Baby Name Battles

Written by Tamara Reese on .


Blogger: Tamara Reese (for, Squirrel Hill

My husband and I rarely fight. Sure we disagree and sometimes we just agree to disagree but we aren’t much for shouting or arguing. In the 10 years we’ve been together I can count on one hand the number of times we’ve heatedly disagreed, four of those times were over baby names.

My husband doesn’t like names that are nouns, verbs, androgynous, spelled weird, or have been used by famous people. I like names that start with vowels, four-letter names, and names with familial meaning. So it looks like we’re in for a few more "conversations" before we find something we can both agree on.


Tamara Reese is a qualitative epidemiologist turned stay-at-home-Mama turned consultant for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and contributing editor at Her passions include child injury prevention, gentle parenting, and breastfeeding advocacy. She is currently navigating toddlerhood and expecting her second son.

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.