Favorite Names for Girls: March Madness 2014 FINAL!

March 22, 2014

The boys’ final match is underway, and now it is time to vote for your favorite names for girls one last time! The winner of this match will join a rarefied sorority – the other names to have worn the title include: In 2011, Louisa won the top spot. Genevieve carried the day in 2012. […]

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Beatrix: Baby Name of the Day

September 16, 2013

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on July 27, 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on September 16, 2013. She’s saintly, regal, literary.  No wonder so many of us love this classic appellation. Thanks to JNE, Photoquilty, and Elisabeth of You Can’t Call It “It” for suggesting Beatrix as Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 3/27/11

March 27, 2011

First, I’m incredibly excited to see who wins March Madness! Thanks to everyone who voted so far, and if you have not, please remember to weigh in: Boys’ Final and Girls’ Final. I thoroughly enjoyed compiling Rock’n’Roll Baby Names for Nameberry last week. This week’s list is equally edgy. Here’s a hint: Buffy is on […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Beulah

January 26, 2011

Quick: name a name you’d never give to a child.

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Baby Name of the Day: Claus

December 24, 2010

It’s one of the many names attached to big guy in the red suit. Thanks to Molly for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: the seasonal Claus.

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Sunday Summary: 12/12/10

December 12, 2010

I’m always surprised when I realize that Valerie remains so popular.  She ranked #138 in 2009, not too far from her peak of #60 in 1959.  Nothing against the name – I know some lovely women who answer to Valerie – but it makes me think of The Monkees.  (Though the song title is “Valleri” […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/5/10

September 5, 2010

For those of you in the US, hope you’re having a happy Labor Day weekend! There won’t be a Name of the Day post tomorrow, but there is something else headed your way. Fall brings with it the return of network television, which means lots of new character names to consider. Hellcats – heavily advertised […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Tabitha

July 20, 2010

She’s a Biblical babe revived by a pint-sized television witch, and more recently, a tough-as-nails hair stylist. Thanks to Danielle for suggesting the intriguing Tabitha as Baby Name of the Day.

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Reader Baby Name Story: Beatrix and Juniper

July 10, 2010

When I posted Jodi’s stories about naming big sisters Pippa and Romilly, I intentionally didn’t divulge the names of her two other darling daughters. Readers, the suspense is over! The most charming quartet of girls answers to Pippa, Romilly, Beatrix and Juniper! Read on for more, including their lovely middles.

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Baby Name of the Day: Roger

May 21, 2010

Is he jolly well due for a comeback, or is this stormin’ Norman over and out? Thanks to Caroline for suggesting Roger as Baby Name of the Day.

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