On Saturday afternoon, we made the trek to the local American Girl store. My daughter and my nephew both picked out Bitty Babies, which look something like newborns.
My daughter carefully planned her doll choice, as well as the name: Hazel, chosen after listing possible names on her whiteboard and leading a discussion with her other dozen dolls. Middle names still to be determined, and perhaps likely to change. My nephew named his doll Peter. Don’t you just love it? Where do they get these names?
- Saskia and Anouk – swoon! And check out that family with the M names: triplets Mina, Mary, and Mario joining Michael, Marina, Martina, Miguel, Martin, and Marvin.
- Ooh, look … Verily popped up in British Baby Names’ post as well as Nameberry’s Invent-a-Name contest.
- Ruth Graham nails it in this article on name regret: “… mothers suffer from namer’s remorse — and not because they chose names that were outlandish. The list of most frequently regretted names is strikingly staid: Charlotte, Amelia, Anne, Daniel, Jacob, James, and Thomas.”
- We have the new UK popularity list! And gangster chic is the newest trend … or not. I think Reggie has more to do with the popularity of names like Alfie and Archie, but I’d be curious to hear from British readers.
- Elea’s analysis of the rising UK names is a must-read. And if you can’t get enough of stats-based stories, I love this one – along with this quote, “It’s all about trajectory.” So true!
- Is Estelle going to be a big thing? It’s a sort of Eloise/Stella successor, isn’t it? Waltzing More than Matilda suggests that it might be happening …
- This five-name Friday at Nancy’s Baby Names had me stumped!
That’s all for this week! As always, thank you for reading – and have a great week!