Sunday Summary: 7/24/11

We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave, here in Washington DC. It is my birthday week, which means I’ll exert slightly more influence over the name choices than usual. Happily, many of you were good enough to request names that I was longing to write about anyhow … definitely, the greatest gift! On […]

READ MORE >>

In Defense of Riley Anne and Evan Marie: Ten Reasons Boys’ Names on Girls Are Not a Sign of End Times

rp_300px-Boy_and_girl_posed_standing_holding_large_cup.png

Feeling feisty? Head to a message board and announce that you’re naming your daughter Addison. Or Quinn. Or Mason. Then run for cover. Sure, some people will respond positively. But depending on the forum, you could also find yourself accused of thievery, trendiness, and general bad taste. I’m sympathetic to parents who feel they can’t […]

READ MORE >>

Baby Name of the Day: Madison

rp_51J1NBX4H1L._SL300_.jpg

Note: I’d originally agreed to write about Keziah today, for Racheli. Except when I finishing up the post, I realized it sounded eerily familiar. Sure enough, that was because Keziah was Baby Name of the Day back in the day. Oops, and Racheli, my apologies! She made waves as the adopted name of a big […]

READ MORE >>

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 […]

READ MORE >>

Sunday Summary: 1/23/10

Have you ever been someplace where you were supposed to be thinking about something entirely different, but your mind wandered and you found yourself pondering names instead? Please tell me I’m not the only one. I was at a memorial service for a lovely man on Saturday, a man whose life was jam-packed with adventure […]

READ MORE >>