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Sunday Summary: 1/9/11

January 9, 2011

I had lunch with a mom-to-be friend of mine last week.

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Baby Name of the Day: Wolf

November 11, 2010

Wolfgang is a creative heavy-hitter with a healthy dose of Germanic force.

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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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Baby Name of the Day: Thorsten

August 17, 2010

Thurston was a shipwrecked billionaire, Thor is a Norse god, and Dustin was big in the 80s. Could this related name take off today? Thanks to UrbanAngel for suggesting Thorsten as Baby Name of the Day.

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In Defense of Atlas and Apple: Ten Reasons Unusual Names Aren’t a Problem

April 5, 2010

Last February, I posted In Defense of Emma and Ethan: Ten Good Reasons to Use a Common Name. While reviewing what I’d written in 2009, I realized that I’d never laid out the case for uncommon names. Need I state the obvious? I rather like names that you don’t hear everyday. And so here are […]

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Name of the Day: Quentin

March 3, 2010

He sounds buttoned-down, but he’s been worn by some serious tough guys. Thanks to Emma for suggesting Quentin as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Roman

November 24, 2009

He brings to mind Ancient Empire – and 20th century soap operas. Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Roman 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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