Fetching Names: Ends in -r


Devastated that Archer and Asher seem to be on everyone’s lists these days? Like the sound of Conor but can’t imagine your son sharing his name with Highlander? Ticked that Taylor has been borrowed by the girls? Here’s a list of fresh, ends-in-r alternatives that you might like instead. Only no guarantees that they won’t […]


March Madness 2011: The Victors!


It’s official. The trophies go to Louisa and Nathaniel! In the final round of play, Louisa bested Elodie, 229 to 140 votes, or 62%. The boys’ round was more interesting. Nathaniel, you’ll recall, was wrongly ousted in the Semi-Finals. He was returned for the Finals, leaving us with a three-way contest. And wouldn’t you know […]


March Madness: Boys’ Final


There’s been controversy. There’s been heartache. I’m not sure if we’ve had a Cinderella story. But it has been great fun to watch the names advance. In last week’s action, Nathaniel beat Tobias, 54% to 46%, or 198 votes to 170. Finn was the clear winner over Cian, 70% to 30%, or 257 votes to […]


March Madness: Boys’ Semi-Finals


It’s the Final Four! A few of my favorites have been knocked out. (Au revoir, Huxley!) But some of the matches were just impossible – at least for me. I’m sad to see Dashiell fall, but Archer is great, too. For the boys, there were no upsets in the last round. But then, neither were […]


Sunday Summary: 3/13/11


First, an edit. A few weeks ago, I said something along these lines: “If the kid is good looking a clunky name doesn’t matter.” What I should have said was “if the person is confident …” Beauty is a lottery over which we have no control. (Though Seal and Heidi Klum’s kids are probably set.) […]


March Madness: Boys’ Quarter Finals


Thanks to everyone who voted in the first round of March Madness. The results were fascinating! We’ve gone from sixteen to eight. The closest match-ups? Liam lost to Archer by just three votes. The biggest trouncing was Eamon, with 83% of the vote compared to St. John’s measly 17%. My biggest disappointment was that Gray […]


March Madness: Boys’ Opening Round

Place your bets, name aficionados! It’s time for the first-ever March Madness event at Appellation Mountain. Round One matches up the Top Sixteen names from 2010. Vote for your favorite in each of the eight polls below, and check back next week to see who makes the cut for the quarter-finals. We’ll crown the victors […]