Sunday Summary: 1/2/11

Happy New Year!  The holidays are always a great chance to catch up with people you haven’t seen for a while.  I discovered an old friend is now dad to a daughter called Ada Maple.  And I heard that several friends-of-friends and cousins-twice-removed are expecting.  In every case, I made sure to offer my sincere […]

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Sunday Summary: 12/19/10

I’m fascinated by names, but equally intrigued by the process we use to arrive at a name.  You can find countless real life conversations on message boards, but here are a few I spotted on parents’ personal blogs: Aidan at Ivy League Insecurities has a great list going for a third daughter, but my favorite […]

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The Myth of the Normal Name

Visit nearly any baby name forum and it’s amazing how often you’ll hear variations on one comment: Give your kid a normal name! What’s more dazzling is that this criticism can be in response to nearly any choice – from a chart topper like Ava or Aiden, to standards like Henry or Beatrix. I’d like […]

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