Alexander: Baby Name of the Day

Dex 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 […]


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


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 […]


Sunday Summary: 3/27/11


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 […]