Monday, July 12 kicks off Lurker Week – five days of posts featuring names suggested by brand new voices. (Not that I don’t think each and everyone of you is fabulous, and I love getting lists from long-time readers. But, hey, I know how hard it is to work up the courage to comment on a blog.)
As it happens, there were more than five comments on that post. (So, not that much courage, maybe. Just a nudge.) There will be names suggested by de-lurked readers right into August. I might just make this an annual event, kind of like Shark Week. Except, you know, no sharks.
I also wanted to take one little minute to thank everyone who has suggested a name, now or ever! It’s incredibly fun to write these posts, but only because you continue to come up with such interesting choices.
Kelly Beth says
hi! De-lurking to suggest two family names — Dolores and Eleanor.
Somewhere between the two of them is a baby name that will honor both grandmothers, but I’m still trying to find it. I’d love to read up on the history and nickname potential for both!
Thanks, I love this blog!
I love Mercy! I actually wrote about her here: https://appellationmountain.net/2008/06/24/name-of-the-day-mercy/
How about Mercy? I love virtue names.
Sara A. says
I’m a brand new lurker and my fiance and I are kind of intrigued by sciencey names like Edison, Tesla, Newton, and Bell; as well as really quaint old names like Briony, Averil, Evelyn, and Hazel.
I knew a very handsome Jamaican guy called Newton – he’ll be featured on October 15. And Evelyn will be October 18.
Thanks for the suggestions!
Hi! I am a longtime lurker and I absolutely love your site. It is a daily go-to for a name-nerd like me. 🙂
I am married to a man of Japanese heritage and I would love to learn more about names that overlap between English and Japanese, beyond the beautiful names of Naomi and Hana. What about Erika? Would that work?
Also, do you have a list of Jazz-related names? My husband is a huge jazz music aficionado and he would love to use a Jazz name like – Ellington, Tatum, Coleman, or Miles. Any other ideas?
Thanks so much!
P.S. I am glad you did an entry on Coriander. That is a major guilty pleasure name for me! 😉
Gatoamiga, have you considered Chet, as in Baker? His given name was Chesney, which is more country than jazzy these days, but Chet is cool.
And check out the lists at Nameberry: http://nameberry.com/blog/category/jazz-names/
Erika might work, but I wonder how she’d be pronounced in Japan – or rather, I wonder if you’d be pleased with the sound. Let me see if I can find anything in the way of lists …
And thank you so much for reading!
Oops – helps if I really look into the archives, doesn’t it. Thanks for the great posts!
Don’t worry ’bout it! My search feature needs serious work. 🙂
I’d like to suggest August 😀
I’m definitely a lurker… never comment and never make suggestions!
So here are mine:
Apologies if these have already been done 🙂
I’ve written about a few, but I’ve been WAITING for someone to suggest Archer – so he’s October 14. Thank you!
I’d like to suggest Stella as a name of the day. If I missed it and it already has been featured, a feature on Ellington would be great! I read through an RSS feed and am usually wayyyyyy too lazy to comment. 🙂
I wrote about Stella here: https://appellationmountain.net/2010/02/09/name-of-the-day-stella/
But Ellington is brand new! He’ll be October 13. Thanks!
Okay I guess I qualify as a lurker…. I suggest Basia!
Basia is lovely – she’s October 12’s NotD.
Awesome, thanks! 🙂
I’ve commented a few times.. but I’ve visited WAY more 🙂 I’d like to suggest Tate as name of the day!
Tate is interesting – he’s up on October 11.
I don’t know if I’m considered lurker…I just recently started posting more but I have been a fan of this blog for a long while! I would like to suggest Heathcliff as a name of the day.
Close enough, Bree! He’ll be NotD on October 6.
It’s a great idea, Abby! I can’t WAIT to see all of the fab , random choices !
Love the title “Lurker Week” Abby. Can’t wait to delve into these new personalities.
looking forward to reading all of these. i know it took me a long time to find the courage and comment. i’ve been meaning to send some more name of the day suggestions which this post has reminded me to do this week!