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June 23, 2009

It’s a girl!

We found out last week that the baby is going to be a girl.

 Obviously we are delighted.

 Now we thinking about what to name her.

 Any ideas?

 Please recommend good names in the comments.

June 23, 2009 in Personal | Permalink


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Posted by: Dave at Jun 23, 2009 6:31:14 PM

Congratulations! I'd recommend a name but the only ones I can think of sound like they're more suited to a puppy.

Posted by: the nag at Jun 23, 2009 6:50:02 PM

Name her Sarah

Posted by: Jay Moretti at Jun 23, 2009 6:59:22 PM

More congrats!
Let's see: I've always thought Irene, Menina, Kate, and Wendy were great names!

Posted by: Chris at Jun 23, 2009 9:05:42 PM

I like Nivel Levin

(its' a palindrome)

Posted by: Hanan at Jun 23, 2009 9:57:15 PM


Posted by: Pick Pon at Jun 23, 2009 10:03:02 PM

Meanwhile, here are some links:

Behind the scenes of this HILARIOUS movie, The Hangover
(Highly recommended. We couldn't stop laughing for a couple of hours after leaving the theater!)

Posted by: Hanan at Jun 23, 2009 10:10:12 PM

Reusable Cover Art in Historical Novels
from Tom McMahon

The art of Joachim Lapotre

Jell-O Mold Competition

Posted by: Hanan at Jun 23, 2009 10:11:24 PM

a name I made up for a novel: Genilee

Posted by: rob at Jun 23, 2009 10:20:30 PM

Congrats, ever heard Lydia, cute french name coming back.

Posted by: Bernard Denis at Jun 24, 2009 3:41:09 AM

Alexis. Call her 'Lex' for short. And no matter how drunk and/or high you get, do not name her after a character from The Lord of the Rings.

Posted by: Juan Franela at Jun 24, 2009 5:32:10 AM



Posted by: Stella at Jun 24, 2009 7:23:14 AM

Nicole Tesla

Posted by: Umbriel at Jun 24, 2009 7:29:18 AM

"Jamie" Carragher is an English footballer - Can you understand anything he's saying?


flickr memory by Ze Frank


A guy who made 46,000 hand cut guitar picks from old credit cards


Posted by: Hanan at Jun 24, 2009 7:55:22 AM

Congrats!! Our little girl is four weeks old today! It's an exciting journey!! Best wishes to you all

Posted by: Michael at Jun 24, 2009 10:36:22 AM

(G)row (A) (B)rain = GABrielle. Simple, really.

Posted by: Alan W at Jun 24, 2009 10:42:05 AM

How about Adora? I like it

Posted by: Stella at Jun 24, 2009 10:59:43 AM

I was thinking about Gabriella, not because of grow-a-brain, but as an homage to Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I was also considering the unique name 'Maconda', but Stella is definitely against it

Posted by: Hanan at Jun 24, 2009 11:02:38 AM

How about Kellie as that is my eldest girls name.

Posted by: janet at Jun 24, 2009 11:19:18 AM

my daughter's name is Dora. she was not named by Dora the explorer (that cartoon did not exist at the time). Dora is an old croatian name... here in belgium people are giving really hideous names to their kids competing which one will be more weird than the other. my sincere congratulations!

Posted by: danijela at Jun 24, 2009 12:28:50 PM

Sofia (wisdom)

Posted by: Romijn at Jun 24, 2009 1:09:23 PM

A Collection of Doorbell Instructions -


The Valley by David Croy


Mammoth Erection


Posted by: Hanan at Jun 24, 2009 4:33:53 PM

Red post boxes from the UK


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A breast-shaped bottle of milky vodka


At Lovely packaging


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Online listing for an auction of 169 awful wax figures which took place at the Hollywood Wax Museum last month


Posted by: Hanan at Jun 25, 2009 12:15:59 AM

My Schizophrenic Brain, by Brazilian artist Guilherme Marconi, inspiration by Carl Jung -


Posted by: Hanan at Jun 25, 2009 12:46:14 AM

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a fine person to name someone after. My daughter's name is Ocean, believe it or not, and my real name is odder than that really but unusual and fantastic. My granddaughter has a name her parents made up. Very pretty!

I've been taken with flower names the last few years, Lily, Rose, Iris, Pansy, etc. They are old fashioned but pretty.

Posted by: Cuidado at Jun 25, 2009 3:37:11 AM


All girls should have a song with their name in it.

Allison is a great name and a great song.

Posted by: shells at Jun 25, 2009 5:23:22 AM

By the way, thanks to everybody who added comments to this thread. We appreciate that.

