Hello, Sunday! It is sunny and glorious here in Washington DC – a far cry from last week’s ominous skies and drenching rain.
On to more exciting, things – I’m over the moon to be featured in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine this month, along with YCCII and Swistle. You can see the article to the right, and if you’d like to read the whole issue, it is available online here.
- Cleophila, Delphila, and lots of other great rarities are featured at Legitimate Baby Names this week.
- Disappointed that Mason is so popular? How about Macon, Sawyer, or one of the other possibilities from Elisabeth’s list at You Can’t Call It “It”?
- A birth announcement for an Emmylou! One of my favorite smoosh names …
- This report from Nancy is fascinating, and some of the sounds are attractive. Though I wonder how Jesovic is pronounced in the Congo?
- Hat tip to Another for sharing this thought-provoking gem from Benjamin Anastas’ memoir Too Good To Be True: “The names in his world all belong to pop stars and demigods: Judd and Asta and Psyche and Cleo, Waylon and Soren and Slim. Instead of dropping acid or having serial affairs, like parents in the 1970s, my generation packages its yearnings in one-of-a-kind baby names.” And please tell me if you’ve ever met a kid actually named Slim!
- Mungo – it could never work. Or could it?
- Interesting question at Swistle from a family looking to name baby #3.
That’s all for this week. As always, thank you for reading – and have a great week!