Nature Babes

Baby Name Help: A Middle Name for Vincent

October 25, 2014

Baby Name Help is a new 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! Colleen writes: We have one son, Zachariah Tom.  We are expecting a […]

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Starling: Baby Name of the Day

October 14, 2014

It’s a bird … and maybe a baby name, too. Thanks to Katie for suggesting Starling as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Elowen: Baby Name of the Day

October 13, 2014

#492213965 / gettyimages.com This post was originally published on February 4, 2010.  It was substantially revised and re-published on October 13, 2014. A foreign import, a nature name and an unexpected way to get to an all-the-rage nickname? What’s not to love? Thanks to Corinne for suggesting Elowen as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Ailsa: Baby Name of the Day

October 7, 2014

Looking for a Scottish name with a rather stylish sound?  Here’s a possibility. Thanks to Ali Lynne for suggesting Ailsa as our Baby Name of the Day.  

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Fiorella: Baby Name of the Day

September 25, 2014

Today’s feature is a pan-botanical possibility with a feminissa feel. Thanks to Laura for suggesting one she’s considering for her baby-on-the-way.  Our Baby Name of the Day is Fiorella.

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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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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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