Sunday Summary: 2/13/11

I took the kids to get their hair cut at our local Cartoon Cuts, which isn’t local at all – it requires a drive on the Beltway to Rockville Pike. While the kids were being coiffed, I flipped through a rack of personalized hair barrettes. The selection included the predictable Emma and Elizabeth, but also […]

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Name of the Day: Isobel

Isabella is the chart-topping, romanza name with a healthy dose of regal appeal. No wonder she’s heard from Peoria to Park Slope to the Pacific Palisades and back again. But she’s just one of many members of her name family. Thanks to Kelleita for suggesting the less common and more tailored Isobel as Name of […]

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Sunday Summary: 5/10/09

The stats are here! Nameniks rejoiced as the US Social Security Administration unveiled the 2008 name data. Here’s a quick round-up of discussion posts: Elisabeth’s Names on the Upswing at You Can’t Call It “It” Nameberry’s post, as well as Pam’s Daily Beast article. Her big take-away? Celeb influence is serious; The Baby Name Wizard […]

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