Posted by: Hanan at Jun 25, 2009 7:22:21 AM

If we're on Latin American authors, Isabel is a beautiful name (after Isabel Allende, the author of The House of Spirits).

Posted by: Matt Williams at Jun 25, 2009 8:26:17 AM

just congrats, i wish you all the best in the world with her & your family.

Posted by: 2ldmoe at Jun 25, 2009 9:40:33 AM


Posted by: K.B. at Jun 25, 2009 9:51:39 AM

Birthday Whales, the close encounter of a lifetime


Denmark, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester, Monmouth, Newcastle, Oxford, Plymouth, Wales, Athens, Belfast, Belgrade, Bremen, Calais, Dresden, Frankfort, Hanover, Lisbon, Madrid, Moscow, Naples, Palermo, Paris, Rome, Sorrento, Stockholm, and Vienna …
… are all towns in Maine.


Cleverness Here


Posted by: Hanan at Jun 25, 2009 2:04:03 PM

Title sequences for a show called True Blood




Unfortunate Product Names


Posted by: Hanan at Jun 25, 2009 2:05:32 PM

Sit on My Face and tell me that you love me


John Cleese


in a commercial for the Icelandic bank Kaupthing. First of three


"John Cleese Memorial Tip - All manner of crap happily recycled" in Palmerston North, New Zealand


Carlin’s "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" which grew to the "Incomplete List Of Impolite Words"


Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Posted by: Hanan at Jun 25, 2009 2:10:43 PM

My only suggestion is that you give her a first and middle name that give her the ability to use either or create several nicknames for herself. For example, a name like Elizabeth can become Liz, Libby, Eliza, or Beth or any number of other permutations. Sounds like it could be confusing but you'll see what possibilities it opens up for a child free to transform identity as she grows from one stage to another. When the time comes that she wants to choose who she will be, she'll have options galore.

Posted by: Rob at Jun 25, 2009 5:23:32 PM

Sarah J. Poodle. Used that on a niece in Cali since before she can remember, but it only works if she's really named Sarah.

Posted by: TomR2 at Jun 25, 2009 10:52:59 PM

How about Gollum?

Posted by: harninfekt at Jun 26, 2009 12:30:37 AM

Don’t rock the goat

WTF Group, a leading developers of historic property in Toronto


Light Wedge LED Book Light


Dignity - A home-made Dylan video


John Lemon


Posted by: Hanan at Jun 26, 2009 7:36:28 AM

Shall we dance?

Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur and Sami Frey in The Madison Dance Scene from Godard’s Bande à part


Posted by: Hanan at Jun 26, 2009 7:57:50 AM

Honey Bunny

Posted by: Hung Lo at Jun 26, 2009 8:30:10 AM

Eliza’s Tintype Collections on flickr


Snack trucks


Posted by: Hanan at Jun 26, 2009 5:49:00 PM

The origins of the archetypal image of Alfred E. Neuman have been obscured by mortality, foggy memory and the dust of junk shop photo bins. You might be surprised to know that variations of this unforgettable visage peppered American pictography for well over half a century before being adopted by Mad editor Harvey Kurtzman in 1954


Also The Don Martin Dictionary


Cow atlas, by Ellis Nadler (click to enlarge)


Posted by: Hanan at Jun 26, 2009 5:58:05 PM


Posted by: Chris at Jun 26, 2009 6:33:24 PM

Serena is a lovely name.
So are Avalon and Cambria. Good luck!

Posted by: SerenaVida at Jun 27, 2009 8:51:59 AM

The Bunny Project –
During the inauguration of the new art museum in Kalmar a suspicious individual sneaked around the premises mounting sculptures made of carrots, alarm clocks, red and blue cables, metal wire and tape


35 Stereo-Test & Sound-Effect Records


Man Babies


Posted by: Hanan at Jun 27, 2009 1:41:50 PM

Henry Moore's Recumbent Figure in 3D


Are you mental?

Depictions of mental illness through ages

Guernica onTwitpic


Posted by: Hanan at Jun 27, 2009 1:48:29 PM


Posted by: rul at Jun 27, 2009 7:34:17 PM


Posted by: jc at Jun 27, 2009 9:21:50 PM

Cleo or Tess (my girls names)

Posted by: Steve at Jun 28, 2009 2:07:50 AM

Children in Pakistan


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Swim close to a virtual Blue Whale


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Judge: I have listend very carefully, Mr. Smith, to what you have said, but I am none the wiser.
Smith: None the wiser perhaps, my Lord, but far better informed.
Quotes by F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead


Posted by: Hanan at Jun 28, 2009 8:34:22 AM


Friends of mine, with each pregnancy, used to say, "We're thinking of Elvis -- it's good for a boy OR a girl!"

