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Arsenio: Baby Name of the Day

November 26, 2014

This romantic name was a late night talk staple in the early 90s.  How would it wear on a child today? Thanks to Virginia for suggesting Arsenio as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Joaquin: Baby Name of the Day

November 25, 2014

It’s a name worn by an Oscar-nominated actor – and maybe the father of Mary. Thanks to Christina for suggesting Joaquin as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Flannery: Baby Name of the Day

November 24, 2014

This post was originally published on July 6, 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on November 24, 2014, at the request of Caroline. Literary surname names for girls like Harper and Hadley are quite stylish.  Why not this one? Thanks to Wrenn for suggesting Flannery as Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 47th of 2014

November 23, 2014

#177985881 / gettyimages.com We’ve done it, dear readers!  The Appellation Mountain community has casually helped name many a baby, through Facebook and post comments. But now our Saturday Name Help series has helped to name … Drumroll, please! Clementine Beatrice Yes, the baby from our very first post is here!  And she’s got a great, amazing […]

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Baby Name Help: British-American Boy

November 22, 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! Jenny and her husband are expecting a son in early 2015, […]

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Cecilia, Cecily: Getting to Cece

November 21, 2014

Ever sang along to CeCe Peniston’s 1991 smash hit “Finally”?  Eaten at CiCi’s Pizza?  Watched 1988 tearjerker Beaches or long-running sitcom staple The Office? Then you’ve come across this short form in one spelling or another. But which formal names logically lead to Cece – or CeCe or Ceci or Cici or C.C.? Turns out that the possibilities are […]

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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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