Jason: Baby Name of the Day

October 29, 2012

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on October 27, 2008.  It was substantially revised and reposted on October 29, 2012. He was one of the most popular names of the 1970s.  With Halloween just days away, you’ll also find him lurking behind a hockey mask in horror flicks. Today’s Baby Name of the Day […]

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Sunday Summary: 5/15/11

May 15, 2011

Since I’ve starting writing AppMtn, I’ve learned that I can usually tell you why a name rose – hindsight is 20/20 – but I cannot tell you, with any certainty, which names will make the US Top 1000 in the year 2020. I can say, with some confidence, that the majority of the names in […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Grant

December 17, 2010

He’s a strong, masculine, single-syllable name with an almost virtue-name vibe.  Why isn’t he more common? Thanks to Nicole for suggesting Grant as Baby Name of the Day.

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Reader Baby Name Story: The All-Time Favorite Name

December 4, 2010

Thanks to Kate of My Kids Eat Off the Floor for sharing the joyful sequel to her previous Reader Baby Name Story: A Pair of Meaningful Choices. As promised, here is the naming story for our third daughter, Juno Kate! Juno’s name story begins 3 years ago, when I was pregnant with our second daughter, […]

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Sunday Summary: 10/10/10

October 10, 2010

I’m not sure exactly what’s going on upstairs as I write – I can hear both children laughing, and the Dora Halloween special is definitely on television. My husband must be in the room with them, but I kind of think the toddler is in charge. Beyond describing my background noise, I say that because […]

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Reader Baby Name Story: A Pair of Meaningful Choices

October 9, 2010

Today’s Reader Baby Name Story comes to us from Kate of My Kids Eat Off the Floor. Beyond her fabulous blog title and adventures in motherhood, it is the home of some great recipes. I’ve linked to her before when she discussed her perspective on nicknames, so I’m truly delighted that she’s sharing her story […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Jeremy

September 13, 2010

Along with Jeffrey and Jason, he’s more likely to be the dad than the newborn today. Thanks to Meredith for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Jeremy.

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Sunday Summary: 8/29/10

August 29, 2010

My week at the beach was spent listening for names (well, there was ice cream and sand and a giant waterslide called the Hippo) but I didn’t hear much. There was a Veronica nicknamed Vera, but mostly it was the pleasant Top 100 assortment of Ethan, Dylan, Emma, Riley, Noah, Chloe, Caleb, Jackson, Zachary, Ellie, […]

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Sunday Summary: 8/22/10

August 22, 2010

Please tell me that I’m not the only person who watched My Fake Fiance, the first pairing of Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence? It was raining, the baby was fussy … wait, never mind. Someone else must’ve tuned in – enough of us for ABC Family to greenlight a new original series called Melissa […]

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Parker Lewis vs. Parker Posey

August 7, 2010

Parker has a long history of occasional use as a given name. Originally an occupational surname for a gamekeeper or geographic name for someone who lived near parkland, he’s charted as a boys’ given name in the US most years since 1880. In 2009, he entered the US Top 100 at #96, and in 2011, […]

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