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 […]

Read the full article →

Baby Name of the Day: Estée

July 11, 2011

As the search for appellations français continues, here’s a rarity that just might appeal. Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Estée as our Baby Name of the Day.

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 6/19/11

June 19, 2011

Happy Father’s Day! Thanks to a gap between the end of the school year and the start of summer camp, we headed for Rehoboth Beach (Delaware, on the Atlantic) this past week.

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 5/1/11

May 1, 2011

Welcome

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 12/19/10

December 19, 2010

I’m fascinated by names, but equally intrigued by the process we use to arrive at a name.  You can find countless real life conversations on message boards, but here are a few I spotted on parents’ personal blogs: Aidan at Ivy League Insecurities has a great list going for a third daughter, but my favorite […]

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 10/10/10

October 10, 2010

I’m not sure exactly what’s going on upstairs as I write – I can hear both children laughing, and the Dora Halloween special is definitely on television. My husband must be in the room with them, but I kind of think the toddler is in charge. Beyond describing my background noise, I say that because […]

Read the full article →

Baby Name of the Day: Blythe

September 15, 2010

She’s as cheerful as Felicity, as brief as Blair. Thanks to Rocking Fetal for suggesting Blythe as Baby Name of the Day.

Read the full article →

Baby Name of the Day: Mara

August 30, 2010

She’s a powerful goddess, a mournful woman, and everything in between. Thanks to Frances for suggesting Mara as Baby Name of the Day.

Read the full article →

A to Z: Single Syllable Names for Girls

August 14, 2010

Confession: I play name games. When stuck cooling my heels waiting for something, or in a meeting so deadly dull I think my soul might leave my body, I find my pen scrawling names. Here’s a recent one – an A-to-Z list of Single Syllable Names for Girls. I stalled out on a few letters. […]

Read the full article →

Baby Name of the Day: Ruth

May 3, 2010

She’s Biblical and brief, and she’s been part of the US Top Ten before. Is she due for a comeback? Thanks to Kelly for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day, Ruth.

Read the full article →