Rosalie, Primrose, and Rosa: A Riot of Roses

January 17, 2014

This post was originally published on July 30, 2008, was revised on May 7, 2012, and again on January 17, 2014. Rose is the middle name of the moment, whether you’re talking about the neighbors’ new baby girl or celebrity parents like Nicole Kidman’s Sunday Rose or Jimmy Fallon’s Winnie¬†Rose.¬† All three of Sylvester Stallone’s […]

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Trends for Girls from the 2010 SSA Results

May 5, 2011

The Social Security Administration released their Top 1000 names today.

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Baby Name of the Day: Primrose

April 11, 2011

She’s a buttoned-up botanical with a pop culture link. Thanks to Amanda for suggesting Primrose as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Rosalie

June 16, 2010

With all the talk of Jacob and Isabella, it is easy to miss the real baby naming stories from the Twilight franchise. Here’s one: thanks to Melissa for suggesting the rebounding Rosalie as Baby Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Roxana

February 5, 2010

As if Chicago’s bad girl Roxie Hart didn’t taint her, the Police’s chart-topping single nearly did her in. Can she regain her rightful place as a culture-spanning classic? Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Roxana as Name of the Day.

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Names from Twilight: Not Just for Vampires Anymore

June 12, 2009

Into every generation a vampire romance is born. That’s usually not big news in baby naming circles. But the current hot series about the undead – Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight – could influence baby names for the next generation.

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Sunday Summary: 5/24/09

May 24, 2009

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Here’s wishing you fair skies for your weekend festivities. But if you do find yourself with a few spare minutes in front of a computer screen, here are a few diversions: First, my question of the week: What goes with Henry? I recently met a family with teenage twins, Henry and […]

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