Baby Name of the Day: Sophia

August 23, 2011

She’s a lovely, literary classic riding high atop popularity charts throughout the English-speaking world. But she’s also the product of one big ol’ misunderstanding. Thanks to Sophie for suggesting Sophia as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Starbaby News: Cosima Redux!

June 25, 2010

Fashion model Claudia Schiffer welcomed daughter Cosima Violet last month.

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In Reserve: Possible Names for a Second Daughter

January 14, 2010

I doubt we’ll ever have a third child. There are dozens of practical reasons. And one reason that’s trivial for him, dead serious for me: we could never agree on a name. We do have a few candidates, scraps from the cutting room floor. I’ve mentioned them in comments from time to time, but I […]

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In Defense of Isobel and Aiden: Ten Reasons to Embrace Variant Spellings

October 28, 2009

Head over to a baby naming website and suggest naming your baby-to-be Alivia. Or Jaxon. Some will applaud your choice and add that Alyveah and Jaxin are cute, too. Several will sigh, and ask what’s wrong with Olivia and Jackson. I’ll admit to a few snarky comments about Konner and Mackynzee. So maybe it sounds […]

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