Sunday Summary: Midway through 2015!

ClioList1

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: 24th of 2015

Sunday Summary

It finally feels like summer! Maybe it’s because my kids had their last day of school on Wednesday. Or maybe it’s because we’ve front-loaded all sorts of summery stuff into our June: a quick trip to the beach, an outing to an amusement park. (Note to self: next time check and make sure the roller […]

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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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