Sunday Summary: 20th of 2015

Winefride

If you follow all things baby names, you probably heard that investment bank Goldman Sachs has weighed in on baby naming trends, circa 2015. I haven’t managed to get my mitts on the original report. From what I’ve gleaned, the bank takes the position that names are a stand-in for brands. Millennial parents’ tendency to choose […]

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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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Sunday Summary: Twelfth of 2015

Cinderella quote

I took my daughter to see Cinderella, and I was surprised by how much I loved it. Cate Blanchett’s stepmother reminded me of the stepmother character from Cinder – you don’t like her, but you kind of get her, even though she’s definitely the villain of the piece. And that whole “Have Courage and Be Kind” line? I’m on board […]

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March Madness 2015: Girls Semifinals

March Madness Baby Names 2015

I’m not saying that the boys quarter finals of March Madness baby names weren’t exciting. They were, and none of the matches was a landslide victory. But the girls quarter finals? Hoo nellie! Every vote counted. No name won by much more than six percentage points, and one of the matches was decided by less than a […]

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Favorite Baby Name Posts of 2014

Favorite Post 2014

It’s the end of the year! As I’ve slowly transitioned from blogging as a hobby to blogging as a job, I’ve found myself looking more and more at data.  In our age of instant, abundant data, it is easy to get lost in the numbers. Page views, searches, blahblahblah. And that’s after I’ve spent hours […]

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Sunday Summary: 48th of 2014

#453492123 / gettyimages.com The year is drawing to a close!  To borrow a line from The Waitresses: Now the calendar’s just one page, and, of course, I am excited. For the holidays, yes.  But also for the end of year name extravaganza: round-ups, wrap-ups, predictions!  Glorious predictions! Last week, I reviewed my 2014 predictions to […]

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2014 Baby Name Predictions Reviewed

2014 Predictions Reviewed

With just one month left in 2014, it seems like the perfect moment to look back at my baby name predictions for the year. The only trouble?  It’s challenging to draw any kind of conclusions when data for 2014 when US data won’t be available until May 2015.  Sure, we’ll see lots of unofficial tallies […]

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