Baby Name of the Day: Caleb

June 30, 2011

How can a Top 100 boys’ name borrowed from a faithful Biblical figure be so very controversial? Thanks to Kelly for suggesting the surprisingly complex Caleb as our Baby Name of the Day.

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March Madness: Boys’ Opening Round

March 5, 2011

Place your bets, name aficionados! It’s time for the first-ever March Madness event at Appellation Mountain. Round One matches up the Top Sixteen names from 2010. Vote for your favorite in each of the eight polls below, and check back next week to see who makes the cut for the quarter-finals. We’ll crown the victors […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Lovett

February 14, 2011

It’s a heart-shaped surname worn by a singer who is best known for being jilted. Thanks to Nicole for suggesting Lovett as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Wolf

November 11, 2010

Wolfgang is a creative heavy-hitter with a healthy dose of Germanic force.

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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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Sunday Summary: 10/4/09

October 4, 2009

As part of our Birthday Fun Weekend, we took the kids off to Build-A-Bear Workshop. Actually, Aly built a bear dog. There was stuffing and fluffing and convincing us that yes, his bear dog absolutely needed ice skates. And then we got to the moment – naming the bear dog. After several suggestions were rejected […]

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