Sunday Summary: 7/10/11

July 10, 2011

Between writing about Scarlett the other day and finally reading The Help, I’ve had Southern names on the brain. Kathryn Stockett’s characters answer to names like Raleigh, Constantine, Eugenia and Mae Mobley – the “Southern double name” idea referenced by Nicole Kidman when explaining that her youngest daughter is called Faith Margaret, not just Faith. […]

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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: Valerie

June 6, 2011

Can’t see the video? Click through here. She’s a twentieth century staple that might make you burst into song. Thanks to Fran for suggesting Valerie as our Baby Name of the Day.

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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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Sunday Summary: 2/13/11

February 13, 2011

I took the kids to get their hair cut at our local Cartoon Cuts, which isn’t local at all – it requires a drive on the Beltway to Rockville Pike. While the kids were being coiffed, I flipped through a rack of personalized hair barrettes. The selection included the predictable Emma and Elizabeth, but also […]

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Sunday Summary: 1/30/11

January 30, 2011

It strikes me that I’m now into my fourth year of writing at AppMtn.

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Baby Name of the Day: Lucienne

December 3, 2010

Take the terribly current Lucy, add in some French flair and you’ll have today’s pick. Thanks to Darja for suggesting her daughter’s middle name as our Baby Name of the Day: Lucienne.

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Sunday Summary: 10/31/10

October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween! More proof that I truly have a one-track mind: let’s start with two name-related thoughts, prompted by my kids’ costumes: There will be more little boys named Anakin in the future. Nancy tells us there were 117 in 2009 alone. Despite my insistence that Aly is Luke Skywalker, he keeps correcting me – […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Cornelia

October 29, 2010

Not every nineteenth century name has made a comeback. Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting the undiscovered Cornelia as our Baby Name of the Day.

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