Baby Name of the Day: Maya

November 23, 2011

She’s only been in the US Top 1000 for a little over forty years, but she feels like a classic. Thanks to September for suggesting Maya as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Mila

June 9, 2011

She’s a globe-spanning short form that stands nicely on her own. Thanks to Meryl for suggesting her daughter’s name as our Baby Name of the Day: Mila.

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Baby Name of the Day: Verona

March 30, 2011

It’s the fair city of Romeo and his Juliet. How would it wear as a daughter’s name? Thanks to Fran for suggesting Verona as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 5/30/10

May 30, 2010

For those of you in the US, Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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Name of the Day: Hera

March 19, 2010

Juno is surfacing on more and more message boards.

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How Close is Too Close? Ten Factors to Consider

December 10, 2009

When we decided to call our daughter Clio, we forever closed the door on another favorite name – Theodore, nickname Theo. Or did we? For every family that decides Maya and Milo are too similar, another embraces the sound-alike names. Or insists that Alicia and Alina are totally different names. Perhaps it never even occurs […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/20/09

September 20, 2009

There’s a theme to this Sunday Summary, methinks: First up, Hope Edelman guested over at Nameberry about seeing a name scrawled on a mailbox late in her pregnancy, and knowing that someone (other than the graffiti artist) was sending her a sign. Check out the whole story – Maya’s name was truly meant to be; […]

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Starbaby Twins: Charlene and Myla

July 24, 2009

I’m not a huge tennis fan. I knew that Roger Federer and wife Mikra were in the family way. But I wasn’t watching anxiously for news of the blessed event. Except. Roger and Mirka have welcomed twin daughters. And their names? Charlene Riva and Myla Rose. Myla fits in just right with all the Mayas […]

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March 21, 2008

The year was 1982. Joan Jett, Survior and the Human League were on the radio. E.T. phoned home on the silver screen, and Rocky fought Mr. T. And in a fictional town called Salem, the character Kayla Brady first appeared on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Unlike some soap-sudsy names, Kayla wasn’t created […]

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