Fetching Names: Everybody Loves an Irish Girl

June 15, 2012

Irish names are the source of frequent requests at AppMtn.  I’m not even a scintilla Irish, so I tended to skip these sections in the baby name books.  Plus they were everywhere when I was a kid - Erin and Kelly and Megan were only slightly less epidemic than Jennifer and Amy and Heather. What’s fascinating about Irish names […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Grainne

March 17, 2011

She’s a daring pirate queen, and a mythological princess, too. Why haven’t more parents considered her? Thanks to Claire for suggesting Gráinne as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Quinlan

August 3, 2010

If you love Riley and Finn, but want something less expected, here’s a contender. Thanks to Stephanie for suggesting the kelly green Quinlan as Baby Name of the Day.

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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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Baby Name of the Day: Colleen

April 30, 2010

She’s as kelly green as a shamrock, but trends have left her behind. Thanks to Colleen for suggesting her own appellation as Baby Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Niamh

February 8, 2010

It’s an authentic Irish appellation boosted by a Dutch-Canadian actress and the Portuguese word for snow. Thanks to Mercedes for suggesting Niamh as Name of the Day.

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2009: Most Popular Girls' Names at AppMtn

December 30, 2009

If you’ve reviewed the Top 20 Boys’ Names of the Day, you might recall that it was a mix of names that are, indeed, rising in use for our sons and those that are probably mere curiosities. The girls’ list tends more towards the wearable, but there are a few surprises.

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Sunday Summary: 5/31/2009

May 31, 2009

First up, we’re expecting … three baby bluebirds. The mama has built a nest in the tiny herb garden Arthur latched onto our postage-stamp sized balcony. Since they’re growing amongst our herbs, I’m calling the three eggs Basil, Coriander and Rosemary. I’ve been trying to talk to Mama Bird about names, but she’s not interested. […]

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Sunday Summary: 5/17/09

May 17, 2009

She’s yet to crack the Top 1000, but could she be the next Isabella? Friends of friends recently welcomed their second child – a daughter called Esme, 2008′s most popular search name at AppMtn. What’s more, their firstborn is called Finn, 2008′s second most popular search name for boys here. In Namespotting News: My mother […]

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Name of the Day: Maeve

June 6, 2008

This straight-laced name has the most unexpected meaning: intoxicating. Thanks to Kayt for suggesting today’s Name of the Day: Maeve.

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