Rarities

Chayton: Baby Name of the Day

December 10, 2014

#144915557 / gettyimages.com Take the classic Clayton, mix in a dash of Chase, and you’ll arrive at this unusual name. Thanks to Amy for suggesting her son’s name as our Baby Name of the Day: Chayton.

Read the full article →

Saint: Baby Name of the Day

December 2, 2014

As a middle name, it feels quirky and cool.  But one high profile coupled promoted this spiritual name to the first place in 2014. Thanks to Pete Wentz and Meagan Camper, our Celebrity Baby Name of the Day is Saint.

Read the full article →

Zoila: Baby Name of the Day

November 27, 2014

Today’s post is appearing on Thanksgiving.  Whenever I compile my own gratitude list, our warm and welcoming neighborhood is always near the top. So it is fitting that our Baby Name of the Day belongs to my newest, newborn neighbor: Zoila!

Read the full article →

Arsenio: Baby Name of the Day

November 26, 2014

This romantic name was a late night talk staple in the early 90s.  How would it wear on a child today? Thanks to Virginia for suggesting Arsenio as our Baby Name of the Day.

Read the full article →

Flannery: Baby Name of the Day

November 24, 2014

This post was originally published on July 6, 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on November 24, 2014, at the request of Caroline. Literary surname names for girls like Harper and Hadley are quite stylish.  Why not this one? Thanks to Wrenn for suggesting Flannery as Name of the Day.

Read the full article →

Alabama: Baby Name of the Day

November 20, 2014

#128095272 / gettyimages.com Take an obscure literary reference, add in a heroine from a cult classic film, and the result is this possibility. Thanks to Bertram Bergamot for inspiring Alabama as our Baby Name of the Day.

Read the full article →

Baby Name Help: Oh-So-Stuck!

November 15, 2014

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! T and her husband are expecting a daughter in January.  She writes: […]

Read the full article →

Mette: Baby Name of the Day

November 6, 2014

Looking for a girl’s name that is spare, elegant, and rare?  Here’s one that might be completely new to you. Thanks to Emily for suggesting Mette as our Baby Name of the Day.

Read the full article →

Drusilla: Baby Name of the Day

October 29, 2014

Today’s feature is an ancient name worn by a delightfully dangerous television vampire. Goth Week continues, and Drusilla is our Baby Name of the Day.

Read the full article →

Osiris: Baby Name of the Day

October 28, 2014

Silas is stylish.  Oliver and Owen are Top 100 picks.  How ’bout this ancient name? Thanks to Roksalanna for suggesting Osiris as our Baby Name of the Day.

Read the full article →