Happy third birthday to my darling daughter, Clio! In another hour, I’m walking down the street to pick up her assembled big girl bike from our local bike shop. She’s sharing her party with our neighbor, Ronan, who turned four last week. We’re hoping it doesn’t rain!
It’s been an insanely busy week here at AppMtn headquarters. There was the whole Gawker thing, and then Mike Myers named his bouncing baby boy the uber-macho Spike. The traffic that comes as a result of such activity is lovely, but what I really, truly appreciate is how many of you stick around, day after day, even when I’m writing about Levon and Carmela and just going about business as usual.
Speaking of business as usual, here are the posts that caught my eye this week:
- Nancy wrote about the name Cobina, a creation of the former Esther Cobb, better known as gossip columnist Cobina Wright. She passed the name on to her daughter, and a few other parents picked it up, too. Interesting – if you find it hanging on your family tree, you’d likely think it was a feminine form of Jacob, a la Jacobina;
- Dorcas covered Calvary. Pretty sound, but hey, that’s an awful lot of name to put on a child. Then again, so are Trinity and Neveah;
- Nameberry’s post on Celebrity Baby Names and why some catch on, while others, well, don’t, kicked off a flurry of coverage and commentary;
- Did you see this question at Swistle? Yes, Annabelle Leigh gives me a definite Gothic, tragic vibe – but interestingly, it isn’t an instant reference for everyone.
- Guinevere Lux just my be my favorite name ever spotted by Names4Real!
- Speaking of Guinevere, how about Primeveire? It makes me think pasta, but not in a bad way;
- British Baby Names has a great post about a class of names she calls Modern Antiquity – it is packed with some of my favorites, from Atalanta to Ismene to Zephyr;
- Some of these stylish couples will certainly have children, and I fully expect their kids’ names to be stunning;
- Speaking of stunning, I’d be thrilled if Tori Spelling named her daughter Cordelia, but I don’t think that’s terribly likely. Still, the Babble post on baby names from Buffy the Vampire Slayer is good fun.
That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading, and have a great week!Happy third birthday to my darling daughter,