Lark: Baby Name of the Day

August 12, 2013

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on November 30. 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on August 12, 2013. There’s Robin, Wren and Dove, and boys called Hawk and Falcon. Would this borrowing from the world of birds wear well on a daughter? With a Happy Birthday to my sister, today’s Baby Name […]

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Daisy: Baby Name of the Day

March 13, 2013

She’s a lovely flower with a long history of use as a given name. Thanks to Kristin for suggesting Daisy as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Violet

July 5, 2011

She’s a vintage botanical in full bloom circa 2011. Thanks to Heather for suggesting Violet as our Baby of the Name.

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Baby Name of the Day: Adair

June 20, 2011

Looking for a lighter form of the clunky Edgar? Searching for a truly distinctive name that leads to the heard-everywhere Addie? Thanks to Kristin for suggesting Adair as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 3/6/11

March 6, 2011

First, a question for a friend: let’s say you were expecting a daughter. Not only is she going to be your last child, you’re the youngest sibling, so this baby is probably the last in her generation. You’d love to pass on your maiden name. Trouble is, your maiden name sounds exactly like a popular […]

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Sunday Summary: 12/12/10

December 12, 2010

I’m always surprised when I realize that Valerie remains so popular.  She ranked #138 in 2009, not too far from her peak of #60 in 1959.  Nothing against the name – I know some lovely women who answer to Valerie – but it makes me think of The Monkees.  (Though the song title is “Valleri” […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Dacia

August 4, 2010

If boys can be Bentley and girls can be Kia, why not this Romanian automotive appellation? Thanks to Elta for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Dacia.

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Sunday Summary: 6/13/10

June 13, 2010

So the Glee baby was named Beth. And Nikki Blonsky has a new series on ABC Family called Huge, apparently set at a summer weight-loss camp.

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Sunday Summary: 3/28/10

March 28, 2010

Yesterday morning was The Great Magruder Park Egg Hunt in our town.

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Sunday Summary: 3/7/10

March 7, 2010

First, thanks to Pam and Linda at Nameberry for running my guest post on Movie Award Names: Looking beyond Oscar.

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