Allegra, Blythe, and Gioia: Happy Names for Girls

September 29, 2011

There are names that feel happy – Beau always sounds joyful to my ear. So do names like Lulu and Zuzu, Bay and Bree. Can you imagine Winnie having a bad day, or Hugo being a big ol’ grouch? Or maybe you can. Maybe Arabella sounds like a happy name to you, while Beau is […]

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Sunday Summary: 5/29/11

May 29, 2011
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Baby Name of the Day: Blythe

September 15, 2010

She’s as cheerful as Felicity, as brief as Blair. Thanks to Rocking Fetal for suggesting Blythe as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 8/29/10

August 29, 2010

My week at the beach was spent listening for names (well, there was ice cream and sand and a giant waterslide called the Hippo) but I didn’t hear much. There was a Veronica nicknamed Vera, but mostly it was the pleasant Top 100 assortment of Ethan, Dylan, Emma, Riley, Noah, Chloe, Caleb, Jackson, Zachary, Ellie, […]

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A to Z: Single Syllable Names for Girls

August 14, 2010

Confession: I play name games. When stuck cooling my heels waiting for something, or in a meeting so deadly dull I think my soul might leave my body, I find my pen scrawling names. Here’s a recent one – an A-to-Z list of Single Syllable Names for Girls. I stalled out on a few letters. […]

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Simple, Sweet and Stuck in the Middle

May 8, 2008

We’ve written about middle names before. But today, we’ve decided to offer a fairly simple list for your consideration. While many of these are gender neutral, this list was compiled with girls in mind. For decades, parents have stuffed an unimaginative Anne or Lynne between the first and last names. More recently, Grace and Rose […]

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