This edition of ASK AMANDA is a tough one. What do you do when you’ve already named your baby and then you change your mind? Ask Amanda My baby girl was born last year and now she’s 6 months old. I’m really confused because I think I gave her the wrong name. I love her… Continue reading Ask Amanda: I have “Baby Name Regret,” what now?
I’ve been listening to the totally engrossing podcast Phoebe’s Fall from the Sydney Morning Herald. It’s about the tragic death of Phoebe Handsjuk. I highly recommend it, but beware that it may be difficult material for some to hear. If you liked NPR’s Serial, then you’ll like this one. I look for interesting names wherever… Continue reading A New Nickname for Anthony
Are You Watching Westworld? I’ve watched the first three episodes of HBO’s new show Westworld and I’m hooked. As soon as I saw that the main character’s name was Dolores, I knew that the character names might reveal some hidden clues about the show. Dolores means “lady of sorrows,” so this was a huge glittery… Continue reading Westworld: The Hidden Meaning Behind the Character Names
Between being excited that Season 2 of Poldark has started last night on PBS and desperately wanting to take a Viking Cruise, I found myself needing to learn more about the name Demelza. I’m not the only one, right? Here’s what I learned… the name Demelza comes from a Cornish place name – Demelza, in… Continue reading Poldark Fans! Let’s Talk about the Name Demelza
I don’t know who the best baker will be (No spoilers…), but I’m crowning Flora as the baker with the most trend-setting name. There was a time when Flora would have sounded very out-of-date, but today it has that charming antique quality so many parents want. SOME NAME FACTS It has a lovely meaning – FLORA… Continue reading And the winner of The Great British Baking Show Season 3 *NAME EDITION* is … Flora!
This has been a big week for some notable women… for the first time, women will be honored on U.S. currency. Here’s how it’s going to break down: Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be the new face of the $20 bill Suffragists Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul will… Continue reading Names in the News: Harriet, Lucretia, Sojourner, Susan, Elizabeth, & Alice