Eve: Baby Name of the Day

December 31, 2012

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on October 19, 2009, and was substantially revised and re-posted on December 31, 2012. She’s the original woman – Adam’s rib. Thanks to Rhea for suggesting the Biblical, beguiling Eve as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Aveline

July 13, 2011

Depending on your perspective, she’s either a nouveau spin on current favorites, or a medieval rarity prime for a comeback. Thanks to Kayleigh for suggesting Aveline as our Baby Name of the Day.

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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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Sunday Summary: 5/8/11

May 8, 2011

What a week!

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Sunday Summary: 3/6/11

March 6, 2011

First, a question for a friend: let’s say you were expecting a daughter. Not only is she going to be your last child, you’re the youngest sibling, so this baby is probably the last in her generation. You’d love to pass on your maiden name. Trouble is, your maiden name sounds exactly like a popular […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Elsinore

February 16, 2011

Prompted by a post on Elsie, Emily of Word Cake suggested this literary place name. Our Baby Name of the Day is Elsinore.

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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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Reader Baby Name Story: The Nickname Came First

October 2, 2010

Today’s story comes to us from Sara. She had the opposite problem from so many of us – she and husband knew what they wanted to call their daughter, but had to agree on what to write on her birth certificate. My husband and I love names that are a bit unusual, but not too […]

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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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Baby Name of the Day: Lenora

July 1, 2010

We’ve discussed Eleanor and Helena. Here’s one that shares qualities with both. Thanks to Fran for suggesting Lenora as Baby Name of the Day.

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