Aveline: Baby Name of the Day


This post was originally published on July 13, 2011. It was substantially revised and re-posted on June 22, 2015. Today’s feature is either a new spin on current favorites, or a medieval rarity ready for a comeback. Thanks to Kayleigh for suggesting Aveline as our Baby Name of the Day.


Name Help: Honoring Grandpa Arnold

Eagle Inspired Baby Names

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! Leigh is due in just about a week! She’s not finding out if […]


Daphne: Baby Name of the Day


This post was originally published on April 2, 2009. It was substantially revised and re-posted on May 4, 2015, with thanks to Bambi for the suggestion! This name has been worn by a nymph and an animated sidekick, and fits right in with current favorites from Chloe to Penelope, too. Thanks to Natalie for suggesting Daphne […]


Most Popular Nature Names for Girls

Top Ten Nature Names for Girls

It’s Arbor Day, and time to think of all things outdoorsy. Nature names are a huge category, from classic florals to newer possibilities borrowed from birds and trees. It’s an equal opportunity trend, with boys names like Jasper, Talon, Forrest, and Blaze all ranking in the US Top 1000. But there are definitely more nature […]