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Baby Name of the Day: Merrilees

July 19, 2011

At first glance, she seems invented – maybe even misspelled. But she’s actually an obscure Scottish option. Thanks to EK for suggesting the intriguing Merrilees as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Kerensa

June 15, 2011

She’s an intriguing rarity – easy to pronounce, with hints of a medieval past, and a very attractive meaning. Thanks to Clio for suggesting Kerensa as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Antonella

June 1, 2011

Anthony is a saintly staple. Antoinette was a doomed queen. How would this Italian spin wear today? Thanks to Christina for suggesting Antonella as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Lucinda

February 2, 2011

She’s a literary elaboration of Lucia. In the Age of Isabella, here’s one that would wear quite well on a daughter. Thanks to Jennie, aka British American, for suggesting Lucinda as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 12/26/10

December 26, 2010

I hope you had a wonderful, magical holiday!  A few random observations from the wider world: Clio opened a gift from the B. You toys line to find this quote in the packaging:  “I’m going to have five children and name them Cabbage, French Toast, Table, Shower, and Chair!”  I laughed, and then noted that […]

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Sunday Summary: 12/5/10

December 5, 2010

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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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.

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Baby Name of the Day: Endellion

August 27, 2010

We interrupt rerun week to post something a little bit different. I was certain I’d written a full post about this saint’s name, but instead she’s just mentioned in an early list of obscure saints’ names. Inspired by British PM David Cameron’s new daughter, our Baby Name of the Day is Endellion.

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Baby Name of the Day: Cordelia

August 13, 2010

She’s a legendary queen and an impeccable literary choice. Thanks to Rosy for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day – the surprisingly underused Cordelia.

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Baby Name of the Day: Tracy

July 22, 2010

Is it a boys’ name appropriated by girls?

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