Annabel: Baby Name of the Day

October 28, 2013

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on November 2, 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on October 28, 2013. With Halloween just days away, here’s a haunting choice – and a very popular one, too. Thanks to Liz for suggesting Annabel as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Arabella

July 22, 2011

Nicole requested this frilly, feminine confection ages ago – and she’s very much in the news this week. With congratulations to Ivanka and Jared, today’s Baby Name of the Day is Arabella.

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Baby Name of the Day: Ligeia

January 5, 2011

Hoping to raise a Goth supermodel?  This could bet the choice for you. Thanks to Emilie for suggesting Ligeia as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Cedric

December 31, 2010

Innogen became Imogen, and Amabel was whispered down the alley into Annabel.  Today’s choice is yet another name transformed over time. Liz’s week wraps up with the literary, heroic Cedric as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Annemarie

October 28, 2010

    She’s a traditional compound name, but she’s fallen out of favor in recent years. Thanks to Stephanie for suggesting Annemarie as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 7/11/10

July 11, 2010

Just when you think every name has been imagined, every option exhausted, pop culture surprises us. First, Cecily von Ziegesar’s novel Cum Laude tackles the lives of privileged college students (as opposed to the privileged high school students in her Gossip Girl franchise.) One of the main characters is a girl called Shipley, and a […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Belphoebe

April 16, 2010

She’s a compound name that could sound just right on a 21st century playground. Thanks to Sarah for suggesting the poetic Belphoebe as Baby Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Annia

February 16, 2010

Once upon a time, she was nearly as common as Julia. Thanks to Rachel for suggesting the Ancient Roman Annia as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Luz

December 21, 2009

Happy first day of winter!

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How Close is Too Close? Ten Factors to Consider

December 10, 2009

When we decided to call our daughter Clio, we forever closed the door on another favorite name – Theodore, nickname Theo. Or did we? For every family that decides Maya and Milo are too similar, another embraces the sound-alike names. Or insists that Alicia and Alina are totally different names. Perhaps it never even occurs […]

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