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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Sunday Summary: 2/20/11

February 20, 2011

Let’s start with an announcement: every Saturday in March will be March Madness at Appellation Mountain. Nope, I’m not writing basketball-related posts. Instead, you’re voting on your favorites from last year’s most popular posts. It should be fun! Elsewhere online: I love Lemon’s guest post at Nameberry on word names: Echo, Tansy, Temple. Ages ago […]

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Sunday Summary: 12/26/10

December 26, 2010

I hope you had a wonderful, magical holiday!  A few random observations from the wider world: Clio opened a gift from the B. You toys line to find this quote in the packaging:  “I’m going to have five children and name them Cabbage, French Toast, Table, Shower, and Chair!”  I laughed, and then noted that […]

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Sunday Summary: 10/10/10

October 10, 2010

I’m not sure exactly what’s going on upstairs as I write – I can hear both children laughing, and the Dora Halloween special is definitely on television. My husband must be in the room with them, but I kind of think the toddler is in charge. Beyond describing my background noise, I say that because […]

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2009: Most Popular Boys' Names at AppMtn

December 28, 2009

It’s that time of year. The official Social Security Administration list won’t be out until May, but unofficial lists have been circulating since mid-December. Here at AppMtn, I can’t possibly claim that the most popular posts will be reflected in the Top Ten – or even Top 100 – baby names in use.

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Name of the Day: Fintan

November 11, 2009

If you’ve never heard this one before, he might strike you as an invented two-syllable twist on Finn.

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Name of the Day: Flannery

July 6, 2009

Freakonomics co-authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner deemed this choice a likely Top Name of 2015 – but so far, the name remains decidedly underused. Thanks to Wrenn for suggesting Flannery as Name of the Day.

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