Amanda: Baby Name of the Day

August 14, 2014

For me, this is the ultimate 80s name, the name I wanted for myself in seventh grade. Our Baby Name of the Day is Amanda.

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Baby Name of the Day: Armistead

July 8, 2011

He’s a literary rarity with a harsh – and yet still romantic – sound. Thanks to Sarah for suggesting Armistead as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Boston

July 4, 2011

Montana, Brooklyn, London. Is it a kindergarten roster or an atlas? Oh wait, Atlas is in the class, too … Thanks to Chantal for suggesting her son’s name as our Baby Name of the Day: Boston.

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Baby Name of the Day: Valerie

June 6, 2011

Can’t see the video? Click through here. She’s a twentieth century staple that might make you burst into song. Thanks to Fran for suggesting Valerie as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Imelda

May 12, 2011

She brings to mind a shoe-shopping politician’s wife, but her roots are far deeper. Thanks to Christina for suggesting Imelda as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Yadiel

March 4, 2011

He’s all the rage in Puerto Rico, and you might just hear him in your hometown, too. Thanks to Emily for suggesting Yadiel as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Frank

February 1, 2011

Zappa. Sinatra. Gehry. Baum. Does this pick guarantee your son will be destined for creative genius? Thanks to Jane, aka the Foxymoron, for suggesting Frank as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Amoret

January 25, 2011

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Sunday Summary: 12/12/10

December 12, 2010

I’m always surprised when I realize that Valerie remains so popular.  She ranked #138 in 2009, not too far from her peak of #60 in 1959.  Nothing against the name – I know some lovely women who answer to Valerie – but it makes me think of The Monkees.  (Though the song title is “Valleri” […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Amance

December 1, 2010

Today’s choice is a rarity, a name all but gone – but Jennifer overheard her in a park a few weeks ago. Our Baby Name of the Day is Amance.

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