Favorite Names for Boys: March Madness 2014 FINAL!

March 22, 2014

Can you believe it?  March has flown by with a whoosh!  Time to vote in the final – yes, the very last round – of March Madness Baby Names 2014. The winner of this match will take away the title for 2014, and join an elite group of favorite names for boys: In 2011, Nathaniel won the […]

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Finn: Baby Name of the Day

July 8, 2013

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on September 1, 2008 and was substantially revised on April 16, 2012 and again on July 8, 2013. He’s simple, straightforward, and quite fashionable. Thanks to Kim for suggesting today’s Name of the Day: Finn.

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Finn: Getting to Finn from Griffin, Fintan & More

January 18, 2013

He’s a lively, carefree name just right for a modern boy – part Huck, part Hudson.  While we don’t know too many men by the name, it is easy to imagine it on a grown-up.  With roots in Irish legend and a smooth, modern sound, it is easy to see why parents have embraced Finn. But […]

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Finn Davey: Starbaby Birth Announcement

August 31, 2012

Tori and Dean have done it again!  Welcome to the world, Finn Davey. Finn joins big sisters Stella Doreen and Hattie Margaret, brother Liam Aaron and Dean’s son, Jack. The McDermotts tend to choose names that are rising favorites.  Finn is no exception.  He ranked #304 in 2011, down from #299 in 2010.  But he’s […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Clark

July 27, 2011

First, he was a Hollywood leading man. Then he was Superman’s mild-mannered alter ego. Then along came the candy bar and the Griswolds … In honor of my dear dad, our Baby Name of the Day is Clark.

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Sunday Summary: 7/17/11

July 17, 2011

What a week! First there was Harper Seven Beckham, and chatter galore about the name. (Mainstream sites dismissed Harper as weird, while we name fans more accurately pegged Harper as far more ordinary than her brothers’ names.) Then Kate Hudson, mom to Ryder Russell Robinson, welcomed a son she’s calling Bing, short for Bingham Hawn […]

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Sunday Summary: 5/29/11

May 29, 2011
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Baby Name of the Day: Callahan

April 21, 2011

He’s an upbeat Irish surname made famous by a fictional, hard-edged cop. Thanks to Amanda for suggesting Callahan as our Baby Name of the Day.

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March Madness 2011: The Victors!

April 2, 2011

It’s official. The trophies go to Louisa and Nathaniel! In the final round of play, Louisa bested Elodie, 229 to 140 votes, or 62%. The boys’ round was more interesting. Nathaniel, you’ll recall, was wrongly ousted in the Semi-Finals. He was returned for the Finals, leaving us with a three-way contest. And wouldn’t you know […]

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March Madness: Boys’ Final

March 26, 2011

There’s been controversy. There’s been heartache. I’m not sure if we’ve had a Cinderella story. But it has been great fun to watch the names advance. In last week’s action, Nathaniel beat Tobias, 54% to 46%, or 198 votes to 170. Finn was the clear winner over Cian, 70% to 30%, or 257 votes to […]

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