Pippa

Sunday Summary: 5/1/11

May 1, 2011

Welcome

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Sunday Summary: 3/13/11

March 13, 2011

First, an edit. A few weeks ago, I said something along these lines: “If the kid is good looking a clunky name doesn’t matter.” What I should have said was “if the person is confident …” Beauty is a lottery over which we have no control. (Though Seal and Heidi Klum’s kids are probably set.) […]

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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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Reader Baby Name Story: A Number & A Memory

January 8, 2011

Thanks to Kristen of Marginamia for sharing the stories of her daughters’ names.

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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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Reader Baby Name Story: Beatrix and Juniper

July 10, 2010

When I posted Jodi’s stories about naming big sisters Pippa and Romilly, I intentionally didn’t divulge the names of her two other darling daughters. Readers, the suspense is over! The most charming quartet of girls answers to Pippa, Romilly, Beatrix and Juniper! Read on for more, including their lovely middles.

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Reader Baby Names Story: Pippa and Romilly

July 3, 2010

Thanks to Jodi for sharing the stories behind her daughters’ names! They’re truly delightful choices, and since she’s lucky enough to have four girls, I’ll be sharing her story over two Saturdays. Elder sisters Pippa and Romilly are up first!

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Name of the Day: Philomena

December 1, 2009

She’s lovely and quirky, familiar but rarely heard – a winning combination circa 2009. Thanks to Bizzy for suggesting Philomena as Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 8/30/09

August 30, 2009

It’s been a quiet week here at AppMtn as we all enjoy the last sweltering days of summer. The stores are filling up with sweaters (and Halloween candy – already!) and television is premiering brand new can’t-miss-shows. Which brings me to a trio of Project Runway related thoughts: Contestant Qristyl squeaked by for another week. […]

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Name of the Day: Philippa

July 29, 2009

Here’s an often-overlooked gem – feminine but not fussy, aristocratic yet easy for a child to wear. Thanks to Lola, Kate and Jodi for suggesting Philippa as Name of the Day.

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