Sunday Summary: 7/3/11

July 3, 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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Phoenix: Baby Name of the Day

May 17, 2011

He strikes many as nouveau, but his roots go back to Ancient Greece. Thanks to Sara for suggesting Phoenix as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Femke

April 4, 2011

She’s a Top 20 pick in the Netherlands, and popular in Belgium, too.

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Baby Name of the Day: Indie

March 10, 2011

It’s a versatile nickname, likely to bring to mind a fictional daredevil archeologist. Thanks to Carrie for suggesting her daughter Ingrid’s nickname. Our Baby Name of the Day is Indie.

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Sunday Summary: 1/23/10

January 23, 2011

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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Baby Name of the Day: Sequoia

January 18, 2011

Let’s say you want a nature name for a daughter.  The list is long, ranging from the ladylike Lily to the modern Skye.  The boys’ list is, well, shorter.  Here’s one that ought to work. Thanks to Emilie for suggesting Sequoia as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Starbaby News: Welcome Draco

September 11, 2010

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

July 11, 2010

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: 4/25/10

April 25, 2010

The price of a blog with growing readership?

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Sunday Summary: 3/1/09

March 1, 2009

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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