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In Defense of Riley Anne and Evan Marie: Ten Reasons Boys’ Names on Girls Are Not a Sign of End Times

July 2, 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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Sunday Summary: 5/8/11

May 8, 2011

What a week!

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Baby Name of the Day: Gannon

February 22, 2011

If Cannon and Gunner are hot for boys, why not this surname that feels slightly more academic? Thanks to Katie for suggesting Gannon as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Nolan

February 12, 2011

He’s a lively Irish surname associated with the most American of pastimes. Thanks to Carolyn for suggesting one of the options she’s considering for her baby on the way. Our Baby Name of the Day is Nolan.

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Baby Name of the Day: Sullivan

January 3, 2011

There’s something tremendously upbeat about this Irish surname. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Sullivan.

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Baby Name of the Day: Grant

December 17, 2010

He’s a strong, masculine, single-syllable name with an almost virtue-name vibe.  Why isn’t he more common? Thanks to Nicole for suggesting Grant as Baby Name of the Day.

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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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Baby Name of the Day: Ava

September 29, 2010

She’s Biblical, saintly, international, Hollywood-glam, and nature-themed, too.

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Baby Name of the Day: Liam

September 24, 2010

Once upon a time, all of those boys called William answered to Bill, but now it is the second half of the name in the spotlight. Thanks to Melissa for suggesting Liam as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 9/5/10

September 5, 2010

For those of you in the US, hope you’re having a happy Labor Day weekend! There won’t be a Name of the Day post tomorrow, but there is something else headed your way. Fall brings with it the return of network television, which means lots of new character names to consider. Hellcats – heavily advertised […]

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