Sunday Summary: 4/3/11

April 3, 2011

First, a long overdue congratulations to Carolyn on the birth of

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Sunday Summary: 6/20/10

June 20, 2010

Happy Father’s Day!

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Sunday Summary: 4/11/10

April 11, 2010

I’m not a loyal viewer of America’s Next Top Model, but I do check in from time to time to see the contestants’ names.

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In Defense of Atlas and Apple: Ten Reasons Unusual Names Aren’t a Problem

April 5, 2010

Last February, I posted In Defense of Emma and Ethan: Ten Good Reasons to Use a Common Name. While reviewing what I’d written in 2009, I realized that I’d never laid out the case for uncommon names. Need I state the obvious? I rather like names that you don’t hear everyday. And so here are […]

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Sunday Summary: 11/8/09

November 8, 2009

So not only did SJP and Matthew Broderick have twins, they’ve generated double the press with their name choices. First came the announcement that the girls were named Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge.

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Sunday Summary: 4/5/09

April 5, 2009

It’s been a bumper week for starbabies wearing pink – Satyana, Petal Blossom Rainbow and Blakesley Grace. I triple checked to make sure this wasn’t an April Fool’s Day hoax – but I still don’t want to believe it! Babble’s Strollerderby is reporting that a Mexican couple named their newborn daughter Krisis Mundial. I suppose […]

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Simple, Sweet and Stuck in the Middle

May 8, 2008

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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