Sunday Summary: Fourth Birthday Edition January 22, 2012 By appellationmountain 24 Comments Image via Wikipedia Four years ago I wrote my very first post ever here at AppMtn. Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPrint
I have always loved Bastian. If I have another son, I plan on using this name. Neverending Story, ftw!
Happy, happy birthday to Appellation Mountain, and congratulations on all your achievements Abby.
I searched the birth records and found lots of people called Amen, male and female (born recently too), and tons called Prayer, tending to male but unisex. Also a girl called Ave Maria! 🙂
Wow! Four years. That is very impressive. Keep up the great work.
Sarah A says
Happy birthday AppMtn! This has fast become my favorite website. I wish you the best of luck for many more name-filled years to come 🙂
Happy birthday! I love this blog – it’s one of my favorites.
Speaking of Design Mom, I recently discovered Gabrielle’s blog and I love her kids’ names.
Christina Fonseca says
Congrats on 4 years! I’ve been around for about 3 1/2 of them and love it! I get my daily fix and refer others here for your great write-ups. Looking forward to many more posts 😀
Happy Birthday! Here’s to another four years and many more to come! I look forward to your blogs every day, it’s become a part of my daily routine.
I’m in love with Bastian. It kind of reminds me of basilik, which gives it more of an edge for me. 🙂
Amen isn’t so unusual for me…I grew up with a lot of friends from Africa and Haiti, and Amen is a name I’ve seen amongst both communities. In fact, I had a friend named Amen and another named Lovelys (both male). I think I’ve also seen it on a Middle Eastern man before.
I’m really not a fan of Ginko as a name. At all. Especially on a female. The Ginkgo root is better known (nowadays) as a herbal alternative to viagra. So, for me, naming your daughter Ginko is the equivalent to saying that she’s a cure for male impotence. Even though the spelling is slightly different, it’s still too close, both in spelling and pronunciation, for me to like it.
Happy Birthday Appellation Mountain!
I really like Traverse, for a totally geeky reason. On the South Dakota/Minnesota border there’s a spot called the Traverse Gap. It’s crossed by the Northern Continental divide so Lake Traverse on one side flows north, ultimately draining into Hudson Bay. While Big Stone Lake flows south, draining into the Mississippi River.
Ledger is strictly credits & debits to me.
Traverse is kind of a cool place name. Again, not a name I would use personally, but definitely an interesting pick on someone else.
Charlotte Vera says
Happy birthday, Abby! Thanks for four years of wonderful insight into the naming world!
Raquel Somatra says
Congratulations on your fourth birthday!
I absolutely adore Bastian. Ledger, I really like! I’d never considered it, and I don’t know if I ever would for a son, but it might grow on me.
I’m not completely sold on the Anchor rule right now– to me it sounds good in theory, but not in practice. I have a traditional middle name and an unusual first– but how can they balance each other if I am referred to only by my first name? I guess it’s a good idea to leave the option open for the child, in case they want to take up either the more unusual or traditional name, but again, still not sold.
Happy birthday! It seems weird to think I’ve probably been reading this blog for over two years, what with Tilly being 16 months old now, time really does fly!
Oh and I don’t know if you’ve seen yet but Bryce Dallas Howard and Seth Gabel have announced the name of their second child, Beatrice Jean, to go with big brother Theodore. I knew I liked them for a reason 🙂
Oh, yes! Beatrice Jean and Theodore Norman are a vintage, fusty-chic sibling set made in naming heaven! Lovin’ some Bea and Theo. I also find it so interesting how different from her own name’s style Bryce went for her kids’ names – it’s like a complete 180 (and, although I think Bryce Dallas Howard is a great name, especially for an actress, I think it’s a positive 180)!
Beatrice Jean is very cool. Its not my personal style, but I really like it on someone else. Plus, Beatrice and Theodore make a great sibling set.
I never made the Bastian and Bastion connection, but now that you did, I could definitely see this name catching on with parents who like names like Cannon, Archer & Gunner.
Elizabeth Snow is very elegant. Ginko is definitely a cool nature choice.
I love Prescott! Its old and preppy but has a sharper sound than some other names I can think of in that category, so it sounds young 🙂
Happy Fourth Birthday!
And I’m completely in agreement with Lemon: accounting and tragic Hollywood death – what a combo!
Happy Birthday! Your blog always makes my commute more enjoyable 🙂 Hope you keep going for many more years.
Happy birthday! This is my favorite blog to check every day, and it’s been awesome all along the way. Here’s to many more years of names!
It’s an honor to have my blog mentioned on your blog, by the way.
Nook of Names says
Happy Birthday, Appellation Mountain — and congratulations, Abby! 🙂
Happy fourth, Appellation Mountain (and Abby)! What an accomplishment…
What do I think of Ledger? Too Heath. And it reminds me of a ledger, like for bookkeeping. A bit odd, no? Everdine and Ameline are gorgeous! I really see Everdeen and Everdine-like names taking off with the popularity of The Hunger Games, especially since Ev- names were so hot before the series. Prescott is fun, Abby! And, I just discovered Nook’s complete list of names – wowza! There’s so many to ponder.
Speaking of cool surname names, what about Eames? Totally chic and wearable, I think, and a cool architectural artsy choice that still has a grown-up, admittedly preppy feel. Also, the -lis names, notably Ellis, Hollis, and Tallis. I think they’re all incredible!
Happy birthday! I’m a relatively new reader – just discovered it within the past year – but it’s one of my daily pleasures. Here’s to four more fantastic years!