Sunday Summary: 7/24/11

July 24, 2011

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 […]

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

July 2, 2011

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 […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Madison

May 13, 2011

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 […]

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Sunday Summary: 5/1/11

May 1, 2011

Welcome

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Baby Name of the Day: Nereida

April 18, 2011

Looking for a mermaid name less common than Madison or Ariel? Thanks to Christina for suggesting Nereida as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 4/17/11

April 17, 2011

Did you hear that Sweet Valley High books have been rebooted?

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Sunday Summary: 2/6/11

February 6, 2011

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 […]

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Sunday Summary: 1/23/10

January 23, 2011

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 […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Susan

January 10, 2011

She was a Top Ten pick for more than two decades.  Can she still sound fresh today? Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Susan as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Bayard

November 4, 2010

It’s a colorful surname with an equestrian vibe. Thanks to Taylor for suggesting her daughter’s name as our Baby Name of the Day: Bayard.

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