Sunday Summary: 12/19/10

I’m fascinated by names, but equally intrigued by the process we use to arrive at a name.  You can find countless real life conversations on message boards, but here are a few I spotted on parents’ personal blogs: Aidan at Ivy League Insecurities has a great list going for a third daughter, but my favorite […]

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Sunday Summary: 10/31/10

Happy Halloween! More proof that I truly have a one-track mind: let’s start with two name-related thoughts, prompted by my kids’ costumes: There will be more little boys named Anakin in the future. Nancy tells us there were 117 in 2009 alone. Despite my insistence that Aly is Luke Skywalker, he keeps correcting me – […]

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Sunday Summary: 8/8/10

It doesn’t matter if I’m at the dentist or the drugstore or Disney World, I’m always listening for names. One of my favorites namespotting locations is Franklin’s, our local brewpub/restaurant/toy store – is there any better combination? – because, of course, we’re all chasing our children around while we wait for a table. The other […]

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Starbaby News: Welcome Abel James

Did I recently say there were no exciting celebrity births anticipated this summer? How could I forget Amy Poehler and Will Arnett? They’ve welcomed son Abel James. Yes – Abel, a little brother for Archie. Congratulations to the family! Readers, what do you think of the name Abel? Wonder if they’ll call him Abe …

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Baby Name of the Day: Abel

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published on August 23, 2008, and substantially revised and republished on August 6, 2012. Isaac. Elijah. Noah. Choosing son’s name from the Good Book has been all the rage in recent years. So why have so few parents have rediscovered this one? Thanks to Rocking Fetal for suggesting today’s […]

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