Sunday Summary: 2/13/11

February 13, 2011

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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Sunday Summary: 1/9/11

January 9, 2011

I had lunch with a mom-to-be friend of mine last week.

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Baby Name of the Day: Neville

December 28, 2010

Harry Potter’s classmate Neville Longbottom starts out a bumbler, becomes an object of pity, and eventually grows up to be a hero in his own right. It’s enough to  make parents consider the underused Neville, and thanks to Liz, he’s our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Mirabelle

December 7, 2010

Miracle has been in the US Top 1000 for over a decade.  So why not this subtle alternative? Thanks to Elena for suggesting her daughter’s name as our Baby Name of the Day: Mirabelle.

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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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Name of the Day: Isobel

October 7, 2009

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: 6/7/2009

June 7, 2009

The big news this week was, of course, the new addition to

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Sunday Summary: 5/10/09

May 10, 2009

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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Name of the Day: Isabeau

January 24, 2009

If the classic Elizabeth strikes you as plain, perhaps this medieval variant will appeal. In honor of my sister Bo’s birthday, today’s Name of the Day is Isabeau.

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Predictions for 2009

December 31, 2008

With just hours left in 2008, here are the official ApMtn baby name predictions for 2009.

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