Nestor, Astoria, and Satoria: Getting to Story

March 7, 2014

Story is a literally literary name, an appealing option for both genders.  It’s fresher than Corey, and a little bit less traditional than Rory, both of which have been worn by boys and girls. But what if you’re not quite ready to put Story on your child’s birth certificate?  Are there names that could serve as formal […]

Read the full article →

Fable, Novella & Poet: Literally Literary Baby Names

December 7, 2012

Want to celebrate your love of books with a baby name? You can name your baby after a famous literary character – think Emma or Valancy.  Or use an author’s surname – Hawthorne or Thoreau or Austen or Ellison.  Some work as given names, while others seem better left to the middle spot. But there’s […]

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 7/24/11

July 24, 2011

We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave, here in Washington DC. It is my birthday week, which means I’ll exert slightly more influence over the name choices than usual. Happily, many of you were good enough to request names that I was longing to write about anyhow … definitely, the greatest gift! On […]

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 3/27/11

March 27, 2011

First, I’m incredibly excited to see who wins March Madness! Thanks to everyone who voted so far, and if you have not, please remember to weigh in: Boys’ Final and Girls’ Final. I thoroughly enjoyed compiling Rock’n’Roll Baby Names for Nameberry last week. This week’s list is equally edgy. Here’s a hint: Buffy is on […]

Read the full article →

Sunday Summary: 3/7/10

March 7, 2010

First, thanks to Pam and Linda at Nameberry for running my guest post on Movie Award Names: Looking beyond Oscar.

Read the full article →

Name of the Day: Story

October 12, 2008

We’ll admit it. We like word names. They’re unusual and distinctive, but are still familiar and easy to spell. So when the third starbaby in recent years received this one as part of his name, our ears perked up. In honor of the birth of Minnie Driver’s son, here’s our Name of the Day: Story.

Read the full article →

Starbaby News: Minnie Driver Welcomes Henry Story

September 9, 2008

After promising that she would choose a classic name, actress Minnie Driver did not disappoint. Henry Story Driver arrived on Friday, September 5. Mom and baby are doing well. We’re big fans of Henry, a Name of the Day back in May. We find him classic and cool, and yes, a bit on the geek […]

Read the full article →