Sunday Summary: Bastille Day Edition

July 13, 2014

Allons enfants de la Patrie!  Le jour de glory est arrivé! Yes, July 14th is Bastille Day, the French equivalent (more or less) of Canada Day and the Fourth of July.  It’s a good excuse to think of all things French, and I’ve written plenty of posts featuring French names, so: Ooh La La … […]

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Sunday Summary: Independence Day Weekend Edition

July 6, 2014

If you celebrate the Fourth of July, I hope you had great weather for cooking out, fireworks, and all sorts of festivities.  This year, we also got to celebrate Canada Day – which my American kids spent playing with their Polish cousins in Toronto.  It was quite the summit, and oh, how I loved quizzing my […]

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Sunday Summary: Halfway through 2014!

June 29, 2014

Can it really be June 29th, the twenty-sixth Sunday of the year?  The weather says yes, and the calendar agrees, so I guess it is just me wondering where the last six months went! Let’s start with a huge thank you to Kara for choosing an amazing group of names for the week.  Roxelana and […]

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Sunday Summary: 25th of 2014

June 22, 2014

I had another introduction drafted for today’s post, and then right before lunchtime my daughter asked: Mom, why do people give their kids names when they’re babies?  Why don’t they wait until they grow up so they know what they’re like? The wisdom of five year olds – but she has a good point.  While both […]

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Sunday Summary: Father’s Day Edition

June 15, 2014

A very happy Father’s Day to everyone celebrating in the US! Was the #shareacoke campaign tailor made for name nerds? I’ve mentioned it before, but when I was flipping through my photos from my recent trip to England and Ireland, I realized that I took a lot of pictures of personalized bottles. But hey, Esme is a […]

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Sunday Summary: 23rd of 2014

June 8, 2014

Happy Sunday!  I’m back from England, and almost back in the right time zone.  A few, random, post-trip thoughts: I was absolutely obsessed with the #shareacoke campaign.  You can scroll through the list of names here, or do what I did, and rifle through the beverage case at every Tesco, Boots, and similar that you pass. […]

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Sunday Summary: Hello from England!

June 1, 2014

Hello from St. Alban’s, a stone’s throw from London, England.  We’re lucky enough to have friends and family in this part of the world.  We arrived via Dublin a few days ago, and still have a few days left on our visit.  We’re immersed in all things British – rugby, pubs, and history, history, history. I’m on […]

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Sunday Summary: Memorial Day Weekend edition

May 25, 2014

At first glance, baby names seem like a trivial subject, right up there with who wore what to the Oscars and which Bachelor-couple won’t be living happily ever after. But there’s more to it than that, isn’t there? Names stay with us for life, and choosing a name can touch on so many topics – family […]

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Sunday Summary: 20th of 2014

May 18, 2014

My baby brother graduated from law school on Friday.  In between scanning the crowd for my brother and clapping politely for the commencement speaker, I read the first and middle names of every one of my brother’s classmates.  I can confidently tell you that the world now has two future attorneys named Brandie and Candee, no relation. And […]

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Sunday Summary: Mother’s Day Edition

May 11, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s been a whirlwind week around here.  My apologies – I completely forgot to announce a winner yesterday.  I’m not sure if I’ll get to that later today or tomorrow, but have no fear – one lucky reader will get to do a takeover, as soon as I manage to settle down and […]

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