Ciel: Baby Name of the Day

August 28, 2014

Nature names are a huge category for baby names these days.  So are all things français.  No wonder, then, that a handful of French nature names are attracting attention. Thanks to Jen for suggesting Ciel as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Vale: Baby Name of the Day

August 14, 2014

There’s a new baby in town, and she comes with a brand new name. With congratulations to NBC News journalist Savannah Guthrie and Michael Feldman, our Baby Name of the Day is Vale.

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Sailor: Baby Name of the Day

July 31, 2014

Taylor was huge in the 1990s.  But how ’bout this similar-sounding, equally-occupational choice? Thanks to Rebecca for suggesting Sailor as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Magnolia: Baby Name of the Day

July 17, 2014

This post was originally published on March 18, 2010.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on July 17, 2014. She’s a pretty botanical choice with appealing nickname options. Thanks to Lyndsay for suggesting Magnolia as Name of the Day.

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Rowan: Baby Name of the Day

July 16, 2014

Today’s post was originally published on February 2, 2010.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on July 16, 2014. Today’s choice is a nature name with a distinctly Irish lilt. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Rowan as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Reid: Baby Name of the Day

July 9, 2014

Looking for a short boys’ name that is still long on style? Thanks to Amanda for suggesting her son’s name for our Baby Name of the Day: Reid.

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Azalea and Edelweiss: Daring Flower Names

July 4, 2014

Girls have been named from the garden for generations.  Plenty of traditional choices have floral ties – think of Shoshannah or Marguerite. There’s tremendous range, from the classic Lily and Rose to the bold and unexpected Azalea and Zinnia and Lotus. If you’re after an uncommon name, a favorite flower might be the perfect choice.  We all know girls called Daisy and Violet, so we’re generally accepting of botanical choices. […]

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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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Moss: Baby Name of the Day

June 19, 2014

Is this a nature name, a color name, or something completely different? Thanks to Elisabeth for suggesting Moss as our Baby Name of the Day.

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June Names: Juno, Juniper, and Junia

June 13, 2014

It’s June, a lovely month, the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the beginning of long, lazy days here in the US. Lately June is also a powerful sound in baby naming.  We’re all about that oo, in Lucy and Ruby and Jude, too.  And June is romantic, isn’t she?  She rhymes with moon and tune and clair de lune, […]

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