It’s March, and that means it’s time for March Madness Baby Names at Appellation Mountain! Every year, the sixteen boy and girl names with the most page views during the prior year compete for the March Madness crown. Since many of the names profiled here are decidedly offbeat, the Sweet Sixteen looks nothing like the US Top […]READ MORE >>
March Madness 2015: Boys Opening Round
Every March, we hold our own version of March Madness here at Appellation Mountain. The contenders? The sixteen boy and girl names with the most page views in the prior year. This means that the names in the competition can be a quirky bunch. And, just like in college hoops, the match-ups are by rank, […]READ MORE >>
Favorite Baby Names 2014: March Madness Winners!
The votes are in, and the baby names of the year are decided! If you’ve been following the voting, you probably already know which names were victorious. But let’s take a look back at the elite group of names they’ll join: In the inaugural year of competition, Louisa and Nathaniel took the prize. In 2012, […]READ MORE >>
Favorite Names for Girls: March Madness 2014 FINAL!
The boys’ final match is underway, and now it is time to vote for your favorite names for girls one last time! The winner of this match will join a rarefied sorority – the other names to have worn the title include: In 2011, Louisa won the top spot. Genevieve carried the day in 2012. […]READ MORE >>
Favorite Names for Boys: March Madness 2014 FINAL!
Can you believe it? March has flown by with a whoosh! Time to vote in the final – yes, the very last round – of March Madness Baby Names 2014. The winner of this match will take away the title for 2014, and join an elite group of favorite names for boys: In 2011, Nathaniel won the […]READ MORE >>
Favorite Names for Girls: March Madness Semi-Finals 2014
The four girls’ names to advance to the Semi-Finals are a lovely quartet. They could be sisters! I’m sorry to bid adieu to Milla, Wren, Lorelei, and Clementine, but as with the boys’ semi-finals, it is easy to appreciate the charms of the names that won. I have a hunch about which name will come out on […]READ MORE >>
Favorite Names for Boys: March Madness 2014 Semi-Finals
Can you believe we’re at the March Madness 2014 Semi-Finals already? Most of my favorite names for boys are gone, but the merits of the remaining names are undeniable. I tend to always feel this way at the competition’s midpoint. Yes, I’m missing Huxley and Caspian and Fox, but how can I not appreciate the names that advanced? There was only […]READ MORE >>
Favorite Names for Girls: March Madness 2014 Quarter Finals
Did your favorite names for girls win their matches? The girls’ opening round was full of upsets! The #1 and #2 seeds – Eowyn and Elodie – both lost to M names. Proof, I think, that the most mainstream choices tend to carry the day. That’s not always a bad thing. Most of my favorites made it […]READ MORE >>
Favorite Names for Boys: March Madness 2014 Quarter Finals
Thank you so VERY much for voting! The Quarter Finals are now closed. The next round will be posted early on Saturday, March 15. Come back and vote in the semi-finals! The first round is always a heartbreaker! March Madness 2014 opens with the sixteen most popular posts from the year prior facing off against […]READ MORE >>
Favorite Names for Girls: March Madness 2014
Thanks to all for voting! This round is now closed. You can see the results below. What are your favorite names for girls? Wait – what are your favorite names for girls that have been featured here as Baby Names of the Day? That’s right! It’s time for the opening round of March Madness for […]READ MORE >>
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