Sunday Summary: Welcome, Owliver!

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My son has acquired yet another stuffed animal. It’s an owl, named Owliver. In the three days since Owliver has joined our household, I have been told that I’m saying his name wrong something like 2,023 times. It’s surprisingly difficult. I’m willing to do it because, well, even though it’s a stuffed owl that my son bought […]

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Sunday Summary: 33rd of 2015

Sunday Summary

Lately I’ve been thinking about boys’ names that feel traditional, but stuck in style limbo. Randall. Marshall. Alan and Allen. Curtis. Wayne. Eugene. Clayton. Philip. Gerald. Vincent. Bradley. Some of them strike me as rather handsome. Names that we’re overlooking for no good reason. Others do seem all wrong for a baby boy in 2015. […]

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Sunday Summary: 32nd of 2015

Sunday Summary

Did another week just fly by? The summer always races past. Washington DC empties out in August, and it’s the time of year I start dreaming of the beach. I have names like Thalassa on the brain. And this list of mermaid names, too. Speaking of mermaids, let’s start this week’s baby name news with one of my […]

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Sunday Summary: 29th of 2015

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Please join me in congratulating Melissa and her husband on the arrival of their new son, Brooks Roosevelt. His middle name is after grandmother Rose! What a great name. Thanks to all who made helpful suggestion in their #namehelp post. Seriously, could he be any more adorable? I’m reminded of something Melanie Wilkes said in Gone […]

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Sunday Summary: Midway through 2015!

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Did you keep lists like this one when you were little? My daughter Clio is six, and shows signs of being name-obsessed. Apple, tree and all that. It makes me wish that I had those early lists that I compiled! Would they have been filled with storybook characters? Names of people I knew? Her lists are a […]

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Sunday Summary: 17th of 2015

Sunday Summary

We live a few miles outside of Washington DC. Many, many of my neighbors are involved with important, weighty, world-changing things. We’re between two major universities, which means that we know poets and philosophers. People who have lived all over the world. We’re quite close to a major NASA facility, so we also know a few rocket […]

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Sunday Summary: First of April 2015

Sunday Summary

Earlier this week, I called my doctor’s office. The assistant who answered the phone? Madison. I had a moment of feeling rather old, because until that moment, Madison was always a child. Except that the first wave of Madisons was born in the late 1980s and early 1990s – certainly old enough to be out in […]

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