Baby Name of the Day: Polly

July 1, 2011

Nameberry called her freckle-faced, but she’s picked up an edge in recent years. Thanks to Claire for suggesting Polly as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Indie

March 10, 2011

It’s a versatile nickname, likely to bring to mind a fictional daredevil archeologist. Thanks to Carrie for suggesting her daughter Ingrid’s nickname. Our Baby Name of the Day is Indie.

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Sunday Summary: 2/6/11

February 6, 2011

This is all kinds of intriguing – check out The Board: An Unofficial Guide to The Bump’s baby name forum. First, because there’s great content. I watched Rant 55: All Your Kids Are Named the Same Thing twice. And, okay, I’m hugely flattered to be on their Best Blogs list. But it is especially interesting […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Miette

January 13, 2011

You might call your daughter Cupcake, but odds are there is something far more formal on her birth certificate.  But what if your first language isn’t English, and you just plain like the way Cupcake sounds for your daughter born in Borneo or Bahrain or Brussels? Thanks to Emiley for suggesting an option that might […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Elsie

November 29, 2010

If Sadie is stylish, is it any wonder this name is making a comeback? Thanks to Photoquilty for suggesting Elsie as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 10/31/10

October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween! More proof that I truly have a one-track mind: let’s start with two name-related thoughts, prompted by my kids’ costumes: There will be more little boys named Anakin in the future. Nancy tells us there were 117 in 2009 alone. Despite my insistence that Aly is Luke Skywalker, he keeps correcting me – […]

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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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Sunday Summary: 8/8/10

August 8, 2010

It doesn’t matter if I’m at the dentist or the drugstore or Disney World, I’m always listening for names. One of my favorites namespotting locations is Franklin’s, our local brewpub/restaurant/toy store – is there any better combination? – because, of course, we’re all chasing our children around while we wait for a table. The other […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Romy

July 30, 2010

She and BFF Michele went to their high school more than a dozen years ago. Today you might just find her on the playground. The name I have in reserve for a (no-I’m-not-pregnant) second daughter is today’s Baby Name of the Day: Romy.

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Baby Name of the Day: Sally

July 29, 2010

She’s Charlie Brown’s little sister, Lightning McQueen’s best girl, and Don Draper’s damaged daughter. She’s also the person who helped me set up my very first blog. Our Baby Name of the Day is Sally.

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