Dahlia

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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A to Z: Nature Names

September 6, 2010

I’ve written about quite a few nature names here – that means that you’ve requested quite a few! Here’s a quick round-up of some of them.

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Name of the Day: Dahlia

July 7, 2009

There’s Violet and Iris, Lily and Rose. So why not this botanical pick? Thanks to Sophie for suggesting Dahlia as Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: July 5, 2009

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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Sunday Summary: 6/7/2009

June 7, 2009

The big news this week was, of course, the new addition to

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Alphabet: D is for Girls

May 4, 2008

It’s been some time since we tripped through our Naming Dictionaries searching for material for an alphabet post – too long!

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Babes in the Woods

February 20, 2008

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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