Rarities

Starling: Baby Name of the Day

October 14, 2014

It’s a bird … and maybe a baby name, too. Thanks to Katie for suggesting Starling as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Elowen: Baby Name of the Day

October 13, 2014

#492213965 / gettyimages.com This post was originally published on February 4, 2010.  It was substantially revised and re-published on October 13, 2014. A foreign import, a nature name and an unexpected way to get to an all-the-rage nickname? What’s not to love? Thanks to Corinne for suggesting Elowen as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Clover, Dior, and Parker: Harper’s Sisters

October 10, 2014

Harper is a sensation, a fast-rising surname name with musical appeal.  A long list of high profile birth announcements have boosted Harper’s use, from Shonda Rhimes to the Beckhams. Visit a playground nowadays, and there’s a good chance you’ll hear the name.  Harper has soared from #887 in 2004 to #118 in 2010 to #16 in […]

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Tiziana: Baby Name of the Day

October 9, 2014

Take the Ancient Roman Titus, mix it with a healthy dose of Italian, and you’ll arrive at today’s choice. Thanks to Calien for suggesting Tiziana as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Mafalda: Baby Name of the Day

October 8, 2014

Matilda is hot.  Maude has a certain appeal.  How ’bout this obscure form of the name? Thanks to Filipa for suggesting Mafalda as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Ailsa: Baby Name of the Day

October 7, 2014

Looking for a Scottish name with a rather stylish sound?  Here’s a possibility. Thanks to Ali Lynne for suggesting Ailsa as our Baby Name of the Day.  

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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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