Baby Name of the Day: Coco

July 25, 2011

Every year I take back the reigns during my birthday week and choose a few of the names to profile here at AppMtn. As it happens, my first pick was also suggested by Nicole. Today’s name of the day is Coco.

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Baby Name of the Day: Lawrie

July 15, 2011

Boys answer to Jamie and Robbie. Why not this diminutive form of an enduring classic? Thanks to Emily for suggesting Lawrie as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 7/10/11

July 10, 2011

Between writing about Scarlett the other day and finally reading The Help, I’ve had Southern names on the brain. Kathryn Stockett’s characters answer to names like Raleigh, Constantine, Eugenia and Mae Mobley – the “Southern double name” idea referenced by Nicole Kidman when explaining that her youngest daughter is called Faith Margaret, not just Faith. […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Callahan

April 21, 2011

He’s an upbeat Irish surname made famous by a fictional, hard-edged cop. Thanks to Amanda for suggesting Callahan as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Yea or Nay: Radley

April 16, 2011

Remember the Yea or Nay posts?

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Baby Name of the Day: Orly

March 7, 2011

Today’s choice has two distinct origins with similar meanings. Thanks to mom-to-be Michelle for suggesting Orly as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 3/6/11

March 6, 2011

First, a question for a friend: let’s say you were expecting a daughter. Not only is she going to be your last child, you’re the youngest sibling, so this baby is probably the last in her generation. You’d love to pass on your maiden name. Trouble is, your maiden name sounds exactly like a popular […]

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Sunday Summary: 2/20/11

February 20, 2011

Let’s start with an announcement: every Saturday in March will be March Madness at Appellation Mountain. Nope, I’m not writing basketball-related posts. Instead, you’re voting on your favorites from last year’s most popular posts. It should be fun! Elsewhere online: I love Lemon’s guest post at Nameberry on word names: Echo, Tansy, Temple. Ages ago […]

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Sunday Summary: 2/13/11

February 13, 2011

I took the kids to get their hair cut at our local Cartoon Cuts, which isn’t local at all – it requires a drive on the Beltway to Rockville Pike. While the kids were being coiffed, I flipped through a rack of personalized hair barrettes. The selection included the predictable Emma and Elizabeth, but also […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Nolan

February 12, 2011

He’s a lively Irish surname associated with the most American of pastimes. Thanks to Carolyn for suggesting one of the options she’s considering for her baby on the way. Our Baby Name of the Day is Nolan.

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