Happy Sunday! That’s a word name that is really growing on me. Did you spot the combination Sunday Amelia at Name Soiree? Oh, and the five brothers called Jeremiah, Felix, Ezra, Hugo, and Jasper? There’s always something to make me smile in her posts.
Other lovely things online:
- Did you notice that Stephen Moyer has a daughter called Lilac?
- Nymbler brings back their monthly Most Popular Baby Names list, with Exton and Abella on the new debuts list.
- Sebastiane makes a compelling case for Kayla as a storied name – not a modern soap opera appellation.
- Scout for a boy? That’s the discussion at Swistle – and I have to say, I like the idea.
- I know I’ve mentioned Huxley dozens of times, but Design Mom has Ashley English’s handmade homestead featured this week, and her kiddo is called Huxley Wild. How daring!
- William Kermit completely made my day. Thanks For Real Baby Names!
- Yindi Tuppence also caught my eye – be sure to see Anna’s explanation in the comments at Waltzing More than Matilda. More proof that we’re not all naming our daughters Emma.
- Nothing so lovely as a tree … name. Elea complied an exhaustive list at British Baby Names. Hickory is growing on me.
- The Motherlode tackles the issue of namesakes, and points out that while it might seem like a great idea, naming a child after a loved one can be painful, too.
- This quote comes from Aidan’s post seeking help naming a friend’s daughter: “Naming babies online – you like living dangerously.” Snicker.
- We still don’t know what Uma named her daughter. I’m trying to stay calm about that.
This upcoming week should be a blast. I’m profiling so-called Hated Baby Names – the ones that make name nerds cringe. Whenever I write about a name – no matter how outlandish – I almost always find lots to love about it by the time the post is complete. Here’s hoping that this week’s overindulgence in the trendy will be, at the very least, interesting.
That’s all for now – thanks for reading, and have a great week!