Sunday Summary

Sunday Summary: 47th of 2014

November 23, 2014

#177985881 / gettyimages.com We’ve done it, dear readers!  The Appellation Mountain community has casually helped name many a baby, through Facebook and post comments. But now our Saturday Name Help series has helped to name … Drumroll, please! Clementine Beatrice Yes, the baby from our very first post is here!  And she’s got a great, amazing […]

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Sunday Summary: 46th of 2014

November 16, 2014

Do names really lead to playground teasing? I ask for two reasons: first, this comment came up during a name discussion on the AppMtn Facebook group: Does no one remember the cruelty of the schoolyard? And then, one morning as I walked my six year old daughter Clio to school, I heard one of the boys in […]

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Sunday Summary: 45th of 2014

November 9, 2014

I’d never heard conversational Arabic spoken until the other day. There I was, waiting to check out in the Target express lane.  The cashier recognized the customer in front of me.  They immediately switched into this lovely, intoxicating language.  It’s rude to listen, of course, but is it really eavesdropping if you don’t understand a […]

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Sunday Summary: 44th of 2014

November 2, 2014

I’m binge-watching Revenge at the moment – and I’m enjoying it so much that I don’t want to read any spoilers, nevermind that I’m two years behind and anything I read will spoil something – and if you’re still on season one, then, well, spoiler alert. Amanda and Jack named their baby Carl?  I completely understand that he’s […]

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Sunday Summary: 43rd of 2014

October 26, 2014

I swear I don’t hand my six year old baby name books.  But the apple?  Falls pretty close to the tree. It’s interesting to talk about names with the next generation, isn’t it?  My 9 year old was sitting next to me while I was working on a project, and I found myself quizzing him.  “What […]

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Sunday Summary: 42nd of 2014

October 19, 2014

Let’s start with a huge, great big, tremendous thank you!  It was so exciting to see the great responses, on Facebook as well as here on the blog post, for the first Name Help post. I knew you would be a wealth of thoughtful resources – and you absolutely were!  I’ve always loved answering questions […]

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Sunday Summary: 41st of 2014

October 12, 2014

#107875902 / gettyimages.com Happy Sunday! I’ve just read Matthew Dennison’s Queen Victoria: A Life of Contradictions.  And I learned this: The future Queen Victoria was christened Alexandrina Victoria.  But her parents had planned to name her Victoire Georgiana Alexandrina Charlotte Augusta. It was changed at the last minute by the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. […]

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Sunday Summary: October 5, 2014

October 4, 2014

Welcome to October!  It just might be my favorite month.  (Wait, do I say that every month?) But this one is extra exciting.  If you didn’t win a copy of Kelli Brady’s Name-alytics during last months’ give-away, you can buy it at a special discounted price during the month of October. Appellation Mountain readers can use […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/28/14

September 28, 2014

There’s always talk about names that set our kids up for success. I get it.  Heck, I’ve said it. While they were still in utero, I imagined my children introducing themselves by their names as adults. Successful adults, of course.  Not adults in a parole hearing. And yet, I’m always surprised at the actual variety of names in […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/21/14

September 21, 2014

I’m fascinated by the process of regulating names. Also, I’m rather glad that I’ve never had to name anyone in Tennessee, which seems to be a rather persnickety state. Earlier this year, there was the judge who tried to rename a baby Messiah. Now there’s a kerfuffle about which last name you can choose for […]

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