Sunday Summary: 7/3/11

July 3, 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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Baby Name of the Day: Emrys

March 25, 2011

Emmett is big for boys. Rhys, Reese, and Reece are on the rise for both genders. Here’s an obscure option that combines the best of both. Thanks to Shelby for suggesting Emrys as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Greil

March 23, 2011

You might find this name on the pages of Rolling Stone or The Village Voice. How would it look on your child’s birth certificate? Thanks to Janelle for suggesting Greil as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2010

For those of you in the US, Happy Independence Day! There will be no Baby Name of the Day on Monday, but national-holiday/great-excuse-for-a-cookout or no, I couldn’t let a Sunday go past without the news. I’m going to flip the starbaby info to the top. If you recognize Diego Luna, he of Milk and Y […]

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Name of the Day: Macsen

February 1, 2010

If Jackson’s popularity spurred the use of Jax, will the fashionable Max encourage parents to consider this one? Thanks to Mneme for suggesting Macsen as Name of the Day.

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2009: Most Popular Boys' Names at AppMtn

December 28, 2009

It’s that time of year. The official Social Security Administration list won’t be out until May, but unofficial lists have been circulating since mid-December. Here at AppMtn, I can’t possibly claim that the most popular posts will be reflected in the Top Ten – or even Top 100 – baby names in use.

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Sunday Summary: 12/20/09

December 20, 2009

‘Tis the season for popcorn.

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Name of the Day: Seren

September 22, 2009

Think American parents are the only ones combing the dictionary for novel names? Thanks to Laney McDonald for suggesting the Welsh Seren as Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 8/23/09

August 23, 2009

What have I been doing with my life? Because until a few days ago, I was not on FaceBook. Clearly, I need to rethink my priorities. Within minutes of joining, I’d discovered that an old friend is now the proud parent of two wonderfully named daughters – Esme and Eleni. Elsewhere online: Jen of Blissfully […]

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2008’s Top Names of the Day

January 8, 2009

While we’re all waiting to hear the name of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s new daughter, here’s a little distraction. I tallied up the most read Names of the Day from 2008. The results follow – a few are quite surprising!

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