Rarities

Odette: Baby Name of the Day

October 6, 2014

This post was originally published on December 23, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on October 6, 2014. It’s a plum role for a ballerina, and a name worn by a World War II heroine, too. Thanks to Nessa for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Odette.  

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Demelza: Baby Name of the Day

October 1, 2014

It’s a terribly romantic name launched by a BBC television series. Thanks to Kathryn for suggesting Demelza as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Watson: Baby Name of the Day

September 30, 2014

We’re mad about surname names, and lately the literary Sherlock Holmes is a sensation, too.  Could this sleuthing surname catch on? Thanks to K for suggesting Watson 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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Keir: Baby Name of the Day

September 24, 2014

Looking for a short name for a son, one that is both unexpected and rich with history? Look no further! Thanks to Ashley for suggesting Keir as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Amalthea: Baby Name of the Day

September 18, 2014

We all know Amelia, but this elaborate appellation is a rarity. Thanks to Dragonflymv for suggesting Amalthea as our Baby Name of the Day.  

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Aria and Lyric: Musical Baby Names

September 12, 2014

Baby name inspiration can come from anywhere, and plenty of children have been named for popular songs, from Geneva to Elise. Names of musicians are a rich source of possibility, too, from quirky retro names like Otis to swaggering moderns like Jagger. But how about musical terms?  We’re mad for nature names, and literary noun […]

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Anouk: Baby Name of the Day

September 11, 2014

Anna is a classic, heard in plenty of smooshes, elaborations, and countless variant forms.  Here’s one of the most intriguing possibilities. Thanks to Witchgreens for suggesting Anouk as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Andralyn: Baby Name of the Day

September 10, 2014

She’s a straight-up smoosh name with roots in the 1970s, and a twenty-first century sound. Thanks to Alli for suggesting her daughter’s name as our Baby Name of the Day: Andralyn.

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Hatcher: Baby Name of the Day

September 2, 2014

H surname names are big for girls, from Harper to Hadley to Harlow.  How ’bout this occupational surname pick for a son? Thanks to Leslie for suggesting Hatcher as our Baby Name of the Day.

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