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Baby Name of the Day: Merrilees

July 19, 2011

At first glance, she seems invented – maybe even misspelled. But she’s actually an obscure Scottish option. Thanks to EK for suggesting the intriguing Merrilees as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Lawrie

July 15, 2011

Boys answer to Jamie and Robbie. Why not this diminutive form of an enduring classic? Thanks to Emily for suggesting Lawrie as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Linda

May 26, 2011

She skyrocketed from obscurity to the #1 spot in the US. Thanks to Kelly for this suggestion. With a happy birthday to Nameberry co-founder Linda Rosenkrantz, our Baby Name of the Day is Linda.

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Sunday Summary: 5/8/11

May 8, 2011

What a week!

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Baby Name of the Day: Zarek

April 14, 2011

Xander and

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Baby Name of the Day: Orly

March 7, 2011

Today’s choice has two distinct origins with similar meanings. Thanks to mom-to-be Michelle for suggesting Orly 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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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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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: 9/5/10

September 5, 2010

For those of you in the US, hope you’re having a happy Labor Day weekend! There won’t be a Name of the Day post tomorrow, but there is something else headed your way. Fall brings with it the return of network television, which means lots of new character names to consider. Hellcats – heavily advertised […]

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