To Twitter or not to Twitter? That is the question faced by every Luddite-turned-blogger. (Yes, it’s true. You can be a technophobe and spend much of your leisure time blogging. I can’t be the only one.)
Anyhow, I love the idea of Twitter. So I’m introducing a new series called Yea or Nay, first as blog posts then possibly … maybe … if I feel really brave … I’ll migrate it over to this newfangled thingamajobby later. And then, you know, maybe I’ll get m’self one of them color tee vees.
Anyhow, watch for the inaugural post here later today. In name news:
- Nancy had a great list of French given names. Another blogger actually culled them from birth and death announcements. I’m fascinated by Quitterie;
- Legit Baby Names continues sourcing some of the most original baby names from around the globe. Her post on Sayyna (pronounced SAY ee na – pretty, isn’t it?) marks the first and only time I’ve ever seen a Yakutsk name mentioned online;
- Bewildertrix spotted the name Grainger – as in Harry Potter’s Hermione and Are You Being Served’s Mr. Grainger? I agree that Gray/Grey are lovely, and Grainger is probably inevitable with all those Graydons and Greysons out there. Me, I’m going to hope Grainger is the mother’s maiden name;
- It’s a first! I love the name – Noa – profiled in this week’s Toronto Star, though the backstory isn’t so exciting. Noa was Name of the Day here a while back;
- I won’t link to the post, but a happy couple out there in the blogosphere dismissed Peter, Jackson and Parker – they must have a sci fi thing, don’t you think? – to choose the name Ridgen for their son;
- My, those English do love a good nickname name, don’t they? Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson and wife Emma welcomed son Harry, little brother to Alfie. Not sure ’bout Alfie, but the couple says that Harry is a family name;
- Nameberry has an oh-so-cool post on names that start with the letter U – Uma, Ursula, u get the idea. Only the link is to their homepage, since the site is acting up at the moment;
- Laura Wattenberg posted an article discussing a recent research piece suggesting that baby naming is becoming more local. I quite like her take on things;
- Lastly, from the Wayback Machine, last year today, the Name of the Day was Gilbert.
That’s all for the moment, but check back next week for Leland, Opal, Ferdinand, Marsann and Leora. And stand by for Yea or Nay later today!