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Baby Name of the Day: Scarlett

June 29, 2011

She’s a vibrant name with a legendary literary namesake. Thanks to Ivy for suggesting Scarlett as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Rerun Week: Hazel

April 26, 2011

Here’s another early name, from back in May 2008.

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Sunday Summary: 4/24/11

April 24, 2011
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Baby Name of the Day: Inga

February 23, 2011

She’s a Scandinavian import worn by legendary actress, and one very memorable character invented by Mel Brooks. Thanks to Carrie for suggesting her daughter’s nickname as our Baby Name of the Day: Inga.

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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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Baby Name of the Day: Otto

June 11, 2010

It’s a great choice for a German ruler, but what about a little American boy? Thanks to Emma for suggesting the surprisingly wearable Otto as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Muriel

April 15, 2010

She’s an antique Irish choice that just might be ready for a comeback. Thanks to JNE for suggesting Muriel as Baby Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Bryony

January 6, 2010

She’s a botanical choice with a literary edge. Thanks to Laura for suggesting Bryony as Name of the Day.

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How Close is Too Close? Ten Factors to Consider

December 10, 2009

When we decided to call our daughter Clio, we forever closed the door on another favorite name – Theodore, nickname Theo. Or did we? For every family that decides Maya and Milo are too similar, another embraces the sound-alike names. Or insists that Alicia and Alina are totally different names. Perhaps it never even occurs […]

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Name of the Day: Enid

December 7, 2009

Is she hopelessly musty or an undiscovered gem? Thanks to Sara for suggesting Enid as Name of the Day.

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