Baby name trends

Sunday Summary: 9/21/14

September 21, 2014

I’m fascinated by the process of regulating names. Also, I’m rather glad that I’ve never had to name anyone in Tennessee, which seems to be a rather persnickety state. Earlier this year, there was the judge who tried to rename a baby Messiah. Now there’s a kerfuffle about which last name you can choose for […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/14/14

September 14, 2014

I’ve just heard a rumor that Beyonce is expecting baby #2. Could there actually be two royal births in 2015? I’m going to shelve my excitement because really – rumors that Beyonce is expecting are pretty ordinary.  Then again, I was dismissive of the rumors about Kate, too, and another Windsor is on the way. […]

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Sunday Summary: Welcome to September!

September 7, 2014

Things that we learn as we grow up: you will not become the most popular girl in school just because you’ve bought a killer pair of first day shoes.  Many of those “Ten Quick Tips” to have great abs/a cleaner kitchen/a more organized desktop may be helpful, but they’re rarely quick.  Cupcakes are not a health food. […]

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Sunday Summary: Last of Summer 2014!

August 31, 2014

If you’re in the United States, happy last weekend of summer! Labor Day is the unofficial start of Fall here in the US – though here in Washington DC, it finally feels like summer, with our usual heat and humidity making its first real appearance, just in time for back to school. No class lists yet, […]

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Best of the Baby Name Lists

July 18, 2014

Early on in the AppMtn history, I chose to focus on Baby Names of the Day – one name a day, a deep dive into all things related to that name. But then I got restless, and started writing different posts – usually lists of names around a theme.  They’re all tagged Fetching Names, as […]

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Sunday Summary: 23rd of 2014

June 8, 2014

Happy Sunday!  I’m back from England, and almost back in the right time zone.  A few, random, post-trip thoughts: I was absolutely obsessed with the #shareacoke campaign.  You can scroll through the list of names here, or do what I did, and rifle through the beverage case at every Tesco, Boots, and similar that you pass. […]

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Sunday Summary: Hello from England!

June 1, 2014

Hello from St. Alban’s, a stone’s throw from London, England.  We’re lucky enough to have friends and family in this part of the world.  We arrived via Dublin a few days ago, and still have a few days left on our visit.  We’re immersed in all things British – rugby, pubs, and history, history, history. I’m on […]

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Baby Name Predictions 2013 Review

May 16, 2014

I simply cannot resist making predictions for the new year. But the best part, I think, is seeing whether or not my crystal ball gazing was right. It takes some patience to get there, of course.  The predictions I made in December 2012 were for the 2013 calendar year – and we don’t see that data […]

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Sunday Summary: Mother’s Day Edition

May 11, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s been a whirlwind week around here.  My apologies – I completely forgot to announce a winner yesterday.  I’m not sure if I’ll get to that later today or tomorrow, but have no fear – one lucky reader will get to do a takeover, as soon as I manage to settle down and […]

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The Most Popular Baby Names in the US: 2013 Data is Here!

May 9, 2014

The Social Security Administration has released the 2013 data on most popular baby names, just in time for Mother’s Day! Lots to think about here, but some quick and completely random notes: Thatcher cracked the US Top 1000 for the first time, ever!  I’ve been big on ‘r’ ending names for a while, and with […]

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