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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.
The big news this week was, of course, the new addition toREAD MORE >>
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Here’s wishing you fair skies for your weekend festivities. But if you do find yourself with a few spare minutes in front of a computer screen, here are a few diversions: First, my question of the week: What goes with Henry? I recently met a family with teenage twins, Henry and […]READ MORE >>
She’s yet to crack the Top 1000, but could she be the next Isabella? Friends of friends recently welcomed their second child – a daughter called Esme, 2008’s most popular search name at AppMtn. What’s more, their firstborn is called Finn, 2008’s second most popular search name for boys here. In Namespotting News: My mother […]READ MORE >>
The stats are here! Nameniks rejoiced as the US Social Security Administration unveiled the 2008 name data. Here’s a quick round-up of discussion posts: Elisabeth’s Names on the Upswing at You Can’t Call It “It” Nameberry’s post, as well as Pam’s Daily Beast article. Her big take-away? Celeb influence is serious; The Baby Name Wizard […]READ MORE >>
If there were any doubt that I’m deeply shallow, here’s a random thought that crossed my mind as I was monitoring the swine flu outbreak for my day job: Hmmm … wonder if this will hurt Olivia’s standing in the rankings when the 2010 stats come out? While I’m still on my wildly inappropriate streak, […]READ MORE >>
Let’s start with the big news – contest time! Nameberry is running a contest. Guess the Top Ten girls’ and boys’ names – or come the closest – and you’ll win fabulous prizes. And I do mean fabulous – you’ll be among the first to have a copy of the much anticipated Beyond Ava & […]READ MORE >>
It’s springtime, and our family tree is blooming! My brother-in-law tied the knot last week, meaning that I now have a sister-in-law with the lovely name Solange. (She’s pretty fabulous, too.) On the other side of the Atlantic, Alexei’s godmother, Paulina, is now engaged to Bartholomew. I haven’t met him yet, but I did learn […]READ MORE >>
Happy Easter! Thanks for putting down that chocolate rabbit long enough to visit. I recently heard a writer named Ethlebert Miller read at the local indie bookstore; Nameberry had a great post on Easter Names. I’m intrigued by Parasha and Birch. And I went to high school with a Pascal. (Or was it Pascale? Or […]READ MORE >>
It’s been a bumper week for starbabies wearing pink – Satyana, Petal Blossom Rainbow and Blakesley Grace. I triple checked to make sure this wasn’t an April Fool’s Day hoax – but I still don’t want to believe it! Babble’s Strollerderby is reporting that a Mexican couple named their newborn daughter Krisis Mundial. I suppose […]READ MORE >>