Rose

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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Sunday Summary: 7/24/11

July 24, 2011

We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave, here in Washington DC. It is my birthday week, which means I’ll exert slightly more influence over the name choices than usual. Happily, many of you were good enough to request names that I was longing to write about anyhow … definitely, the greatest gift! On […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Violet

July 5, 2011

She’s a vintage botanical in full bloom circa 2011. Thanks to Heather for suggesting Violet as our Baby of the Name.

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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: Scarlett

June 29, 2011

She’s a vibrant name with a legendary literary namesake. Thanks to Ivy for suggesting Scarlett as our Baby Name of the Day.

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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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Sunday Summary: 1/30/11

January 30, 2011

It strikes me that I’m now into my fourth year of writing at AppMtn.

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Baby Name of the Day: Anthea

January 7, 2011

Looking for a floral name that’s more subtle than Lily, rarer than Rose? Thanks to Fran for suggesting one option: the botanical Anthea.

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Baby Name of the Day: Waverly

December 23, 2010

Today’s literary choice is perfectly in step with current trends, but has yet to catch on. Thanks to Amanda for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Waverly.

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Sunday Summary: 11/21/10

November 21, 2010

Congratulations to Kate of My Kids Eat Off the Floor on the birth of Juno Kate!  The amazing Kate has already sent in Juno’s name story, so look for it soon. So I’ve been doing more lurking, this time at Babyzone: Aven suggested for a boy, like Gavin without the G; McKelyn for a girl, […]

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