If you’ve emailed me lately, you might have been disappointed to hear nothin’ but crickets in response.READ MORE >>
March Madness: Boys’ Update
As some of you have noticed, the Boys’ Semi-Finals have been riddled with controversy. It’s due to pure human error on my part – somehow, I jotted down the wrong winner in a Quarter-Finals match: Nathaniel won, but I advanced Tobias to the next round. I’ve been puzzling over what to do ever since Patricia […]READ MORE >>
Site News: Find Me on Nameberry!
If you read Namberry Picks: Twelve Best Disney Names, you’ll have heard the Big News. Starting Monday, January 17, part of the Appellation Mountain Sunday Summary is moving to Nameberry, zipping through cyberspace to arrive on Monday. The Sunday Summary will still appear here; in fact, if you check them out here on Sunday, you’ll […]READ MORE >>
Site News: Master List of Girls' Names is Now Live
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Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men
I am endlessly fascinated by baby names, probably because I am endlessly fascinated by people – by our history, our beliefs, our cultures. We reveal an awful lot in the names we choose for our children. Despite the initial sense that baby names are a light and fluffy subject, at least once a week I […]READ MORE >>
Site News: Master List of Boys’ Names is Live!
If you look closely at the Appellation Mountain header, you’ll see that another page arrived just a few short minutes ago. Master List: Boys’ Names includes an alphabetical list of every boys’ name featured on the site as a Baby Name of the Day. Or I thought I did. When I counted up the list, […]READ MORE >>
Welcome Readers of Nameberry and the Motherlode!
It was a sunny December Friday, a red-letter day thanks to my guest post at Nameberry on The Art of the Smoosh. It is always a privilege to spend time at their site, and I was thoroughly enjoying the comments. When what to my wondering eyes should appear but a mention of Appellation Mountain on […]READ MORE >>
Guest Post at Nameberry
Thanks to Linda and Pam at Nameberry for hosting one of my guest posts today: Babes in TV Land. I am constantly amazed at how often I discover an obscure name like Alethea pops only after it appears on the small screen.READ MORE >>
About a year into writing Appellation Mountain, I stopped checking the site’s stats. I’d become a bit obsessed with it, wondering why I wasn’t doing better than so-and-so, or worried that I wasn’t ranking higher in search engines. Then I stopped looking … and you kept reading, and telling your friends. I can still see […]READ MORE >>
Sunday Summary: 9/26/10
After many an inquiry and a few nudges, it’s official: Appellation Mountain is now on Facebook.READ MORE >>
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