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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Baby Name of the Day: Avery

July 18, 2011

He’s a famous fictional newscaster’s mother – and son. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Avery as our Baby Name of the Day.

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In Defense of Riley Anne and Evan Marie: Ten Reasons Boys’ Names on Girls Are Not a Sign of End Times

July 2, 2011

Feeling feisty? Head to a message board and announce that you’re naming your daughter Addison. Or Quinn. Or Mason. Then run for cover. Sure, some people will respond positively. But depending on the forum, you could also find yourself accused of thievery, trendiness, and general bad taste. I’m sympathetic to parents who feel they can’t […]

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Is C the new K?

April 28, 2011

Even if you’re not even a teensy, eensy bit interested in the royal wedding, it would be pretty tough to avoid the topic today.

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Colette: Baby Name of the Day

April 2, 2011

She’s saintly, literary, and on trend. Best of all, she’s been out of the US rankings for three decades. Colette is a special Saturday Name of the Day for expectant mom Laura.

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Baby Name of the Day: Charmaine

February 24, 2011

I’ve been fascinated by today’s choice ever since I found her in a 1972 novel. Thanks to Charmaine for suggesting her own name as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 12/26/10

December 26, 2010

I hope you had a wonderful, magical holiday!  A few random observations from the wider world: Clio opened a gift from the B. You toys line to find this quote in the packaging:  “I’m going to have five children and name them Cabbage, French Toast, Table, Shower, and Chair!”  I laughed, and then noted that […]

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Sunday Summary: 10/3/10

October 3, 2010

The longer I write, the less judgmental I become about names. Don’t get me wrong – many still astound me. While researching the upcoming Tate, I stumbled across Tatelyn, a name that seems appropriate only for the firstborn daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. And yet, Charlotte recently mentioned Lecandro – surely the invention […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Caroline

October 1, 2010

With a happy birthday to my darling daughter, today’s Baby Name of the Day is Caroline.

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Sunday Summary: 7/25/10

July 25, 2010

First, Happy Birthday to me. Well, actually, my birthday is tomorrow. And so I’ll be doing something I haven’t done since shortly after I started writing Name of the Day posts in May 2008 – I’m choosing the names. All week. And I’m starting with my discarded given name tomorrow. But enough about that. The […]

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