It doesn’t matter if I’m at the dentist or the drugstore or Disney World, I’m always listening for names. One of my favorites namespotting locations is Franklin’s, our local brewpub/restaurant/toy store – is there any better combination? – because, of course, we’re all chasing our children around while we wait for a table. The other […]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.
Sunday Summary: 8/1/10
Every once in an odd while, it occurs to me that you might enjoy a glimpse of Aly & Clio. Yup, they’re sitting in a hand chair. Nope, it’s not at our house. It is our fabulous local brew pub/restaurant/general store Franklin’s. Happily, it’s just a few blocks from our house. It was Franklin’s that […]READ MORE >>
Sunday Summary: 7/25/10
First, Happy Birthday to me. Well, actually, my birthday is tomorrow. And so I’ll be doing something I haven’t done since shortly after I started writing Name of the Day posts in May 2008 – I’m choosing the names. All week. And I’m starting with my discarded given name tomorrow. But enough about that. The […]READ MORE >>
Sunday Summary: 7/18/10
Unless I’m missing it, there isn’t a big time celeb birth anticipated this summer. Without choices like Knox and Apple to discuss, a few sites have been focusing on the lame (their word, not mine) baby names some celebs give their kiddos. Though by lame, they mostly mean kids named after their parents, like little […]READ MORE >>
Sunday Summary: 7/11/10
Just when you think every name has been imagined, every option exhausted, pop culture surprises us. First, Cecily von Ziegesar’s novel Cum Laude tackles the lives of privileged college students (as opposed to the privileged high school students in her Gossip Girl franchise.) One of the main characters is a girl called Shipley, and a […]READ MORE >>
Sunday Summary: Happy Fourth of July!
For those of you in the US, Happy Independence Day! There will be no Baby Name of the Day on Monday, but national-holiday/great-excuse-for-a-cookout or no, I couldn’t let a Sunday go past without the news. I’m going to flip the starbaby info to the top. If you recognize Diego Luna, he of Milk and Y […]READ MORE >>
Sunday Summary: 6/26/10
Tiny nation Monaco is set to expand their royal family by one. What do you think of Queen Charlene?READ MORE >>
Sunday Summary: 6/20/10
Happy Father’s Day!READ MORE >>
Sunday Summary: 6/13/10
So the Glee baby was named Beth. And Nikki Blonsky has a new series on ABC Family called Huge, apparently set at a summer weight-loss camp.READ MORE >>
Sunday Summary: 6/6/10
Yesterday marked the first in a series of Reader Baby Name Stories.READ MORE >>
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