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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Sunday Summary: 5/15/11

May 15, 2011

Since I’ve starting writing AppMtn, I’ve learned that I can usually tell you why a name rose – hindsight is 20/20 – but I cannot tell you, with any certainty, which names will make the US Top 1000 in the year 2020. I can say, with some confidence, that the majority of the names in […]

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Trends for Girls from the 2010 SSA Results

May 5, 2011

The Social Security Administration released their Top 1000 names today.

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March Madness: Girls’ Final

March 26, 2011

Color me surprised! If you’d asked me to predict the final match-up, well, I’d have guessed the opposite. In last week’s action, Elodie squeaked past Isla, 53% to 47%, or 197 votes to 177. After trailing for a few days, Louisa beat Adele, 54% to 46%, or 204 votes to 173. But that’s why we […]

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March Madness: Girls’ Semi-Finals

March 19, 2011

The boys’ Quarter Finals were all close, with no one name winning by a landslide. The girls were a different story. Louisa beat Ophelia handily, 67% to 33%. And Elodie bested Lorelei by a comfortable margin of 20%. Still, you can’t quite call any of those runaway victories. I have my guesses as to which […]

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March Madness: Girls’ Quarter Finals

March 12, 2011

March Madness continues, and the competition is fierce! Elodie barely squeaked past Claire. A mere two votes decided that race. The biggest victory went to Adele. She thoroughly trounced Eithne, garnering 86% of the vote to her rival’s mere 14%. Lydia and Lila both won by impressive margins, suggesting that L truly is the letter […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Aleydis

March 1, 2011

She’s hidden in the history books, but if you look closely, you’ll find this intriguing medieval moniker hiding between the lines. Thanks to Emily of In the Name for suggesting Aleydis as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 12/5/10

December 5, 2010

Christmas came early to Appellation Mountain, with a guest post on Nameberry leading to a shout-out from Lisa Belkin’s venerable The Motherlode blog at the New York Times.  Christmas also officially arrived in our town – a tree was lit in the City’s park, we had breakfast with Santa, and we spent a few hours […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Adelaide

November 12, 2010

She’s a regal antique boosted by her mega-popular nickname. Thanks to Annabel for suggesting Adelaide as Baby Name of the Day.

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Reader Baby Name Story: The Nickname Came First

October 2, 2010

Today’s story comes to us from Sara. She had the opposite problem from so many of us – she and husband knew what they wanted to call their daughter, but had to agree on what to write on her birth certificate. My husband and I love names that are a bit unusual, but not too […]

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