Dorothy: Baby Name of the Day

April 10, 2014

This former favorite went over the rainbow as a Kansas farmgirl, and retired to Miami in the 1980s. Thanks to Jennie for suggesting Dorothy as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 4/17/11

April 17, 2011

Did you hear that Sweet Valley High books have been rebooted?

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Sunday Summary: 3/27/11

March 27, 2011

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 […]

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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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Sunday Summary: 5/30/10

May 30, 2010

For those of you in the US, Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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In Defense of Atlas and Apple: Ten Reasons Unusual Names Aren’t a Problem

April 5, 2010

Last February, I posted In Defense of Emma and Ethan: Ten Good Reasons to Use a Common Name. While reviewing what I’d written in 2009, I realized that I’d never laid out the case for uncommon names. Need I state the obvious? I rather like names that you don’t hear everyday. And so here are […]

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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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Name of the Day: Theodosia

November 23, 2009

Dorothy is a spunky Kansas farm girl, complete with ruby slippers and a little dog, too. Flip the elements of her name, and she’s a Byzantine monarch – and a saint. Thanks to Rachel for suggesting Theodosia as Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 3/22/09

March 22, 2009

So M.I.A. was all in a huff when sites reported that her son was named Ickitt, but it turns out that he’s actually named Ikhyd. Ikhyd Edgar Arular, to be exact. Which is obviously, clearly, very different from Ickitt. Ahem. In other news: Emmy Jo did a great post on Names That Sound Like No […]

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Name of the Day: Dorothea

December 21, 2008

With the holiday season upon us, today’s choice carries an appropriate meaning. Thanks to Lola for suggesting our Name of the Day: Dorothea.

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