Sunday Summary: 7/3/11

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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Sunday Summary: 1/23/10

Have you ever been someplace where you were supposed to be thinking about something entirely different, but your mind wandered and you found yourself pondering names instead? Please tell me I’m not the only one. I was at a memorial service for a lovely man on Saturday, a man whose life was jam-packed with adventure […]

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Starbaby News: Welcome Draco

Yup, Draco. Danica McKellar and husband Mike Verta have chosen the name Draco for their new baby boy. From the Latin word for dragon, it’s a name perfectly on trend: he was in use in Ancient Greece, there’s a constellation by the name, he has the -o ending of Leo, and while a dragon is […]

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Sunday Summary: 7/11/10

Just when you think every name has been imagined, every option exhausted, pop culture surprises us. First, Cecily von Ziegesar’s novel Cum Laude tackles the lives of privileged college students (as opposed to the privileged high school students in her Gossip Girl franchise.) One of the main characters is a girl called Shipley, and a […]

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Sunday Summary: 3/1/09

Just when it looked like spring was here, what with the crocuses and actually walking the kids to school without a jacket one morning, what’s in the forecast? EIGHT INCHES OF SNOW. If you, too, are enduring winter’s last gasp, park your toddler in front of the television and entertain yourself with these links: How’s […]

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