Baby Name of the Day: Miette

January 13, 2011

You might call your daughter Cupcake, but odds are there is something far more formal on her birth certificate.  But what if your first language isn’t English, and you just plain like the way Cupcake sounds for your daughter born in Borneo or Bahrain or Brussels? Thanks to Emiley for suggesting an option that might […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Claus

December 24, 2010

It’s one of the many names attached to big guy in the red suit. Thanks to Molly for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: the seasonal Claus.

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Baby Name of the Day: Brietta

December 2, 2010

This might be the most unusual name inspiration featured here yet … and that’s saying something! Thanks to Colleen for suggesting Brietta as our Baby Name of the Day.

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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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Sunday Summary: 10/31/10

October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween! More proof that I truly have a one-track mind: let’s start with two name-related thoughts, prompted by my kids’ costumes: There will be more little boys named Anakin in the future. Nancy tells us there were 117 in 2009 alone. Despite my insistence that Aly is Luke Skywalker, he keeps correcting me – […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Lila

September 8, 2010

She’s another popular, poetic choice with a surprising goth undertone. Thanks to Frances for suggesting Lila as Baby Name of the Day.

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Sunday Summary: 8/8/10

August 8, 2010

It doesn’t matter if I’m at the dentist or the drugstore or Disney World, I’m always listening for names. One of my favorites namespotting locations is Franklin’s, our local brewpub/restaurant/toy store – is there any better combination? – because, of course, we’re all chasing our children around while we wait for a table. The other […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Gray

July 13, 2010

Girls can be Scarlet and Violet, but boys are a less colorful bunch. Here’s one that might reverse that trend. Thanks to Leah for suggesting Gray as Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Meadow

July 8, 2010

A violent television series put this gentle nature name on the map. Thanks to Danielle for suggesting Meadow as Baby Name of the Day.

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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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