Innogen became Imogen, and Amabel was whispered down the alley into Annabel. Today’s choice is yet another name transformed over time. Liz’s week wraps up with the literary, heroic Cedric as our Baby Name of the Day.
Let’s begin with a random, rag-tag assortment of thoughts sparked by the arrival of a boy called Buddy Bear Maurice: Bewildertrix listed a bunch of possible names for the littlest Oliver, including Tex.
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 [...]
With so many parents putting last names first, it’s tempting to toss out your baby name book and pick up the White Pages instead. Granted, Tyler and Taylor are more expected – and easier to wear – than, say, Kowalski. But there’s a cluster of surnames that work particularly well as first names, precisely because [...]