Grace

The Perils of Unusual Names: Ten Things to Consider When Choosing Hester or Habakkuk

October 7, 2010

    It’s no secret that I love unusual names. I’ve written before In Defense of Atlas and Apple: Ten Reasons Unusual Names Aren’t a Problem, and I haven’t changed my mind. But I do have my hesitations, and a recent exchange with the mom of a very unusually named child got me thinking: what […]

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Sunday Summary: 7/25/10

July 25, 2010

First, Happy Birthday to me. Well, actually, my birthday is tomorrow. And so I’ll be doing something I haven’t done since shortly after I started writing Name of the Day posts in May 2008 – I’m choosing the names. All week. And I’m starting with my discarded given name tomorrow. But enough about that. The […]

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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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Sunday Summary: 6/26/10

June 27, 2010

Tiny nation Monaco is set to expand their royal family by one. What do you think of Queen Charlene?

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Reader Baby Name Story: Go With What You Love!

June 19, 2010

My kids are Oliver George (4.5 months) and Imogen Lily (2.5 years).

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Baby Name of the Day: Shiloh

June 7, 2010

Glance at any newsstand and you’ll spot her, along with Suri and Apple, and a host of other pint-sized celebrities. Thanks to Urban Angel for suggesting Shiloh as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 6/6/10

June 6, 2010

Yesterday marked the first in a series of Reader Baby Name Stories.

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Sunday Summary: 5/23/10

May 23, 2010

Thanks to everyone who has submitted their Baby Name Stories.

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Baby Name of the Day: Andrea

May 19, 2010

Thanks to a certain Hollywood superstar, Drew is worn by more little girls circa 2010 than ever before. But what about the original feminine form of modern classic Andrew? Thanks to JNE for suggesting Andrea as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Grace

May 14, 2010

She’s the ultimate virtue name, a choice that is both simple and versatile. Thanks to Melissa for suggesting Grace as Baby Name of the Day.

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