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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New Endings for Boy Names: s, r, t, and a

May 9, 2014

Move over Mason and Ethan.  We do love you, with your strong and confident sounds.  But the Top 100 has so very many two syllable, ends-in-n names for boys, enough that the mainstream press has picked up on the trend. There are still plenty of great, underused names that fit this category.  I’m a sucker for Soren, and […]

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Sunday Summary: 18th of 2014

May 4, 2014

Is it me, or was there a tremendous amount of cheerful, upbeat, downright pleasing baby name news this week?  I like every celeb baby name that I heard! Or maybe it is just the weather – Spring is finally here in Washington DC, and it has been appropriately gorgeous, to compensate for that long, harsh winter. In […]

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Sunday Summary: 17th of 2014

April 27, 2014

Happy Sunday!  I finally picked up a copy of Lauren Beukes’ The Shining Girls, and oh my goodness – it’s like nothing I’ve ever read.  Have you ever picked up a book and simultaneously wanted to read it straight through and save it, so you wouldn’t finish it too soon? One of the first things that caught my […]

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Sunday Summary: 15th of 2014

April 13, 2014

Happy Sunday!  The day is in the news as a celebrity baby name – again.  And so let’s start our post with Anna’s excellent defense of Sunday as a given name. Elsewhere online: Interesting to see the results of Nomes e mais Nomes site poll on favorite names.  Laura and Miguel came out on top, names that seem to […]

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