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Hope: Baby Name of the Day

December 31, 2014

It’s a forward-looking virtue name just right for the new year! With wishes for a happy 2015, our Baby Name of the Day is Hope.

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Endeavour: Baby Name of the Day

December 30, 2014

It’s the distinctive first name of a famous fictional detective and a famous ship, too. Thanks to Charlotte for suggesting Endeavour as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Briallen: Baby Name of the Day

December 29, 2014

This post was originally published on June 26, 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on December 29, 2014. Don’t you love finding names rare with roots, ones that would work well in English today, and yet are almost completely unknown? Gold stars to Photoqulity for suggesting Briallen as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: Last of 2014!

December 28, 2014

View image | gettyimages.com And that’s it, folks.  In just a few days, we’ll bid farewell to 2014. I’ve already shared the most popular posts from the past year, handed out Celebrity Baby Name superlatives, reviewed my 2014 predictions and indulged in some crystal ball gazing for 2015. Nothing left to do but pop the […]

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Name Help: Gavin’s Brother

December 27, 2014

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! A. and her husband have a son named Gavin, and they’re expecting another […]

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Kit, Kierstan & Crispin: Chris Names

December 26, 2014

From Columbus who sailed the ocean blue to Fifty Shades of Gray, plenty of men have answered to some form of a Chris name.  And, thanks to Kris Kringle, it’s a name associated with the Christmas season, too. Chris names aren’t just for boys – never have been.  And the twentieth century was huge for all things […]

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Drummer: Baby Name of the Day

December 25, 2014

Today’s feature is a perfect choice for a son born on Christmas Day. Our very merry Baby Name of the Day is Drummer.

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Zuzu: Baby Name of the Day

December 24, 2014

She’s George Bailey’s darling daughter in Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Thanks to X for suggesting Zuzu as our Christmas Eve Baby Name of the Day.

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Ignatius: Baby Name of the Day

December 23, 2014

This post was originally published on May 24, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on December 23, 2014. It’s a name both saintly and celebrity-endorsed, but remains rare in the US. Our Baby Name of the Day is Ignatius.

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Blaise: Baby Name of the Day

December 22, 2014

This post was originally published on January 3, 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on December 22, 2014. Despite a bold, modern sound, this name has history galore. Thanks to Mariuccia for suggesting the Name of the Day: Blaise.

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