Sunday Summary: 7/10/11

July 10, 2011

Between writing about Scarlett the other day and finally reading The Help, I’ve had Southern names on the brain. Kathryn Stockett’s characters answer to names like Raleigh, Constantine, Eugenia and Mae Mobley – the “Southern double name” idea referenced by Nicole Kidman when explaining that her youngest daughter is called Faith Margaret, not just Faith. […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Perseus

July 6, 2011

If you came of age in the 1980s, today’s choice might make you think of Harry Hamlin in sandals. And, possibly, a mechanical owl. As suggested by Sadie, our Baby Name of the Day is Perseus.

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A to Z: Nature Names

September 6, 2010

I’ve written about quite a few nature names here – that means that you’ve requested quite a few! Here’s a quick round-up of some of them.

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Sunday Summary: 7/25/10

July 25, 2010

First, Happy Birthday to me. Well, actually, my birthday is tomorrow. And so I’ll be doing something I haven’t done since shortly after I started writing Name of the Day posts in May 2008 – I’m choosing the names. All week. And I’m starting with my discarded given name tomorrow. But enough about that. The […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Lavinia

June 9, 2010

Now that the Granny Chic revival has pushed Lillian and Amelia back into the Top 100, parents are seeking out ever more obscure antiques. Thanks to Bridie Ann for suggesting Lavinia as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 7/19/09

July 19, 2009

To Twitter or not to Twitter? That is the question faced by every Luddite-turned-blogger. (Yes, it’s true. You can be a technophobe and spend much of your leisure time blogging. I can’t be the only one.) Anyhow, I love the idea of Twitter. So I’m introducing a new series called Yea or Nay, first as […]

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Sunday Summary: 6/7/2009

June 7, 2009

The big news this week was, of course, the new addition to

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Name of the Day: Ursula

March 15, 2009

She’s a Bond girl and a Disney villain. Could she also be the perfect name for a daughter? Thanks to Natalie for suggesting Ursula as Name of the Day.

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