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Baby Name of the Day: Seamus

August 4, 2011

He’s a Gaelic twist on an impeccable classic – and he’s more popular in the US than you might guess. Thanks to Bri for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Seamus.

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Baby Name of the Day: Arabella

July 22, 2011

Nicole requested this frilly, feminine confection ages ago – and she’s very much in the news this week. With congratulations to Ivanka and Jared, today’s Baby Name of the Day is Arabella.

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Sunday Summary: 7/17/11

July 17, 2011

What a week! First there was Harper Seven Beckham, and chatter galore about the name. (Mainstream sites dismissed Harper as weird, while we name fans more accurately pegged Harper as far more ordinary than her brothers’ names.) Then Kate Hudson, mom to Ryder Russell Robinson, welcomed a son she’s calling Bing, short for Bingham Hawn […]

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In Defense of Riley Anne and Evan Marie: Ten Reasons Boys’ Names on Girls Are Not a Sign of End Times

July 2, 2011

Feeling feisty? Head to a message board and announce that you’re naming your daughter Addison. Or Quinn. Or Mason. Then run for cover. Sure, some people will respond positively. But depending on the forum, you could also find yourself accused of thievery, trendiness, and general bad taste. I’m sympathetic to parents who feel they can’t […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Edmund

June 27, 2011

Edwin’s second syllable feels lucky, and

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Baby Name of the Day: Robert

June 24, 2011

He was a Top Ten pick in the US for over a century, and the #1 name for fifteen years.

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Baby Name of the Day: Isolde

June 22, 2011

She’s been a tragic heroine for centuries, and yet her name sounds surprisingly modern. Thanks to Sadie for suggesting Isolde as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Dean

May 3, 2011

He’s a rebel, he’s a crooner, he’s an academic. Thanks to Sarah for suggesting the surprisingly evergreen Dean as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Annina

March 28, 2011

She’s an operatic elaboration, instantly transforming Ann from straightforward classic to exotic appellation. Thanks to Emily for suggesting her childhood friend’s name for our Baby Name of the Day: Annina.

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Baby Name of the Day: Emrys

March 25, 2011

Emmett is big for boys. Rhys, Reese, and Reece are on the rise for both genders. Here’s an obscure option that combines the best of both. Thanks to Shelby for suggesting Emrys as our Baby Name of the Day.

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