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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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Best of the Baby Name Lists

July 18, 2014

Early on in the AppMtn history, I chose to focus on Baby Names of the Day – one name a day, a deep dive into all things related to that name. But then I got restless, and started writing different posts – usually lists of names around a theme.  They’re all tagged Fetching Names, as […]

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Magnolia: Baby Name of the Day

July 17, 2014

This post was originally published on March 18, 2010.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on July 17, 2014. She’s a pretty botanical choice with appealing nickname options. Thanks to Lyndsay for suggesting Magnolia as Name of the Day.

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Rowan: Baby Name of the Day

July 16, 2014

Today’s post was originally published on February 2, 2010.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on July 16, 2014. Today’s choice is a nature name with a distinctly Irish lilt. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Rowan as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Genevieve: Baby Name of the Day

July 15, 2014

This post was originally published on January 14, 2009. It was substantially revised and re-posted on July 15, 2014. Looking for a French name less popular than Madeleine, not as celebutante as Paris? Thanks to Nessa for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Genevieve.

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Payton: Baby Name of the Day

July 14, 2014

This post was originally published on October 22, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on July 14, 2014. Take a sensational television series and a pair of football heroes, add some Irish style, and no wonder today’s choice has become a huge hit. Thanks to Another for suggesting Payton as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: Bastille Day Edition

July 13, 2014

Allons enfants de la Patrie!  Le jour de glory est arrivé! Yes, July 14th is Bastille Day, the French equivalent (more or less) of Canada Day and the Fourth of July.  It’s a good excuse to think of all things French, and I’ve written plenty of posts featuring French names, so: Ooh La La … […]

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