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Baby Name of the Day: Danna

November 30, 2010

She’s been quietly rising since 2002.  What’s behind this intriguing appellation? Thanks to Samantha for suggesting her mother’s name, Danna, as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 11/28/10

November 28, 2010

Things for which I am grateful: name blogger Xanthe Linnea is back with the story of her son’s name, Leo Nathaniel.  And Emmy Jo shared Julius Arthur‘s name story, complete with absolutely adorable photos!  They make for great reading.  Plus, be on the lookout for another Reader Baby Name Story here next Saturday! Another thing […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Inez

November 15, 2010

She sounds like a South America import, but this simple choice boasts a long history of use in the US. Thanks to Stephanie and Kelleita for suggesting Inez as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Harley

October 19, 2010

He’s an English surname with a nature vibe, but it’s hard to hear this one and think of anything other than the open road. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Harley as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 10/10/10

October 10, 2010

I’m not sure exactly what’s going on upstairs as I write – I can hear both children laughing, and the Dora Halloween special is definitely on television. My husband must be in the room with them, but I kind of think the toddler is in charge. Beyond describing my background noise, I say that because […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Eluned

October 8, 2010

She’s another obscure saint’s name, and an impeccable Welsh heritage choice. If you’re looking for something less obvious than Gwendolen, here’s one to consider. Thanks to Charlotte for suggesting Eluned as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 9/26/10

September 26, 2010

After many an inquiry and a few nudges, it’s official: Appellation Mountain is now on Facebook.

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Sunday Summary: 8/29/10

August 29, 2010

My week at the beach was spent listening for names (well, there was ice cream and sand and a giant waterslide called the Hippo) but I didn’t hear much. There was a Veronica nicknamed Vera, but mostly it was the pleasant Top 100 assortment of Ethan, Dylan, Emma, Riley, Noah, Chloe, Caleb, Jackson, Zachary, Ellie, […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Endellion

August 27, 2010

We interrupt rerun week to post something a little bit different. I was certain I’d written a full post about this saint’s name, but instead she’s just mentioned in an early list of obscure saints’ names. Inspired by British PM David Cameron’s new daughter, our Baby Name of the Day is Endellion.

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Sunday Summary: 8/16/10

August 15, 2010

Can the end of summer really be so near? It feels like just yesterday, Washington DC was digging out of the February snowstorms. Speaking of the February snowstorms, we were at the city’s summer concert series on Friday night and we’re anticipating A LOT of November babies. One expectant mom was kind enough to tell […]

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