Baby Naming 101

What's Your Baby Naming Style?

Not sure if your baby’s going to be more of an Adam or an Axel? Sometimes the best way to whittle down the mountain of baby name options is to find out which names best suit your own personal style first. From classic to retro, take our quick quiz and find out where you fall.

Not sure if your baby’s going to be more of an Adam or an Axel? Sometimes the best way to whittle down the mountain of baby name options is to find out which names best suit your own personal style first. From classic to retro, take our quick quiz and find out where you fall.

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2.) When you think of the kind of mama you’ll be once baby comes, you think:
a.) You’ll definitely be the softie – let your SO handle the time outs.
b.) In your house, there will be nothing but cloth diapers, homemade baby food, and wooden toys all the way.
c.) You’ll probably wind up a lot like your own parents – for better or worse!
d.) Above all else, you’ll always encourage baby’s creativity and individualism.
e.) You better be one of the cool moms on the playground. No Mom Jeans for you.
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8.) After lots of careful prep, you’ve finally finished decorating baby’s nursery. You’d describe the look as…
a.) Shabby chic -- you love a room that’s cozy, quaint, and homey.
b.) Bright and fun with quirky touches -- baby will have a blast playing in it!
c.) Earthy and calm -- you went to great lengths to make every detail safe and eco-friendly.
d.) Cool and modern -- and straight from the pages of an IKEA catalog.
e.) Colorful and eclectic -- you loved mixing and matching with vintage wall prints and retro decorative touches.
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9.) Let’s pretend for a second you’ve got unlimited funds (nice thought, isn’t it?). Where would you head on your dream vacation?
a.) Paris, the City of Love.
b.) Somewhere far, far away -- like Bora Bora!
c.) Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (everyone’s doing it!).
d.) The ski slopes of Aspen.
e.) Swingin’ London, baby.
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10.)  You’re about to invest in some new wheels when you decide to go over-budget and spring for…
a.) A blue Mini Cooper -- super cute!
b.) A Prius -- easy on gas and good for the environment.
c.) A Lexus -- luxury at its finest.
d.) A BMW SUV -- might as well ride the carpool lane in style.
e.) An Aston Martin -- you’ve always wanted one!
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1.) It’s movie night and you just want to curl up on the couch. Your idea of the perfect flick would be…
a.) A romantic comedy.  (The Proposal, When Harry Met Sally, The Holiday; hey, basically anything Nora Ephron has got your vote.)
b.) An Indie movie. (Juno, Rachel Getting Married, Once; you love anything a little out-of-the-ordinary.)
c.) Something classic. (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Graduate, Casablanca; they just don’t make ‘em like that anymore.)
d.) A throwback. (The Breakfast Club, Some Kind of Wonderful, Saturday Night Fever; you like to rock it old school.)
e.) A good documentary. (Trouble the Water, Capitalism: A Love Story, Earth; you love knowing what’s going on in the real world.)
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3.) You’re pretty sure a total meltdown would occur if your DVR failed to record…
a.) Your favorite syndicated classic shows: Cheers, Seinfeld or Friends
b.) Mad Men, Downton Abbey, or Scandal
c.) Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, or Walking Dead
d.) Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, or The Mindy Project
e.) The Daily Show, Shark Tank, or anything on the History Channel
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4.) Some things you can live without; but you’d never be caught dead leaving the house without…
a.) Your makeup bag -- filled to the brim with all your must-haves.
b.) Your Kindle (aka your other baby).
c.) Your Jackie O-inspired sunglasses.
d.) Reusable bags for when you hit up the grocery store.
e.) Your favorite vintage purse.
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5.) If calories suddenly didn’t count, you’d totally make a beeline for…
a.) A pint of the newest Ben & Jerry’s flavor.
b.) A box of Junior Mints and some Razzles!
c.) Godiva truffles -- yum.
d.) Chocolate-covered fruit (so you can at least pretend to be healthy).
e.) Whatever you’re craving -- you like being spur-of-the-moment.
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6.) If anyone were to scroll through your iPod playists, they’d probably discover…
a.) You’re a sucker for something soft with good lyrics: Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Jack Johnson...
b.) Lots of oldies but goodies: Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, the list goes on...
c.) Your undying devotion to female singer-songwriters: Lana Del Ray, Christina Perri, Florence and the Machine, and, of course, some old-school Alanis.
d.) That you’re pretty eclectic -- you’ve got everything from Jay-Z to Imagine Dragons.
e.) Tons of Top 40 goodness: Beyoncé, Iggy Azalea, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande...  
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7.) If you could grab lunch with any celeb mama, you’d most likely want to sit down with…
a.) Michelle Obama
b.) Nicole Richie
c.) Heidi Klum
d.) Gwen Stefani
e.) Angelina Jolie
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By Kaitlin Stanford