Ten Swan-Inspired Baby Names

Swan Names

It’s my birthday week, which means I’m choosing all of the names featured. And since I have a soft spot for swans, this Friday’s list is all about the birds. Swans are graceful, beautiful, and surprisingly fierce. But while avian-inspired baby names are quite stylish, swans are often overlooked as a source of inspiration. We’ve embraced […]


Flavia: Baby Name of the Day


This post was originally published on April 2, 2010. It was substantially revised and reposted on July 20, 2015. Ready for another ancient appellation that could wear well in the twenty-first century? Thanks to Christina for suggesting Flavia as our Baby Name of the Day.


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 […]


Name Help: A Sister for Lila James

A Sister for Lila

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! Lauren writes: My husband and I have a baby name dilemma. We are […]