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!
Happy times! Congratulations, Abby, and thanks for including me in your mention.
Congratulations on being featured in the magazine!
The only Slim I know is Slim Dusty – and that’s not his real name. There’s lots in the records though; one of the first to come up is Slim Sims. It’s definitely an American-style name.
I have a strange, strange attachment to Mungo. I think it may be because I was part of the Harry Potter generation — I was fourteen when the last book came out.
I write sometimes, and Mungos seem to crop up in absolutely everything. I try to come up with excuses for it (after all, do people REALLY call their sons Mungo?) by having people say “oh, it’s a nickname for Montgomery…” (which is hardly more plausible), but I just don’t understand why it has stuck in my brain the way it has. Perhaps I’ll have to name a cat it someday.
I like the suggestions of Damon and Rowan instead of Mason. I do like the smooth -n ending.
I find it interesting how many people I’ve spoken to are uninterested in Aidan because “its sooo popular” but are right there for Mason, and don’t believe its “that popular.” Not sure what that’s about. Though to be fair you’d have to add Aidan, Aiden, and Ayden together…?
Very cool and congratulations! Its always fun to read the parent magazine at the Doctor’s office, especially Pregnancy and Newborn. I always love looking at the names featured.
Emmylou is very sweet!
I have lots of friends who were considering using Mason, really thinking that it was a rare name, until I showed them the top 100. They were all shocked it was number 2. Macon is a very cool alternative.