Joshua: Baby Name of the Day

August 5, 2013

He ushered in an era of softer names for boys, and some super cool short forms, too. 80s week kicks off with Joshua as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Caleb

June 30, 2011

How can a Top 100 boys’ name borrowed from a faithful Biblical figure be so very controversial? Thanks to Kelly for suggesting the surprisingly complex Caleb as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 5/1/11

May 1, 2011

Welcome

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Sunday Summary: 3/27/11

March 27, 2011

First, I’m incredibly excited to see who wins March Madness! Thanks to everyone who voted so far, and if you have not, please remember to weigh in: Boys’ Final and Girls’ Final. I thoroughly enjoyed compiling Rock’n’Roll Baby Names for Nameberry last week. This week’s list is equally edgy. Here’s a hint: Buffy is on […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Lionel

December 13, 2010

Knights and lions and trains, oh my – what’s better for a little boy? Thanks to Sara for suggesting Lionel as Baby Name of the Day.

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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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In Defense of Atlas and Apple: Ten Reasons Unusual Names Aren’t a Problem

April 5, 2010

Last February, I posted In Defense of Emma and Ethan: Ten Good Reasons to Use a Common Name. While reviewing what I’d written in 2009, I realized that I’d never laid out the case for uncommon names. Need I state the obvious? I rather like names that you don’t hear everyday. And so here are […]

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Sunday Summary: 3/7/10

March 7, 2010

First, thanks to Pam and Linda at Nameberry for running my guest post on Movie Award Names: Looking beyond Oscar.

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Name of the Day: Josue

February 19, 2010

Joshua has been in the US Top 10 since 1979, longer than all but the most evergreen of given names.

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Sunday Summary: 1/17/10

January 17, 2010

The baby boom continues at AppMtn. Congratulations to Emmy Jo on the birth of her son, Julius! Have you been reading all of those press releases by this hospital or that about the most popular names of 2009? They haven’t been terribly exciting, but I’m reading them anyhow. This one caught my attention, not because […]

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