Sunday Summary: 7/3/11

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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Sunday Summary: July 5, 2009

For those of you in the US, I hope you had a firecracker of a holiday! The big starbaby news of the week was the reveal of Tobey Maguire’s son’s name: Otis Tobias, little brother to Ruby Sweetheart. Other celeb news: Cobie Smulders of How I Met Your Mother welcomed a daughter, Shaelyn Cado; Baywatch/Playboy […]

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Babes in the Woods

A few decades back, naming your newborn Ocean, Daisy or Indigo branded you granola-eatin’, VW-bus drivin’ Flower Children who might not be quite ready for life off the commune. The world has changed dramatically since the 60s, and naming has gotten a whole lot more liberal. Little wonder, then, that nature names have gone mainstream. […]

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