Payton: Baby Name of the Day


This post was originally published on October 22, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on July 14, 2014. Take a sensational television series and a pair of football heroes, add some Irish style, and no wonder today’s choice has become a huge hit. Thanks to Another for suggesting Payton as our Baby Name of the Day.


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


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 […]


Starbaby News: Welcome Skyler Morrison

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 […]


Sunday Summary: Happy Fourth of July!

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 […]


Sunday Summary: 1/10/10

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.) […]