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: 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: 5/30/10

May 30, 2010

For those of you in the US, Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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Baby Name of the Day: Portia

May 5, 2010

Jessica reached #1 in the 1980s. Juliet is gaining today. Why has this Shakespearean heroine been overlooked? Thanks to Urban Angel for suggesting Portia as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 2/14/10

February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day! Which reminds me, a new ABC series called Happy Town will premier in late April.

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In Reserve: Possible Names for a Second Daughter

January 14, 2010

I doubt we’ll ever have a third child. There are dozens of practical reasons. And one reason that’s trivial for him, dead serious for me: we could never agree on a name. We do have a few candidates, scraps from the cutting room floor. I’ve mentioned them in comments from time to time, but I […]

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Sunday Summary: 12/20/09

December 20, 2009

‘Tis the season for popcorn.

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Name of the Day: Linnea

August 14, 2009

She’s botanical, feminine, artistic and undeniably underused, at least in the US. Thanks to Bek for suggesting Linnea as Name of the Day.

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Hurricane Names

June 3, 2009

It’s not really baby naming news – it’s meteorological, potentially catastrophic even. And yet I can’t resist posting the 2009 list of Hurricane Names.

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