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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Sunday Summary: 20th of 2015

Winefride

If you follow all things baby names, you probably heard that investment bank Goldman Sachs has weighed in on baby naming trends, circa 2015. I haven’t managed to get my mitts on the original report. From what I’ve gleaned, the bank takes the position that names are a stand-in for brands. Millennial parents’ tendency to choose […]

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Sunday Summary: Charlotte Rules Edition

Sunday Summary

Last year around this time we were gearing up to host a guinea pig for the summer, the classroom pet of my then-third grader. The guinea pig’s name? Princess Charlotte, named by the third grade class, meaning kids who were born in 2004. That’s one the reasons I guessed that Charlotte would be the #1 name […]

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Sunday Summary: Seventeenth of 2015

Earlier this weekend, I mentioned that I had clearly lost my mind, because I was following an orange safety cone on Twitter. So much to do, keep in formation cones keep in formation! — LindoWingOrangeCone (@LindoWingOCone) May 2, 2015 But it turns out that I actually lost my mind shortly thereafter, when I completely missed […]

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Sunday Summary: 17th of 2015

Sunday Summary

We live a few miles outside of Washington DC. Many, many of my neighbors are involved with important, weighty, world-changing things. We’re between two major universities, which means that we know poets and philosophers. People who have lived all over the world. We’re quite close to a major NASA facility, so we also know a few rocket […]

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Sunday Summary: Sweet Sixteen of 2015!

Sunday Summary

Happy sixteenth Sunday of 2015! My name-related discovery of the week: every ZipCar has a name. We’re brand new ZipCar members – after two years of playing ice hockey at our local, easily-reachable-by-transit-when-necessary ice rink, our son has graduated to the bigger rink in the ‘burbs. Since we’re a one-car family – and that car […]

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Sunday Summary: 15th of 2015

Sunday Summary

Happy Sunday! Here’s something that’s been on my mind for ages: diacritical marks. No, really. The trema, the diaeresis, the umlaut, the caron, the breve, the circumflex, the cedilla. In American English, we don’t rely on them to tell us how to pronounce words, and they’re often omitted. Even so, we know that cafe is two […]

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Sunday Summary: First of April 2015

Sunday Summary

Earlier this week, I called my doctor’s office. The assistant who answered the phone? Madison. I had a moment of feeling rather old, because until that moment, Madison was always a child. Except that the first wave of Madisons was born in the late 1980s and early 1990s – certainly old enough to be out in […]

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Sunday Summary: Last of March 2015

Sunday Summary

A few days ago, I started a group board called Our Favorite Names on Pinterest, and was so delighted that some of you joined me! You don’t need to be a baby name blogger (though I’m so pleased that Sophie and Kara are there) – all you need is a Pinterest account. It’s so fun […]

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Sunday Summary: Twelfth of 2015

Cinderella quote

I took my daughter to see Cinderella, and I was surprised by how much I loved it. Cate Blanchett’s stepmother reminded me of the stepmother character from Cinder – you don’t like her, but you kind of get her, even though she’s definitely the villain of the piece. And that whole “Have Courage and Be Kind” line? I’m on board […]

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