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Amalthea: Baby Name of the Day

September 18, 2014

We all know Amelia, but this elaborate appellation is a rarity. Thanks to Dragonflymv for suggesting Amalthea as our Baby Name of the Day.  

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Daleyza: Baby Name of the Day

September 17, 2014

The small screen strikes again, with the name of a famous musician/reality television star’s daughter in the spotlight today. Thanks to Christina for suggesting Daleyza as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Update: Comments are Back!

September 16, 2014

One of my favorite parts of Appellation Mountain comes from discussion in the comments.  Earlier this month, a technological glitch prevented the comments from displaying correctly. After Googling – and Googling and Googling some more – I realized that I need serious help. I found my way to the fabulous, zippy Rita at Brainy Girl […]

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Tara: Baby Name of the Day

September 16, 2014

If this name hadn’t been a hit in the 1970s, surely we’d be hearing more of her today. Thanks to Virginia for suggesting Tara as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Ada: Baby Name of the Day

September 15, 2014

This post was originally published on July 3, 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on September 15, 2014. Top Ten favorite Ava shimmers with Hollywood glamour.  Change just one letter, and you have today’s featured name – just as short and sweet, but with a very different vibe. Thanks to Sophie for suggesting Ada as […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/14/14

September 14, 2014

I’ve just heard a rumor that Beyonce is expecting baby #2. Could there actually be two royal births in 2015? I’m going to shelve my excitement because really – rumors that Beyonce is expecting are pretty ordinary.  Then again, I was dismissive of the rumors about Kate, too, and another Windsor is on the way. […]

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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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