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Are you a long-time reader, but never commented?  Is there a name you’ve been dying to suggest for ages, but fear that I’ll scoff?  Reject the suggestion, you, and your every idea about names?  Ignore your email forever?  (Okay, that last one might actually happen, but I’m working on it.)

Here’s your chance.

The week of September 10 is reserved for requests from those who have never, ever, ever commented before.

Here’s how it works:

1. Leave a comment on this post with one name suggestion.

2. I’ll take the first four names that:

Have not been previously been covered here.
Aren’t so crazy close to a previously covered name that there’s little new to say.
Have enough history of use to create a story.
Is not already on the calendar in the upcoming months.

3.  It is unlikely that the first four names posted will fit these criteria, so don’t be discouraged if you are post #10.

4.  No worries if you’re suggesting a super-common name or a wildly unusual one.  All are welcome.

How will I know if you’re a lurker?  Easy.  Your comment will be held for moderation, as all first-time comments are.  I suppose you could invent a fake identity and game the system, but I’d prefer that you don’t go to extraordinary lengths to fake us all out.  Just use the contact form in the top right corner of the site to request a name.

Ready, set, go – and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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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. Wow, so many great suggestions! I want to write about every one of these … and eventually, I hope that I will!

    The week’s names will be:
    Monday: Madeleva, suggested by Angela.
    Tuesday: Pierce, suggested by Lulu.
    Wednesday: Aderyn, suggested by Marie.
    Thursday: Lowell, suggested by Kay.

    A few others:
    SoPeJo, I’ll write about Margaret in December – I’m having a classic names week.