Baby Name of the Day: Arabella

July 22, 2011

Nicole requested this frilly, feminine confection ages ago – and she’s very much in the news this week. With congratulations to Ivanka and Jared, today’s Baby Name of the Day is Arabella.

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Sunday Summary: 6/19/11

June 19, 2011

Happy Father’s Day! Thanks to a gap between the end of the school year and the start of summer camp, we headed for Rehoboth Beach (Delaware, on the Atlantic) this past week.

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Sunday Summary: 3/27/11

March 27, 2011

First, I’m incredibly excited to see who wins March Madness! Thanks to everyone who voted so far, and if you have not, please remember to weigh in: Boys’ Final and Girls’ Final. I thoroughly enjoyed compiling Rock’n’Roll Baby Names for Nameberry last week. This week’s list is equally edgy. Here’s a hint: Buffy is on […]

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Sunday Summary: 3/6/11

March 6, 2011

First, a question for a friend: let’s say you were expecting a daughter. Not only is she going to be your last child, you’re the youngest sibling, so this baby is probably the last in her generation. You’d love to pass on your maiden name. Trouble is, your maiden name sounds exactly like a popular […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Abilene

February 9, 2011

Take Biblical good girl Abigail, add a healthy dose of Western spirit, and what do you get? Thanks to Lem for suggesting Abilene as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 9/18/10

September 19, 2010

Let’s begin with a random, rag-tag assortment of thoughts sparked by the arrival of a boy called Buddy Bear Maurice: Bewildertrix listed a bunch of possible names for the littlest Oliver, including Tex.

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Parker Lewis vs. Parker Posey

August 7, 2010

Parker has a long history of occasional use as a given name. Originally an occupational surname for a gamekeeper or geographic name for someone who lived near parkland, he’s charted as a boys’ given name in the US most years since 1880. In 2009, he entered the US Top 100 at #96, and in 2011, […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Deborah

July 23, 2010

She’s a Baby Boomer staple with a surprisingly steady history of use. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Deborah as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 2/7/10

February 7, 2010

I usually don’t pre-post my Sunday Summaries.

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In Reserve: Possible Names for a Second Daughter

January 14, 2010

I doubt we’ll ever have a third child. There are dozens of practical reasons. And one reason that’s trivial for him, dead serious for me: we could never agree on a name. We do have a few candidates, scraps from the cutting room floor. I’ve mentioned them in comments from time to time, but I […]

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