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Baby Name of the Day: Ruby

July 4, 2012

In honor of our red, white, and blue holiday,  how ’bout Ruby as our Baby Name of the Day?

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Reader Baby Name Story: Named for Dad

April 14, 2012

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Meg for sharing her story.  It is heartbreaking and uplifting all at once, and emphasizes that names, at their best, truly are powerful stories. This is the story of my two children’s names. When my husband and I were expecting our first child, a boy, we had no issues picking out […]

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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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Pregnant in Heels: My Reaction

April 9, 2011

I was half asleep when Pregnant in Heels debuted on Bravo, determined to stay awake long enough to see Elisabeth on television.

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Sunday Summary: 3/20/11

March 20, 2011

Here’s my absolute favorite thing to get in my email inbox: birth announcements. There were two last week, complete with pictures! I really, truly appreciate them and won’t pass them on unless you expressly note that I can share them here. Thank you! Speaking of birth announcements, I was scrolling through a random list and […]

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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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Baby Name of the Day: Susan

January 10, 2011

She was a Top Ten pick for more than two decades.  Can she still sound fresh today? Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Susan as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 1/9/11

January 9, 2011

I had lunch with a mom-to-be friend of mine last week.

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Sunday Summary: 12/12/10

December 12, 2010

I’m always surprised when I realize that Valerie remains so popular.  She ranked #138 in 2009, not too far from her peak of #60 in 1959.  Nothing against the name – I know some lovely women who answer to Valerie – but it makes me think of The Monkees.  (Though the song title is “Valleri” […]

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Reader Baby Name Story: The All-Time Favorite Name

December 4, 2010

Thanks to Kate of My Kids Eat Off the Floor for sharing the joyful sequel to her previous Reader Baby Name Story: A Pair of Meaningful Choices. As promised, here is the naming story for our third daughter, Juno Kate! Juno’s name story begins 3 years ago, when I was pregnant with our second daughter, […]

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