Starbaby News: Welcome Hattie Margaret!

Tori Spelling is now a mom to three! Daughter Hattie Margaret joins big sister Stella Doreen and big brother Liam Aaron, as well as Dean’s son, Jack. I would never have guessed this one for the reality television couple, but it fits – Jack, Liam, Stella, and Hattie. She’s also on trend with names like […]


March Madness: Boys’ Quarter Finals


Thanks to everyone who voted in the first round of March Madness. The results were fascinating! We’ve gone from sixteen to eight. The closest match-ups? Liam lost to Archer by just three votes. The biggest trouncing was Eamon, with 83% of the vote compared to St. John’s measly 17%. My biggest disappointment was that Gray […]


March Madness: Boys’ Opening Round

Place your bets, name aficionados! It’s time for the first-ever March Madness event at Appellation Mountain. Round One matches up the Top Sixteen names from 2010. Vote for your favorite in each of the eight polls below, and check back next week to see who makes the cut for the quarter-finals. We’ll crown the victors […]


Sunday Summary: 2/20/11

Let’s start with an announcement: every Saturday in March will be March Madness at Appellation Mountain. Nope, I’m not writing basketball-related posts. Instead, you’re voting on your favorites from last year’s most popular posts. It should be fun! Elsewhere online: I love Lemon’s guest post at Nameberry on word names: Echo, Tansy, Temple. Ages ago […]


Sunday Summary: 2/6/11


This is all kinds of intriguing – check out The Board: An Unofficial Guide to The Bump’s baby name forum. First, because there’s great content. I watched Rant 55: All Your Kids Are Named the Same Thing twice. And, okay, I’m hugely flattered to be on their Best Blogs list. But it is especially interesting […]