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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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Eloise: Baby Name of the Day

August 18, 2014

This post was originally published on November 21, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on August 18, 2014. One of the most memorable children’s books begins with the heroine introducing herself: I am Eloise. I am six. I am a city child. I live at the Plaza. Kay Thompson’s pint-sized, über-privileged whirlwind of a […]

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Sunday Summary: 8/17/14

August 17, 2014

My husband jokes that our daughter could use a few more names. Lately Clio is five-going-on-fourteen, and we both find ourselves using her full name with that “I’m not joking” tone that all parents try to perfect: Claire Caroline Wren!  And sometimes, my husband tacks on Marguerite Theodosia Elizabeth Mary Grace.  Or Elinor Sophia Bellatrix […]

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1980s Names for Girls: Inspired by TV

August 15, 2014

We’ve been talking 1980s names all week!  Last year, we wrapped up our timewarp series by looking at Girls’ Names from 1980s Movies. This year, let’s turn to the small screen. Television was different during the Reagan years: fewer channels.  A better chance that a struggling series might have a season or two to find […]

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Vale: Baby Name of the Day

August 14, 2014

There’s a new baby in town, and she comes with a brand new name. With congratulations to NBC News journalist Savannah Guthrie and Michael Feldman, our Baby Name of the Day is Vale.

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Amanda: Baby Name of the Day

August 14, 2014

For me, this is the ultimate 80s name, the name I wanted for myself in seventh grade. Our Baby Name of the Day is Amanda.

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Justin: Baby Name of the Day

August 13, 2014

From accomplished men of the ancient world to boyish pop stars of the twenty-first century, my what a path this name has taken. 80s Week continues with Justin as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Lindsay: Baby Name of the Day

August 12, 2014

She was a Top 50 favorite for girls in the 1980s – and  even more popular when all of the spellings were tallied up. 80s week continues with Lindsay as our Baby Name of the Day.

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