Maryana Vestic

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Maryana Vestic is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and food photographer with a background in entertainment Business Affairs. She studied film at NYU, Irish Theatre Studies at Trinity College Dublin, and has an MFA in Creative Writing Nonfiction from The New School. She’s been published for personal essays and edited with Teachers & Writers Magazine. She creates content for her food blog called The Storied Spoon and contributes freelance writing, photography, and recipe development for various blogs and commercial clients. She loves cooking, baking, hiking, and horror films, as well as running a local baking business in Brooklyn with her boyfriend.

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Articles by Maryana Vestic

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100 Cute Girl Names That Start With U (For Ultra-Fun Girls)

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270 Unique Grey Cat Names

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250 Beautiful Last Names Starting With S (Both Traditional and Unusual)

Nigerian kids jumping together in the park

100 Traditional Nigerian Last Names (With a Rich History)

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260 Famous Tiger Names (That Say Roar)

Adorable little boy in pirate costume

260 Legendary Pirate-Themed Names (From Captain to First Mate)

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265 Cool Corgi Names (Both Cute and Distinguished)

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270 Cute Nicknames For Guys (Both Popular and Unusual)

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100 Unforgettable Scottish Family Names (Both Ancient and Modern)

Cuban curly-haired boy standing against the wall

100 Beautiful Cuban Surnames

Smiling little girl with blue eyes in autumn outfit at the park

Exquisite Girl Names that Start with The Letter Z

Cute handsome little boy wearing hat and red jeans sitting on the rock in the lawn

Uncommon Y Starting Names for Boys

Beautiful little girl in a medieval dress standing outdoors

Unveiling the Enchantment of Medieval Last Names

Indian little girl wearing dress sitting on a rock outdoors

Interesting Facts About Indian Last Names

Lucky girl raising her hands happily in the meadow

Guide to Names Meaning Lucky: Bless Your Child

Jewish dad fixing his son's clothes

Deciphering the Meaning Behind Jewish Surnames

Young boy and girl looking at their smart watch while sitting on the bench

Unique Names That Embody the Concept of Time

Mexican sisters sitting under the tree both smiling and looking up

Mexican Girl Names: A Treasure Trove of Choices

Happy siblings dressed in hawaiian shirts walking on seaside

Discover the Charm of Hawaiian Last Names

Adorable little girl wearing lion costume sitting on the bed

Discover Majestic Names that Mean Lion

Puerto rican little girl leaning on brick wall smiling brightly

Exquisite Puerto Rican Female Names to Consider

Celtic little blonde boys having fun on the swing on the tropical sandy coast

Explore the Legacy of Celtic Surnames

Egyptian girl in red shirt and straw hat looking at the pyramid from afar

Guide to Common and Unique Egyptian Last Names

Handsome baby boy in striped blue jacket standing outdoor near flowery garden

L Names for Boys to Inspire Your Baby Naming

Russian young girl wearing their traditional costume standing in autumn meadow

Understanding the Origins of Russian Last Names

Happy girl in yellow raincoat holding clear umbrella under the rain outdoors

Uncovering the Significance of Names Meaning Rain

Norwegian mother with her children standing in meadow at sunset time

Tracing the Origins of Norwegian Family Names

Puerto rican young boy wearing red jacket sitting on the ground full of autumn leaves

Explore the Beauty of Puerto Rican Boy Names and Origins

Happy kids playing in the summer rain

Popular Three Letter Names for Babies and Their Meanings

Cheerful young girl in dress standing near cherry tree in summer garden

Discover Lovely Baby Girl Names That Start With V

Brave young boys in safety helmets passing through high tree rope in adventure park

Names With Courageous Meanings for Your Child

Little girl in a vintage dress holding an umbrella.

Deciphering the Secrets Behind Victorian Surnames

A father holding his son.

Unique Names for Babies That Mean Green

Cute baby sitting on the grass in the garden.

Uncommon Boy Names With H to Inspire You

Four happy kids lying on the grass in the park.

Easy to Remember Four Letter Names List

A mother and her daughter taking a walk in the forest with their dog.

Woodland Names That Signify Forest

Little girl picking daisies in the garden.

Unique and Beautiful Girl Names Starting With T

Kids playing with toy bunnies in the daffodil garden.

The Stories Behind Popular Welsh Surnames

Little Mexican boy in sombrero having fun during the Mexican Revolution Day Parade.

Unearthing the Gem: Mexican Boy Names You'll Love

A mother and her son having fun during a reindeer sleigh ride.

Understanding Finnish Last Names and Their Meanings

Two girls dressed in traditional Romanian costumes having fun during the festival.

Romanian Last Names: A Deep Dive Into Their Etymology

Young girl sitting on the grass in the park.

Find the Ideal Girl Name That Starts With K

Two adorable babies sitting on a bench.

British Royal Names and Their Significance in History

Happy little boy sitting on the grass.

One Syllable Boy Names for Timeless and Strong Choices

Cute little boy playing in the park.

Find the Perfect C Name for Your Baby Boy

Little girl wearing a witch costume and a boy dressed as a vampire playing near the fireplace.

Discover the World of Vampire Surnames and Clans

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Russian Girl Names: A Comprehensive Guide

Three girls in medieval dresses playing in the garden.

