What to Name a Fairytale Prince

July 11, 2014

Around the time Once Upon a Time debuted, I compiled a list of names for fairytale princesses.  Not names of fairytale princesses, like Aurora or Snow.  No, these were names that could be worn by a fictional character from a romantic fantasy adventure, animated or otherwise. It’s been a popular list over the years, but somehow I never wrote a boys’ […]

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Laetitia: Baby Name of the Day

July 10, 2014

She’s an Ancient Roman goddess and a Spanish saint, too. Thanks to Virginia for suggesting Laetitia as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Madelief: Baby Name of the Day

July 1, 2014

She’s an obscure botanical possibility, seldom heard in the US. Thanks to JaydenAmaya for suggesting Madelief as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Asenath: Baby Name of the Day

June 25, 2014

Ready for a really unusual Old Testament name? Kara’s week continues with Asenath as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Roxelana: Baby Name of the Day

June 24, 2014

From slave to sultana, this name was worn by one of the most remarkable women in history. Kara’s week continues with Roxelana as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Theophile: Baby Name of the Day

June 12, 2014

If Theodore is catching on, how ’bout this related name? Thanks to Caitlin for suggesting Theophile as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Percival: Baby Name of the Day

June 10, 2014

If Arthur is on the upswing, how about his fellow Knight of the Round Table? Thanks to Bertram Bergamot for suggesting Percival as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Cassian, Cassius, and Cashel: Getting to Cash

May 30, 2014

Cash is king, and he’s also on the rise as a given name, boosted by Johnny Cash and our affection for bold, brisk boy names. But what if you have your doubts? What if Cash might seem too cool, too maverick?  Your kiddo could turn out to be a bookworm, or possibly the student body president.  And is […]

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Kalan: Baby Name of the Day

May 28, 2014

Invent a name, and you might find it surprisingly rich with meaning. Thanks to Melissa for suggesting her son’s name as our Baby Name of the Day: Kalan.

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Florin: Baby Name of the Day

May 27, 2014

Looking for a botanical name for a boy?  Here’s an intriguing idea. Thanks to Bertram Bergamot for suggesting Florin as our Baby Name of the Day.

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