Baby Name of the Day: Douglas

July 23, 2011

Note: This is a special Saturday Baby Name of the Day for an expectant mama! There’s the actor. The aircraft. And yet has this Scottish heritage choice lost his dash? Thanks to Bridy for suggesting a family name she’s considering for her baby on the way. Our Baby Name of the Day is Douglas.

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Baby Name of the Day: Gannon

February 22, 2011

If Cannon and Gunner are hot for boys, why not this surname that feels slightly more academic? Thanks to Katie for suggesting Gannon as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Albert

February 17, 2011

He’s a prince consort, a popular song, a punchline, and a genius. Thanks to Jenna for suggesting Albert as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 10/10/10

October 10, 2010

I’m not sure exactly what’s going on upstairs as I write – I can hear both children laughing, and the Dora Halloween special is definitely on television. My husband must be in the room with them, but I kind of think the toddler is in charge. Beyond describing my background noise, I say that because […]

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The Perils of Unusual Names: Ten Things to Consider When Choosing Hester or Habakkuk

October 7, 2010

    It’s no secret that I love unusual names. I’ve written before In Defense of Atlas and Apple: Ten Reasons Unusual Names Aren’t a Problem, and I haven’t changed my mind. But I do have my hesitations, and a recent exchange with the mom of a very unusually named child got me thinking: what […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Heathcliff

October 6, 2010

Literature gave us a complex, violent, romantic figure. Our generation knows him as a good-natured, sweater-wearing dad and a fat cartoon kitty. Thanks to Bree for suggesting Heathcliff as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Liam

September 24, 2010

Once upon a time, all of those boys called William answered to Bill, but now it is the second half of the name in the spotlight. Thanks to Melissa for suggesting Liam as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 9/18/10

September 19, 2010

Let’s begin with a random, rag-tag assortment of thoughts sparked by the arrival of a boy called Buddy Bear Maurice: Bewildertrix listed a bunch of possible names for the littlest Oliver, including Tex.

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In Defense of Atlas and Apple: Ten Reasons Unusual Names Aren’t a Problem

April 5, 2010

Last February, I posted In Defense of Emma and Ethan: Ten Good Reasons to Use a Common Name. While reviewing what I’d written in 2009, I realized that I’d never laid out the case for uncommon names. Need I state the obvious? I rather like names that you don’t hear everyday. And so here are […]

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Name of the Day: Juliet

March 4, 2010

She’s a doomed romantic teenager, an eternal reminder that teenagers fall in love hard. Thanks to Melissa for suggesting Juliet as Name of the Day.

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