Baby Name of the Day: Matteo

December 7, 2011

Matthew was a Top Ten staple from 1974 through 2007, a Biblical boy with a long history of use. Today parents are borrowing the Italian form for a name that’s fresher and more interesting, but every bit as enduring. Our Baby Name of the Day is Matteo.

Read the full article →

Baby Name of the Day: Luca

May 4, 2011

Despite his -a ending, he’s a 21st century sensation for boys. Thanks to Jenna for suggesting Luca as our Baby Name of the Day.

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 3/27/11

March 27, 2011

First, I’m incredibly excited to see who wins March Madness! Thanks to everyone who voted so far, and if you have not, please remember to weigh in: Boys’ Final and Girls’ Final. I thoroughly enjoyed compiling Rock’n’Roll Baby Names for Nameberry last week. This week’s list is equally edgy. Here’s a hint: Buffy is on […]

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 2/27/11

February 27, 2011

I’m a television addict under the best of circumstances. But when I’m under the weather? I’m incorrigible. The TV stays on 24/7. I’ve just recovered from the sickest I’ve been in years, and here are my hastily scribbled notes from a few days’ with the remote in one hand and Puffs-plus in the other: A […]

Read the full article →

Baby Name of the Day: Orlando

June 10, 2010

With a rich legendary and literary past, it would be a mistake to give this one over to the Mouse. Thanks to Jane for suggesting Orlando as Baby Name of the Day.

Read the full article →

Baby Name of the Day: Amedeo

June 2, 2010

He’s an artistic, even flamboyant choice with a fashionable -eo ending. Thanks to Meredith for suggesting Amedeo as Baby Name of the Day.

Read the full article →

In Reserve: Possible Names for a Second Son

April 24, 2010

Even before the pregnancy test came back positive, I had a strong sense that our second child was a girl. Intuition didn’t stop me from discussing boys’ names with Arthur. So much that he finally insisted that we wait until the ultrasound, at which point it was moot. Claire Caroline Wren – Clio – was […]

Read the full article →

Name of the Day: Juliet

March 4, 2010

She’s a doomed romantic teenager, an eternal reminder that teenagers fall in love hard. Thanks to Melissa for suggesting Juliet as Name of the Day.

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 10/18/09

October 18, 2009

First, congratulations to reader Photoqulity for a successful showing of her work Fuzzhead by DP at the Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife. Her bibs rock! Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. True fact: I can recite the original text of Where the Wild Things Are. From memory. (And yet I regularly forget my […]

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 4/12/09

April 12, 2009

Happy Easter! Thanks for putting down that chocolate rabbit long enough to visit. I recently heard a writer named Ethlebert Miller read at the local indie bookstore; Nameberry had a great post on Easter Names. I’m intrigued by Parasha and Birch. And I went to high school with a Pascal. (Or was it Pascale? Or […]

Read the full article →