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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  1. Thanks. 🙂

    Helen is really lovely. It’d be on my list (with the nickname Nell), but there’s one in the family we see all the time.

    I saw Frances Mary on a blog a few days ago and really loved it!

  2. Wonder if Sugar Ray is an Iris Murdoch fan? There is a Hartley in her novel The Sea, The Sea.

    1. That’s interesting. Elisabeth speculated that Lydon might be in honor of John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten of Sex Pistols fame. If that’s the case, then what a weird set of inspirations!

  3. Congratulations to Rocking Fetal and your friend! Both names are utterly gorgeous 🙂 And thank you again for another excellent Sunday summary. These are always my favorite way to kick off the week!

  4. Willa Florence Mae is absolutely divine. Congratulations to her!!!

    Hattie strikes me as very victoriana, but then again, so did Sadie before she became popular. I wouldn’t be surprised to see more Hatties. Mari is rather sweet and would be easy to carry in an English-speaking country.