Sunday Summary: 33rd of 2015

Sunday Summary

Lately I’ve been thinking about boys’ names that feel traditional, but stuck in style limbo. Randall. Marshall. Alan and Allen. Curtis. Wayne. Eugene. Clayton. Philip. Gerald. Vincent. Bradley. Some of them strike me as rather handsome. Names that we’re overlooking for no good reason. Others do seem all wrong for a baby boy in 2015. […]


Name Help: A Heritage Name for Baby #2

Name Help

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! Perrin writes: I’ve got a lot of disjointed concepts running around my brain […]


Clark: Baby Name of the Day


This post was originally published on July 27, 2011. It was substantially revised and re-posted on August 10, 2015. It’s the name of a trailblazing explorer, a Hollywood leading man and Superman’s alter ego. And, of course there’s the candy bar and the Griswolds … In honor of my dear dad, our Baby Name of the […]