Sunday Summary: 7/17/11

July 17, 2011

What a week! First there was Harper Seven Beckham, and chatter galore about the name. (Mainstream sites dismissed Harper as weird, while we name fans more accurately pegged Harper as far more ordinary than her brothers’ names.) Then Kate Hudson, mom to Ryder Russell Robinson, welcomed a son she’s calling Bing, short for Bingham Hawn […]

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Sunday Summary: 7/3/11

July 3, 2011

Feeling feisty? Head to a message board and announce that you’re naming your daughter Addison. Or Quinn. Or Mason. Then run for cover. Sure, some people will respond positively. But depending on the forum, you could also find yourself accused of thievery, trendiness, and general bad taste. I’m sympathetic to parents who feel they can’t […]

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Sunday Summary: 6/19/11

June 19, 2011

Happy Father’s Day! Thanks to a gap between the end of the school year and the start of summer camp, we headed for Rehoboth Beach (Delaware, on the Atlantic) this past week.

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Sunday Summary: 6/12/11

June 12, 2011

Is it me, or was the coverage of Jennifer Connelly’s new daughter rather restrained?

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Starbaby News: Welcome Skyler Morrison

March 24, 2011

I thoroughly expected the taste-making, trend-setting Rachel Zoe to choose a thoroughly fashion forward name for her firstborn. When I saw the birth announcement for Skyler Morrison Berman, my initial reaction was “surely, there’s some mistake.” Skyler peaked for boys back in 1994, and for girls in 2000. Variant spellings abound, from the original Dutch […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Rachel

February 11, 2011

She rocketed into the US Top Ten thanks to a sitcom, but this Biblical choice has far more staying power than many pop culture hits. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Rachel as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Cindal

December 15, 2010

Any name as popular as Cynthia is bound to have spin-offs.  Here’s one of the more obscure. Thanks to Aimee for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Cindal.

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Sunday Summary: 11/14/10

November 14, 2010

I used to spend lots of time at Yahoo! Answers, dismayed at the number of posters planning to name their triplets Maddasynne, Mykailee, and Madduxx.  Or so they said.  Now I try to stay away, but every now and again, I slip.  During my last lurking foray, I found a lengthy list of names one […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Bayard

November 4, 2010

It’s a colorful surname with an equestrian vibe. Thanks to Taylor for suggesting her daughter’s name as our Baby Name of the Day: Bayard.

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Baby Name of the Day: Stephen

November 3, 2010

Let’s say you’re searching for a solid, classic boy’s name that won’t be shared by lots of others.

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