When I started writing Name of the Day posts, I had a simple plan: a girl’s name one day, followed by a boy’s name.

Trouble is that requests to cover girls’ names routinely outpace requests for boys’ names. And not by a little, either. I’ve been four, even six weeks ahead in girls’ names and realized I was missing a boys’ name for the very next day.

Searches for girls’ names outpace boys’ searches at about the same rate, too – even when I did manage to keep the content split evenly.

Given the requests and the searches, I’ve started to mirror that in my posts. And yet, I was still way behind in the number of requests I could accommodate.

So this week is nothin’ but sugar and spice and everything nice. (Or not, depending on what you think of the Names of the Day.) But they’ll all be suitable for a daughter. I’ll be back to a more balanced calendar next week.

About Abby Sandel

Whether you're naming a baby, or just all about names, you've come to the right place! Appellation Mountain is a haven for lovers of obscure gems and enduring classics alike.

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  1. Oooh! Ooh! Ooh! (Imagine me raising my hand and wiggling in my seat because I’m so very, very eager to be called on.)

    I have a boy’s name for you to do. A high school friend of mine has a son who’s soemewhere between 3 and 4 years old, whose name is – wait for it – Prosper! The mom is a Bard graduate. I kind of love it. I don’t even know why! Do Prosper, please! 🙂

  2. I’m reading ‘the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, a Swedish import, and as you might imagine, it’s full of intriguing names.
    Stieg is the author, Camilla shwed up, there’s a Harriet, and an Ingrid. I know that’s only one boy’s name. Boo for me. Sorry! Please NotD these for me! 🙂