Sadie: Baby Name of the Day

August 21, 2014

This name was among the fastest risers in 2013, and she brings with her an entire style category. Thanks to Elisabeth for suggesting Sadie as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Eloise: Baby Name of the Day

August 18, 2014

This post was originally published on November 21, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on August 18, 2014. One of the most memorable children’s books begins with the heroine introducing herself: I am Eloise. I am six. I am a city child. I live at the Plaza. Kay Thompson’s pint-sized, über-privileged whirlwind of a […]

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Vale: Baby Name of the Day

August 14, 2014

There’s a new baby in town, and she comes with a brand new name. With congratulations to NBC News journalist Savannah Guthrie and Michael Feldman, our Baby Name of the Day is Vale.

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August: Baby Name of the Day

August 4, 2014

This post was originally published on August 14, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on August 4, 2014. It’s summertime, and the perfect moment to examine this seasonal appellation. Thanks to Arthur for suggesting August for today’s Baby Name of the Day.

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Sailor: Baby Name of the Day

July 31, 2014

Taylor was huge in the 1990s.  But how ’bout this similar-sounding, equally-occupational choice? Thanks to Rebecca for suggesting Sailor as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Rowan: Baby Name of the Day

July 16, 2014

Today’s post was originally published on February 2, 2010.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on July 16, 2014. Today’s choice is a nature name with a distinctly Irish lilt. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Rowan as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Reid: Baby Name of the Day

July 9, 2014

Looking for a short boys’ name that is still long on style? Thanks to Amanda for suggesting her son’s name for our Baby Name of the Day: Reid.

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Kate: Baby Name of the Day

July 2, 2014

Katherine is a classic, worn by saints and queens.  In 2014, this breezy short form stands on her own. Thanks to Alex for suggesting Kate as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Otis: Baby Name of the Day

June 16, 2014

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on July 1, 2008.  It was substantially revised and reposted on June 16, 2014. Not one, but two, high profile Hollywood couples have chosen this vintage name with musical ties for their sons in recent years. Thanks to Another for suggesting Otis as today’s Baby Name of the Day.

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Francis Names: Frannie, Franklin, Francesca

June 6, 2014

Fran- names are a big group, thanks mostly to the thirteenth century Saint Francis of Assisi.  He was born in Italy as the much more ordinary Giovanni, earned his nickname for his father’s love of all things French, and became one of the most popular religious figures in the Catholic church – and beyond. Fran- names have been […]

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