Hi.  My name is Sarah.  A baby name enthusiast who loves to peruse the New Arrivals section of newspapers and see what brilliant, unique, bizarre, wtf, & fabulous names that people name their baby and share them with others.

I love names so much that I wrote a book featuring some very bold names that I have found in birth announcements.  Buy Your Copy Today. Bold Baby Names

If anyone wants to contact me for a request, baby name help, suggestions,  my email address is names4real@hotmail.com.

Thanks so much!


33 Responses to ABOUT ME

  1. vomiting says:

    Do you visit other forums, like behindthename.com? I saw your link posted in Elisabeth’s blog.

  2. millikate says:

    I’ll have to check out behindthename.com. Thanks for visiting.

  3. trinurti says:

    it’s nice web
    Some day, i may be use one name in your web 🙂

  4. Anna says:

    Can I blogroll you?

  5. CG says:

    Hello I see my child’s name has been published here on your post of 27th October and I must say it concerns me. We did not publish our child’s name so I’m wondering how it made it on to your list. Kinda creeps me out.

    • Names4Real says:

      Hi CG. I just sent you an email so if you want to email me which one is your child’s name, I’ll be happy to remove it from the list. All names on the list were published somewhere on the Internet so maybe your child has the same name as someone who did announce it. That’s the only way I can think of that I would have found it and I certainly didn’t mean to offend. 🙂

  6. SarahinJune says:

    I enjoy your site a lot. It seems like you have a healthy sense of humor when it comes to names.

  7. Jason says:

    Keep ’em coming! These names are great…not the typical baby name lists tucked between ads from mega-baby-product-stores.

    Now, what to name my child….

  8. Just discovered your For Real Baby Names blog and the post about Canadian Baby Names, which I really enjoyed.
    I’m a baby name enthusiast as well and run a business called http://www.babynamesresearch.com I have a blog on the site as well. Check it out and don’t hesitate to leave your comments.
    Best, & have fun reading all those birth announcements!

  9. Nina says:


    You directed me to your blog from Nameberry. I think it’s fantastic!

    Just wondering, do you only select the names you find interesting or quirky on your blog? Or are these all the birth announcements from a particular paper?

    I was just wondering if you filter them in any way?


  10. I love your blog! Recently I’ve become very interested in the names that real people actually choose for their babies, rather than the sometimes overly idealistic advice handed out on baby naming blogs. A great resource!

  11. Jennifer says:

    I saw my sons name on one of your list 11/12 /09. I was just curious if this was his name or someone else. Are the name taken for Birth announcements from that day? This is not his b-day.

    • Names4Real says:

      Hi Jennifer.

      The names aren’t taken from that particular day. They are from newspapers all over the U.S. I find before then so it could be your son’s name. 🙂

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  13. Vicky says:

    Fun blog! Easy to get lost reading all the names. Some are quite amazing. I’ve got a few questions for you. When you list names in parentheses after the listed name, are those the sibling names? And when you list a place on the header, does that mean all the names are from that city or country?

    If you want, I’d love for you to add my name blog to your blogroll. It’s http://www.yournamestory.com. And I encourage anyone to click on the link to tell their name story!


    • Names4Real says:

      Hi Vicky,

      Welcome and thanks. Yes, names in parentheses are siblings. Yes to your other question as well. If I put a place, then that’s where I found them all. I think London is the only city I use because I get those particular birth announcements out of the London Telegraph and The London Times.

      I’ll add you.


  14. I love the theme of your blog: real names! This is something I’ve been trying to figure out how to tap into. May I link to your blog from my site? Check mine out as well, if you’d like! Great work!

  15. Melissa says:

    Love this. Here I thought I was the only name junkie:) Question: Why do people just name their kiddos ANY old name (ie trendy names, weird names of things, etc etc.) when it’s So important to give them a good name? Just wondering.

    • Names4Real says:


      I love to meet another “Name Junkie”! 🙂 Welcome to the site.

      I honestly think its because they love it. It may be trendy or weird to us, but asking people about their children’s names over the years most parents have a reason/story to love it. That’s a simple answer for a loaded question. 🙂

  16. Haili says:

    My daughters name is Stevie Marae Eunice-Rose. I see you have that name on your website. Just curious how you found her name and where you are from?

  17. Kindra says:

    Hi Sarah:). I visit your site all the time and just thought I should finally tell you how much I love it, and get around to saying thank you. It’s the best baby name site by far. I wonder why you haven’t commercialized it up at all? Obviously it makes no difference to me, but I feel like with some articles and ads and a search feature, you’d be making some nice money from the work you’re already doing:). Anyway, I love it. Thanks:)

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