Baby Name of the Day: Annora

June 7, 2011

She’s a medieval rarity that would be right at home in today’s Top 100. Thanks to Christina for suggesting Annora as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Noor

May 27, 2011

Want something more subtle than naming your daughter Diamond, less expected than calling her

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A to Z: Nature Names

September 6, 2010

I’ve written about quite a few nature names here – that means that you’ve requested quite a few! Here’s a quick round-up of some of them.

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In Reserve: Possible Names for a Second Daughter

January 14, 2010

I doubt we’ll ever have a third child. There are dozens of practical reasons. And one reason that’s trivial for him, dead serious for me: we could never agree on a name. We do have a few candidates, scraps from the cutting room floor. I’ve mentioned them in comments from time to time, but I […]

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Sunday Summary: 1/10/10

January 10, 2010

First, congratulations to JNE on welcoming Imogen’s little brother, the nicely named Oliver George! Aly turned five on December 17, but we finally got around to throwing his birthday party this weekend. We invited his whole pre-K. (No, the party was not in our house. Our guests wouldn’t fit in our house, even standing still.) […]

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Name of the Day: Elinor

October 23, 2009

I wrote about Eleanor just a few months ago – and yet the requests keep coming for this one. Thanks to Jillian for suggesting the slightly different Elinor as Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 9/13/09

September 13, 2009

Ah, September. The leaves change color, apples of every possible variety can be found in stacks at the Farmers’ Market and me? I’m glued to the television: Okay, not really. I missed the debut of the rebooted Melrose Place the other night. (Though I was sorry to miss Bronx‘s mom in action.) This edition includes […]

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Simple, Sweet and Stuck in the Middle

May 8, 2008

We’ve written about middle names before. But today, we’ve decided to offer a fairly simple list for your consideration. While many of these are gender neutral, this list was compiled with girls in mind. For decades, parents have stuffed an unimaginative Anne or Lynne between the first and last names. More recently, Grace and Rose […]

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