Dante: Baby Name of the Day


This post was originally published on June 5, 2008. It was substantially revised and re-posted on March 9, 2015. Take an Italian heritage choice with impeccable literary roots, add variant spellings galore, and you’ll arrive at our Baby Name of the Day: Dante.


Sunday Summary: 3/27/11


First, I’m incredibly excited to see who wins March Madness! Thanks to everyone who voted so far, and if you have not, please remember to weigh in: Boys’ Final and Girls’ Final. I thoroughly enjoyed compiling Rock’n’Roll Baby Names for Nameberry last week. This week’s list is equally edgy. Here’s a hint: Buffy is on […]


Sunday Summary: 3/20/11

Here’s my absolute favorite thing to get in my email inbox: birth announcements. There were two last week, complete with pictures! I really, truly appreciate them and won’t pass them on unless you expressly note that I can share them here. Thank you! Speaking of birth announcements, I was scrolling through a random list and […]


Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men

I am endlessly fascinated by baby names, probably because I am endlessly fascinated by people – by our history, our beliefs, our cultures.  We reveal an awful lot in the names we choose for our children. Despite the initial sense that baby names are a light and fluffy subject, at least once a week I […]