Name Help: English-German Crossover

German-English boy names

Name Help is a 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! Allison writes: My husband and I are expecting our first child in September […]

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6 Great Reasons to Use Family Names

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Once upon a time, family names were ever so common. Every Bill had a Billy. Mothers’ maiden names became firsts or middles. And in some circles, the idea of not naming your firstborn son after grandpa would have been just short of blasphemy. Those days are over, and for the most part, that’s a good thing. No […]

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Aveline: Baby Name of the Day

Aveline

This post was originally published on July 13, 2011. It was substantially revised and re-posted on June 22, 2015. Today’s feature is either a new spin on current favorites, or a medieval rarity ready for a comeback. Thanks to Kayleigh for suggesting Aveline as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Name Help: Familiar French Name for Baby Number 2

English-French Crossover Names

Name Help is a 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! Elisa writes: Rob and I are expecting our baby in the coming weeks. […]

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