Sunday Summary: 1/9/11

January 9, 2011

I had lunch with a mom-to-be friend of mine last week.

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A to Z: Single Syllable Names for Girls

August 14, 2010

Confession: I play name games. When stuck cooling my heels waiting for something, or in a meeting so deadly dull I think my soul might leave my body, I find my pen scrawling names. Here’s a recent one – an A-to-Z list of Single Syllable Names for Girls. I stalled out on a few letters. […]

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Yea or Nay: Beth

May 31, 2010

There’s no Baby Name of the Day today, but there is a name that’s been on my mind: Beth. She’s a nickname for the evergreen Elizabeth, but if you’re under thirty, you’re more likely to answer to a different diminutive.

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Names Worn by Reese Witherspoon

March 20, 2010

She’s 21st century Hollywood royalty, and certainly part of the reason so many parents have chosen gender neutral surnames for their daughters. In honor of her March 22, here’s a look at Names Worn By Reese Witherspoon.

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Name of the Day: Elke

December 3, 2009

Heidi screams of the Swiss Alps, but how about this unusual related name? Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Elke as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Elinor

October 23, 2009

I wrote about Eleanor just a few months ago – and yet the requests keep coming for this one. Thanks to Jillian for suggesting the slightly different Elinor as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Lisa

September 1, 2009

Circa 1900, this one was a rarity, worn only as a nickname. Fast forward a few decades, and she topped the US popularity charts. Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Lisa as Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 8/2/09

August 2, 2009

How can it possibly be August? Of 2009!? As I marvel at the date on the calendar, why don’t you hop in the wayback machine to 2008 when August was Name of the Day? It’s still one of my favorites for a boy. Here in my RL, I’ve got a few new babies to report: […]

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Simple, Sweet and Stuck in the Middle

May 8, 2008

We’ve written about middle names before. But today, we’ve decided to offer a fairly simple list for your consideration. While many of these are gender neutral, this list was compiled with girls in mind. For decades, parents have stuffed an unimaginative Anne or Lynne between the first and last names. More recently, Grace and Rose […]

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