Baby Name of the Day: Perseus

July 6, 2011

If you came of age in the 1980s, today’s choice might make you think of Harry Hamlin in sandals. And, possibly, a mechanical owl. As suggested by Sadie, our Baby Name of the Day is Perseus.

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Sunday Summary: 4/17/11

April 17, 2011

Did you hear that Sweet Valley High books have been rebooted?

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Sunday Summary: 3/6/11

March 6, 2011

First, a question for a friend: let’s say you were expecting a daughter. Not only is she going to be your last child, you’re the youngest sibling, so this baby is probably the last in her generation. You’d love to pass on your maiden name. Trouble is, your maiden name sounds exactly like a popular […]

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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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Baby Name of the Day: Cordelia

August 13, 2010

She’s a legendary queen and an impeccable literary choice. Thanks to Rosy for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day – the surprisingly underused Cordelia.

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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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Summer Names

May 26, 2008

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 26, 2008, and substantially revised on June 11, 2012. The official start of summer is just around the corner, and if you’re expecting a special delivery in the next dozen weeks, perhaps you’re dreaming of a name that celebrates the season. The choices are plentiful for […]

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