Isla: Baby Name of the Day

Isla: Baby Name of the Day

This post was originally published on August 19, 2008. It was substantially revised and re-posted on August 31, 2015. When this post first ran in 2008, I wrote that this name “seems poised to be the Next Big Thing.” Seven years later, that’s come true. Thanks to Kayt for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Isla.

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Sunday Summary: 35th of 2015

Sunday Summary 8.30.15

My son’s new orthodontist is named Brandon. Yup, Brandon. Statistically likely, since name entered US Top 100 in the 1970s. Then came Beverly Hills 90210 with good guy Brandon, and the name eventually entered US Top Ten. But I think of Brandon as a teenager – my daughter’s BFF has a teenaged brother called Brandon. […]

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Name Help: A Sister for Georgia Louise

Name Help: A Sister for Georgia Louise

Name Help is a series at Appellation Mountain. Every Saturday, one reader’s name questions will be discussed. We’re relying on thoughtful comments from the community to help expectant parents narrow down their name decisions. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight! Renee writes: My husband and I are expecting our second daughter in late […]

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25 Fast-Rising Surname Names for Boys

25 Surname Names for Boys

There have always been children with last names as first names. Some parents handed down gems from their family tree, especially the mother’s maiden name. It was a means to connect to their roots and to reinforce relationships. While that hasn’t changed, there are a growing number of children with surname names that aren’t directly borrowed […]

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