Baby Name of the Day: Bayard

November 4, 2010

It’s a colorful surname with an equestrian vibe. Thanks to Taylor for suggesting her daughter’s name as our Baby Name of the Day: Bayard.

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Baby Name of the Day: Heathcliff

October 6, 2010

Literature gave us a complex, violent, romantic figure. Our generation knows him as a good-natured, sweater-wearing dad and a fat cartoon kitty. Thanks to Bree for suggesting Heathcliff as Baby Name of the Day.

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A to Z: Nature Names

September 6, 2010

I’ve written about quite a few nature names here – that means that you’ve requested quite a few! Here’s a quick round-up of some of them.

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Sunday Summary: 12/20/09

December 20, 2009

‘Tis the season for popcorn.

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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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Sunday Summary: 7/26/09

July 26, 2009

First, an update – if you haven’t checked back on the poll results for Which Cora Boy Name is Your Favorite? , I’ll spare you the mouse click. Thatcher has it, hands down, with 73% of the vote. Nash comes in second, with 17%. Most surprising, IMHO, Caje and Zoran both picked up 5% each. […]

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Sunday Summary: 6/14/2009

June 14, 2009

After last week’s bumper crop o’ starbabies, it has been a relatively quiet week.

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Name of the Day: Heath

May 5, 2009

The tragic passing of a Hollywood leading man put this name squarely in the spotlight. Thanks to Bek for suggesting Heath as Name of the Day.

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Babes in the Woods

February 20, 2008

A few decades back, naming your newborn Ocean, Daisy or Indigo branded you granola-eatin’, VW-bus drivin’ Flower Children who might not be quite ready for life off the commune. The world has changed dramatically since the 60s, and naming has gotten a whole lot more liberal. Little wonder, then, that nature names have gone mainstream. […]

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