Sunday Summary: 6.16.19Happy Father’s Day!

We tend to head to Disney World right after school gets out, so hello from Orlando. Thanks to employee name tags, embroidered ears, and families wearing customized tee shirts, it’s #namespotting heaven. One of my favorite finds so far: Evianni. It’s gorgeous. It’s awfully close to Evian, the bottled water. I think I kind of love it.

Also, I’m reminded how many little girls are named Abby. It seems like I turn my head two dozen times every day when I hear a voice call out my name. But of course, they’re calling their sister/daughter/granddaughter who is just seven/five/sixteen. I disliked having a popular name as a child, so I changed it as an adult … to a name that’s now very popular with children.

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That’s all for this week. As always, thank you for reading – and have a great week!

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  1. I’ve long been fascinated with the demographics of name usage. I’m from backwoods Alabama, and know many country/poor white folks with names that would seem just as at home in an African American community as my white circles. My MIL suggested Lyneeta (no idea how she would’ve spelled it) for my firstborn. I went to college with a white Nekeisha. My husband is a white guy named Lamar. If I ever did a Master’s degree, I would do it on some aspect of the naming similarities & divergence of poor white folks & black folks. I’m not as familiar with the higher socioeconomic naming practices, but from what I’ve seen it’s not nearly as similar.

  2. Thank you for your lovely post! I always think about the people whose dads aren’t with us anymore today. I hope you all had a fabulous time in Orlando, Evianni is really interesting!