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

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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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Sunday Summary: 10/18/09

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

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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Simple, Sweet and Stuck in the Middle

We’ve written about middle names before. But today, we’ve decided to offer a fairly simple list for your consideration. While many of these are gender neutral, this list was compiled with girls in mind. For decades, parents have stuffed an unimaginative Anne or Lynne between the first and last names. More recently, Grace and Rose […]

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