Baby Name of the Day: Emily

July 31, 2012

She was the #1 name for a decade, and she’s still very popular today. Thanks to Lulu for suggesting Emily as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Avery

July 18, 2011

He’s a famous fictional newscaster’s mother – and son. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Avery as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Starbaby News: Welcome Harper Seven Beckham

July 10, 2011

After speculation that they’d name their darling daughter Atlanta or Justice or Gucci or something startlingly unusual, the Beckhams, those ever-so daring baby namers, have dubbed their daughter Harper Seven. Harper wouldn’t be surprising most places in the US. Amongst the glamorous, she’s as average as Emily. Dave Grohl, Lisa Marie Presley, Neil Patrick Harris, […]

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In Defense of Riley Anne and Evan Marie: Ten Reasons Boys’ Names on Girls Are Not a Sign of End Times

July 2, 2011

Feeling feisty? Head to a message board and announce that you’re naming your daughter Addison. Or Quinn. Or Mason. Then run for cover. Sure, some people will respond positively. But depending on the forum, you could also find yourself accused of thievery, trendiness, and general bad taste. I’m sympathetic to parents who feel they can’t […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Annora

June 7, 2011

She’s a medieval rarity that would be right at home in today’s Top 100. Thanks to Christina for suggesting Annora as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Emrys

March 25, 2011

Emmett is big for boys. Rhys, Reese, and Reece are on the rise for both genders. Here’s an obscure option that combines the best of both. Thanks to Shelby for suggesting Emrys as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Amory

February 4, 2011

F. Scott Fitzgerald used the name.

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Sunday Summary: 10/31/10

October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween! More proof that I truly have a one-track mind: let’s start with two name-related thoughts, prompted by my kids’ costumes: There will be more little boys named Anakin in the future. Nancy tells us there were 117 in 2009 alone. Despite my insistence that Aly is Luke Skywalker, he keeps correcting me – […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/18/10

September 19, 2010

Let’s begin with a random, rag-tag assortment of thoughts sparked by the arrival of a boy called Buddy Bear Maurice: Bewildertrix listed a bunch of possible names for the littlest Oliver, including Tex.

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Reader Baby Name Story: A Nightmare, a Blog & a Book

July 31, 2010

Today’s Reader Baby Name Story comes to us from Angel. Catch up with her on her personal blog here, where you can also find snapshots of her darling daughter.

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