Amelia

Amelia’s Sisters: Girl Names Ending in lia

August 22, 2014

There’s something about Amelia: vintage, feminine, lady-like.  No wonder she’s quite popular, reaching the US Top 100 in 2004, and climbing to #17 in 2013. Let’s take a look at Amelia’s sisters: longer girl names ending in lia. Like Amelia, most of these names have significant history.  But many of them are far more obscure. That’s not […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Azalea

July 26, 2011

It’s another botanical option from the ever-expanding list of Nature Names parents are considering for their children. Thanks to Elizabeth for suggesting one she’s considering for her baby on the way. Our Baby Name of the Day is Azalea.

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Baby Name of the Day: Mila

June 9, 2011

She’s a globe-spanning short form that stands nicely on her own. Thanks to Meryl for suggesting her daughter’s name as our Baby Name of the Day: Mila.

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Baby Name of the Day: Orly

March 7, 2011

Today’s choice has two distinct origins with similar meanings. Thanks to mom-to-be Michelle for suggesting Orly as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Amoret

January 25, 2011

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Baby Name of the Day: Sequoia

January 18, 2011

Let’s say you want a nature name for a daughter.  The list is long, ranging from the ladylike Lily to the modern Skye.  The boys’ list is, well, shorter.  Here’s one that ought to work. Thanks to Emilie for suggesting Sequoia as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Peliah

January 14, 2011

There are unusual names, and then there are names that are truly seldom heard. Thanks to Elle for suggesting a real rarity as our Baby Name of the Day: Peliah.

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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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Sunday Summary: 10/31/10

October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween! More proof that I truly have a one-track mind: let’s start with two name-related thoughts, prompted by my kids’ costumes: There will be more little boys named Anakin in the future. Nancy tells us there were 117 in 2009 alone. Despite my insistence that Aly is Luke Skywalker, he keeps correcting me – […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Dacia

August 4, 2010

If boys can be Bentley and girls can be Kia, why not this Romanian automotive appellation? Thanks to Elta for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Dacia.

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