Fetching Names: The Clares

April 9, 2012

Editor’s Note: This Fetching Names post is for my mother.  Happy Birthday, Clare, the woman who insists she really doesn’t understand all of this fuss about names – except that I think she does. It’s no secret that clusters of names rise and fall together.  Emily and Emma have shared the Top Ten for years, […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Isolde

June 22, 2011

She’s been a tragic heroine for centuries, and yet her name sounds surprisingly modern. Thanks to Sadie for suggesting Isolde as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 6/5/11

June 5, 2011

We live in a magical age.

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Baby Name of the Day: Noor

May 27, 2011

Want something more subtle than naming your daughter Diamond, less expected than calling her

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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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March Madness: Girls’ Quarter Finals

March 12, 2011

March Madness continues, and the competition is fierce! Elodie barely squeaked past Claire. A mere two votes decided that race. The biggest victory went to Adele. She thoroughly trounced Eithne, garnering 86% of the vote to her rival’s mere 14%. Lydia and Lila both won by impressive margins, suggesting that L truly is the letter […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Gillian

December 14, 2010

She’s a medieval spin on the evergreen Julia, a name that first found favor in the 20th century. Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Gillian as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Clarissa

October 26, 2010

    There’s spare Claire and vintage Clara. But what about the frilliest of them all? Thanks to Fran for suggesting Clarissa as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 10/17/10

October 17, 2010

I’m on a reality television kick. (Right, well, it’s worse than usual.) How can I not, with names like Truely on Sister Wives and Bret Michaels’ daughters Raine and Jorja on his new series. Will the trio of real life monikers become the new Destiny, Skye, and Alivia? Or will the trends take us elsewhere? […]

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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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