Sunday Summary: 7/10/11

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: 1/31/10

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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Name of the Day: Faith

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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