Happy Father’s Day! For those of you celebrating, I hope you had a fantastic Sunday. We spent part of our afternoon at the movies, and then at the large fountain in front of the theater, where I heard not one, but two parents call outJayden.
Then again, at least Jayden is a name easily recognized. There’s a family at our church with two kids, both with K names. The son is Kieran – a great choice that’s both current and rich with history. But I don’t recognize the daughter’s name at all, and I can’t seem to recall how to say or spell it. I’ve noticed that creative spellings of newly invented names frequently have that effect on me. Do you struggle with the same issue?
- Tavar, Callan, Ridge, Stanley, Kellan Yates – more proof that parents are increasingly daring with their sons’ names, up at Name Soiree on the latest Stork Report.
- Nikhil: possibly the most perfect culture-spanning name for an Indian family in the English speaking world, though Vivek remains one of my favorites.
- Did you hear that Goodwill is launching a line of upscale resale boutiques? If that doesn’t intrigue you, how ’bout the name? Georgi and Willow. Fritinancy has the story. Of all the possible G & W name combinations, I wonder what possible combinations they discarded before settling on Georgi and Willow.
- Speaking of Georgi, some fascinating feminine forms from the nineteenth century appear in Zeffy’s most recent post: Lawrentia, Petronila, Wasillissa, Frederika, Cesarine, Alexvina.
- I loved this snippet at British Baby Names about triplets(!) born in 1740 and named James-Agnes, Charles-Emelia, and Henry-Margaret.
- I do like this Southern custom of passing down family surnames to daughters and sons equally.
- I’m fascinated by Waltzing More than Matilda’s post on Venus, and I keep thinking that Vesper is really a great possibility, in the first or middle spot.
That’s all for this week – as always, thank you for reading!