It is so July in Washington DC! I’m hiding inside, organizing drawers and binge-watching The Gilmore Girls.
And, of course, thinking about baby names.
- How amazing is this list of no-frills feminine choices ending in d and t? Clothilde, Odette, Evolet, Harriet, Amoret, Scout, Maybritt.
- Wait – what are the odds that Maibritt – in all of its many spellings – would surface in the baby name ‘verse twice this week?
- You know how Germany has a list of approved names? Well, that list is growing. Fast. Sure, some of that is the impact of immigration. But plenty of the newly approved names are far from traditional. Think Anakin, which made it past the Names Advisory Board, even though Superman got the thumbs down. Nancy has the full story.
- I’ve always had a soft spot for Indian names. Veer is new to me, and I think there are lots on this list that would wear well.
- How many days ’til the Olympics start? I’m waiting for all of those names from everywhere on Earth … but meanwhile, here’s a list from Baby Name Wizard.
- What do you think of unusual names inspired by numbers? This Ernest is the fifth generation to wear the name, so they’re calling him Finn.
- Agnes is in the Top Twenty in Denmark!
- Oh, I agree with Duana on this one – Mireille Miller is a gorgeous name!
- It’s always a good day when the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources releases a new edition!
- Could Bellatrix overcome the Harry Potter baggage? Sir Ben Ainslie and wife Georgie dared to used the gorgeous, celestial name for their daughter.
That’s all for this weekend! Stay cool out there, and have a great week!