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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Sunday Summary: 5/23/10

May 23, 2010

Thanks to everyone who has submitted their Baby Name Stories.

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Sunday Summary: 5/9/10

May 9, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Sunday Summary: 5/2/10

May 2, 2010

Congratulations go out to Rocking Fetal.

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In Reserve: Possible Names for a Second Son

April 24, 2010

Even before the pregnancy test came back positive, I had a strong sense that our second child was a girl. Intuition didn’t stop me from discussing boys’ names with Arthur. So much that he finally insisted that we wait until the ultrasound, at which point it was moot. Claire Caroline Wren – Clio – was […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Temple

April 23, 2010

And you thought Nevaeh was over the top! Thanks to Joy for suggesting daring noun choice Temple as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Claire

April 9, 2010

She’s short, simple, vaguely French – and a very popular pick for girls born in recent years. With a happy birthday to my mother, our Baby Name of the Day is Claire.

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In Reserve: Possible Names for a Second Daughter

January 14, 2010

I doubt we’ll ever have a third child. There are dozens of practical reasons. And one reason that’s trivial for him, dead serious for me: we could never agree on a name. We do have a few candidates, scraps from the cutting room floor. I’ve mentioned them in comments from time to time, but I […]

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How Close is Too Close? Ten Factors to Consider

December 10, 2009

When we decided to call our daughter Clio, we forever closed the door on another favorite name – Theodore, nickname Theo. Or did we? For every family that decides Maya and Milo are too similar, another embraces the sound-alike names. Or insists that Alicia and Alina are totally different names. Perhaps it never even occurs […]

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Sunday Summary: 12/6/2009

December 6, 2009

Deck the halls!

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