Happy last day of September!
My favorite namestory of the week is a courtesy of a game of Life with my seven year old. He landed on the “have a baby girl” square and as he dutifully added the pink peg to his car, I asked what he was going to name her. After a moment’s hesitation, he announced her name.
Elsewhere in the baby naming ‘verse:
- Oh, how I love Zeffy’s list of antique finds for women: Ankaret, Lilchen, Kythe. Too clunky to wear, but like Ladusky, sometimes the stories behind them are irresistible.
- Does Cameron still work for boys? I think it is a great name.
- Do you think this poster really has a daughter called Ruby-Blossom? Must. stop. lurking. on Yahoo! forums …
- Forget Apple. Right now, I’m all about Plum.
- Margosa – an unusual botanical name with a sweet connection.
- Do you get The Butler Eagle? Apparently, they’re about to start running unusual baby name stories, just like The Toronto Star. If you happen to live in the northern ‘burbs of Pittsburgh, please be on the lookout!
- This question at Swistle has me stumped. It does seem awkward, but the names are great together …
- Speaking of complicated … is there really a right answer to this question?
- A long list of multiples – every name nerd’s dream! The other day my sister said to me, “What is with you and the idea of twins?” Guilty as charged.
- I don’t mind boy names on girls, but the category Laura Wattenburg has dubbed “Andro-Girly” is probably my least favorite category of names. Ever. What do you think of Emersyn and Kennedi?
- Great advice. Especially the last one – don’t skip the middle!
- Ever Ilo, Gweneth Hazel, Quinn Keating … great names in this week’s Sunday round-up at For Real Baby Names. But perhaps it is my childhood spent in Pennsylvania, but I’d choose another middle name for Penn.
That’s all for this week! Thanks for reading. And please stop by the Nameberry blog tomorrow to learn the real reason I love Reese and Jim’s pick of Tennessee for their new son.