India: Baby Name of the Day

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published on October 7, 2008 and substantialy revised and reposted on November 19, 2012. Place names are one of hottest categories for novel baby names in recent years, but today’s choice has more history than you might guess. Thanks to Nicole (aka Dirty Hippy) for suggestingIndiaas our Baby Name […]

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Sunday Summary: 12/12/10

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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Sunday Summary: 9/5/10

For those of you in the US, hope you’re having a happy Labor Day weekend! There won’t be a Name of the Day post tomorrow, but there is something else headed your way. Fall brings with it the return of network television, which means lots of new character names to consider. Hellcats – heavily advertised […]

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Sunday Summary: 7/25/10

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 […]

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Sunday Summary: 5/31/2009

First up, we’re expecting … three baby bluebirds. The mama has built a nest in the tiny herb garden Arthur latched onto our postage-stamp sized balcony. Since they’re growing amongst our herbs, I’m calling the three eggs Basil, Coriander and Rosemary. I’ve been trying to talk to Mama Bird about names, but she’s not interested. […]

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