Sunday Summary: 12/5/10

December 5, 2010

Christmas came early to Appellation Mountain, with a guest post on Nameberry leading to a shout-out from Lisa Belkin’s venerable The Motherlode blog at the New York Times.  Christmas also officially arrived in our town – a tree was lit in the City’s park, we had breakfast with Santa, and we spent a few hours […]

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Name of the Day: Olwen

January 8, 2010

If Olive and Opal are fashionable choices, why not this Welsh appellation? Thanks to Hanalise and Corinne for suggesting Olwen as Name of the Day.

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Hurricane Names

June 3, 2009

It’s not really baby naming news – it’s meteorological, potentially catastrophic even. And yet I can’t resist posting the 2009 list of Hurricane Names.

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Sunday Summary: 4/19/09

April 19, 2009

It’s springtime, and our family tree is blooming! My brother-in-law tied the knot last week, meaning that I now have a sister-in-law with the lovely name Solange. (She’s pretty fabulous, too.) On the other side of the Atlantic, Alexei’s godmother, Paulina, is now engaged to Bartholomew. I haven’t met him yet, but I did learn […]

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