Sunday Summary: 5/15/11

May 15, 2011

Since I’ve starting writing AppMtn, I’ve learned that I can usually tell you why a name rose – hindsight is 20/20 – but I cannot tell you, with any certainty, which names will make the US Top 1000 in the year 2020. I can say, with some confidence, that the majority of the names in […]

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Sunday Summary: 11/21/10

November 21, 2010

Congratulations to Kate of My Kids Eat Off the Floor on the birth of Juno Kate!  The amazing Kate has already sent in Juno’s name story, so look for it soon. So I’ve been doing more lurking, this time at Babyzone: Aven suggested for a boy, like Gavin without the G; McKelyn for a girl, […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Jeremy

September 13, 2010

Along with Jeffrey and Jason, he’s more likely to be the dad than the newborn today. Thanks to Meredith for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Jeremy.

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Starbaby News: Welcome Draco

September 11, 2010

Yup, Draco. Danica McKellar and husband Mike Verta have chosen the name Draco for their new baby boy. From the Latin word for dragon, it’s a name perfectly on trend: he was in use in Ancient Greece, there’s a constellation by the name, he has the -o ending of Leo, and while a dragon is […]

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Sunday Summary: 12/20/09

December 20, 2009

‘Tis the season for popcorn.

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Name of the Day: Fintan

November 11, 2009

If you’ve never heard this one before, he might strike you as an invented two-syllable twist on Finn.

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Name of the Day: Griffin

September 4, 2009

Part-mythical beast, part-Welsh heritage choice, today’s name fits in perfectly with current trends. Thanks to Corinne for suggesting Griffin as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Leland

July 20, 2009

Every once in a while a name manages to straddle two opposite categories. Today’s choice sounds both New England prep and Western cowpoke at once. Thanks to Bek for suggesting Leland as Name of the Day.

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