Wishing a joyous Easter to those celebrating today!
Here’s the name news from the week that was:
- Are you a) British and b) bilingual? The name community needs you! The marvelous Clare, who curates the Name News Scoop.it page, is working on a dissertation focused on how bilingual parents choose their children’s names. Read more here.
- Vincent Cassel and Tina Kunakey welcomed daughter Amazonie. He’s French, and so is she; but the couple spends part of the year in Brazil. (Vincent appeared in Black Swan, but I always think of him as the thief from Ocean’s Twelve.)
- They’ve named themselves into a corner. Now what?
- A good example of why I say you should use the name you love, even when others don’t like it: an Australian mother who was talked out of her favorite name, only to regret it so strongly she’s going back and changing her son’s name a year later.
- Namerology reminds us that so-called timeless names are often still subject to trends. It’s just hard to see it in any given moment. Parents say – with absolute sincerity – that they like classic names, like Ryan and Maya, never dreaming that those names were absolutely unheard-of a century ago.
- Okay, I love this – because Meagan advertised truly unusual names and delivered! Even though I’m not lining up to name a kid Ezren or Miara any time soon …
- Ooh … Una! Such a lovely mini name. And Meagan connects it to Easter and Spring.
- It must be in the air lately, because Nancy just covered Oona.
- From the wayback machine: back in 2013, we celebrated Easter by talking about the best rabbit-inspired names. In 2018, ecovintage girls were in the spotlight. And in 2017, it was all about rare boy names ending with o. Because I really need to meet a baby Horatio!
That’s all for this week. As always, thank you for reading – and have a great week!
Thanks for the shout-out, Abby! And happy Easter to you!