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: 7/3/11

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: 12/5/10

Christmas came early to Appellation Mountain, with a guest post on Nameberry leading to a shout-out from Lisa Belkin’s venerable The Motherlode blog at the New York Times.  Christmas also officially arrived in our town – a tree was lit in the City’s park, we had breakfast with Santa, and we spent a few hours […]

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Sunday Summary: 1/3/10

It’s the first Sunday Summary of 2010. Happy New Year! Congratulations to Chanara and her family as they celebrate their first New Year’s Day with new daughter Rosemary Amelie Belle. Now, on to the random name spotting: Hat tip to Photoquilty for the heads up on Today’s story about bizarre baby names, including Marijuana Pepsi. […]

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