Baby Name of the Day: Arabella

July 22, 2011

Nicole requested this frilly, feminine confection ages ago – and she’s very much in the news this week. With congratulations to Ivanka and Jared, today’s Baby Name of the Day is Arabella.

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Reader Baby Name Story: The All-Time Favorite Name

December 4, 2010

Thanks to Kate of My Kids Eat Off the Floor for sharing the joyful sequel to her previous Reader Baby Name Story: A Pair of Meaningful Choices. As promised, here is the naming story for our third daughter, Juno Kate! Juno’s name story begins 3 years ago, when I was pregnant with our second daughter, […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Truman

November 5, 2010

With Tru and Truely attracting attention for girls, he sounds like a nouveau coinage.

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Baby Name of the Day: Ilo

October 5, 2010

There’s been much buzz about the newly coined Ily, but how ’bout this one? Thanks to Emma for suggesting Ilo as Baby Name of the Day.

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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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Sunday Summary: 8/22/10

August 22, 2010

Please tell me that I’m not the only person who watched My Fake Fiance, the first pairing of Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence? It was raining, the baby was fussy … wait, never mind. Someone else must’ve tuned in – enough of us for ABC Family to greenlight a new original series called Melissa […]

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Sunday Summary: 7/11/10

July 11, 2010

Just when you think every name has been imagined, every option exhausted, pop culture surprises us. First, Cecily von Ziegesar’s novel Cum Laude tackles the lives of privileged college students (as opposed to the privileged high school students in her Gossip Girl franchise.) One of the main characters is a girl called Shipley, and a […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Mavis

May 17, 2010

Now that Olive has gone Hollywood and the hipsters are using Agatha and Sally, what’s a truly daring new parent to do? Choose the Baby Name of the Day suggested by Elle and Urban Angel: Mavis.

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Sunday Summary: 11/15/09

November 15, 2009

Here at AppMtn, it isn’t so very unusual to receive an outraged email or comment after I’ve said something less than flattering about a name.

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Sunday Summary: 11/8/09

November 8, 2009

So not only did SJP and Matthew Broderick have twins, they’ve generated double the press with their name choices. First came the announcement that the girls were named Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge.

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