March 22, 2023

How To Name Your Baby & Choose A Name You Love with Sophie Kihm

Have you been struggling to name your baby? Maybe there’s a name you love but your partner hates, or maybe you’ve named your baby and you think you made a mistake, what can you do?

Listen to today’s podcast! We have such have such a fun show for this week’s episode of Yoga | Birth| Babies. I invited Sophie Kihm, baby naming expert and editor in chief of Nameberry to join me. She has such an interesting approach to choosing baby names. Though I’ve already named my children, I found the baby naming quiz to provide some pretty accurate results. I fell into the Bohemian name category, no surprise to me with children named Shay and Sage. We go over how the Nameberry DNA quiz works, use Sophie’s expertise as a therapist to discuss working through a name dispute with your partner, how and when to change your baby’s name, the history and popularity of names and more. I think you’re going to get a lot out of this episode and hopefully even lift some of the stress of choosing your baby’s name.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Learn about Sophie and how she got into  baby naming.
  • What Nameberry is.
  • The Baby Name DNA quiz.
  • The different Baby Name DNA types. 
  • Suggestions for how parents can start to whittle down their list of names.
  • Changing baby’s name after they’re born, how common this is and how to go about it.
  • How to resolve disagreements on Baby’s name between partners.
  • What people’s names say about the time they were born in.
  • The most popular names of 2022.
  • The trending names for 2023 so far.
  • One final tip/piece of advice Sophie would like to offer new and expectant parents.
  • Where you can find Sophie’s work. 

About Sophie:

Sophie Kihm is a baby name expert, consultant, and Nameberry’s Editor-in-Chief. She has advised celebrities and other parents about choosing baby names since 2015 and has been featured widely in the media — quoted in the Washington Post, People, and more.

In addition to her job as a name expert, Sophie is a therapist in Chicago specializing in perinatal mood disorders including anxiety, depression, and OCD. She primarily works with parents on issues related to pregnancy and parenting (which occasionally means talking about baby names).

Sophie takes an interdisciplinary approach to names and naming. She considers the psychology, history, sociology, statistics, and creativity of names, which informs her work as a baby name expert and consultant.

Connect with Sophie:

Instagram: @nameberry 
Twitter: @nameberry 

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