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Alabama: Baby Name of the Day

November 20, 2014

#128095272 / gettyimages.com Take an obscure literary reference, add in a heroine from a cult classic film, and the result is this possibility. Thanks to Bertram Bergamot for inspiring Alabama as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Indiana: Baby Name of the Day

November 19, 2014

#81945430 / gettyimages.com It’s a place name famously worn by a daring archeologist. Thanks to Bertram Bergamot for suggesting Indiana as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Kimberly: Baby Name of the Day

November 18, 2014

Decades before Madison made a splash, this surname caught on for girls. Thanks to Virginia for suggesting Kimberly as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Piper: Baby Name of the Day

November 17, 2014

This post was originally published on May 31, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on November 17, 2014. Over the past few years, this name has gone from daring rarity to mainstream darling. Thanks to Kayt for suggesting today’s Baby Name of the Day: Piper.

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Sunday Summary: 46th of 2014

November 16, 2014

Do names really lead to playground teasing? I ask for two reasons: first, this comment came up during a name discussion on the AppMtn Facebook group: Does no one remember the cruelty of the schoolyard? And then, one morning as I walked my six year old daughter Clio to school, I heard one of the boys in […]

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Baby Name Help: Oh-So-Stuck!

November 15, 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! T and her husband are expecting a daughter in January.  She writes: […]

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20 Great 90s Names from TV

November 14, 2014

We’ve been talking great 90s names all week here at Appellation Mountain: Taylor and Tyler, Brandon and Kayla. All four of those names have something in common: every one of them appeared on television at some point – or several points during the 90s. Many parents wouldn’t love the idea of choosing a television-inspired name.  Song lyrics, yes. […]

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Taylor: Baby Name of the Day

November 13, 2014

Elizabeth.  Swift. Some very well known women have answered to this name. 90s Week continues with Taylor as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Tyler: Baby Name of the Day

November 12, 2014

This name is occupational, presidential, and a fast favorite in the 1990s. I love the 90s week continues with Tyler as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Kayla: Baby Name of the Day

November 11, 2014

Take an obscure Hebrew name, add a blockbuster soap opera character … and ta da, one of the most popular names of the 1990s. 90s Week continues with Kayla as our Baby Name of the Day.

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