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Baby Name of the Day: Annora

June 7, 2011

She’s a medieval rarity that would be right at home in today’s Top 100. Thanks to Christina for suggesting Annora as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Grainne

March 17, 2011

She’s a daring pirate queen, and a mythological princess, too. Why haven’t more parents considered her? Thanks to Claire for suggesting Gráinne as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Ever

February 25, 2011

Milla Jovovich said it was a boy’s name when she used it for her daughter. Alanis Morrisette gave the name to her son without explanation. Thanks to Pat for suggesting the intriguing Ever as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 2/6/11

February 6, 2011

This is all kinds of intriguing – check out The Board: An Unofficial Guide to The Bump’s baby name forum. First, because there’s great content. I watched Rant 55: All Your Kids Are Named the Same Thing twice. And, okay, I’m hugely flattered to be on their Best Blogs list. But it is especially interesting […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Temperance

January 6, 2011

Virtue names range from the mainstream Grace and Faith to the quirky-cool Amity and Verity to the so-good-she’s-bad Chastity. Which category does this name fit into? Thanks to Amanda for suggesting Temperance as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Mirabelle

December 7, 2010

Miracle has been in the US Top 1000 for over a decade.  So why not this subtle alternative? Thanks to Elena for suggesting her daughter’s name as our Baby Name of the Day: Mirabelle.

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Sunday Summary: 11/7/10

November 7, 2010

I mentioned Katniss in a prior Sunday Summary, but hadn’t gotten around to reading The Hunger Games.

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Baby Name of the Day: Truman

November 5, 2010

With Tru and Truely attracting attention for girls, he sounds like a nouveau coinage.

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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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Starbaby News: Welcome Gideon and Harper!

October 15, 2010

Neil Patrick Harris is a new dad. He and partner David Burtka welcomed twins on Tuesday! And the names are Gideon Scott and Harper Grace. Harper is, of course, the Hollywood it name of the moment – the new Ava. But Gideon is refreshing. Wonder if it will catch on? Congratulations!

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