Piper

Piper: Baby Name of the Day

November 17, 2014

This post was originally published on May 31, 2008.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on November 17, 2014. Over the past few years, this name has gone from daring rarity to mainstream darling. Thanks to Kayt for suggesting today’s Baby Name of the Day: Piper.

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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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