Literary Babes

Odette: Baby Name of the Day

October 6, 2014

This post was originally published on December 23, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on October 6, 2014. It’s a plum role for a ballerina, and a name worn by a World War II heroine, too. Thanks to Nessa for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Odette.  

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Demelza: Baby Name of the Day

October 1, 2014

It’s a terribly romantic name launched by a BBC television series. Thanks to Kathryn for suggesting Demelza as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Watson: Baby Name of the Day

September 30, 2014

We’re mad about surname names, and lately the literary Sherlock Holmes is a sensation, too.  Could this sleuthing surname catch on? Thanks to K for suggesting Watson as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Maud: Baby Name of the Day

September 29, 2014

This post was originally published on March 1, 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on September 29, 2014. Matilda is a stylish choice, migrating from the hipster list to a mainstream favorite.  So what’s a true trend-setter to do? How ’bout using Matilda’s medieval counterpart instead? Thanks to Lola for suggesting Maud as our […]

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Aria: Baby Name of the Day

September 23, 2014

Two television series have boosted this musical name. Thanks to Jen for suggesting Aria as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Elsa: Baby Name of the Day

September 22, 2014

This post was originally published on August 25, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on September 22, 2014. Once she was a seldom-heard form of Elizabeth.  Then along came Frozen. Thanks to Natalie for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Elsa 

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Amalthea: Baby Name of the Day

September 18, 2014

We all know Amelia, but this elaborate appellation is a rarity. Thanks to Dragonflymv for suggesting Amalthea as our Baby Name of the Day.  

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Tara: Baby Name of the Day

September 16, 2014

If this name hadn’t been a hit in the 1970s, surely we’d be hearing more of her today. Thanks to Virginia for suggesting Tara as our Baby Name of the Day.

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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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