Historical Medieval Names: A Comprehensive List

Two Arabic boys shaking hands in the park.

A Comprehensive Guide to Arabic Surnames and Their Meanings

A happy boy holding a German flag.

From Schmidt to Müller: Exploring German Surnames

A young boy having fun in the park.

Unique and Stylish Boy Names Starting With S

Little girl in a blue fairy costume playing in the park.

Fairy Girl Names for Your Magical Little One

Happy Russian boy playing in the autumn park.

Discover Timeless Russian Boy Names for Your Baby Boy

Two little girl dressed in dark gothic costumes talking on a balcony.

Gothic Girl Names: Unearth the Perfect Name for Your Baby

A father and a son in cowboy hats spending time in the park.

The Ultimate List of Cowboy Names for Boys and Girls

A boy and a girl spending time in the tulip field near windmill.

Understanding Dutch Last Names and Their Origins

A boy wearing red tartan shirt sitting on the grass in the park.

Discover Timeless Boy Names That Begin With R

A girl and a boy opening Christmas presents.

Discover Beautiful Christmas Names for Your Baby

Two happy girls holding flag of the United Kingdom.

Exploring the Rich Heritage of British Surnames

Happy little girl sitting in the park.

Classic Southern Girl Names with Roots and Grace

Little Roman girl with amphora sitting on the sea shore.

Connecting the Past and Present: Roman Last Names

Little Polish girl in traditional dress celebrating the Polish Constitution Day.

Tracing the Ancestry of Polish Surnames

Little girl in red dress spending time in the park.

Top R-Starting Names for Your Baby Girl

Adorable little boy sitting on the grass in the park

Baby Boy Names With B for Your Bundle of Joy

Italian girl raising her hand to answer the teacher's question

The World of Italian Last Names: Origins and Meanings

Little girl smelling daffodils in the garden

Inspiring Girl Names That Begin With the Letter D

Cute Irish girl holding clover lollipop

Irish Last Names: Delving into Their Meanings and Roots

Little boy in a tiger costume sitting on the sofa

Wild and Wonderful Animal Baby Names for Nature Lovers

Fashionable kids spending time outdoors

Stand Out with These Edgy Baby Names

A Muslim mother reading a book to her son

Muslim Boy Names: Traditional and Contemporary

A mother and her daughter launching paper aircrafts at the beach

Unique Baby Names That Represent the Color Blue

A Father and his son playing musical instruments

Cuban Names: A Blend of Cultures and Traditions

Little Scottish girl in tartan dress writing a letter

Uncover the Allure of Scottish Baby Girl Names

Happy little girl wearing a wreath playing in the park

Discover Unique Pagan Names for Your Baby or Character

A mother and her little daughter playing in the park

Celebrate Beauty With These Names for Your Baby

Father and his little son spending time in the park

Uncommon European Boy Names for Your Little One

Little girl holding a chick

Adorable Bird Names for Your Baby Girl or Boy

Beautiful Celtic girl looking at the ocean

Traditional and Modern Celtic Girl Names

Little girl with the Bible praying at home

Angel-Inspired Saint Baby Names for Your Cherished One

Mother and daughter laying on the grass on a sunny day

Unique Nature Names for Your Newborn Child

Child wearing a viking helmet

Uncover the Rich Heritage Behind Viking Names

Two little kids painting each other's faces

Inspired by Nature: Colorful Baby Names

Happy Middle Eastern boy and girl spending time with their parents in the park

Understanding the Beauty of Middle Eastern Names

Young boy wearing a crown looking up at the sky

Names That Signify King for Your Little Prince

Happy Armenian mother hugging her son and daughter in the park

Explore the Rich History and Significance of Armenian Names

Cute girl spending time outdoors on a sunny day

Latin Girl Names: A Curated List for Expecting Parents

British father giving a piggyback ride to his little son in the autumn park

Unique and Popular British Boy Names

Happy little boy spending time outdoors on a sunny day

Latin-Inspired Boy Names with Strong Meanings

Happy woman giving a piggyback ride to her little daughter in the park

Discover the Beauty of British Girl Names for Your Child

Two twin girls opening a pink box with presents

Twin Girl Names: A Comprehensive List for Parents

Happy Indian father playing with his son outdoors

Hindi Boy Names: Traditional and Modern Choices

Two little twin boys sleeping in the bed

Twin Boy Names: Unique and Stylish Ideas for Your Duo

An Indian mother holding her cute little baby girl

Choosing the Perfect Hindi Girl Name for Your Child

Two adorable Polish girls sitting in the hammock

A Comprehensive Guide to Polish Girl Names

Two happy Polish boys playing in the park

Unique Polish Boy Names You May Not Know

Happy Slavic boy playing in the park

Strong and Meaningful Slavic Boy Names

Happy Slavic girl playing in the park

Embrace Tradition with These Lovely Slavic Girl Names

Little Indian girl playing with her mother in the park

Best Indian Girl Names: Modern and Traditional Choices

Happy little Indian boy with his father in the park

Top Indian Boy Names: A Comprehensive List

Happy Swedish boy playing in the snow

Discover the Charm of Traditional Swedish Boy Names

Happy Swedish girl playing in the snow

Swedish Female Names: A Guide for New Parents