Sunday Summary 7.3.16To all the readers in the US, Happy Fourth of July! I hope you’re enjoying your holiday weekend.

Independence Day always takes me by surprise, because it’s officially the second half of the year. And it always feels completely not possible that we’re halfway through 2016.

But so it is.

Let’s take a look at the baby name news from the last week:

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

About Abby Sandel

Whether you're naming a baby, or just all about names, you've come to the right place! Appellation Mountain is a haven for lovers of obscure gems and enduring classics alike.

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  1. Request for more videos!! Also, it would be cool if you could co a blog post and/or a video about being confident as a “name nerd” (that’s what I call myself). I adore names and check your blog pretty much everyday. I’m one of those weirdos who read baby name books straight through (btw The Baby Name Wizard NEEDS to publish a new book! Her last edition was 2011!!! *gasp*…..or you could publish a book like that). Anyways, I just feel superrrr self conscious about my obsession and I don’t tell anyone but my immediate family. How do you do it??

    1. Oh, Mary – that’s a really excellent idea for a video! And such a big question, because honestly? I struggle with it myself.