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India: Baby Name of the Day

November 19, 2012

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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Baby Name of the Day: Indie

March 10, 2011

It’s a versatile nickname, likely to bring to mind a fictional daredevil archeologist. Thanks to Carrie for suggesting her daughter Ingrid’s nickname. Our Baby Name of the Day is Indie.

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Baby Name of the Day: Amory

February 4, 2011

F. Scott Fitzgerald used the name.

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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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Sunday Summary: 9/5/10

September 5, 2010

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

July 25, 2010

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: 6/20/10

June 20, 2010

Happy Father’s Day!

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Name of the Day: Indira

March 24, 2010

She’s a goddess and a groundbreaking politician with a spunky nickname, too. Thanks to Emma for suggesting Indira as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Clive

September 23, 2009

A dashing British leading man has taken this one-syllable name from obscurity to possibility. Thanks to Alicia for suggesting Clive as Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 5/31/2009

May 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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