Veruca: Baby Name of the Day

July 25, 2014

She’s a reprehensible child who meets a bad end in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Could this ever be the name of a real child?  Our Baby Name of the Day is Veruca.

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Laetitia: Baby Name of the Day

July 10, 2014

She’s an Ancient Roman goddess and a Spanish saint, too. Thanks to Virginia for suggesting Laetitia as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Kate: Baby Name of the Day

July 2, 2014

Katherine is a classic, worn by saints and queens.  In 2014, this breezy short form stands on her own. Thanks to Alex for suggesting Kate as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Madelief: Baby Name of the Day

July 1, 2014

She’s an obscure botanical possibility, seldom heard in the US. Thanks to JaydenAmaya for suggesting Madelief as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Charlie and Matilda: Roald Dahl Names

June 20, 2014

I have a secret name crush, a name so unusable – maybe even unthinkable – that I generally don’t mention it. But lately, my daughter and I have been reading our way through Roald Dahl stories.  They hit the sweet spot – his books are fantastic and dramatic, with big ideas, so I find them engaging.  But they’re still […]

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Theophile: Baby Name of the Day

June 12, 2014

If Theodore is catching on, how ’bout this related name? Thanks to Caitlin for suggesting Theophile as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Percival: Baby Name of the Day

June 10, 2014

If Arthur is on the upswing, how about his fellow Knight of the Round Table? Thanks to Bertram Bergamot for suggesting Percival as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Morgan: Baby Name of the Day

May 29, 2014

She’s a mermaid, a sorceress and a surname, too. Thanks to Felecia for suggesting Morgan as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sawyer: Baby Name of the Day

May 22, 2014

He’s a surname name with serious Americana appeal. Thanks to Elisabeth for suggesting Sawyer as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Emma: Baby Name of the Day

May 14, 2014

She’s a medieval queen, an action hero, and among the most beloved of literary heroines. Top Ten week continues with our Baby Name of the Day: Emma.

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