Kate: Baby Name of the Day

July 2, 2014

Katherine is a classic, worn by saints and queens.  In 2014, this breezy short form stands on her own. Thanks to Alex for suggesting Kate as our Baby Name of the Day.

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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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Is C the new K?

April 28, 2011

Even if you’re not even a teensy, eensy bit interested in the royal wedding, it would be pretty tough to avoid the topic today.

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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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Sunday Summary: 3/6/11

March 6, 2011

First, a question for a friend: let’s say you were expecting a daughter. Not only is she going to be your last child, you’re the youngest sibling, so this baby is probably the last in her generation. You’d love to pass on your maiden name. Trouble is, your maiden name sounds exactly like a popular […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Camden

February 28, 2011

Cross Cameron with London and you’ll end up with this rapidly rising choice. Thanks to Tracy for suggesting the only name her husband likes. Our Baby Name of the Day is Camden.

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Baby Name of the Day: Abilene

February 9, 2011

Take Biblical good girl Abigail, add a healthy dose of Western spirit, and what do you get? Thanks to Lem for suggesting Abilene as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Gillian

December 14, 2010

She’s a medieval spin on the evergreen Julia, a name that first found favor in the 20th century. Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Gillian as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 12/5/10

December 5, 2010

Christmas came early to Appellation Mountain, with a guest post on Nameberry leading to a shout-out from Lisa Belkin’s venerable The Motherlode blog at the New York Times.  Christmas also officially arrived in our town – a tree was lit in the City’s park, we had breakfast with Santa, and we spent a few hours […]

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