Baby Name of the Day: Greta

July 29, 2011

She’s a Hollywood legend, but parents have mostly left her alone. Thanks to Abbey for suggesting a choice that has long intrigued me. Our Baby Name of the Day is Greta.

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Sunday Summary: 6/12/11

June 12, 2011

Is it me, or was the coverage of Jennifer Connelly’s new daughter rather restrained?

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Sunday Summary: 12/12/10

December 12, 2010

I’m always surprised when I realize that Valerie remains so popular.  She ranked #138 in 2009, not too far from her peak of #60 in 1959.  Nothing against the name – I know some lovely women who answer to Valerie – but it makes me think of The Monkees.  (Though the song title is “Valleri” […]

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Reader Baby Name Story: A Botancial, Literary Choice

July 17, 2010

Today’s story comes to us from Elisabeth. It’s a great example of how you can know exactly what you want – but it might still take a little work to find it!

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Baby Name of the Day: Valentina

July 16, 2010

Christina had her moment in the 80s. Valentine shows up every February 14. But how ’bout this elegant choice? Thanks to Mary for suggesting Valentina as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 1/17/10

January 17, 2010

The baby boom continues at AppMtn. Congratulations to Emmy Jo on the birth of her son, Julius! Have you been reading all of those press releases by this hospital or that about the most popular names of 2009? They haven’t been terribly exciting, but I’m reading them anyhow. This one caught my attention, not because […]

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Summer Names

May 26, 2008

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 26, 2008, and substantially revised on June 11, 2012. The official start of summer is just around the corner, and if you’re expecting a special delivery in the next dozen weeks, perhaps you’re dreaming of a name that celebrates the season. The choices are plentiful for […]

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