Rosalie, Primrose, and Rosa: A Riot of Roses

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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

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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Sunday Summary: 7/3/11

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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Sunday Summary: 11/21/10

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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