Baby Name of the Day: Nico

January 18, 2012

Today’s pick is a fascinating gender neutral name with a certain sparky, international vibe. Thanks to Findley for suggesting Nico as our Baby Name of the Day.

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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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Colette: Baby Name of the Day

April 2, 2011

She’s saintly, literary, and on trend. Best of all, she’s been out of the US rankings for three decades. Colette is a special Saturday Name of the Day for expectant mom Laura.

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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 […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/18/10

September 19, 2010

Let’s begin with a random, rag-tag assortment of thoughts sparked by the arrival of a boy called Buddy Bear Maurice: Bewildertrix listed a bunch of possible names for the littlest Oliver, including Tex.

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Sunday Summary: 7/25/10

July 25, 2010

First, Happy Birthday to me. Well, actually, my birthday is tomorrow. And so I’ll be doing something I haven’t done since shortly after I started writing Name of the Day posts in May 2008 – I’m choosing the names. All week. And I’m starting with my discarded given name tomorrow. But enough about that. The […]

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Sunday Summary: 7/18/10

July 18, 2010

Unless I’m missing it, there isn’t a big time celeb birth anticipated this summer. Without choices like Knox and Apple to discuss, a few sites have been focusing on the lame (their word, not mine) baby names some celebs give their kiddos. Though by lame, they mostly mean kids named after their parents, like little […]

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Names Worn by Reese Witherspoon

March 20, 2010

She’s 21st century Hollywood royalty, and certainly part of the reason so many parents have chosen gender neutral surnames for their daughters. In honor of her March 22, here’s a look at Names Worn By Reese Witherspoon.

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Sunday Summary: 1/17/10

January 17, 2010

The baby boom continues at AppMtn. Congratulations to Emmy Jo on the birth of her son, Julius! Have you been reading all of those press releases by this hospital or that about the most popular names of 2009? They haven’t been terribly exciting, but I’m reading them anyhow. This one caught my attention, not because […]

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Sunday Summary: 8/16/09

August 16, 2009

It’s August 16, and that means Mad Men’s third season debuts tonight. Check out the Mad Men Names list over at Nameberry. Midge might not make a comeback any time soon, but Joan, Peter and Betty all sound fresh to my ear. Bewildertrix has spotted Betty in a few birth announcements recently. Speaking of television […]

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