Sunday Summary: 7/11/10

July 11, 2010

Just when you think every name has been imagined, every option exhausted, pop culture surprises us. First, Cecily von Ziegesar’s novel Cum Laude tackles the lives of privileged college students (as opposed to the privileged high school students in her Gossip Girl franchise.) One of the main characters is a girl called Shipley, and a […]

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Reader Baby Name Story: Beatrix and Juniper

July 10, 2010

When I posted Jodi’s stories about naming big sisters Pippa and Romilly, I intentionally didn’t divulge the names of her two other darling daughters. Readers, the suspense is over! The most charming quartet of girls answers to Pippa, Romilly, Beatrix and Juniper! Read on for more, including their lovely middles.

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Baby Name of the Day: Eva

June 22, 2010

Eve had her turn in the spotlight, and Ava needs no introduction. But what of their cousin? Thanks to Melissa for suggesting Eva as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 4/18/10

April 18, 2010

After two plus years in our urban(esque) rowhome, we’re out of excuses for not having paint on our walls.

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In Reserve: Possible Names for a Second Daughter

January 14, 2010

I doubt we’ll ever have a third child. There are dozens of practical reasons. And one reason that’s trivial for him, dead serious for me: we could never agree on a name. We do have a few candidates, scraps from the cutting room floor. I’ve mentioned them in comments from time to time, but I […]

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Sunday Summary: 1/3/10

January 3, 2010

It’s the first Sunday Summary of 2010. Happy New Year! Congratulations to Chanara and her family as they celebrate their first New Year’s Day with new daughter Rosemary Amelie Belle. Now, on to the random name spotting: Hat tip to Photoquilty for the heads up on Today’s story about bizarre baby names, including Marijuana Pepsi. […]

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2009: Most Popular Girls' Names at AppMtn

December 30, 2009

If you’ve reviewed the Top 20 Boys’ Names of the Day, you might recall that it was a mix of names that are, indeed, rising in use for our sons and those that are probably mere curiosities. The girls’ list tends more towards the wearable, but there are a few surprises.

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Sunday Summary: 11/1/09

November 1, 2009

I hope everyone had a spooktacular October 31.

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Sunday Summary: 6/7/2009

June 7, 2009

The big news this week was, of course, the new addition to

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Ooh La La: French Names for Girls

July 17, 2008

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve heard that the Jolie-Pitt twins have arrived, and have been named Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline. Our recent Name of the Day post on Etienne suggests that there’s little hope of a revival for most French-flavored boys’ names, at least in the first spot. But how about the […]

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