Baby Name of the Day: Arabella

July 22, 2011

Nicole requested this frilly, feminine confection ages ago – and she’s very much in the news this week. With congratulations to Ivanka and Jared, today’s Baby Name of the Day is Arabella.

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Sunday Summary: 7/10/11

July 10, 2011

Between writing about Scarlett the other day and finally reading The Help, I’ve had Southern names on the brain. Kathryn Stockett’s characters answer to names like Raleigh, Constantine, Eugenia and Mae Mobley – the “Southern double name” idea referenced by Nicole Kidman when explaining that her youngest daughter is called Faith Margaret, not just Faith. […]

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Sunday Summary: 6/26/11

June 26, 2011

It was apparently word name week last week.

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Sunday Summary: 5/15/11

May 15, 2011

Since I’ve starting writing AppMtn, I’ve learned that I can usually tell you why a name rose – hindsight is 20/20 – but I cannot tell you, with any certainty, which names will make the US Top 1000 in the year 2020. I can say, with some confidence, that the majority of the names in […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Luca

May 4, 2011

Despite his -a ending, he’s a 21st century sensation for boys. Thanks to Jenna for suggesting Luca as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Pamela

April 8, 2011

She’s a poetic invention and a twentieth century sensation.

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Baby Name of the Day: Isa

December 30, 2010

Isabella holds the top spot in the US rankings, and mini-names like Ava and Mia are also in the Top Ten.  So why isn’t this one more popular? Liz’s week continues with the mysterious Isa as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 8/1/10

August 1, 2010

Every once in an odd while, it occurs to me that you might enjoy a glimpse of Aly & Clio. Yup, they’re sitting in a hand chair. Nope, it’s not at our house. It is our fabulous local brew pub/restaurant/general store Franklin’s. Happily, it’s just a few blocks from our house. It was Franklin’s that […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Rosalie

June 16, 2010

With all the talk of Jacob and Isabella, it is easy to miss the real baby naming stories from the Twilight franchise. Here’s one: thanks to Melissa for suggesting the rebounding Rosalie as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Hadassah

April 22, 2010

Plenty of Old Testament choices have gone mainstream in recent years, but this one?

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