Sunday Summary: 5/15/11

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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March Madness: Girls’ Final

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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

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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

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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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Sunday Summary: 12/5/10

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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