It’s officially called La Fête Nationale in France, and the holiday doesn’t exactly commemorate the storming of the Bastille. But it is a celebration of all things French, and so every time the calendar turns up on July 14th, I find myself thinking about French names. They remain some of the most popular choices profiled here at AppMtn, so if you’re feeling rather français today, why not read:
- Ooh La La: French Names for Girls
- Fetching Names: Les Mademoiselles
- Or some featured names: Madeleine, Elodie, Blanche, Marie, Marianne, Blaise, and Jean-Marc.
- Boys’ names in Montana definitely tends towards the rugged. For Real found Thor, Tryg, Cru, Axton, Bryker, and Colter in recent birth announcements.
- From the wayback machine: in 2008, the featured name was Etienne. (Which reminds me, I was in Montreal five years ago when I wrote that post.) 2009 was all about Phaedra. We turned our attention to Rhiannon in 2010. 2011 brought us Lawrie, and in 2012, the Baby Name of the Day was London.
- It doesn’t take a superstar to choose a wild name. Loki, Breebella, Acatia, Emberly, Kenasyn, Jagger Warrior, Tuff Edmund, all in another round-up at For Real Baby Names.
- And a few more from Australia: a boy called Buick Ace and a girl named Irving Fortescue Violet.
- Here’s a friendly reminder that not every Hollywood baby name is outlandish. I think Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham are probably prize-winners for their quarter of normally-named kiddos: Michael, Brendan, Ella, and Grace.
- Speaking of normal names, how ’bout this interview with Elea? Wouldn’t Prince Frederick or Princess Alice be lovely?
- Forget the royals, what does a Jonas brother name his baby?
- I hope Angela is right about Blythe. I spotted a brand of organic lavender dish soap called Blithe and Bonny at a store in my neighborhood. I almost bought it for the name alone …
- I love the idea of Cricket as a nickname. My friend C. tells me that she knew a Cornelia who went by Cricket. That’s my new favorite! But if it were me, I’d use Catharine called Cricket.
- A -ty ending name does appeal to me. For a long time, I wanted to name twin girls India and Verity. I love Clarity, too.
That’s all for this week. As always, thank you for reading – and have a great week!