Mimi

Mary, Cosima, Mimosa: Getting to Mimi

January 31, 2014

It’s no secret that I love those repeating syllable short forms – Coco, Lulu, Mimi. Mimi feels a little more established than some.  Maybe that’s because I know a handful of grandmothers and great aunts who answer to Mimi.  Or maybe it is a longer history of use in American English.  Remember when Tom Cruise married Mimi […]

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Sunday Summary: 5/29/11

May 29, 2011
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Baby Name of the Day: Meadow

July 8, 2010

A violent television series put this gentle nature name on the map. Thanks to Danielle for suggesting Meadow as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Miranda

June 18, 2010

She’s one of Carrie’s BFFs on Sex and the City and a 90s favorite, but her Shakespearean roots give her staying power. Thanks to Rachel for suggesting Miranda as Baby Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Amelia

May 8, 2009

She’s a daring aviatrix and gently old-fashioned, too. Thanks to Rocking Fetal for suggesting Amelia as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Wilhelmina

August 29, 2008

Some names just scream regal. Today’s choice has been worn by queens aplenty and sounds quite lofty – maybe too lofty for a child. But when you consider all the darling diminutives associated with this mouthful of a moniker, the list may make you say, “Hmmm … maybe it could work for a daughter.” Thanks […]

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