Pottery Barn Kids (detail)
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I’ve been paying attention to Pottery Barn Kids since 2003 or so, around the time I realized that motherhood was in my not-too-distant future.

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What do you think?


  1. Friends with a newborn chose the name Eli and found some nursery crib linens called “Eli the Elephant.” They chose elephants for the nursery and baby shower themes. I don’t know if their name choice precedes the linens, but they definitely latched right on to that product line’s name and bought all of it.

  2. There was a conversation about the differences between PB Kids’ product line names and personalized names on You Can’t Call It “It” and someone made the good point that the designers probably have naming input on the product lines while the marketing team probably chooses embroidery examples from actual orders. Roland really jumps out at me–you’re right that their choices are straying more from the conservative. I like it!

  3. Oh dear a Genevieve! Lucky for me (and her) that its so unusual over here. I’ve had a look on the website and I can’t say I’m impressed by the product. (it’s a good thing my daughter wouldn’t be asking for one, as they have a habit of loving things with their names, since they have handmade quilts from my mum!)

  4. My grandmother told me she saw my mother’s name (Patricia Elaine) on a stationery sample in a Sears catalogue in the 1940s and fell in love with it.