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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River: Baby Name of the Day

June 4, 2014

Sci fi gives this one to the girls, but usage suggests he’s on Team Blue. Thanks to Felecia for suggesting River as our Baby Name of the Day.  

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Frankie, Hattie, and Winnie: Sadie’s Sisters

June 2, 2014

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on November 21, 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on June 2, 2014. I’m a nickname fanatic, an advocate for putting a big mouthful of a formal name on my child’s birth certificate, then coming up with a reasonably related short form for everyday use.  If I […]

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Sawyer: Baby Name of the Day

May 22, 2014

He’s a surname name with serious Americana appeal. Thanks to Elisabeth for suggesting Sawyer as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Matilda: Baby Name of the Day

May 19, 2014

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on November 7, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on May 19, 2014. She’s an Australian folk song, the brainy prankster in a popular children’s book and a famous celebrity kid. No wonder she’s on the upswing in recent years. Thanks to Corinne for suggesting our Baby Name of the […]

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