Sunday Summary: Off to England!

Sunday Summary 7.16.15

By the time you read this, I might already be winging my way over the Atlantic Ocean. I’m off to England with my family for a week. It’s the longest flight that our children have ever taken, so please think positive, travel-happy, short customs-lines thoughts for us! Blog posts are (mostly) scheduled, and my trusty […]

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Sunday Summary: 29th of 2015

Brooks BA

Please join me in congratulating Melissa and her husband on the arrival of their new son, Brooks Roosevelt. His middle name is after grandmother Rose! What a great name. Thanks to all who made helpful suggestion in their #namehelp post. Seriously, could he be any more adorable? I’m reminded of something Melanie Wilkes said in Gone […]

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Sunday Summary: 28th of 2015

Sunday Summary

We finally saw Inside Out this weekend, and wow! I was prepared to like it, but I loved it. I mean, I was in tears loving it most of the time. Part of it was the main character, Riley. She’s an 11 y.o. ice hockey player. Since my oldest is a 10 y.o. ice hockey player, some of it […]

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Sunday Summary: Midway through 2015!

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Did you keep lists like this one when you were little? My daughter Clio is six, and shows signs of being name-obsessed. Apple, tree and all that. It makes me wish that I had those early lists that I compiled! Would they have been filled with storybook characters? Names of people I knew? Her lists are a […]

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Sunday Summary: 24th of 2015

Sunday Summary

It finally feels like summer! Maybe it’s because my kids had their last day of school on Wednesday. Or maybe it’s because we’ve front-loaded all sorts of summery stuff into our June: a quick trip to the beach, an outing to an amusement park. (Note to self: next time check and make sure the roller […]

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Sunday Summary: Welcome to June 2015!

Sunday Summary

Happy June! While I like the idea of March or January or even July as a given name, I think June wins my favorite month-as-name contest, if only because there are so many amazing names that start with that sound. There’s Juniper and Juno and Djuna. And just June is great, too. Speaking of June, […]

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Sunday Summary: 22nd of 2015

Sunday Summary

I love writing about names. Does that go without saying? Since Appellation Mountain launched in January 2008, I’ve been surprised and delighted to meet so many others with an interest in names. And the biggest privilege of all? Helping parents name their children. The Saturday #namehelp series here is one of my biggest joys, and […]

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Sunday Summary: 21st of 2015

Sunday Summary

Sometimes it’s awkward to be a name nerd, like when a new mom tells you she chose Ava because it’s so unique. But sometimes? It makes you feel ever so smart. I chaperoned my son’s class trip to the National Gallery of Art a few days ago, and when our guided tour stopped at the […]

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