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Baby Name of the Day: Arkady

June 3, 2011

He’s a literary Russian option, nearly unknown in the US. Thanks to Jennifer for suggesting Arkady as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 12/12/10

December 12, 2010

I’m always surprised when I realize that Valerie remains so popular.  She ranked #138 in 2009, not too far from her peak of #60 in 1959.  Nothing against the name – I know some lovely women who answer to Valerie – but it makes me think of The Monkees.  (Though the song title is “Valleri” […]

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Sunday Summary: 12/5/10

December 5, 2010

Christmas came early to Appellation Mountain, with a guest post on Nameberry leading to a shout-out from Lisa Belkin’s venerable The Motherlode blog at the New York Times.  Christmas also officially arrived in our town – a tree was lit in the City’s park, we had breakfast with Santa, and we spent a few hours […]

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Parker Lewis vs. Parker Posey

August 7, 2010

Parker has a long history of occasional use as a given name. Originally an occupational surname for a gamekeeper or geographic name for someone who lived near parkland, he’s charted as a boys’ given name in the US most years since 1880. In 2009, he entered the US Top 100 at #96, and in 2011, […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Meadow

July 8, 2010

A violent television series put this gentle nature name on the map. Thanks to Danielle for suggesting Meadow as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 5/30/10

May 30, 2010

For those of you in the US, Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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Sunday Summary: 4/18/10

April 18, 2010

After two plus years in our urban(esque) rowhome, we’re out of excuses for not having paint on our walls.

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Name of the Day: Phoebe

March 10, 2010

She’s been worn a by a moon and a bird, a witch and a Friend. Thanks to Breanna for suggesting Phoebe as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Clover

January 29, 2010

It’s a traditional symbol of luck, but would it bring good fortune to your daughter? Thanks to Corinne for suggesting Clover as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Vesper

December 24, 2009

Would you name your daughter after a Bond girl? Thanks to Shelby for suggesting this seasonally appropriate choice.

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