Lucian: Baby Name of the Day

October 14, 2013

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on November 3, 2009.  It was substantially revised and re-posted on October 14, 2013. Lucas is classic. Luke is cool, and Luca is hot. Today’s choice offers a different spin on those popular picks. Thanks to Kelly for suggesting Lucian as Name of the Day – and to […]

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Noah, Luca, and Cuba: Boys Names Ending with a

October 4, 2013

Conventional wisdom dictates that girls’ names end with the letter ‘a’, while boys’ names end with something else.  Probably an ‘n’.  Right?  I heard this position defended passionately on a message board a few weeks ago, and it has been on my mind ever since. An ‘a’ ending is far more common with a girls’ […]

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Riordan: Baby Name of the Day

October 3, 2013

He’s an Irish appellation with a poetic meaning. Thanks to Angela for suggesting Riordan as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Turner: Baby Name of the Day

October 1, 2013

He’s an occupational surname with an artistic, swashbuckling story. Thanks to Kate for suggesting Turner as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Caden, Cadel and Kincaid: Formal Names for Cade

September 27, 2013

Cade sounds at home on a horse, a name just right for a little cowboy. He’s been in sparing use since the 1970s, and ranked #370 in 2012. That means that he’s actually fallen quite a bit from his high of #201 in 2001.  But he remains right in step with so many Top 100 […]

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Resolute: Baby Name of the Day

September 26, 2013

Is it a baby or a battleship? Thanks to Holly for suggesting Resolute as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Banister: Baby Name of the Day

September 18, 2013

It’s an ends-with-r surname name for a boy. How would he wear in 2013? Thanks to Holly for suggesting one from her family tree, the name of her great-grandfather.  Our Baby Name of the Day is Banister.

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Junix: Baby Name of the Day

September 11, 2013

Think you’ve heard everything under the sun?  Here’s a possibility that will almost certainly strike you as new. Jasmin’s week continues with a real rarity.  Our Baby Name of the Day is Junix.

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Rafiq: Baby Name of the Day

September 9, 2013

He’s an upbeat import with an engaging sound. Jasmin’s week begins with Rafiq as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sullivan and Callahan: Longer Surname Names for Boys

September 6, 2013

Surnames have been used as given names for generations. And yet, I think something has changed in 2013.  We’re not just passing down family names.  We’re embracing surname names because they’re different – familiar, but not shared with every other kid on the block. It’s the quest for something that stands out while still fitting […]

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