Cricket: Baby Name of the Day

December 10, 2013

Busy Philips made waves when she gave this name to her second daughter in 2013. Celebrity Baby Names week 2013 continues, with Cricket as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Alette: Baby Name of the Day

December 5, 2013

She sounds French, but her history takes her across all of Europe. Thanks to Breanne for suggesting her daughter’s name as our Baby Name of the Day: Alette.

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Arietta: Baby Name of the Day

November 27, 2013

She’s a musical name with ties to children’s literature and the map. Thanks to Angela for suggesting Arietta as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Echo: Baby Name of the Day

November 26, 2013

She’s a mythological name that bears repeating. Thanks to Ette for suggesting Echo as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Twyla, Esther, and Luna: Night Owl Names for Girls

November 22, 2013

As the days grow shorter and nights darker, it seems like a good moment to consider night owl names for girls – names inspired by the night. Just like Hermione names and Katniss names have specific qualities, so do night owl names.  They refer, in some fashion, to the night sky.  But they have a […]

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Lorna: Baby Name of the Day

November 12, 2013

She’s a literary pick and a shortbread cookie, too. Thanks to Jane for suggesting Lorna as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Charitina: Baby Name of the Day

November 6, 2013

She sounds like an elaboration of virtue name Charity, but her history goes much farther back. Thanks to Virginia for suggesting Charitina as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Cleo, Abbey, and Twyla: Monster High Names

October 25, 2013

Thanks to the toy aisle at Target, my five year old has discovered Monster High. I’ve noticed them before, and I’ll admit that goth-meets-Barbie is a winning combination in my book.  Had MH existed when I was doll-aged, something tells me I would have been obsessed. The concept is simple: monsters were once teenagers, too, […]

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Dimity: Baby Name of the Day

October 24, 2013

She’s a ladylike name with a surprisingly modern sound. Thanks to Alena for suggesting Dimity as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Clemence: Baby Name of the Day

October 23, 2013

We’re wild about French names, and virtue choices, too. Thanks to Kiri for suggesting one that fits both categories.  Our Baby Name of the Day is Clemence.

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