Sunday Summary 9.25.16The biggest plus side to being on the Today Show? My day job is no longer a secret. Not that I intentionally kept quiet about it before – but it just doesn’t come up on the playground/at the school fundraiser/at the ice hockey game.

It turns out that if you appear on national television, people will see it. And so I’ve had some amazing conversations about names in the past few weeks. Because everybody wants to talk about names, right?

One mom told me about choosing names on the drive to the hospital, which sounded so stressful to me – but it worked for them! I met the loveliest 60-something Marjorie who told me she’d never loved her name, and would rather have been Karen. One of the women I most admire told me her almost-name – Tiffany! – and how grateful she was that someone talked her mom out of it. Another dad told me about the inspiration behind his twins’ names, and admitted that he was That One Dad who was really into names. (I assured him he was not alone.)

So if you’re reading this because you’re completely fascinated by names? Know that you’re not alone.

Time for my favorite thing – let’s talk about some great name stories from the week that was:

That’s all for this week. As always, thank you for reading – and have a great week!

About Abby Sandel

Whether you're naming a baby, or just all about names, you've come to the right place! Appellation Mountain is a haven for lovers of obscure gems and enduring classics alike.

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