Baby Name of the Day: Beckett

December 2, 2011

He’s a stylish surname bounding up the charts. Thanks to September for suggesting Beckett as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 6/19/11

June 19, 2011

Happy Father’s Day! Thanks to a gap between the end of the school year and the start of summer camp, we headed for Rehoboth Beach (Delaware, on the Atlantic) this past week.

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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: Newton

October 15, 2010

He was fairly common in the nineteenth century. But today, with surnames and place names so in favor, why is no one using this brainy choice for their sons? Thanks to Sara A. for suggesting Newton as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Steinbeck

September 7, 2010

He’s a literary legend, but how would his surname wear on a child today? Thanks to Kate of My Kids Eat Off Floor for suggesting one she’s considering. Our Baby Name of the Day is Steinbeck.

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Sunday Summary: Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2010

For those of you in the US, Happy Independence Day! There will be no Baby Name of the Day on Monday, but national-holiday/great-excuse-for-a-cookout or no, I couldn’t let a Sunday go past without the news. I’m going to flip the starbaby info to the top. If you recognize Diego Luna, he of Milk and Y […]

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Name of the Day: Samuel

March 25, 2010

He’s Biblical and classic, literary and cool. No wonder he’s a global sensation and a perennial favorite in the US, too. Thanks to Melissa for suggesting Samuel as Name of the Day. And congratulations to Photoquilty on the birth of her new son Samuel, too!

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Sunday Summary: 3/14/10

March 14, 2010

First, please join me in wishing a fond au revoir to Bewildertrix!

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Sunday Summary: 5/24/09

May 24, 2009

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Here’s wishing you fair skies for your weekend festivities. But if you do find yourself with a few spare minutes in front of a computer screen, here are a few diversions: First, my question of the week: What goes with Henry? I recently met a family with teenage twins, Henry and […]

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Sunday Summary: 3/29/09

March 29, 2009

We baptized our daughter this morning. I mention this for two reasons: first, even though our priest has baptized plenty of Jaydens and Ashleys without complaint, I’ll admit it was nice to have a saints’ name for our daughter’s baptismal certificate. Second, my daughter’s godmother is named Sheryll. As soon as the priest handed over […]

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