- I do like Anna’s suggestion of Vega, really for any time of the year. And Talitha – wow, I adore Talitha!
- Look – For Real found a Nicodemus! And a Mathias Blade. Add that middle name to the list of Other Than Danger …
- The antidote to every claim that unusual names and varied spellings are a 21st century phenomenon: Zeffy’s list of seventeenth century marriages in Cornwall. Joane, Jone, and Paciens all make the brides’ list, as well as Applyn. As for the grooms? Oates, Madren, and Hercules all appear.
- Nook is trying to help a couple name Peregrine’s siblings-on-the-way, genders unspecified. They only need two for their twins, but you could name the incoming class of Hogwarts with these appealing choices: Ptolemy, Rufus, Rafferty, Amable, Ianthe, Estrella.
- Speaking of lovely lists, Eponymia visits the 1960s and finds Imre and Minna waiting.
- On another note, this is a quandary – your first child’s name honors a loved one. Now you’re expecting #2, and you want to match the same style – or at least not clash terribly – even though it means limiting your list.
- At Nameless No More, Kate is taking the text files from the Social Security Administration and compiling some lists. From her 5000 to 5100, I’m most intrigued by Austen, Zabrina, and Belicia.
- Even more daring: Lou’s suggestion of Libellule, the French word for dragonfly. It does sound like a wearable risk. Plus, you could use Lulu as a short form.
- Baby Name Wizard declared Siri the Name of the Year. She made Nameberry’s list, too.
That’s all for this week! As always, thank you for reading.