combo. Just look at little Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z, who seems to be doing just fine with her double-hue (and double-word) name.
–Naming a New Generation
It’s funny to think of a Victorian favorite as a "mom name," in the same vein as Ashley or Krista, rather than a great-grandmother name! Grace was at its most popular in the 1880s, alongside antiques like Minnie, Martha, and Florence.
–Psyched for Our New Son
This question is more nuanced than it might seem at first glance. It should be a pretty straightforward question, and answer: What's the best spelling for this baby name? But when we look at it, things get interesting.
–Not Wild About Harry
No nickname is truly unavoidable, especially these days when plenty of boys are named Thomas and Michael—but never go by Tom and Mike. We're quite used to hearing full names instead of nicknames, and both parents and children are comfortable saying "It's Daniel, not Danny" until they get their point across.
But some nicknames are more likely than others. There are a few risk factors that come into play. One is when a name has a single, obvious nickname, like Chris for Christopher, or Beth for Bethany. Another is a formal name of three or more syllables.
–Been Thinking 'Bout Benton
I love this question because there are so many ways to look at it. And no matter how you define "names like Benton," there are plenty of choices that fit the bill. Benton's brother could be a new invention like Daxton, an old surname like Wickham, or a new take on a chart-topper, like Jules or Harris.
–Am I Crazy?
Alas, you're right: Other people will indeed find this name impossible. And it's not just Fudd that makes this name a dud for a contemporary baby. Elmer is at the extreme end of style, and while some people will appreciate how it bucks the trends, many more will still think of it as something of a joke.
When you start the process, it helps to have some baby-naming rules for yourself (like, "no surname names," or "no sharing names with a first cousin," or "no matching initials," just for example; every set of parents will have different preferences). Sans rules, it's very difficult to narrow down the huge universe of potential names to the ones that you like.
–Due in May
A meaningful word or place name can often be an inspired and inspiring choice for a baby name. Nature words, in particular, often make for popular and well-received names. Autumn, Lily, Savannah, and Jasmine were among the top 100 names for baby girls in 2014 (along with other word names such as Aria, Serenity, Genesis, Piper, Faith, and Ruby). Hazel, Willow, and Juniper are all up-and-comers from the natural world.