Quinn: Baby Name of the Day

January 9, 2014

It’s a stylish unisex surname name popular for boys and girls in recent years. Thanks to Carolyn for suggesting Quinn as our Baby Name of the Day.

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In Defense of Riley Anne and Evan Marie: Ten Reasons Boys’ Names on Girls Are Not a Sign of End Times

July 2, 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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A to Z: Single Syllable Names for Girls

August 14, 2010

Confession: I play name games. When stuck cooling my heels waiting for something, or in a meeting so deadly dull I think my soul might leave my body, I find my pen scrawling names. Here’s a recent one – an A-to-Z list of Single Syllable Names for Girls. I stalled out on a few letters. […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Zinnia

May 7, 2010

Take Zoe and Zara, cross with Lily and Violet and what do you get? Today’s Baby Name of the Day, of course! Thanks to Paul for suggesting Zinnia.

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Sunday Summary: 3/7/10

March 7, 2010

First, thanks to Pam and Linda at Nameberry for running my guest post on Movie Award Names: Looking beyond Oscar.

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Name of the Day: Quentin

March 3, 2010

He sounds buttoned-down, but he’s been worn by some serious tough guys. Thanks to Emma for suggesting Quentin as Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Tarquin

February 11, 2010

With Tristan gone mainstream, how would this similar choice wear on a boy today? Thanks to Mneme for suggesting Tarquin as Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 10/18/09

October 18, 2009

First, congratulations to reader Photoqulity for a successful showing of her work Fuzzhead by DP at the Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife. Her bibs rock! Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. True fact: I can recite the original text of Where the Wild Things Are. From memory. (And yet I regularly forget my […]

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Sunday Summary: 9/13/09

September 13, 2009

Ah, September. The leaves change color, apples of every possible variety can be found in stacks at the Farmers’ Market and me? I’m glued to the television: Okay, not really. I missed the debut of the rebooted Melrose Place the other night. (Though I was sorry to miss Bronx‘s mom in action.) This edition includes […]

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Predictions for 2009

December 31, 2008

With just hours left in 2008, here are the official ApMtn baby name predictions for 2009.

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