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Ten Unexpected Nicknames for Charles

August 29, 2014

Charles is an impeccable classic – regal and creative at once.  Nicknames for Charles are plentiful.  Default nickname Charlie is an every-boy staple, while the other go-to, Chuck, feels casual and cool. But what if you’re after something a little less popular?  Formal name Charles ranked #57 in 2013, while Charlie was #233 for boys […]

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Ciel: Baby Name of the Day

August 28, 2014

Nature names are a huge category for baby names these days.  So are all things français.  No wonder, then, that a handful of French nature names are attracting attention. Thanks to Jen for suggesting Ciel as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Thessaly: Baby Name of the Day

August 27, 2014

After a Greek heritage choice that’s less expected than Zoe? Thanks to Leslie for suggesting Thessaly as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Carmen: Baby Name of the Day

August 26, 2014

She’s a tragic operatic heroine, and Alec Baldwin’s new baby girl, too. Thanks to C in DC for suggesting Carmen as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Owen: Baby Name of the Day

August 25, 2014

This post was originally published on December 18, 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on August 25, 2014. He’s a friendly, upbeat name very much in vogue today. Thanks to Bevin for suggesting Owen as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 8/24/2014

August 24, 2014

I’ve been reading fiction like a madwoman this summer.  I’m a Reader, with a capital R, under any circumstances.  But since I’ve much more free time over the last few weeks, well … books have been read, many of which had been sitting on my Amazon wishlist for years. One of those books was Rules […]

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Amelia’s Sisters: Girl Names Ending in lia

August 22, 2014

There’s something about Amelia: vintage, feminine, lady-like.  No wonder she’s quite popular, reaching the US Top 100 in 2004, and climbing to #17 in 2013. Let’s take a look at Amelia’s sisters: longer girl names ending in lia. Like Amelia, most of these names have significant history.  But many of them are far more obscure. That’s not […]

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Sadie: Baby Name of the Day

August 21, 2014

This name was among the fastest risers in 2013, and she brings with her an entire style category. Thanks to Elisabeth for suggesting Sadie as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Arjen: Baby Name of the Day

August 20, 2014

The 2014 World Cup is over, but the treasure trove of international names?  That’s left a lasting impression. Thanks to Christina for suggesting Arjen as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Ravenna: Baby Name of the Day

August 19, 2014

London, Brooklyn, Milan … are there other place names to consider for a child? Of course!  Thanks to Josie for suggesting a lovely Italian possibility.  Our Baby Name of the Day is Ravenna.

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