Sunday Summary: 11/14/10

November 14, 2010

I used to spend lots of time at Yahoo! Answers, dismayed at the number of posters planning to name their triplets Maddasynne, Mykailee, and Madduxx.  Or so they said.  Now I try to stay away, but every now and again, I slip.  During my last lurking foray, I found a lengthy list of names one […]

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Yea or Nay: Lorna

December 15, 2009

She’s a literary invention and a shortbread cookie. Her most popular year was 1941, when names like Barbara and Judith, Shirley and Geraldine were all the rage. She reminds me of names like Norma and Edna, but somehow I find her lighter. Maybe it’s RD Blackmore’s 1869 romance, complete with mistaken identities, a lost heiress, […]

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Hurricane Names

June 3, 2009

It’s not really baby naming news – it’s meteorological, potentially catastrophic even. And yet I can’t resist posting the 2009 list of Hurricane Names.

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Name of the Day: Eithne

January 12, 2009

For years, American parents showed their Irish roots by naming their daughters Patricia or Kathleen. These days, many are searching for something a little less expected. Thanks to Halei for suggesting one that fits the bill: Eithne.

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