Name Help: First Girl!

4 letter girl names

Name Help is a 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! Today’s letter comes from Kari. She writes: We are expecting our 4th and […]


Obscure Saint Names for Boys: Part II

Obscure Saints

Over the years, I’ve covered an awful lot of obscure saint names. One of my very first posts was on Obscure Saints’ Names for Girls.  More recently, I’ve delved into the long list of possibilities for boys. There’s no shortage of possibilities.  Sure, John and Peter, Luke and Paul, Thomas and James are all saints, and […]


Ovid: Baby Name of the Day


Today’s choice is the name of a legendary poet – and a fitting name for the Year of the Sheep. Wishing you a happy Lunar New Year, with a warm thanks to the amazing Isadora of Bewitching Names and Curious Ideas for the suggestion. Our Baby Name of the Day is Ovid.