A Give-Away: Name-alytics by Kelli Brady

September 13, 2014

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re very interested in names.  Maybe that’s because you’re expecting a new arrival – or hoping to be expecting a new arrival. Or maybe you just love names. Either way, Kelli Brady’s new book, Name-alytics, is for you. Here’s why: While I like to say that there’s no such […]

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Aria and Lyric: Musical Baby Names

September 12, 2014

Baby name inspiration can come from anywhere, and plenty of children have been named for popular songs, from Geneva to Elise. Names of musicians are a rich source of possibility, too, from quirky retro names like Otis to swaggering moderns like Jagger. But how about musical terms?  We’re mad for nature names, and literary noun […]

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Anouk: Baby Name of the Day

September 11, 2014

Anna is a classic, heard in plenty of smooshes, elaborations, and countless variant forms.  Here’s one of the most intriguing possibilities. Thanks to Witchgreens for suggesting Anouk as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Andralyn: Baby Name of the Day

September 10, 2014

She’s a straight-up smoosh name with roots in the 1970s, and a twenty-first century sound. Thanks to Alli for suggesting her daughter’s name as our Baby Name of the Day: Andralyn.

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Maxie: Baby Name of the Day

September 9, 2014

Sadie, Hattie, Winnie, Frankie, and … this name? Thanks to Leslie for suggesting Maxie as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Malcolm: Baby Name of the Day

September 8, 2014

This post was originally published on September 19, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on September 8, 2014. Looking for a quiet classic for a son?  This might be the name for you. Thanks to Lola for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Malcolm.

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Sunday Summary: Welcome to September!

September 7, 2014

Things that we learn as we grow up: you will not become the most popular girl in school just because you’ve bought a killer pair of first day shoes.  Many of those “Ten Quick Tips” to have great abs/a cleaner kitchen/a more organized desktop may be helpful, but they’re rarely quick.  Cupcakes are not a health food. […]

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Out-There Alphabet: Baby Names A to F

September 5, 2014

Over the summer, I started throwing out this question: Alphabet time: what are the most out-there names that you love, starting with the letter … It was the kind of fun question that I love to share on Facebook and Twitter, and they were consistently popular, in June and July and August. And the answers!  Oh, […]

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Bianca: Baby Name of the Day

September 4, 2014

Shakespeare used this name twice.  Throw in a medieval queen or two, and it is quite the storied appellation. Thanks to Virginia for suggesting Bianca as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Judith: Baby Name of the Day

September 3, 2014

Looking for an impeccable classic with history and strength?  Hoping for something less common than Katherine or Elizabeth?  Here’s one to consider. Thanks to Dani for suggesting Judith as our Baby Name of the Day.

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