Gorgeous Girls: Names for Wicked Stepsisters

September 26, 2014

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 […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Ella

July 7, 2011

Hello, Ella. Where did you come from? Thanks to Ivy for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day – the short, sweet Ella.

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Sunday Summary: 10/24/10

October 24, 2010

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 […]

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Sunday Summary: 8/2/09

August 2, 2009

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: […]

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Name of the Day: Cinderella

July 31, 2009

Jasmine, Ariel and Aurora have all been popular picks for girls. And Belle is quite the sensation. So why is this fairytale princess name off limits? Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Cinderella as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Cynthia

April 27, 2009

She’s a sophisticated epithet for a moon goddess, but ever since the 1970s, this name is more likely to conjure up The Brady Bunch. Thanks to Toni for suggesting Cynthia as Name of the Day.

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