Sunday Summary 5.29.22It’s Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off the unofficial start of summer in the US.

There’s lots to celebrate this month, too – graduations, of course. Weddings.

And, particularly for this site, August is the month when the most babies are born – except for a few years when it’s been edged out by July.

So chances are that if your family isn’t expanding, someone in your life is celebrating a birthday soon.

Just another reason to love those lazy, hazy days of summer.


Three sets of twins! Can you imagine? Their names are Amelia and Eloise; Owen and Wyatt; and Rose and Violet. I like the way all three are subtly connected without being too similar.

Traditional is a style, more than a status. Or that’s the take away from this look at not-really-traditional Biblical names. I don’t find Delilah shocking at all, but Amnon? That’s a lot of story …

Coming soon to Disney+, a docuseries about Los Montaner. The wildly successful Latin music family includes daughter Evaluna. The name has skyrocketed in use over the last few years as the family has become more famous. It’s easy to imagine Evaluna entering the US Top 1000 soon.

Every year, a certain number of names are lost … and plenty of them make a comeback, too. Midnight and Samurai, Evadne and Pericles, Holloway and Helaine.

What absolute gems in this genealogy site. Zélie-Stratonice-Henriette; four boys named Daniel just like their dad; and a baker’s dozen of siblings, most of whom had matching initials, like Noble Nelson and Victor Vernon. Fascinating.

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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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