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Patrick: Baby Name of the Day

January 29, 2013

He’s a timeless classic and an impeccable Irish heritage choice. Thanks to Lola for suggesting Patrick as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 5/15/11

May 15, 2011

Since I’ve starting writing AppMtn, I’ve learned that I can usually tell you why a name rose – hindsight is 20/20 – but I cannot tell you, with any certainty, which names will make the US Top 1000 in the year 2020. I can say, with some confidence, that the majority of the names in […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Nolan

February 12, 2011

He’s a lively Irish surname associated with the most American of pastimes. Thanks to Carolyn for suggesting one of the options she’s considering for her baby on the way. Our Baby Name of the Day is Nolan.

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Baby Name of the Day: Sullivan

January 3, 2011

There’s something tremendously upbeat about this Irish surname. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Sullivan.

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Baby Name of the Day: Cashel

December 9, 2010

Dashiell is stylish, and Cash is king.  Could this Irish import combine the best of both? Thanks to Kristin for suggesting Cashel as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 10/10/10

October 10, 2010

I’m not sure exactly what’s going on upstairs as I write – I can hear both children laughing, and the Dora Halloween special is definitely on television. My husband must be in the room with them, but I kind of think the toddler is in charge. Beyond describing my background noise, I say that because […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/5/10

September 5, 2010

For those of you in the US, hope you’re having a happy Labor Day weekend! There won’t be a Name of the Day post tomorrow, but there is something else headed your way. Fall brings with it the return of network television, which means lots of new character names to consider. Hellcats – heavily advertised […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Ryan

July 9, 2010

He’d fit nearly anyone’s definition of a normal name, but he was actually quite rare until the post-World War II era. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Ryan as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Colleen

April 30, 2010

She’s as kelly green as a shamrock, but trends have left her behind. Thanks to Colleen for suggesting her own appellation as Baby Name of the Day.

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In Defense of Atlas and Apple: Ten Reasons Unusual Names Aren’t a Problem

April 5, 2010

Last February, I posted In Defense of Emma and Ethan: Ten Good Reasons to Use a Common Name. While reviewing what I’d written in 2009, I realized that I’d never laid out the case for uncommon names. Need I state the obvious? I rather like names that you don’t hear everyday. And so here are […]

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