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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Sunday Summary: 5/1/11

May 1, 2011

Welcome

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Sunday Summary: 12/12/10

December 12, 2010

I’m always surprised when I realize that Valerie remains so popular.  She ranked #138 in 2009, not too far from her peak of #60 in 1959.  Nothing against the name – I know some lovely women who answer to Valerie – but it makes me think of The Monkees.  (Though the song title is “Valleri” […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Evelyn

October 18, 2010

Ask me to name a name I think we’ll see in the Top Ten soon and this ends-in-lyn choice would be my pick. Thanks to Sara A. for suggesting the ever so fashionable Evelyn as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Dawson

April 27, 2010

The evergreen David has never left the US Top 50.

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Name of the Day: Jacoby

January 30, 2010

NOTE: This is a special Saturday Name of the Day to accommodate a very soon due date! He was the fastest rising name for boys born in 2008. Is he a new classic or just a flash in the pan? Thanks to AN for suggesting Jacoby as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Samson

December 2, 2009

Delilah is hot, with her lilting l sounds and the chart-topping Plain White Tees single.

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Name of the Day: James

January 7, 2009

It doesn’t get much more classic. This choice has been worn by saints, kings and a world famous fictional spy. He’s also reader Kayt’s beautiful new baby boy, the inspiration for the Name of the Day: James.

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