Piper: Baby Name of the Day

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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Sunday Summary: 12/12/10

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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

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

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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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