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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Sunday Summary: 18th of 2014

May 4, 2014

Is it me, or was there a tremendous amount of cheerful, upbeat, downright pleasing baby name news this week?  I like every celeb baby name that I heard! Or maybe it is just the weather – Spring is finally here in Washington DC, and it has been appropriately gorgeous, to compensate for that long, harsh winter. In […]

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Sunday Summary: 17th of 2014

April 27, 2014

Happy Sunday!  I finally picked up a copy of Lauren Beukes’ The Shining Girls, and oh my goodness – it’s like nothing I’ve ever read.  Have you ever picked up a book and simultaneously wanted to read it straight through and save it, so you wouldn’t finish it too soon? One of the first things that caught my […]

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Sunday Summary: 15th of 2014

April 13, 2014

Happy Sunday!  The day is in the news as a celebrity baby name – again.  And so let’s start our post with Anna’s excellent defense of Sunday as a given name. Elsewhere online: Interesting to see the results of Nomes e mais Nomes site poll on favorite names.  Laura and Miguel came out on top, names that seem to […]

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