Jennifer: Baby Name of the Day

January 8, 2013

She’s among the most popular names of the 1970s, but where did she come from? Thanks to Sophie for suggesting Jennifer as our Baby Name of the Day.

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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: Valerie

June 6, 2011

Can’t see the video? Click through here. She’s a twentieth century staple that might make you burst into song. Thanks to Fran for suggesting Valerie as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Humphrey

March 24, 2011

From a ninth century monk to a 21st century television show, with pit stops in Hollywood and the White House, this name has history aplenty. Thanks to Paul for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Humphrey.

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Baby Name of the Day: Amoret

January 25, 2011

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Sunday Summary: 10/17/10

October 17, 2010

I’m on a reality television kick. (Right, well, it’s worse than usual.) How can I not, with names like Truely on Sister Wives and Bret Michaels’ daughters Raine and Jorja on his new series. Will the trio of real life monikers become the new Destiny, Skye, and Alivia? Or will the trends take us elsewhere? […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Ryan

July 9, 2010

He’d fit nearly anyone’s definition of a normal name, but he was actually quite rare until the post-World War II era. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Ryan as Baby Name of the Day.

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