Clarence

Sunday Summary: 7/3/11

July 3, 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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Baby Name of the Day: Clancy

February 21, 2011

Could this Irish surname be the next Bailey? Thanks to April for suggesting one she’s considering for a daughter. Clancy is our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Lionel

December 13, 2010

Knights and lions and trains, oh my – what’s better for a little boy? Thanks to Sara for suggesting Lionel as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 10/10/10

October 10, 2010

I’m not sure exactly what’s going on upstairs as I write – I can hear both children laughing, and the Dora Halloween special is definitely on television. My husband must be in the room with them, but I kind of think the toddler is in charge. Beyond describing my background noise, I say that because […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Errol

April 6, 2010

He’s a Hollywood appellation with a Harry Potter twist. Thanks to JNE for suggesting Errol as Baby Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Clarence

July 3, 2008

This is one of those suggestions that we almost dismissed. Too fusty, we thought. Hopelessly out of style. But after a moment’s reflection, we found much to love in today’s Name of the Day: Clarence. Thanks to Lola for opening our eyes.

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The Myth of the Normal Name

March 1, 2008

Visit nearly any baby name forum and it’s amazing how often you’ll hear variations on one comment: Give your kid a normal name! What’s more dazzling is that this criticism can be in response to nearly any choice – from a chart topper like Ava or Aiden, to standards like Henry or Beatrix. I’d like […]

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