About Abby Sandel

Whether you're naming a baby, or just all about names, you've come to the right place! Appellation Mountain is a haven for lovers of obscure gems and enduring classics alike.

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  1. Ahh, (it’s Kristen here, Valo June’s mother, I’m blogging now at Marginamia) while I was partially hoping to keep this name for just us, I’m glad it’s sweetness found them! I also love the similar nature of our themes–we both chose names that mean ‘light’ to go with Reverie! The themes seemed so natural to us, and I guess to them, too! Congrats, Rebecca!

  2. These stories behind Nona and Valo’s names are honestly some of the most touching I’ve ever read. You named your daughters beautifully.