Addison

In Defense of Riley Anne and Evan Marie: Ten Reasons Boys’ Names on Girls Are Not a Sign of End Times

July 2, 2011

Feeling feisty? Head to a message board and announce that you’re naming your daughter Addison. Or Quinn. Or Mason. Then run for cover. Sure, some people will respond positively. But depending on the forum, you could also find yourself accused of thievery, trendiness, and general bad taste. I’m sympathetic to parents who feel they can’t […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Adair

June 20, 2011

Looking for a lighter form of the clunky Edgar? Searching for a truly distinctive name that leads to the heard-everywhere Addie? Thanks to Kristin for suggesting Adair as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Crew

June 17, 2011

There’s Chanel and Armani and Brooks. How would this linked-to-a-label name wear? Thanks to Chantal for suggesting one she’s considering for a child. Our Baby Name of the Day is Crew.

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Sunday Summary: 2/6/11

February 6, 2011

This is all kinds of intriguing – check out The Board: An Unofficial Guide to The Bump’s baby name forum. First, because there’s great content. I watched Rant 55: All Your Kids Are Named the Same Thing twice. And, okay, I’m hugely flattered to be on their Best Blogs list. But it is especially interesting […]

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Sunday Summary: 1/2/11

January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!  The holidays are always a great chance to catch up with people you haven’t seen for a while.  I discovered an old friend is now dad to a daughter called Ada Maple.  And I heard that several friends-of-friends and cousins-twice-removed are expecting.  In every case, I made sure to offer my sincere […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Ellington

October 13, 2010

He’s a surname worn by a jazz great. How would he work in the first spot for a child born today? Thanks to Chantelle for suggesting Ellington as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 8/16/10

August 15, 2010

Can the end of summer really be so near? It feels like just yesterday, Washington DC was digging out of the February snowstorms. Speaking of the February snowstorms, we were at the city’s summer concert series on Friday night and we’re anticipating A LOT of November babies. One expectant mom was kind enough to tell […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Sloane

August 12, 2010

Sometimes it takes a while for a name to catch on. We first heard this one in the 80s, but could 201o be her year? Thanks to Christy for suggesting one of the names from her list as our Baby Name of the Day: Sloane.

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Baby Name of the Day: Adele

July 7, 2010

Stylish actress Molly Ringwald chose this name for one of her daughters. Thanks to Melissa for suggesting Adele as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 5/16/10

May 16, 2010

Conventional media is still abuzz with news that Jacob and Isabella are the most popular baby names in the US for 2009.

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