Baby Names Inspired by Olympic Athletes I always enjoy watching the Olympics. I’m a sports fan in general, so watching the world’s best athletes come together and compete in the Olympics is right up my alley. Sports-viewing is also prime baby name inspiration territory. Sporty Girl Baby Name Ideas Some of my favorites girl names… Continue reading Winter Olympics Baby Name Ideas
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
TV Show-Inspired Baby Name Idea: Demelza 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… Continue reading Poldark Fans! Let’s Talk about the Name Demelza
TV-SHOW INSPIRED BABY NAME IDEA: FLORA 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 There was a time when Flora would have sounded very out-of-date, but today it has that charming antique quality so many parents want.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… 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