Alexander: Baby Name of the Day

December 17, 2012

Editor’s note: This post originally ran on December 17, 2008, my son’s fourth birthday.  It was revised and re-posted on December 17, 2012, my son’s eighth birthday. It’s an undeniably ancient name that has reached dizzying heights of popularity in the 21st century. In honor of a very special birthday boy, today’s Name of the […]

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A Boy Named Sue, or Baby Naming Seven Years Later

January 28, 2012

If you’ve been reading for a while, you might know that I refer to my firstborn as Aly, short for

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Baby Name of the Day: Alexine

August 31, 2011

She’s another feminine twist on

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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: Arkady

June 3, 2011

He’s a literary Russian option, nearly unknown in the US. Thanks to Jennifer for suggesting Arkady as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Luca

May 4, 2011

Despite his -a ending, he’s a 21st century sensation for boys. Thanks to Jenna for suggesting Luca as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Darius

April 13, 2011

He’s an ancient ruler and a modern rocker. Thanks to Fran and Annelise for suggesting Darius as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Calpurnia

March 29, 2011

She’s an asteroid, a shrub, a minor literary figure, and an Ancient Roman matron. Thanks to Paul for suggesting Calpurnia as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 3/27/11

March 27, 2011

First, I’m incredibly excited to see who wins March Madness! Thanks to everyone who voted so far, and if you have not, please remember to weigh in: Boys’ Final and Girls’ Final. I thoroughly enjoyed compiling Rock’n’Roll Baby Names for Nameberry last week. This week’s list is equally edgy. Here’s a hint: Buffy is on […]

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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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