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: Evelyn

October 18, 2010

Ask me to name a name I think we’ll see in the Top Ten soon and this ends-in-lyn choice would be my pick. Thanks to Sara A. for suggesting the ever so fashionable Evelyn as Baby Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Alina

October 5, 2009

Is she a modern coinage? A traditional diminutive able to stand on her own? Or something else entirely? Thanks to Laney McDonald for suggesting the elusive Alina as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Evelina

September 10, 2009

Ava is white hot. Eve is gaining fast. Plenty of parents are seeking similar-but-not-the-same variants of both. Here’s an elaboration that just might fit the bill. Thanks to Laney McDonald for suggesting Evelina as Name of the Day.

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