Sunday Summary: 7/10/11

July 10, 2011

Between writing about Scarlett the other day and finally reading The Help, I’ve had Southern names on the brain. Kathryn Stockett’s characters answer to names like Raleigh, Constantine, Eugenia and Mae Mobley – the “Southern double name” idea referenced by Nicole Kidman when explaining that her youngest daughter is called Faith Margaret, not just Faith. […]

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Sunday Summary: 6/26/11

June 26, 2011

It was apparently word name week last week.

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Baby Name of the Day: Temperance

January 6, 2011

Virtue names range from the mainstream Grace and Faith to the quirky-cool Amity and Verity to the so-good-she’s-bad Chastity. Which category does this name fit into? Thanks to Amanda for suggesting Temperance as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Truman

November 5, 2010

With Tru and Truely attracting attention for girls, he sounds like a nouveau coinage.

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Sunday Summary: 1/31/10

January 31, 2010

Let’s start off our Sunday with some controversy. The NameLady recently answered a reader’s question: Are there rules for nicknames? Her answer was basically yes. Julia can be Julie and David Dave, but take it much farther you really should just put the nickname on the birth certificate. (In this case, she advised her reader […]

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Sunday Summary: 12/20/09

December 20, 2009

‘Tis the season for popcorn.

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Sunday Summary: 11/15/09

November 15, 2009

Here at AppMtn, it isn’t so very unusual to receive an outraged email or comment after I’ve said something less than flattering about a name.

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Name of the Day: Constance

September 18, 2009

We talk about categories of names being hot. Grace is all the rage, as is Ava. And yet here’s a classic, virtuous name with a Hollywood pedigree – and she’s barely used. Thanks to Corinne for suggesting the neglected Constance as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Phaedra

July 15, 2009

If Phoebe and Daphne are on the rise, why not this equally phabulous choice? Thanks to Mia and Nescharia for suggesting Phaedra as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Faith

November 23, 2008

With Thanksgiving just days away, it seems appropriate to spotlight a name that would’ve felt right at home around the the Pilgrims’ first table. In point of fact, while Humility, Desire, Love and Resolved were all aboard the Mayflower, no one wore this virtue name for the crossing. Thanks to Corinne for suggesting our Name […]

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