Baby Name of the Day: Heather

July 12, 2011

She’s a botanical choice from a few decades back, once so popular that Winona Ryder went to high school with three of them. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Heather as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 6/5/11

June 5, 2011

We live in a magical age.

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Sunday Summary: 5/15/11

May 15, 2011

Since I’ve starting writing AppMtn, I’ve learned that I can usually tell you why a name rose – hindsight is 20/20 – but I cannot tell you, with any certainty, which names will make the US Top 1000 in the year 2020. I can say, with some confidence, that the majority of the names in […]

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March Madness 2011: The Victors!

April 2, 2011

It’s official. The trophies go to Louisa and Nathaniel! In the final round of play, Louisa bested Elodie, 229 to 140 votes, or 62%. The boys’ round was more interesting. Nathaniel, you’ll recall, was wrongly ousted in the Semi-Finals. He was returned for the Finals, leaving us with a three-way contest. And wouldn’t you know […]

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March Madness: Girls’ Final

March 26, 2011

Color me surprised! If you’d asked me to predict the final match-up, well, I’d have guessed the opposite. In last week’s action, Elodie squeaked past Isla, 53% to 47%, or 197 votes to 177. After trailing for a few days, Louisa beat Adele, 54% to 46%, or 204 votes to 173. But that’s why we […]

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March Madness: Girls’ Semi-Finals

March 19, 2011

The boys’ Quarter Finals were all close, with no one name winning by a landslide. The girls were a different story. Louisa beat Ophelia handily, 67% to 33%. And Elodie bested Lorelei by a comfortable margin of 20%. Still, you can’t quite call any of those runaway victories. I have my guesses as to which […]

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March Madness: Girls’ Quarter Finals

March 12, 2011

March Madness continues, and the competition is fierce! Elodie barely squeaked past Claire. A mere two votes decided that race. The biggest victory went to Adele. She thoroughly trounced Eithne, garnering 86% of the vote to her rival’s mere 14%. Lydia and Lila both won by impressive margins, suggesting that L truly is the letter […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Lucienne

December 3, 2010

Take the terribly current Lucy, add in some French flair and you’ll have today’s pick. Thanks to Darja for suggesting her daughter’s middle name as our Baby Name of the Day: Lucienne.

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Baby Name of the Day: Elsie

November 29, 2010

If Sadie is stylish, is it any wonder this name is making a comeback? Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Elsie as Baby Name of the Day.

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Reader Baby Name Story: A Pair of Meaningful Choices

October 9, 2010

Today’s Reader Baby Name Story comes to us from Kate of My Kids Eat Off the Floor. Beyond her fabulous blog title and adventures in motherhood, it is the home of some great recipes. I’ve linked to her before when she discussed her perspective on nicknames, so I’m truly delighted that she’s sharing her story […]

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