Baby Name of the Day: Temperance

January 6, 2011

Virtue names range from the mainstream Grace and Faith to the quirky-cool Amity and Verity to the so-good-she’s-bad Chastity. Which category does this name fit into? Thanks to Amanda for suggesting Temperance as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Verena

September 27, 2010
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Sunday Summary: 9/5/10

September 5, 2010

For those of you in the US, hope you’re having a happy Labor Day weekend! There won’t be a Name of the Day post tomorrow, but there is something else headed your way. Fall brings with it the return of network television, which means lots of new character names to consider. Hellcats – heavily advertised […]

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Sunday Summary: 8/29/10

August 29, 2010

My week at the beach was spent listening for names (well, there was ice cream and sand and a giant waterslide called the Hippo) but I didn’t hear much. There was a Veronica nicknamed Vera, but mostly it was the pleasant Top 100 assortment of Ethan, Dylan, Emma, Riley, Noah, Chloe, Caleb, Jackson, Zachary, Ellie, […]

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Reader Baby Names Story: Pippa and Romilly

July 3, 2010

Thanks to Jodi for sharing the stories behind her daughters’ names! They’re truly delightful choices, and since she’s lucky enough to have four girls, I’ll be sharing her story over two Saturdays. Elder sisters Pippa and Romilly are up first!

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Baby Name of the Day: Temple

April 23, 2010

And you thought Nevaeh was over the top! Thanks to Joy for suggesting daring noun choice Temple as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Vera

April 14, 2010

Can an Oscar-nominated actress take this choice from ditzy diner waitress to Hollywood glam? Thanks to

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Sunday Summary: 11/8/09

November 8, 2009

So not only did SJP and Matthew Broderick have twins, they’ve generated double the press with their name choices. First came the announcement that the girls were named Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge.

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Sunday Summary: 5/3/09

May 3, 2009

If there were any doubt that I’m deeply shallow, here’s a random thought that crossed my mind as I was monitoring the swine flu outbreak for my day job: Hmmm … wonder if this will hurt Olivia’s standing in the rankings when the 2010 stats come out? While I’m still on my wildly inappropriate streak, […]

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Name of the Day: Verity

July 26, 2008

It feels a bit indulgent, but today we’re trotting out one of our very most favorite monikers for Name of the Day: the virtuous Verity.

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