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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Name Help: Baby Boy Lirtsman

Name Help

Name Help is a series at Appellation Mountain. Every Saturday, one reader’s name questions will be discussed. We’re relying on thoughtful comments from the community to help expectant parents narrow down their name decisions. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight! Melissa writes: We are expecting our second (and probably last!) baby in July. […]

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John: Still the Number One Name?

John Collage

We all know that John was the #1 name for ages. A venerable classic, John’s history of use traces back to the New Testament. The name has faded over the last few generations, dropping from perpetual #1 to a still-common #26 in 2014. But if you look at the US Top 100, it could be that maybe – […]

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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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Name Help: Double R Ending Dilemma

A Brother for Audrey Kate

Name Help is a series at Appellation Mountain. Every Saturday, one reader’s name questions will be discussed. We’re relying on thoughtful comments from the community to help expectant parents narrow down their name decisions. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight! Becky and John are parents to Audrey Kate, and are expecting their second baby. It’s […]

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