Fetching Names: Modern Spins on May

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There have been plenty of posts about names inspired by the month.  And why not?  May is a great name, as is the more popular spelling Mae.  Nameberry’s recent list included any name that started with the sound, from Mabel to Macy.  And British Baby Names included all of the saints and symbols associated with […]

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Sunday Summary: 12/19/10

I’m fascinated by names, but equally intrigued by the process we use to arrive at a name.  You can find countless real life conversations on message boards, but here are a few I spotted on parents’ personal blogs: Aidan at Ivy League Insecurities has a great list going for a third daughter, but my favorite […]

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Sunday Summary: 12/12/10

I’m always surprised when I realize that Valerie remains so popular.  She ranked #138 in 2009, not too far from her peak of #60 in 1959.  Nothing against the name – I know some lovely women who answer to Valerie – but it makes me think of The Monkees.  (Though the song title is “Valleri” […]

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Sunday Summary: 11/21/10

Congratulations to Kate of My Kids Eat Off the Floor on the birth of Juno Kate!  The amazing Kate has already sent in Juno’s name story, so look for it soon. So I’ve been doing more lurking, this time at Babyzone: Aven suggested for a boy, like Gavin without the G; McKelyn for a girl, […]

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