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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Sunday Summary: 48th of 2014

#453492123 / 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 […]


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 […]


Sunday Summary: 44th of 2014

I’m binge-watching Revenge at the moment – and I’m enjoying it so much that I don’t want to read any spoilers, nevermind that I’m two years behind and anything I read will spoil something – and if you’re still on season one, then, well, spoiler alert. Amanda and Jack named their baby Carl?  I completely understand that he’s […]


Sunday Summary: 9/21/14


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 […]


Sunday Summary: 9/14/14

Reader Quote of the Week

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. […]