Noah, Luca, and Cuba: Boys Names Ending with a

October 4, 2013

Conventional wisdom dictates that girls’ names end with the letter ‘a’, while boys’ names end with something else.  Probably an ‘n’.  Right?  I heard this position defended passionately on a message board a few weeks ago, and it has been on my mind ever since. An ‘a’ ending is far more common with a girls’ […]

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Tobias: Baby Name of the Day

August 19, 2013

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on June 24, 2010. It was substantially revised and re-posted on August 19, 2013. He’s a study in contrasts – Biblical and apocryphal, superhero and geek.  He’s been steadily on the rise in recent years, and now a popular series of novels could encourage more of us to […]

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Joshua: Baby Name of the Day

August 5, 2013

He ushered in an era of softer names for boys, and some super cool short forms, too. 80s week kicks off with Joshua as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Zechariah: Baby Name of the Day

May 28, 2013

With his stylish Z and the easy nickname Zeke, can’t you imagine boys answering to this Biblical appellation? Thanks to Zoe for suggesting Zechariah as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Abram: Baby Name of the Day

May 27, 2013

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on June 14, 2011.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on May 27, 2013, for Kristin. He’s part Biblical patriarch, part Colonial throwback. Thanks to Lindsay for suggesting Abram as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Hezekiah: Baby Name of the Day

April 24, 2013

He’s an Old Testament appellation staging a modest comeback in the twenty-first century. Thanks to Kaeli for suggesting Hezekiah as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Nathaniel: Baby Name of the Day

January 14, 2013

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on March 5, 2010, and was substantially revised and reposted on January 14, 2012. He’s Biblical, Colonial, literary and ever so popular. Thanks to Natalie for suggesting Nathaniel as Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Elijah

February 23, 2012

This Biblical powerhouse is at his most popular ever – could he follow Noah into the Top Ten? Thanks to Saranel for suggesting her son’s name, Elijah, as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Ishmael

February 8, 2012

Looking for name that is both a literary and a Biblical heavy hitter? Thanks to Marlene for suggesting one that fits the bill. Our Baby Name of the Day is Ishmael.

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Baby Name of the Day: Asa

December 19, 2011

He’s an Old Testament appellation with a bright, modern sound. Thanks to Ashley for suggesting Asa as our Baby Name of the Day.

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