Fetching Names: Other than Danger

October 6, 2011

The middle name is a good place to go a little wild. With the exception of a passport and possibly a marriage certificate, we’re rarely required to reveal our full name as adults. So if you give your kiddo the middle name Danger, it is usually up to him to reveal his extreme appellation, or […]

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Sunday Summary: 6/26/11

June 26, 2011

It was apparently word name week last week.

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Sunday Summary: 2/20/11

February 20, 2011

Let’s start with an announcement: every Saturday in March will be March Madness at Appellation Mountain. Nope, I’m not writing basketball-related posts. Instead, you’re voting on your favorites from last year’s most popular posts. It should be fun! Elsewhere online: I love Lemon’s guest post at Nameberry on word names: Echo, Tansy, Temple. Ages ago […]

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Sunday Summary: 1/30/11

January 30, 2011

It strikes me that I’m now into my fourth year of writing at AppMtn.

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Sunday Summary: 10/11/09

October 11, 2009

I can’t tell if you can tell, dear reader, but I’ve been crazed lately. Because yesterday? Was the first-ever Benefit Consignment sale for my kids’ school. Which I chaired. And which was, if I do say so myself, quite the success. I’ve been neglecting the housekeeping here at AppMtn, for which you have my sincerest […]

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Name of the Day: Asa

October 1, 2009

While Ace races up the charts, this Old Testament choice is largely overlooked. Thanks to Liz for suggesting the distinguished Asa as Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 3/15/09

March 15, 2009

First of all, thank you, Anne Heche, for following up Homer with Atlas. She may not be a mega-celeb, but she sure knows how to pick outstanding starbaby names. Is it too soon to call Atlas the new Atticus? Someone reading this post must surely have the chops to win Baby Name Wizard’s 2008 Baby […]

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