Alison Bowen Giving a baby a mother's maiden name can be a way of balancing out parents' last names.
Staff writers The numbers have been crunched and the results are in.
Staff writers According to one parenting site, 2016 will see the rise of some unusual names, with some uncommon old-fashioned monikers thrown into the mix.
Josefa Pete Love or loathe them, it seems throwing a baby shower for your second pregnancy is right on trend.
JO HARTLEY As an expectant mum, there are so many things to consider and organise before your baby arrives. By making a list and working your way through it, things can seem less daunting.
Staff writers Think you know baby names? On top of the latest trends, and know a bit about banned names around the world?
Alyson Krueger They had just decided on a name they both agreed on, but then the grandparents threw in an offer of $10,000 in exchange for choosing something else.
Staff writers Looking for a baby name with a nod to nature, or one with an organic meaning? Check out our list to get inspired.
Vivienne Pearson The biggest joy of our daughter's name is that people really light up when they hear it (pun intended).
Julie Scherer At first I thought I wouldn't really need that much for a few days in hospital. Now I've got three bags packed.
Staff writers A rising number of US parents are seemingly inspired by the current environment, giving their babies violent or weapon-related names.
Suzi Catchpole When the kid names the sib, the outcome isn't always bad. Did your older children have any input into your new baby's name?
JO HARTLEY Any name I like he vetoes: it's too long, too short, too common, too rare. Yet he isn't really providing much inspiration himself.
Julie Scherer Call me boring, but I don't think that when it comes to choosing my twins' names is the right time to use a good pun.
Suzi Catchpole It's one way to make your baby stand out from the pack – giving them not one, but two first names.
MEGAN BLANDFORD My husband was sure that Danger was a good option for a boy. And as the pregnancy progressed, it actually started to sound really good.
Nicole Thomson-Pride I didn't want to say anything negative to my pregnant friend, but I wish I'd been more honest.
Staff writers Like many conversations about babies, it starts with talk of snot and poo.
Telegraph with staff writers George has overtaken William in the official rankings of most popular British baby names - and Game of Thrones is still having an impact on parents.
Julie Scherer Mum's room or their own room? Cot or bassinets? Deciding where twins will sleep can be tricky.
JO HARTLEY Since becoming noticeably pregnant, my son has taken more of an interest in the sibling he'll soon have.
Ariane Beeston French names are always in fashion, but a few have risen in popularity in recent years.
Staff writers Looking for a creative way to share some big news? Look to the skies, like this family did.
Melanie Mahoney Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.
Dr Erin Bowe When told that they are having a 'big baby', many women have a lot of fears. But those fears are often unfounded.
Pamela Redmond Satran What about the baby names right below the top 1000, hiding just out of sight?
Nicole Thomson-Pride Knowing what foods to eat throughout pregnancy can be worrying, so here's a list of foods every pregnant woman should consider adding to their shopping list.
Staff writers It's not just waiting periods that couples need to consider - there are other factors to consider when thinking about health insurance.
Megan Blandford Despite its widespread nature, there is still a great amount of mystery surrounding PND - and it's important to try unravelling as much of that as we can.
Staff writers Before you start tracking your menstrual cycle and reading up on the best positions to get pregnant, there are a few other things you may want to consider.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Gender reveal parties always involve a surprise, but guests at one US couple's celebration got more exciting news than they expected.
Staff writers The top 10 baby names list may not have changed much since 2013, but the rest of the top 100 has had a shake-up.
Melanie Mahoney with staff writers The numbers have been crunched and it's official: Australian parents are having a bit of an 'O' moment.
Staff writers From Adam to Xavier, Aaliyah to Zoe, here are the most popular baby names for 2014.
Linda Rosenkrantz What makes some names have comebacks while others silently fade into oblivion? A few factors come into play.
Staff writers A recent Reddit thread has revealed some of the more creative names in the world.
Staff writers Imagine it. You have six sons. SIX. And you've thrown a gender reveal party to discover the gender of your seventh child.
Ariane Beeston Looking for a literary baby name but aren’t a fan of the trendy Harper or Atticus? Why not take some inspiration from the Bard.
Melanie Mahoney If you're looking to revive an older name, or don’t want anything near the top 1000 list, check out these rare monikers for your unique baby.
JO HARTLEY Bonding with your baby can start much earlier than the birth - here are a few ways to start the process.
From Alma to Vera, Augustine to Walter, here are 40 old names that are becoming popular once more.
Melanie Mahoney Sometimes the greatest baby name ideas come from the most unexpected places, as these EB members show.
DONNA WEBECK The middle name is no longer an afterthought, and parents' inspiration comes from many places.
LETITIA ROWLANDS The Anzac Centenary and the birth of a royal baby will be among the events that are likely to inspire parents facing the job of naming their baby this year.
Rachel Halliwell When we named our middle daughter Merrily, my husband and I knew we had hit upon a moniker that would set her apart from the crowd.
Jessica Farrish While some parents are hiring professional baby-naming consultants, you don't have to go that far to come up with a perfect name for your baby.
A New Zealander has tried to name their baby Senior Constable but didn't get away with it - and numbering children is also a no-no.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Knowing you are not the father of your pregnant wife's baby would usually indicate a rocky relationship ahead for traditional parents.
Ariane Beeston Baby name “theft” is often discussed in the context of a friend or family member “stealing” a name you’ve had your heart set on. But how seriously can we take it?
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