Merry Christmas! If you’re celebrating today, here’s wishing you a happy, peaceful holiday.
But just in case you’re not … or let’s say you are, but you’ve officially overdosed on reindeer-shaped cookies and sparkly gift wrap … I thought I’d focus on non-holiday name news this morning.
Yes, there’s plenty!
- Oh, I do like Landry.
- How about Emblem? It sounds like a modern word name, but Zeffy spotted her in Cornwall between the seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries.
- Reality television influence alert: For Real spotted a baby girl Sutton Rose.
- Oh, I do hope this couple goes with Andromeda instead of shortening it to Andi.
- The Adventures in Babywearing blogger, Stephanie, has a daughter called Ivy LaRue. Love the combination!
- Speaking of girls’ names, there’s a rumor floating around that Lily Allen has named her daughter Ethel Mary. It inspired Nomes e mais nomes to mention a few similar names from Portugal: Etel, the direct translation, as well as Etelca and Elca. I’m fascinated by Etelca, which is related to Attila via a German medieval epic.
- Kio for a boy – I kind of love the idea from Waltzing More than Matilda’s post on star names.
- Nancy Friedman’s article on The Wrong Names gets it exactly right. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been horribly distracted by a poorly-named character.
- Speaking of characters, Dolly Parton returns to the big screen in January’s Joyful Noise, a feel-good tale of a little choir that could. Her character’s name? G.G. Sparrow.
- How ’bout this happy word for a middle name?
That’s all for this week! As always, thanks for reading. I’m off to bake more cookies!