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: Topanga

March 9, 2011

There’s Savannah and Brooklyn, London and Dakota, too. But Topanga? Thanks to Kristine for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 9/18/10

September 19, 2010

Let’s begin with a random, rag-tag assortment of thoughts sparked by the arrival of a boy called Buddy Bear Maurice: Bewildertrix listed a bunch of possible names for the littlest Oliver, including Tex.

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Baby Name of the Day: Laverne

June 28, 2010

It’s a nostalgia-rich choice from the small screen with a surprisingly current meaning. It might be the heat of summer, but our Baby Name of the Day is Laverne.

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Name of the Day: Arizona

March 16, 2010

Choose this name for your daughter and some will say you’ve gone too far – but history will be on your side. Thanks to Corinne for suggesting one from her family tree. Today’s Name of the Day is Arizona.

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Sunday Summary: 1/31/10

January 31, 2010

Let’s start off our Sunday with some controversy. The NameLady recently answered a reader’s question: Are there rules for nicknames? Her answer was basically yes. Julia can be Julie and David Dave, but take it much farther you really should just put the nickname on the birth certificate. (In this case, she advised her reader […]

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Sunday Summary: 10/11/09

October 11, 2009

I can’t tell if you can tell, dear reader, but I’ve been crazed lately. Because yesterday? Was the first-ever Benefit Consignment sale for my kids’ school. Which I chaired. And which was, if I do say so myself, quite the success. I’ve been neglecting the housekeeping here at AppMtn, for which you have my sincerest […]

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The Softer Side of Boys

May 30, 2008

In 20th century America, men were called Bob. And Jim, Dan, Dave and Bill; Joe, Lou, Ed and Mike. For several decades, odds were strong that the guy coaching Little League, filing your taxes and running the local pharmacy was Ron or Tom or Frank. There were exceptions, of course. Charles might be Chuck, but […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Hazel

May 8, 2008

She’s a granny-chic starbaby choice, with an appealing literary link, too. Our Baby Name of the Day is Hazel.

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