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Baby Name of the Day: Isa

December 30, 2010

Isabella holds the top spot in the US rankings, and mini-names like Ava and Mia are also in the Top Ten.  So why isn’t this one more popular? Liz’s week continues with the mysterious Isa as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 10/10/10

October 10, 2010

I’m not sure exactly what’s going on upstairs as I write – I can hear both children laughing, and the Dora Halloween special is definitely on television. My husband must be in the room with them, but I kind of think the toddler is in charge. Beyond describing my background noise, I say that because […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Ornella

August 9, 2010

She’s an elaborate throwback, an Italiano nature name with a surprising literary backstory. Thanks to Alta for suggesting Ornella as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Diego

May 20, 2010

He’s cousin to Dora and the best friend animals have had since Dr. Doolittle. Thanks to Urban Angel for suggesting Diego as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Hannelore

April 5, 2010

I’ve heard she’s considered old-fashioned overseas, but she has an interesting indie edge in the US. Thanks to Bek for suggesting Hannelore as Baby Name of the Day.

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2009: Most Popular Girls' Names at AppMtn

December 30, 2009

If you’ve reviewed the Top 20 Boys’ Names of the Day, you might recall that it was a mix of names that are, indeed, rising in use for our sons and those that are probably mere curiosities. The girls’ list tends more towards the wearable, but there are a few surprises.

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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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Substitute: Ava

February 18, 2008

If you love the name Ava, you’re not alone. Nearly than 50,000 parents have chosen Ava for their daughters since 2005. And what’s not to love? It’s simple, it’s glamorous, it’s feminine without being frilly. Ava pairs well with a variety of last names, too. But now that it is well installed in the Top […]

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