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Where do the names featured at AppMtn come from?

You, actually.

Back in 2008 I feared that I’d never keep writing if I had to come up with the names myself.  Happily, your suggestions have taken this blog into wild and weird directions, onomastically speaking.  Thanks to you I’ve written about names I loved from the second I read the suggestion, names I fretted I’d find nothing to love about, and names that I just plain hadn’t heard of until your email landed in my inbox.

All that said, there are quite a few requests these days, and it can be a bit overwhelming.  I average three new name posts a week, plus one re-run (after four years’ worth of posts, well … some of them needed to be updated!)

My calendar usually fills up about four months ahead. I have a few general rules I use to choose the names profiled:

  • I try to take two names from every email I receive, whether you send me a list of twenty or a list of two. Either way is fine;
  • If I’m totally overloaded, I might not look at your suggestions for a few days, or even weeks. I hate to keep you waiting, but I also hate to lose track of requests;
  • Sometimes I agree to write about a name even though I don’t much like it at first glance. By the time I’m done with the post, chance are pretty good that I’m going to find quite a bit of positive in the name. The comments, however, may not be as kind.

You can email your requests to appmtn (at) gmail (dot) com or use this form:

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3 Comments

What about Eneli (pronounced En-elly) for a girl? Growing up in Brooklyn, I remember a beautiful young Estonian lady named Eneli and her two little girls living next door. I always thought it sounded interesting and rolled off the tongue smoothly. There’s very little on this name online; all I could find was on Wikitionary, which defined the origin of the name as a combination of Ene and Elisabeth. It’s definitely in my top 3 favorites for a baby girl!

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My First daughter name is SASHENKA.A Now god as bless me with second daughter i want to name here as ISABELLA,SAMANTHA,OLIVIA,EMMA,EMILY,ANNA,SHOSHANNAH,SARAH LINDA. I want to known which sound better please help me out.
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Steel as a Boy’s first name?

What does it conjure up?

Is it’s impression upper, middle or lower class?

Is it a name that as a man, that the first thing that comes to your mind is to ask him
“is that your real name?” perhaps not the most desirable thing to be asking.

What type of person does it make one think of?