Sunday Summary: 7/24/11

July 24, 2011

We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave, here in Washington DC. It is my birthday week, which means I’ll exert slightly more influence over the name choices than usual. Happily, many of you were good enough to request names that I was longing to write about anyhow … definitely, the greatest gift! On […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Scarlett

June 29, 2011

She’s a vibrant name with a legendary literary namesake. Thanks to Ivy for suggesting Scarlett as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 12/26/10

December 26, 2010

I hope you had a wonderful, magical holiday!  A few random observations from the wider world: Clio opened a gift from the B. You toys line to find this quote in the packaging:  “I’m going to have five children and name them Cabbage, French Toast, Table, Shower, and Chair!”  I laughed, and then noted that […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Mozelle

September 20, 2010

At first glance, she’s Southern-fried, nearly Hee Haw.

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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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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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Name of the Day: Vita

January 20, 2010

A trio of starbaby sightings combined with that fashionable V calls the question: is this name the new Ava? Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Vita as Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 12/6/2009

December 6, 2009

Deck the halls!

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Howdy Pilgrim: Names From Plymouth Rock

November 26, 2009

My son came home from PreK with a paper pilgrim hat the other day.

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The Yea or Nay Round-Up: Lucky Seven Edition

November 14, 2009

As I looked at the stats from last week’s Yea or Nay: Loretta post, I wondered – how have the featured names performed?

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