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Piera: Baby Name of the Day

July 30, 2014

Most classic masculine names have an obvious feminine form – or three.  But how ’bout Peter? Thanks to Kiri for suggesting one possibility.  Our Baby Name of the Day is Piera.

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Sienna: Baby Name of the Day

July 29, 2014

Today’s choice is part-color name, part-place name, and very stylish in recent years. Thanks to Elisabeth for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Sienna.

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Rufus: Baby Name of the Day

July 28, 2014

This post was originally published on January 11, 2009.  It was substantially revised and reposted on July 28, 2014. He’s an ancient appellation with plenty of indie cred. Our Baby Name of the Day is the red-headed Rufus.

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Sunday Summary: Hello from the Beach!

July 27, 2014

There’s a point every summer where it seems completely illogical that I’m not camped out on the beach, reading a book and watching my children cover themselves in saltwater and sand. We reached that point last week, so hello from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! The namespotting isn’t extreme here – the urban parents in the wilds of […]

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Veruca: Baby Name of the Day

July 25, 2014

She’s a reprehensible child who meets a bad end in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Could this ever be the name of a real child?  Our Baby Name of the Day is Veruca.

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Everild: Baby Name of the Day

July 24, 2014

Looking for a rare name with a stylish short form? Today’s Baby Name of the Day fits the bill: Everild.

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Wallis: Baby Name of the Day

July 23, 2014

This one has fascinated me since I first read about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in the 1980s. Our Baby Name of the Day is Wallis.

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Smith: Baby Name of the Day

July 22, 2014

This is among the most common of the surnames, and yet relatively rare in the first spot. Our Baby Name of the Day is Smith.

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Walton: Baby Name of the Day

July 21, 2014

Not so long ago, prime time television was all about life in simpler times on a very special mountain. For my birthday week, I’m choosing the names – and today’s Baby Name of the Day is Walton.  

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Sunday Summary: 29th of 2014

July 20, 2014

My son went off to ice hockey camp last week, and when I picked him up after the first day, another camper said “See ya, George,” as we walked out the door. My son – whose name is Alex – explained that over lunch they’d talked about whether the other kids thought their names fit, […]

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