Literary Babes

Asher: Baby Name of the Day

September 1, 2014

This post was originally published on August 27, 2009.  It was substantially revised and reposted on September 1, 2014. Ashley and Ashton have been wildly popular in recent decades.  Now another Ash- name seems poised for popularity. Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Asher as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Carmen: Baby Name of the Day

August 26, 2014

She’s a tragic operatic heroine, and Alec Baldwin’s new baby girl, too. Thanks to C in DC for suggesting Carmen as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Owen: Baby Name of the Day

August 25, 2014

This post was originally published on December 18, 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on August 25, 2014. He’s a friendly, upbeat name very much in vogue today. Thanks to Bevin for suggesting Owen as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Ravenna: Baby Name of the Day

August 19, 2014

London, Brooklyn, Milan … are there other place names to consider for a child? Of course!  Thanks to Josie for suggesting a lovely Italian possibility.  Our Baby Name of the Day is Ravenna.

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Eloise: Baby Name of the Day

August 18, 2014

This post was originally published on November 21, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on August 18, 2014. One of the most memorable children’s books begins with the heroine introducing herself: I am Eloise. I am six. I am a city child. I live at the Plaza. Kay Thompson’s pint-sized, über-privileged whirlwind of a […]

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Amanda: Baby Name of the Day

August 14, 2014

For me, this is the ultimate 80s name, the name I wanted for myself in seventh grade. Our Baby Name of the Day is Amanda.

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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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