Baby Name of the Day: Betty

March 11, 2011

She’s gone full circle, from buxom pin-up girl to grey-haired granny, and back again to the nursery. Thanks to Claire for suggesting Betty as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 3/6/11

March 6, 2011

First, a question for a friend: let’s say you were expecting a daughter. Not only is she going to be your last child, you’re the youngest sibling, so this baby is probably the last in her generation. You’d love to pass on your maiden name. Trouble is, your maiden name sounds exactly like a popular […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Archer

October 14, 2010

He’s a nineteenth-century rarity, newly returned to the Top 1000 in 2009. Thanks to Rachel for suggesting Archer as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 8/8/10

August 8, 2010

It doesn’t matter if I’m at the dentist or the drugstore or Disney World, I’m always listening for names. One of my favorites namespotting locations is Franklin’s, our local brewpub/restaurant/toy store – is there any better combination? – because, of course, we’re all chasing our children around while we wait for a table. The other […]

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Starbaby News: Welcome Abel James

August 6, 2010

Did I recently say there were no exciting celebrity births anticipated this summer? How could I forget Amy Poehler and Will Arnett? They’ve welcomed son Abel James. Yes – Abel, a little brother for Archie. Congratulations to the family! Readers, what do you think of the name Abel? Wonder if they’ll call him Abe …

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In Reserve: Possible Names for a Second Son

April 24, 2010

Even before the pregnancy test came back positive, I had a strong sense that our second child was a girl. Intuition didn’t stop me from discussing boys’ names with Arthur. So much that he finally insisted that we wait until the ultrasound, at which point it was moot. Claire Caroline Wren – Clio – was […]

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Sunday Summary: 4/4/10

April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

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Sunday Summary: 2/28/10

February 28, 2010

As I write this, a friend of mine is in labor.

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Sunday Summary: 8/30/09

August 30, 2009

It’s been a quiet week here at AppMtn as we all enjoy the last sweltering days of summer. The stores are filling up with sweaters (and Halloween candy – already!) and television is premiering brand new can’t-miss-shows. Which brings me to a trio of Project Runway related thoughts: Contestant Qristyl squeaked by for another week. […]

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Sunday Summary: 5/31/2009

May 31, 2009

First up, we’re expecting … three baby bluebirds. The mama has built a nest in the tiny herb garden Arthur latched onto our postage-stamp sized balcony. Since they’re growing amongst our herbs, I’m calling the three eggs Basil, Coriander and Rosemary. I’ve been trying to talk to Mama Bird about names, but she’s not interested. […]

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