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Lark: Baby Name of the Day

August 12, 2013

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on November 30. 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on August 12, 2013. There’s Robin, Wren and Dove, and boys called Hawk and Falcon. Would this borrowing from the world of birds wear well on a daughter? With a Happy Birthday to my sister, today’s Baby Name […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Primrose

April 11, 2011

She’s a buttoned-up botanical with a pop culture link. Thanks to Amanda for suggesting Primrose as our Baby Name of the Day.

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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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Name of the Day: Lorcan

March 1, 2010

Will we ever run out of Irish appellations common in Europe, obscure in the US? Let’s hope not! Thanks to Corinne for suggesting another Gaelic choice. Lorcán is our Name of the Day.

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Yea or Nay: Larkin

December 3, 2009

Monday’s reaction to Lark for a girl was lukewarm. But Larkin for a boy seemed to attract some interest – and a comment from a mom who had already bestowed the name on her son! It’s a surname choice and an old school diminutive for Laurence. If parents are cautiously reconsidering Robin for their sons, […]

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