Baby Name of the Day: Heather

July 12, 2011

She’s a botanical choice from a few decades back, once so popular that Winona Ryder went to high school with three of them. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Heather as our Baby Name of the Day.

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In Defense of Riley Anne and Evan Marie: Ten Reasons Boys’ Names on Girls Are Not a Sign of End Times

July 2, 2011

Feeling feisty? Head to a message board and announce that you’re naming your daughter Addison. Or Quinn. Or Mason. Then run for cover. Sure, some people will respond positively. But depending on the forum, you could also find yourself accused of thievery, trendiness, and general bad taste. I’m sympathetic to parents who feel they can’t […]

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Starbaby News: Welcome Skyler Morrison

March 24, 2011

I thoroughly expected the taste-making, trend-setting Rachel Zoe to choose a thoroughly fashion forward name for her firstborn. When I saw the birth announcement for Skyler Morrison Berman, my initial reaction was “surely, there’s some mistake.” Skyler peaked for boys back in 1994, and for girls in 2000. Variant spellings abound, from the original Dutch […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Gillian

December 14, 2010

She’s a medieval spin on the evergreen Julia, a name that first found favor in the 20th century. Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Gillian as our Baby Name of the Day.

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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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Sunday Summary: Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2010

For those of you in the US, Happy Independence Day! There will be no Baby Name of the Day on Monday, but national-holiday/great-excuse-for-a-cookout or no, I couldn’t let a Sunday go past without the news. I’m going to flip the starbaby info to the top. If you recognize Diego Luna, he of Milk and Y […]

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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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Sunday Summary: 12/20/09

December 20, 2009

‘Tis the season for popcorn.

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Name of the Day: Taran

December 17, 2009

Is he an underused masculine appellation or one that’s gone to the girls? Thanks to Dearest for suggesting Taran 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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