Baby Name of the Day: Anneliese

July 12, 2012

She’s a German compound name all the rage in 21st century America. Thanks to Jennifer for suggesting Anneliese as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 7/10/11

July 10, 2011

Between writing about Scarlett the other day and finally reading The Help, I’ve had Southern names on the brain. Kathryn Stockett’s characters answer to names like Raleigh, Constantine, Eugenia and Mae Mobley – the “Southern double name” idea referenced by Nicole Kidman when explaining that her youngest daughter is called Faith Margaret, not just Faith. […]

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Sunday Summary: 7/3/11

July 3, 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: Caleb

June 30, 2011

How can a Top 100 boys’ name borrowed from a faithful Biblical figure be so very controversial? Thanks to Kelly for suggesting the surprisingly complex Caleb as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 5/29/11

May 29, 2011
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Starbaby News: Welcome Savannah

January 4, 2011

If you’re following the AppMtn Facebook page, you’ll know that most of my celeb birth announcements can now be found there. But some of them call for a post of their own, and Savannah certainly does.

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Baby Name of the Day: Cornelia

October 29, 2010

Not every nineteenth century name has made a comeback. Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting the undiscovered Cornelia 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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Baby Name of the Day: Blythe

September 15, 2010

She’s as cheerful as Felicity, as brief as Blair. Thanks to Rocking Fetal for suggesting Blythe as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Nan

September 10, 2010

She’s as simple as Mae, as retro as Nell. Thanks to Nan for suggesting her own appellation for Baby Name of the Day.

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