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Zella: Baby Name of the Day

October 30, 2014

Part-Zoe, part-Stella, this unusual choice is a vintage feel with a dark meaning. Goth Week continues with Zella as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Drusilla: Baby Name of the Day

October 29, 2014

Today’s feature is an ancient name worn by a delightfully dangerous television vampire. Goth Week continues, and Drusilla is our Baby Name of the Day.

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Osiris: Baby Name of the Day

October 28, 2014

Silas is stylish.  Oliver and Owen are Top 100 picks.  How ’bout this ancient name? Thanks to Roksalanna for suggesting Osiris as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Claudia: Baby Name of the Day

October 27, 2014

This post was originally published on September 9, 2010.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on October 27, 2014. It’s an ancient name worn by a twentieth century supermodel and a famous girl vampire, too. Goth Week begins with Claudia as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 43rd of 2014

October 26, 2014

I swear I don’t hand my six year old baby name books.  But the apple?  Falls pretty close to the tree. It’s interesting to talk about names with the next generation, isn’t it?  My 9 year old was sitting next to me while I was working on a project, and I found myself quizzing him.  “What […]

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Baby Name Help: A Middle Name for Vincent

October 25, 2014

Baby 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! Colleen writes: We have one son, Zachariah Tom.  We are expecting a […]

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Jane, Sian, and Johannah: Feminine Forms of John

October 24, 2014

John is a classic, an evergreen name from Biblical times to the present day. As he travelled through time and place and language, John has morphed and transformed.  There’s the man of action Jack, the surname Jackson, and dozens of forms that aren’t obviously linked to the original – Sean and Ian and Jovan, anyone? […]

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Sarah: Baby Name of the Day

October 23, 2014

  An Old Testament choice with a long history of use, today’s name is nearly as classic as Elizabeth or Mary. Thanks to Jill for suggesting Sarah as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Fabian: Baby Name of the Day

October 22, 2014

#507278171 / gettyimages.com   This name has been worn by a martyred pope and a teen idol.  How would it wear on an ordinary boy nowadays? Thanks to Jessica for suggesting Fabian as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Lazarus: Baby Name of the Day

October 21, 2014

Looking for an unexpected Biblical choice for a son?  Here’s a seldom-heard possibility, rich with meaning. Thanks to Adrienne for suggesting Lazarus as our Baby Name of the Day.

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