Category Archives: Baby Names

A New Baby to Name

More Baby Names

There’s a baby who needs a great baby name, but this baby is NOT mine! My colleague at Kveller.com, Jordana, is having her fifth child. She liked the names I suggested for Kveller’s editor earlier this year and asked that I do something similar for her. Since each family has different naming issues (some like gender…

A Call for Baby Names

Sugar Detox by Nina Badzin

No, relax, I’m not having baby #5. But as regular readers of this blog know, I’m a baby name fanatic. You can imagine how thrilled I was to receive the following assignment from Kveller.com: “Suggest baby names for our editor, Deborah Kolben and her husband, Gal.” (That would be Gal Beckerman, opinion editor of The…

Finally, His Name

Our "dream team" of rabbis from our Conservative synaogue and Chabad

If you haven’t followed the baby name drama in the Badzin household, I’ll get you up to speed. When I was six months pregnant with our fourth child, I spent a few days determined to change our 2-year-old daughter’s name (after I’d pushed the name on Bryan in the first place). I terrorized the family,…

The Story of Baby Boy Badzin

Sam's Dream Come True

The story of Baby Boy Badzin is a simple one. A little boy named Sam loved his sisters, but he asked God every night for another sibling. Then one day his parents told him a baby was coming in November. Sam, certain that his praying had worked, spent the next six months praying for a…

Baby Showers and Ham Sandwiches

Photo by dno1967b via Flickr

I’m at TCJewfolk.com today discussing why some Jews would sooner eat a ham and cheese sandwich every day (on white bread with butter) before they’d plan a baby shower for a fellow Jew. Our superstitions run deep! You’ll also learn why Bryan and I won’t announce the baby’s name right away this time. Hope to…

Help My Husband Name Our Baby

Help my Husband Name our Baby by Nina Badzin

Remember my husband? He’s the guy who lovingly supports our fiction aspirations, encourages trips to writing conferences, preaches delightfully quaint parenting advice, and gets constant praise on this blog. Well, forget all that good stuff. Now we’re mad at him. Get this: Bryan has lost faith in my baby naming abilities. MY abilities! Aren’t I…

Syndicated on BlogHer!

BlogHer

I’m thrilled to announce that my “Please Let Me Name Your Baby” post has been syndicated today on the popular BlogHer Publishing Network. Turns out I’m not the only person who’s crazy for baby names. I’d love for you to visit me on BlogHer and leave a comment. And if you’re here from BlogHer for…