Sunday Summary: 3/13/11

March 13, 2011

First, an edit. A few weeks ago, I said something along these lines: “If the kid is good looking a clunky name doesn’t matter.” What I should have said was “if the person is confident …” Beauty is a lottery over which we have no control. (Though Seal and Heidi Klum’s kids are probably set.) […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Hedy

December 27, 2010

It’s Liz’s week at Appellation Mountain! Her first choice is a sturdy German name mixed with a generous helping of Hollywood glam. Our Baby Name of the Day is the glamorous nickname Hedy.

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Baby Name of the Day: Adelaide

November 12, 2010

She’s a regal antique boosted by her mega-popular nickname. Thanks to Annabel for suggesting Adelaide as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Spencer

November 8, 2010

Today’s choice is the given name of a Hollywood titan, and the surname of real life royalty. He’s also quite the popular pick for a boy.  Thanks to Emma for suggesting today’s Baby Name of the Day: Spencer.

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Name of the Day: Elke

December 3, 2009

Heidi screams of the Swiss Alps, but how about this unusual related name? Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Elke as Name of the Day.

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Names from Twilight: Not Just for Vampires Anymore

June 12, 2009

Into every generation a vampire romance is born. That’s usually not big news in baby naming circles. But the current hot series about the undead – Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight – could influence baby names for the next generation.

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Hurricane Names

June 3, 2009

It’s not really baby naming news – it’s meteorological, potentially catastrophic even. And yet I can’t resist posting the 2009 list of Hurricane Names.

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