The Top 10 Names Millennials Parents May Give Their Babies This Year

photo: Danielle MacInnes

photo: Danielle MacInnes

Earlier this year, Nameberry came out with its list of top 100 Trending baby names that the popular baby naming site predicts will be most used. Just getting around now, albeit 6 months later, to check out the list and I like a lot of the names on it.

After combing through it, I picked the top 10 Millennial friendly names I think will be most attractive to young couples under 30 and the reasons why I think so:

Thor

  •  Because that new Avengers movie is coming out and it will inspire all the Superhero geeks out there.

Yara

  • The actress, Black’ish‘s Yara Shahidi, is beautiful, smart and on every magazine cover and red carpet looking powerful and smart; and she’s going to Harvard. Nice legacy to want your little girl to aspire to.

Wilder

  • This name just screams Millennial friendly to me!

Remy

  • Rapper Remy Ma famously feuded with Nicki Minaj this year and for all her effort in breaking the internet after her diss tape came out, she won a coveted Best Female Rapper Award at this year’s BET Awards besting lots of great vet rappers including her arch nemesis Minaj herself. For everyone who wants their daughter to overcome tough times and take on Goliath of the world, yes to Remy.
photo Jenna Norman

photo Jenna Norman

Loyal

  • Like Royal but less douchey. Also, it is unique and has tons of personality.

Echo

  • Because who doesn’t love a competitor to Siri. Besides Amazon.com is taking over the world and naming your kid after one of its newest signature devices will make you feel invincible too, maybe.
photo: Chien Pham

photo: Chien Pham

Fiona

  • Classic yet not too pretentious.

Frank

  • For a boy and similar reason.

Cassius

  • Because reality TV housewives competed over Cash and Cassius sounds maganaminous. Also, anyone nostalgic and want to remember Mohammed Ali may want to pay homage to him this way by naming their kid after Ali’s birth name.

Arrow

  • Another superhero fan’s dream name.

Check out the complete list at Nameberry here!


Foxy Brown Had a Baby Girl but Stayed Mum Entire Pregnancy

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Congratulations to rapper Foxy Brown who gave birth to a baby girl though no one even knew she was pregnant.

This morning on the Wendy Williams Show, the radio host turned talk show host discussed why Foxy turned down her offer to perform one of her most famous tracks on the show: she was pregnant!


“Literally, as I’m putting on my bracelet, the telephone rings,” Williams told her audience today.  “Congratulations to Foxy Brown. She had a baby girl. No word on exactly who the baby’s father is, but allegedly it’s a reggae star and I’m not going to say his name because I think that me and Foxy have some sort of relationship, and the bureau does have a working telephone. So, maybe she’ll call us.”

Brown, who was most famous during the 1990s as one of the very few successful female rappers, suffered some hearing loss and actually was recently hospitalized a few months ago, but seemed to be in good health soon after.

Fox seemingly was negatively mentioned by Remy Ma on the Love and Hip Hop: NY reality TV star’s recent “SHEther” diss track with a reference to a “deaf” and not battling with the “impaired” but Brown took the high road and opted out of snapping back.

She was probably too busy being a mom.

Congrat! Can’t wait to see the new baby!