Gorgeous Girls: Names for Wicked Stepsisters


We all know the story of Cinderella.  The pumpkin coach, the footmen mice, the handsome prince and the slipper, left behind when the clock strikes twelve. It’s an enduring tale, with roots in the ancient world, and open to frequent reinvention.  I’m fascinated by Marissa Meyer’s reboot, Cinder, the first book in The Lunar Chronicles. Meyer […]


Sunday Summary: 10/24/10

Is there a baby names arms race? I happen to be writing from New York City, just a week after the Health Department released their 2009 stats proclaiming Isabella and Jayden top of the charts. Yawn. But then the Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog interviewed Baby Name Wizard’s Laura Wattenberg on the results. Two things […]


Sunday Summary: 8/2/09

How can it possibly be August? Of 2009!? As I marvel at the date on the calendar, why don’t you hop in the wayback machine to 2008 when August was Name of the Day? It’s still one of my favorites for a boy. Here in my RL, I’ve got a few new babies to report: […]