Ryan Reynolds recently joked that he wanted to name his new baby Excalibur Anaconda Reynolds…if the baby turned out to be a girl. Now that he and Blake Lively have welcomed their first baby, they haven’t released their new addition’s actual name…but we’re still hoping it’s something as catchy as Excalibur!

In all seriousness, it’s a big decision figuring out the perfect baby name! There’s trendy names, classic names, unconventional names, and whatever you choose, these are the names your child will carry with them forever (no pressure!).

If you’re having trouble landing on the perfect name for you new baby girl or boy, here’s some inspiration from Parenting.com‘s list of the most popular baby names of 2014 (listed alphabetically):


  1. Arya
  2. Cora
  3. Elsa
  4. Fiona
  5. Harper
  6. Isla
  7. Mackenzie
  8. Natalie
  9. Piper
  10. Scarlet


  1. Asher
  2. Dominic
  3. Elijah
  4. Finn
  5. Henry
  6. Jax
  7. Knox
  8. Leonardo
  9. Levi
  10. Oliver

Are you a new parent? What were some of the baby names you considered?

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