Hello from England!
Somehow in my confusion over dates, time zones, and all the various goings on, I didn’t publish a post on Saturday! So if you visited yesterday and were disappointed to not see a post, never fear. It’s right here.
Now, on to the name news:
- UK namespotting: a little boy named Stanley, as well as little cousins called Reggie and Sonny! Love those British nickname names. They’re not my style, but they have an undeniable appeal.
- Speaking of British baby names, this week’s birth announcements from Elea are filled with gems: siblings called Humphrey, Hugo, and Henrietta, plus a baby Barnaby!
- One more from England: there’s a cute commercial running on British television, set in some non-specific Italian locale. Because there are Vespas, and an adorable boy named Arturo. I kind of love that name.
- It’s an interesting week for baby name questions. First up: How do you respond when someone asks if you’ll be naming your baby after a deceased parent … when your relationship with that parent was troubled?
- Next: they changed their third child’s name from Eliot to Kensington, and now they’re expecting baby #4. Can they use Eliot for the new baby?
- I don’t think Clotilde is going to happen, but this post from Nomes e mais Nomes reminded me how much I love Clotilde.
- The names in this post are bananas! Boomer, Kable, SindyLou, Janga. But also Finnick, a Hunger Games name that seems like a wearable option in the real world, and a few other names that I very much like.
- Anna writes about Felix.
- Some great word names for girls.
- I rarely cover zoo animal names, but I really love Adanna. For a zebra, or for a child.
- Interesting name-sleuthing from Nancy on the baby name Normandie.
- This post from Laura was so, so right!
- From the wayback machine: back in 2008, the Baby Name of the Day was Giles. So British!
That’s all for tonight. Thank you so very much for reading – and have a great week!
Anna Otto says
Hope you are enjoying your holidays!
The article about Freakonomics was very interesting. The trickle-down theory never made much sense and goes against all empirical evidence. I just wish it had included a link to the original 45 names under discussion!
Eventually I found the list in an Australian parenting forum: