Tallulah: Baby Name of the Day

January 28, 2013

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on May 17, 2008.  It was substantially revised and reposted on January 28, 2013. She’s part-saint, part-Hollywood icon. Our Baby Name of the Day is Tallulah.

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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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Baby Name of the Day: Beulah

January 26, 2011

Quick: name a name you’d never give to a child.

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Sunday Summary: 12/12/10

December 12, 2010

I’m always surprised when I realize that Valerie remains so popular.  She ranked #138 in 2009, not too far from her peak of #60 in 1959.  Nothing against the name – I know some lovely women who answer to Valerie – but it makes me think of The Monkees.  (Though the song title is “Valleri” […]

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Yea or Nay: Judy

July 5, 2010

I’m taking the Fourth of July holiday off, but here’s a name that’s been on my mind lately: could Judy make a comeback? Formal version Judith was once a Top Ten choice. Judy reached the Top 20 in the 1940s. Today the animated Judy Jetson makes her a futuristic retro pick, and Dame Judi Dench […]

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Sunday Summary: 4/25/10

April 25, 2010

The price of a blog with growing readership?

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Sunday Summary: 4/11/10

April 11, 2010

I’m not a loyal viewer of America’s Next Top Model, but I do check in from time to time to see the contestants’ names.

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Sunday Summary: 2/14/10

February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day! Which reminds me, a new ABC series called Happy Town will premier in late April.

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Name of the Day: Maisie

December 23, 2009

She’s the short form of a timeless classic. Thanks to Laura for suggesting Maisie as Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 11/22/09

November 22, 2009

First off, a Thanksgiving news alert:

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