Phoenix: Baby Name of the Day

May 17, 2011

He strikes many as nouveau, but his roots go back to Ancient Greece. Thanks to Sara for suggesting Phoenix as our Baby Name of the Day.

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March Madness: Boys’ Quarter Finals

March 12, 2011

Thanks to everyone who voted in the first round of March Madness. The results were fascinating! We’ve gone from sixteen to eight. The closest match-ups? Liam lost to Archer by just three votes. The biggest trouncing was Eamon, with 83% of the vote compared to St. John’s measly 17%. My biggest disappointment was that Gray […]

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March Madness: Boys’ Opening Round

March 5, 2011

Place your bets, name aficionados! It’s time for the first-ever March Madness event at Appellation Mountain. Round One matches up the Top Sixteen names from 2010. Vote for your favorite in each of the eight polls below, and check back next week to see who makes the cut for the quarter-finals. We’ll crown the victors […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Bayard

November 4, 2010

It’s a colorful surname with an equestrian vibe. Thanks to Taylor for suggesting her daughter’s name as our Baby Name of the Day: Bayard.

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Baby Name of the Day: Cordelia

August 13, 2010

She’s a legendary queen and an impeccable literary choice. Thanks to Rosy for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day – the surprisingly underused Cordelia.

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Baby Name of the Day: Gray

July 13, 2010

Girls can be Scarlet and Violet, but boys are a less colorful bunch. Here’s one that might reverse that trend. Thanks to Leah for suggesting Gray as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 5/9/10

May 9, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day!

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In Reserve: Possible Names for a Second Son

April 24, 2010

Even before the pregnancy test came back positive, I had a strong sense that our second child was a girl. Intuition didn’t stop me from discussing boys’ names with Arthur. So much that he finally insisted that we wait until the ultrasound, at which point it was moot. Claire Caroline Wren – Clio – was […]

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Sunday Summary: 7/19/09

July 19, 2009

To Twitter or not to Twitter? That is the question faced by every Luddite-turned-blogger. (Yes, it’s true. You can be a technophobe and spend much of your leisure time blogging. I can’t be the only one.) Anyhow, I love the idea of Twitter. So I’m introducing a new series called Yea or Nay, first as […]

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Simple, Sweet and Stuck in the Middle

May 8, 2008

We’ve written about middle names before. But today, we’ve decided to offer a fairly simple list for your consideration. While many of these are gender neutral, this list was compiled with girls in mind. For decades, parents have stuffed an unimaginative Anne or Lynne between the first and last names. More recently, Grace and Rose […]

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