Rerun: Felicity

June 4, 2012

Thanks to Saranel for suggesting today’s re-run post.  In honor of her daughter-on-the-way, today’s re-run is Felicity. Please go here to read or comment on the post.  

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Allegra, Blythe, and Gioia: Happy Names for Girls

September 29, 2011

There are names that feel happy – Beau always sounds joyful to my ear. So do names like Lulu and Zuzu, Bay and Bree. Can you imagine Winnie having a bad day, or Hugo being a big ol’ grouch? Or maybe you can. Maybe Arabella sounds like a happy name to you, while Beau is […]

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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: 10/31/10

October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween! More proof that I truly have a one-track mind: let’s start with two name-related thoughts, prompted by my kids’ costumes: There will be more little boys named Anakin in the future. Nancy tells us there were 117 in 2009 alone. Despite my insistence that Aly is Luke Skywalker, he keeps correcting me – […]

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Sunday Summary: 10/24/10

October 24, 2010

Is there a baby names arms race? I happen to be writing from New York City, just a week after the Health Department released their 2009 stats proclaiming Isabella and Jayden top of the charts. Yawn. But then the Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog interviewed Baby Name Wizard’s Laura Wattenberg on the results. Two things […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Blythe

September 15, 2010

She’s as cheerful as Felicity, as brief as Blair. Thanks to Rocking Fetal for suggesting Blythe as Baby Name of the Day.

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Reader Baby Names Story: Pippa and Romilly

July 3, 2010

Thanks to Jodi for sharing the stories behind her daughters’ names! They’re truly delightful choices, and since she’s lucky enough to have four girls, I’ll be sharing her story over two Saturdays. Elder sisters Pippa and Romilly are up first!

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Name of the Day: Honoria

February 26, 2010

Some virtue names are simply words found in any dictionary.

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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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