Ovid: Baby Name of the Day


Today’s choice is the name of a legendary poet – and a fitting name for the Year of the Sheep. Wishing you a happy Lunar New Year, with a warm thanks to the amazing Isadora of Bewitching Names and Curious Ideas for the suggestion. Our Baby Name of the Day is Ovid.


Afton: Baby Name of the Day


This post was originally published on March 13, 2009. It was substantially revised and re-posted on February 9, 2015. Special thanks to reader Afton for suggesting that her post needed an update! Looking for a Scottish heritage choice, with a poetic, nature-name feel? Thanks to Annelise for suggesting one that fits: our Baby Name of the […]


Edible Baby Names: 6 Most Popular

edible baby names

Edible baby names are all over the news. France recently told two sets of parents that their edible names were no-gos. Baby Nutella was renamed Ella, while baby Fraise became Fraisine. And seldom does a list of crazy Hollywood baby names fail to exclude the equally edible Apple. But while we’re laughing about how silly it is to name our kids […]


Name Help: To V or Not to V?

Baby Names with V in the Middle

Baby Name Help is a series at Appellation Mountain. Every Saturday, one reader’s name questions will be discussed. We’re relying on thoughtful comments from the community to help expectant parents narrow down their name decisions. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight! Melanie and her husband are expecting baby number four soon – her due […]