Fetching Names: Everybody Loves an Irish Girl

June 15, 2012

Irish names are the source of frequent requests at AppMtn.  I’m not even a scintilla Irish, so I tended to skip these sections in the baby name books.  Plus they were everywhere when I was a kid – Erin and Kelly and Megan were only slightly less epidemic than Jennifer and Amy and Heather. What’s fascinating about Irish names […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Colleen

April 30, 2010

She’s as kelly green as a shamrock, but trends have left her behind. Thanks to Colleen for suggesting her own appellation as Baby Name of the Day.

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Name of the Day: Orla

March 26, 2010

Worried that Isla is the next big thing?

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Names from Twilight: Not Just for Vampires Anymore

June 12, 2009

Into every generation a vampire romance is born. That’s usually not big news in baby naming circles. But the current hot series about the undead – Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight – could influence baby names for the next generation.

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