Oliver: Baby Name of the Day

April 14, 2014

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on November 30, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on April 14, 2014. From Charles Dickens to The Brady Bunch to a playground near you, this name has gone from literary to quirky to just plain everywhere. Thanks to Lola for suggesting Oliver as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Susan: Baby Name of the Day

April 7, 2014

Former favorites week kicks off with a name that dominated US rankings in the 1950s and 60s. Thanks to Catherine for suggesting Susan as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Thora: Baby Name of the Day

March 6, 2014

Thor is a thunderbolt-wielding Norse god.  But add an ‘a’ and you have the feminine form, and a very different vibe. Thanks to Bertram Bergamot for suggesting Thora as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Apollo: Baby Name of the Day

March 3, 2014

Kingston and Zuma have a new little brother! This special Baby Name of the Day is in honor of the newest member of the Stefani-Rossdale family: Apollo.

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Dune: Baby Name of the Day

February 6, 2014

It’s an ecological appellation with series sci-fi ties. Thanks to Rachel for suggesting Dune as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Danica: Baby Name of the Day

February 3, 2014

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on April 20, 2011.  It was substantially revised and reposted on February 3, 2014. She’s a Slavic goddess driven to success. Thanks to Fran for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day, Danica - and to Leith for suggesting the update!

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Jupiter: Baby Name of the Day

January 29, 2014

Take Jasper and Jude, mix in a healthy heap of Orion and Hector, and you’ll have today’s mythological moniker. Thanks to Dahlia for suggesting Jupiter as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Bijou: Baby Name of the Day

January 28, 2014

It’s a glittering name, worn by a cocktail, an actress, a few theaters, and possibly some French poodles. Thanks to Sadie for suggesting Bijou as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Rosalie, Primrose, and Rosa: A Riot of Roses

January 17, 2014

This post was originally published on July 30, 2008, was revised on May 7, 2012, and again on January 17, 2014. Rose is the middle name of the moment, whether you’re talking about the neighbors’ new baby girl or celebrity parents like Nicole Kidman’s Sunday Rose or Jimmy Fallon’s Winnie Rose.  All three of Sylvester Stallone’s […]

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Tannen: Baby Name of the Day

January 15, 2014

He’s an evergreen name for the winter season. Thanks to Kristine for suggesting Tannen as our Baby Name of the Day.

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