Articles: Baby Name Advice & More

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WF January 20, 2015 at 7:45 PM

I would like see a post on Sofonisba and Tancredi. Thanks!


appellationmountain January 22, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Coming up in February and March – great suggestions, thanks!


Amanda January 13, 2015 at 11:41 PM

My husband and I are tremendous fans of unique names- his name is Oak (a family name) and our first son we named Pfieffer. Pfieffer is a surname that you do not see on any lists, certainly not in circle of the “popular” surames like Jackson, Bentley etc. Our second child is due in April and we are still on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind name for him/her. Loving Watson, your featured name today. Definitely making the list. Thanks!


Anonymous December 8, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Could I request NOTW for a G & B? Ippolita/Hippolyta. Considering it for portential name for G. Cynewulf (Kinny or Wolfe for nn) for a boy. Or perhaps any thoughts or suggestions.


appellationmountain December 10, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Hippolyta is coming up on December 16th. (I had a mistake on my calendar, and when I figured it out, I had an empty space – yay!) And Cynewulf is January 20th. Great names, both – very bold. Thanks for the suggestions!


Anonymous December 11, 2014 at 5:14 AM

Thank you for including them.


Nicolina131 October 14, 2014 at 9:34 AM

I love all of these articles and I come back here daily to see if you have more. Are you planning to add to these lists of advice and getting to certain nickname articles? I’d love to read some more.


sadie November 12, 2013 at 6:34 PM

we have a son Elvis, now we are due to have another one and we don’t really know where to start to match that, we don’t know what we are having but will be finding out to help ease the task!


appellationmountain November 13, 2013 at 6:28 AM

Congratulations on baby #2! Are you on Facebook? I’d be happy to ask the community there for name suggestions for a little brother/sister for Elvis.


Sadie November 13, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Thanks! Yes i am on facebook, do I need to like your page? Top of my list is Romeo for a boy (no doubt I will get the same reactions for that as I did with Elvis) – girls are a lot harder!


appellationmountain November 14, 2013 at 7:04 AM

I don’t think you need to like the page to look at it! It will be the first question posted Friday morning, a little after 9 AM on New York time.


sadie November 13, 2013 at 8:59 PM

yes i am on facebook…. Elvis’s middle name is Thomas


appellationmountain July 30, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Hi Raya – Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll add Ginny to the list. As for Charlie, do you mean for a girl, or a boy? – Abby


Raya August 1, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Thanks for replying. I have always loved Charlie for a girl, but Charlotte, Charlene, and Charlize are all the options that seem to be available. I don’t like any of them. I would love other options. Thanks again.


Raya July 30, 2013 at 1:07 AM

I agree with Nellie about the Ginny post. I am also always looking for ways to get to Charlie. I love it, but hardly like any of the Char- names.


Nellie February 16, 2013 at 2:38 AM

Could you please do more of the getting to a nickname posts. I love them. One on Ginny in particular would be great.


abhishek soni January 13, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Truly loved it
Thanx a lot of the info :)


Charlotte April 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Have you thought about doing the alphabet posts again ie. “D is for”
They are kind of like the Fetching name posts

I loved those ones but you stopped after just a few of them…


Nicole August 29, 2011 at 3:03 PM


how do you think of Alaire for a little girl?



Kristine January 30, 2011 at 1:48 AM

I feel like you have a few more articles… in the beginning didn’t you write a list of Saint names and French names and Pottery Barn names, etc.? Even articles about nicknames?


appellationmountain January 30, 2011 at 8:33 AM

You’re right, Kristine. I need to go back and scoop them up.


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