I took the kids to get their hair cut at our local Cartoon Cuts, which isn’t local at all – it requires a drive on the Beltway to Rockville Pike. While the kids were being coiffed, I flipped through a rack of personalized hair barrettes. The selection included the predictable Emma and Elizabeth, but also […]READ MORE >>
Sharing all the baby name news from the week!
Every Sunday, the Summary rounds up the most newsworthy name-related stories, along with the occasional blast from the past. We'll examine trends and themes, surprising celebrity choices, and names in the headlines, too.
This is all kinds of intriguing – check out The Board: An Unofficial Guide to The Bump’s baby name forum. First, because there’s great content. I watched Rant 55: All Your Kids Are Named the Same Thing twice. And, okay, I’m hugely flattered to be on their Best Blogs list. But it is especially interesting […]READ MORE >>
It strikes me that I’m now into my fourth year of writing at AppMtn.READ MORE >>
Have you ever been someplace where you were supposed to be thinking about something entirely different, but your mind wandered and you found yourself pondering names instead? Please tell me I’m not the only one. I was at a memorial service for a lovely man on Saturday, a man whose life was jam-packed with adventure […]READ MORE >>
Let’s begin where we usually end, with celeb news.READ MORE >>
I had lunch with a mom-to-be friend of mine last week.READ MORE >>
Happy New Year! The holidays are always a great chance to catch up with people you haven’t seen for a while. I discovered an old friend is now dad to a daughter called Ada Maple. And I heard that several friends-of-friends and cousins-twice-removed are expecting. In every case, I made sure to offer my sincere […]READ MORE >>
I hope you had a wonderful, magical holiday! A few random observations from the wider world: Clio opened a gift from the B. You toys line to find this quote in the packaging: “I’m going to have five children and name them Cabbage, French Toast, Table, Shower, and Chair!” I laughed, and then noted that […]READ MORE >>
I’m fascinated by names, but equally intrigued by the process we use to arrive at a name. You can find countless real life conversations on message boards, but here are a few I spotted on parents’ personal blogs: Aidan at Ivy League Insecurities has a great list going for a third daughter, but my favorite […]READ MORE >>
I’m always surprised when I realize that Valerie remains so popular. She ranked #138 in 2009, not too far from her peak of #60 in 1959. Nothing against the name – I know some lovely women who answer to Valerie – but it makes me think of The Monkees. (Though the song title is “Valleri” […]READ MORE >>