The Oscars will be on in a few short hours, and chances are slim that I’ll stay awake for much more than the first award or two. But let me give out my own Oscar right now for best Awards-inspired baby name post: Eponymia’s And The Oscar Goes To … Simple and intriguing and can I please meet a kid called Laramie?
Second runner-up is Nameberry’s Oscar-worthy names slideshow, complete with Greer and Rex. They’re missing my personal Golden Age of Hollywood favorite, though – Clark Gable. Along with Finn Hudson, it’s one of the most winning first-last combos in the history of naming. Back in the day, I wrote two posts for Nameberry about Oscar-winning, red-carpet-worthy names. Read the girls’ list here and the boys’ list here.
- Chantal is right – Ayelet, Bellamy, and Carys might be the best set of all-girl triplet names I’ve heard, ever!
- Eliette debuted on Nymbler last month, along with Brutus, Avaline, Gable, and Topanga. Is she a feminine version of Elliot, or a Franglais spin on Ellie?
- This name fascinates me: Anchoret. Actually, all of the names on Nook’s list are intriguing.
- Sway – sounds outlandish at first, but ever since Name Soiree included it on a Whimsical Wednesday list, I’m finding it kind of charming, even a nature name akin to Rain.
- Vegarose – could this be the coolest compound name ever?
- I enjoyed this story from the local paper in Natchez, Mississippi – even if it does refer to Aiden as an “oldie but goodie” and interviewed more than one parent who seemed to believe that Aiden was “unique.”
- Hmmm … must have been a slow news cycle, because there’s another interesting and reasonably accurate story in the Racine, Wisconsin paper – the story about Sawyer is my favorite.
- My fascination with Dutch names continues. Did you see this story at Voornamelijk? Annelotte, Bram, Maxime, Milou, Pim, Romy, Zendé.
- A quick heads-up: March Madness is back next weekend. Yup, believe it or not, it is almost March. If you weren’t around last year, it is lots and lots and lots of voting on the most popular posts of the year. Louisa and Nathaniel were the big winners in 2011. Can’t wait to see what happens this time around.
That’s all for this week! Happy Oscar-watching, and thanks for reading.