Fable, Novella & Poet: Literally Literary Baby Names

December 7, 2012

Want to celebrate your love of books with a baby name? You can name your baby after a famous literary character – think Emma or Valancy.  Or use an author’s surname – Hawthorne or Thoreau or Austen or Ellison.  Some work as given names, while others seem better left to the middle spot. But there’s […]

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Sunday Summary: 5/8/11

May 8, 2011

What a week!

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Sunday Summary: 3/13/11

March 13, 2011

First, an edit. A few weeks ago, I said something along these lines: “If the kid is good looking a clunky name doesn’t matter.” What I should have said was “if the person is confident …” Beauty is a lottery over which we have no control. (Though Seal and Heidi Klum’s kids are probably set.) […]

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Sunday Summary: 5/30/10

May 30, 2010

For those of you in the US, Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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Sunday Summary: 9/20/09

September 20, 2009

There’s a theme to this Sunday Summary, methinks: First up, Hope Edelman guested over at Nameberry about seeing a name scrawled on a mailbox late in her pregnancy, and knowing that someone (other than the graffiti artist) was sending her a sign. Check out the whole story – Maya’s name was truly meant to be; […]

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Babes in the Blogosphere

May 10, 2009

Happy Mother’s Day! We’ve always celebrated our kids’ rites of passage – first tooth, first step, first-time-she-brings-home-a-completely-unacceptable-boy. Add in one more circa 2009: first time Mommy writes all about you in a blog post. Yes, our children will probably be terribly, terribly unhappy about some of our overshares in twenty years. (Or not. Social media […]

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Sunday Summary: 1/25/09

January 25, 2009

It’s Sunday, Sunday, Sunday. Believe it or not, we spent yesterday afternoon at Monster Jam, watching drivers called Chad Fortune, Pat Summa and Debra Miceli steer mammoth trucks around a course at the Verizon Center. Alexei loved it; Clio hid from the noise and fumes under my shawl; and I’m glad to be back in […]

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