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Sunday Summary: 7/24/11

July 24, 2011

We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave, here in Washington DC. It is my birthday week, which means I’ll exert slightly more influence over the name choices than usual. Happily, many of you were good enough to request names that I was longing to write about anyhow … definitely, the greatest gift! On […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Perseus

July 6, 2011

If you came of age in the 1980s, today’s choice might make you think of Harry Hamlin in sandals. And, possibly, a mechanical owl. As suggested by Sadie, our Baby Name of the Day is Perseus.

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Baby Name of the Day: Travis

June 28, 2011

He’s an Americana option with an intriguing meaning. Thanks to Heather for suggesting Travis as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Tennyson

March 31, 2011

The saintly Dennis had his day, but if you’re looking for a fresh spin on that classic appellation, here’s one option. Thanks to Amanda for suggesting the poetic Tennyson as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Circe

March 22, 2011

She’s a beguiling sorceress who captivated Odysseus. Thanks to Heather for suggesting the enchanting Circe as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Marlon

March 21, 2011

He’s a Hollywood legend, but his first name is a little fishy. Thanks to Jennifer C. for suggesting Marlon as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 3/20/11

March 20, 2011

Here’s my absolute favorite thing to get in my email inbox: birth announcements. There were two last week, complete with pictures! I really, truly appreciate them and won’t pass them on unless you expressly note that I can share them here. Thank you! Speaking of birth announcements, I was scrolling through a random list and […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Rachel

February 11, 2011

She rocketed into the US Top Ten thanks to a sitcom, but this Biblical choice has far more staying power than many pop culture hits. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Rachel as our Baby Name of the Day.

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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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Sunday Summary: 1/2/11

January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!  The holidays are always a great chance to catch up with people you haven’t seen for a while.  I discovered an old friend is now dad to a daughter called Ada Maple.  And I heard that several friends-of-friends and cousins-twice-removed are expecting.  In every case, I made sure to offer my sincere […]

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