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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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Baby Name of the Day: Irénée

June 16, 2011

He’s a French spin on a peaceful, saintly appellation. Thanks to Arthur for suggesting Irénée as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Circe

March 22, 2011

She’s a beguiling sorceress who captivated Odysseus. Thanks to Heather for suggesting the enchanting Circe as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 3/6/11

March 6, 2011

First, a question for a friend: let’s say you were expecting a daughter. Not only is she going to be your last child, you’re the youngest sibling, so this baby is probably the last in her generation. You’d love to pass on your maiden name. Trouble is, your maiden name sounds exactly like a popular […]

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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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Sunday Summary: Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2010

For those of you in the US, Happy Independence Day! There will be no Baby Name of the Day on Monday, but national-holiday/great-excuse-for-a-cookout or no, I couldn’t let a Sunday go past without the news. I’m going to flip the starbaby info to the top. If you recognize Diego Luna, he of Milk and Y […]

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Sunday Summary: 5/9/10

May 9, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Baby Name of the Day: Hannelore

April 5, 2010

I’ve heard she’s considered old-fashioned overseas, but she has an interesting indie edge in the US. Thanks to Bek for suggesting Hannelore as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Winola

March 30, 2010

She’s a true rarity with a disputed meaning but a strangely appealing vibe. Thanks to Emma for suggesting Winola as Name of the Day.

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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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