Sunday Summary: 10/24/10

October 24, 2010

Is there a baby names arms race? I happen to be writing from New York City, just a week after the Health Department released their 2009 stats proclaiming Isabella and Jayden top of the charts. Yawn. But then the Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog interviewed Baby Name Wizard’s Laura Wattenberg on the results. Two things […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Mozelle

September 20, 2010

At first glance, she’s Southern-fried, nearly Hee Haw.

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Baby Name of the Day: Mathilde

August 18, 2010

Take the fashionably French Vivienne, mix it with the Aussie hipster Matilda, and what do you get? Thanks to Frances for suggesting the appealing Mathilde as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 3/28/10

March 28, 2010

Yesterday morning was The Great Magruder Park Egg Hunt in our town.

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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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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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Substitute: Isabella

February 11, 2008

Let’s say you’ve always loved the name Isabella. You’re not alone. Back in 1992, when Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman chose it for their daughter, the name was a comfortably obscure choice – #487 in the US. In fact, from 1949 to 1989, it was not even in the Top 1000. But it gained steadily […]

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