Eric: Baby Name of the Day

December 2, 2013

Editor’s note: Today’s post was originally published on March 24, 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on December 2, 2013. He’s a modern classic, rich with history from the Vikings to the legends of the Knights of the Round Table. Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Eric as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Zarek

April 14, 2011

Xander and

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Baby Name of the Day: Sloane

August 12, 2010

Sometimes it takes a while for a name to catch on. We first heard this one in the 80s, but could 201o be her year? Thanks to Christy for suggesting one of the names from her list as our Baby Name of the Day: Sloane.

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Sunday Summary: 7/11/10

July 11, 2010

Just when you think every name has been imagined, every option exhausted, pop culture surprises us. First, Cecily von Ziegesar’s novel Cum Laude tackles the lives of privileged college students (as opposed to the privileged high school students in her Gossip Girl franchise.) One of the main characters is a girl called Shipley, and a […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Ryan

July 9, 2010

He’d fit nearly anyone’s definition of a normal name, but he was actually quite rare until the post-World War II era. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Ryan as Baby Name of the Day.

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In Reserve: Possible Names for a Second Son

April 24, 2010

Even before the pregnancy test came back positive, I had a strong sense that our second child was a girl. Intuition didn’t stop me from discussing boys’ names with Arthur. So much that he finally insisted that we wait until the ultrasound, at which point it was moot. Claire Caroline Wren – Clio – was […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Errol

April 6, 2010

He’s a Hollywood appellation with a Harry Potter twist. Thanks to JNE for suggesting Errol as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 2/14/10

February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day! Which reminds me, a new ABC series called Happy Town will premier in late April.

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In Reserve: Possible Names for a Second Daughter

January 14, 2010

I doubt we’ll ever have a third child. There are dozens of practical reasons. And one reason that’s trivial for him, dead serious for me: we could never agree on a name. We do have a few candidates, scraps from the cutting room floor. I’ve mentioned them in comments from time to time, but I […]

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Name of the Day: Alaric

November 20, 2009

Eric and Alan were 20th century staples. Does this old school smoosh work in the 21st? Thanks to Charlotte Vera for suggesting Alaric as Name of the Day.

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