Sunday Summary: 7/24/11

July 24, 2011

We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave, here in Washington DC. It is my birthday week, which means I’ll exert slightly more influence over the name choices than usual. Happily, many of you were good enough to request names that I was longing to write about anyhow … definitely, the greatest gift! On […]

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In Defense of Riley Anne and Evan Marie: Ten Reasons Boys’ Names on Girls Are Not a Sign of End Times

July 2, 2011

Feeling feisty? Head to a message board and announce that you’re naming your daughter Addison. Or Quinn. Or Mason. Then run for cover. Sure, some people will respond positively. But depending on the forum, you could also find yourself accused of thievery, trendiness, and general bad taste. I’m sympathetic to parents who feel they can’t […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Akira

April 6, 2011

Expecting a little samurai?

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Baby Name of the Day: Clancy

February 21, 2011

Could this Irish surname be the next Bailey? Thanks to April for suggesting one she’s considering for a daughter. Clancy is our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Sullivan

January 3, 2011

There’s something tremendously upbeat about this Irish surname. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Sullivan.

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Sunday Summary: 12/5/10

December 5, 2010

Christmas came early to Appellation Mountain, with a guest post on Nameberry leading to a shout-out from Lisa Belkin’s venerable The Motherlode blog at the New York Times.  Christmas also officially arrived in our town – a tree was lit in the City’s park, we had breakfast with Santa, and we spent a few hours […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Denny

November 26, 2010

Dennis is in fashion limbo, but how ’bout this one? Thanks to Sarah, mom to Owen and Grey, for suggesting a name they have in mind for another son.  Our Baby Name of the Day is Denny.

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Baby Name of the Day: Harley

October 19, 2010

He’s an English surname with a nature vibe, but it’s hard to hear this one and think of anything other than the open road. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Harley as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Baylor

September 2, 2010

If James Madison alumni can name their daughters after alma mater, why not proud graduates of this Texas university? Thanks to Joy for suggesting Baylor as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Langley

August 31, 2010

Tired of Riley and Bailey? Here’s another jaunty surname to consider, though it might scream Wild Blue Yonder to some. Thanks to Elta for suggesting Langley as Baby Name of the Day.

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