Amazon EthelI mentioned my discovery the Amazon lockers have names – glorious names, like Ethel! – but I don’t think I shared this picture before, at least not outside of Instagram. (Follow me @appmtn.)

Since then, I’ve been searching for more locker names, and they did not disappoint. I’ve found Adelaide, Willa, Boaz, Gunnar, Jonquil, Demeter, Sameer, Henri, Norma, Ovid, Ronan, Rowena, and Leyton. Quite the list!

Elsewhere in naming news:

  • I cannot wait to see Ocean’s Eight when it hits theaters in June 2018! This time, Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie – played by Sandra Bullock – is calling the shots. Here’s a question, though – were there any more Ocean children, and if so, do they also have D names? As for character names, the crew of Eight also includes Constance (Awkwafina), Lou (Cate Blanchett), Amita (Mindy Kaling), Rose (Helena Bonham-Carter), and Daphne (Anne Hathaway). More on the movie here.
  • So enjoying this series at the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources: How Do Get (Nickname) from (Formal Name)? Here’s the Peggy from Margaret explanation, and the Jack from John one, too.
  • The new Gerber baby is a boy named Riley. Riley rose for boys and girls in the 1990s, and in 2003, the name was given to more girls than boys for the first time. In 2015, more than 5,700 girls were named Riley, but so were more than 2,000 boys. I like this one for boys so much!
  • Popular names in South Africa are fascinating. Blessing makes the girls’ list – and the boys, too!
  • What do you a name a sister for Sophia and Oliver? Love the name they came up with – see the big reveal on Swistle.
  • Fascinated by this post on Goreti. I’ve heard of one in the US, via Latin America.
  • Oh, love this advice from Duana on a super-complicated naming Q – and I agree with her completely on Rami.
  • I’ve written a post on longer names for Finn, but Roses and Cellar Doors came up with even more dramatic options.

That’s all for today – as always, thank you for reading, and have a great week!

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