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Best of Celebrity Baby Names 2014

December 5, 2014

We’ve been talking Celebrity Baby Names 2014 all week.  Now it’s time to bring it all together, with a look back at the last twelve months. In years past, I’ve done round-ups of my favorites and best-ofs.  (You can read 2013’s post here.) This year, let’s try something a little different. I’ve chosen fourteen – oops, […]

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Monroe: Baby Name of the Day

December 4, 2014

#74284352 / gettyimages.com Hollywood surname names are huge, and this could be one of the fastest-rising choices for girls. Celebrity Baby Name Week 2014 continues with Monroe as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Frankie: Baby Name of the Day

December 3, 2014

Celebrity baby names week 2014 continues with a boyish, retro name that could be all the rage. Drew Barrymore’s new baby girl is the reason our Baby Name of the Day is Frankie.

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Saint: Baby Name of the Day

December 2, 2014

As a middle name, it feels quirky and cool.  But one high profile coupled promoted this spiritual name to the first place in 2014. Thanks to Pete Wentz and Meagan Camper, our Celebrity Baby Name of the Day is Saint.

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Esmeralda: Baby Name of the Day

December 1, 2014

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling didn’t release their daughter’s name for weeks, but it was worth the wait! Celebrity Baby Name Week 2014 kicks off with Esmeralda as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 48th of 2014

November 30, 2014

#453492123 / gettyimages.com The year is drawing to a close!  To borrow a line from The Waitresses: Now the calendar’s just one page, and, of course, I am excited. For the holidays, yes.  But also for the end of year name extravaganza: round-ups, wrap-ups, predictions!  Glorious predictions! Last week, I reviewed my 2014 predictions to […]

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Name Help: A Sibling for Tate

November 29, 2014

Name Help is a new 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! AmyA is expecting baby #2 in February 2015.  She and her husband have […]

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2014 Baby Name Predictions Reviewed

November 28, 2014

With just one month left in 2014, it seems like the perfect moment to look back at my baby name predictions for the year. The only trouble?  It’s challenging to draw any kind of conclusions when data for 2014 when US data won’t be available until May 2015.  Sure, we’ll see lots of unofficial tallies […]

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Zoila: Baby Name of the Day

November 27, 2014

Today’s post is appearing on Thanksgiving.  Whenever I compile my own gratitude list, our warm and welcoming neighborhood is always near the top. So it is fitting that our Baby Name of the Day belongs to my newest, newborn neighbor: Zoila!

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Arsenio: Baby Name of the Day

November 26, 2014

This romantic name was a late night talk staple in the early 90s.  How would it wear on a child today? Thanks to Virginia for suggesting Arsenio as our Baby Name of the Day.

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