Sylvie: Baby Name of the Day

April 24, 2014

A while back, I asked if Sylvia was ready for a comeback.  My favorite response was from Liann: “I like Sylvia, but I LOVE Sylvie.” Thanks to Elise for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day.

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Chloe: Baby Name of the Day

April 23, 2014

She rocketed from obscurity to the US Top Ten, imported from the ancient world by way of midcentury France. Thanks to Jessica for suggesting Chloe as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Oliver: Baby Name of the Day

April 14, 2014

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on November 30, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on April 14, 2014. From Charles Dickens to The Brady Bunch to a playground near you, this name has gone from literary to quirky to just plain everywhere. Thanks to Lola for suggesting Oliver as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Dorothy: Baby Name of the Day

April 10, 2014

This former favorite went over the rainbow as a Kansas farmgirl, and retired to Miami in the 1980s. Thanks to Jennie for suggesting Dorothy as our Baby Name of the Day.

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David: Baby Name of the Day

April 9, 2014

Bowie, Beckham, Spade, Letterman, Duchovny, Gilmour, Grohl, Lynch.  There’s no shortage of notables answering to this classic. Thanks to Maia for suggesting David as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Susan: Baby Name of the Day

April 7, 2014

Former favorites week kicks off with a name that dominated US rankings in the 1950s and 60s. Thanks to Catherine for suggesting Susan as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Ellis: Baby Name of the Day

April 1, 2014

He’s a stylish surname name, with great meanings and an on-trend sound. Thanks to Emily for suggesting Ellis as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Thomasina: Baby Name of the Day

March 27, 2014

Alexandra and Samantha and Charlotte are huge.  Why not this feminine form of a masculine classic? Thanks to Bertram Bergamot for suggesting Thomasina as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Pluma: Baby Name of the Day

March 25, 2014

She’s a rare and writerly name that might have botanical ties, too. Thanks to Alexandra for suggesting Pluma as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Axel: Baby Name of the Day

March 19, 2014

He sounds like a spin on the oh-so-popular Alexander, but this name has a very different story. Thanks to Rebecca for suggesting Axel as our Baby Name of the Day.

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