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In the baby name market? Look to the soaps!

You're having a baby!  Congratulations!

Not sure what name to pick?  We've got you covered.

Soapdom's Soap Opera Baby Names

Thorsten Kaye (Zach & baby Spike, AMC)Don't you just love the names of soap opera characters? From Nash, Ridge, Tad and Coop to Bianca, Skye, Harley and Tabitha, soap opera writers have a field day when it comes to creating the monikers of their heros and heroines.

In encountering many a soap fan over the years, we've heard hundreds of stories about how favorite soaps and characters helped expectant mothers through their pregnancies, and even through some rather difficult deliveries.  "I was in labor 48 hours! What got me through was watching General Hospital every day. I named my son Jason!"

Some fans just  can't get enough of their favorite characters.  "My mom just loved to watch Erica Kane on All My Children. When I was born, she named me Erica. Of course, Erica's now my favorite character, too!"

Antonio Sabato, Jr.What do the actors think of their character names?  Michael E. Knight (Tad, AMC) has been known to joke about his character name.  "Tad sounds like a snack cracker," he says. "I'll have a bowl of tads and a glass of milk, please!"   The Bold and the Beautiful's Antonio Sabato, Jr. (ex Dante) feels the name suited his character. "Dante is very much an Italian name. It’s strong and short enough that you’ll remember very quickly. I like it."  See more soap opera actor comments on their character names here .

At Soapdom we give you the character name, its origin and meaning, and list some of the soap character's actual traits.  We even compare character traits of characters with the same name who appear on different soaps. Like Bo Brady on DOOL, and Bo Buchanan on OLTL!

Not sure what to name your baby?  Pick your favorite soap below, and click away!

Soap Opera Baby Names
All My Children Guiding Light
As the World Turns One Life to Live
Bold & the Beautiful Passions
Days of our Lives Young & the Restless
General Hospital Actors on Names

Same Name, Different Soap

Can't find the name you're looking for? Contact us and we'll be happy to add it.

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Excellent feature. I have already told three friends who are pregnant (yeah, I know. Must be something in the water! LOL) to come check out this soap opera baby names thing. I love the section called same name, different soap. LOL. Thanx for putting this on your site.

October 21, 2007
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ScoopHunter said:

I have always enjoyed this section. I check it out just for fun. It's so interesting to see how the actual character depicts the orgins of the character's name. And who knows? I may be pregnant one day soon... smilies/wink.gif smilies/wink.gif
October 21, 2007
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Smitskee said:

I enjoyed reading about how the actors relate to their names or not. Never thought about the impact of that before but I suppose if a character has a whimpy name but is supposed to be a macho character, it might be hard for the actor to get past it. Very interesting.
October 21, 2007
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QueenRuler said:

Thanks for your comments. This section really grew from our meeting up with soap fans who revealed that they named their babies after favorite soap characters. A business a*sociate who works for a major interactive ad agency confessed that he and his sister were named after Jeff and Tara on All My Children. He thought he was alone -- until I told him to come check out Soapdom's Soap Opera Baby Names. He couldn't believe we devoted an entire section to this, but heck! Why not. One thing is certain. He now felt like part of a community!

Did you name your child after a favorite soap character?

October 22, 2007
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Lola said:

i did
named my daughter erica
for erica on all my children
luckily for our family, however,
our erica isn't that much of a diva
although she does have some divaness about her
October 22, 2007
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shona68 said:

my name could be a soap baby name
September 29, 2008
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mut51 said:

funny baby names
I am new to your site and the baby name article is just pure fun, though practical for others I would imagine. I loved it!
August 16, 2009
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mut51 said:

Congrats on your Stevie award nomination. Your ability to collect and present the latest in soaps is most impressive, and the new site is beautiful. Nice Work!
October 21, 2009
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