Literary Babes

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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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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Malcolm: Baby Name of the Day

September 8, 2014

This post was originally published on September 19, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on September 8, 2014. Looking for a quiet classic for a son?  This might be the name for you. Thanks to Lola for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Malcolm.

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Bianca: Baby Name of the Day

September 4, 2014

Shakespeare used this name twice.  Throw in a medieval queen or two, and it is quite the storied appellation. Thanks to Virginia for suggesting Bianca as our Baby Name of the Day.

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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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