(They have 4 girls. Sadly, none are named Elvis.)

Posted by: moose at Jun 28, 2009 10:34:45 AM


magdalena ?

penelope ?

Posted by: eduardo at Jun 28, 2009 2:23:46 PM

Lottie, short for Charlotte, Celia, short for cecelia, Molly

Posted by: Jo-Anne at Jun 28, 2009 4:49:06 PM

I've always been partial to the name "Eridani".

Posted by: Quantumfog at Jun 29, 2009 11:58:42 PM

How about Nicole Amanda?

Posted by: Ken Pasco at Jun 30, 2009 10:43:06 AM

I would recommend Lena. Simple, cute, and not too common in the US.


Posted by: Ron at Jun 30, 2009 1:32:51 PM

Or, Virginia (aka Ginny).

Posted by: Ron at Jun 30, 2009 1:34:48 PM

I always thought "Abby" to be a friendly name.

Posted by: Arlene at Jun 30, 2009 6:27:14 PM

Mine are called Abigail and Osnat
names from the Tanach are nice

Posted by: Gerry at Jun 30, 2009 6:32:50 PM

I say Sofia is indeed a really beautyful name for a lady.

Posted by: nico at Jul 2, 2009 10:10:16 AM

My favorite girl's name is Michelle....It sounds beautiful spoken, and has its own lovely song....

Posted by: Annie at Jul 2, 2009 12:42:52 PM

I like
Daisy Levin
Lily Levin
Brianne Levin

Posted by: Michelle at Jul 2, 2009 4:27:35 PM

Fanya. It IS a name from Lord of the Rings. It means 'White Cloud' in one of Tolkien's fictive languages.

Posted by: James at Jul 5, 2009 11:39:29 AM

I've always liked Envy Grace. I made it up, never heard of it being used before, and it's a bit different.

Posted by: Anne at Jul 6, 2009 7:02:59 AM

GABBY = Grow A Brain BaBY!

Posted by: Fan Mail at Jul 6, 2009 10:15:53 PM

Hannah ?(I just love that name)

(dunno if the link is relevant)
(and congrats by the way!)

Posted by: carwin at Jul 8, 2009 9:45:52 AM

If you name her Isabella she can get free admission for life to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston:

Posted by: Marilyn_Res at Jul 8, 2009 5:07:18 PM

I liked Amber and Abigail, and got shot down. We agreed on Hannah (palindromic, woot) and she's due about the same time as yours - dunno if you saw the previous comment, but we share the enthusiasm. Good luck with you and yours!

Posted by: Hal at Jul 8, 2009 11:53:44 PM

Congrats all around!

I like Hannah myself... and Vera. Alice is nice too. I also like Jessy for a girl.

Just don't name her Jenny -- there's a billion of us out there already. It's like the default name for "girl" in my neck of the woods.

Posted by: Jenny at Jul 9, 2009 8:38:43 AM

My daughter, now seventeen, is Lily Delores, if my son (Solomon Rex), fifteen, had been another daughter, he'd have been Abra Daisy (as in - 'and though I called another Abra came'), or Daisy Celeste.

Posted by: Mandy at Jul 10, 2009 1:30:06 AM

And stupidly, I forgot to offer my congratulations - you will enjoy your daughter so much.

Posted by: Mandy at Jul 10, 2009 1:31:43 AM


Posted by: YLlama at Jul 10, 2009 1:02:12 PM

Ours is a boy, due very, very soon. If she were going to be a girl she would've been Paloma.

Posted by: Peter at Jul 13, 2009 1:28:55 PM

Congrats. I would go with Emily.

Posted by: Tige at Jul 14, 2009 6:46:03 PM

I love the names Emine and Josephine

Posted by: Andrea at Jul 18, 2009 2:22:23 AM

some names ive heard in the last 6 months. madison, summer, mackenzie,tarnia,

Posted by: bobbsey at Jul 21, 2009 7:59:47 AM


Posted by: Howard at Jul 27, 2009 11:13:12 PM

I always liked Nicole or Desiree or April

Posted by: Ken Pasco at Aug 13, 2009 8:34:47 AM


Posted by: Hüseyin Arpacıoğlu at Aug 20, 2009 5:13:59 AM

Conratulations. Being from NZ, i like the Maori word for love: Aroha

Posted by: Farrel at Aug 21, 2009 2:04:29 AM

Hey, is it too late to get in on that "name the baby" contest? 'cause I'm thinking Matilda.

Posted by: chris at Aug 24, 2009 7:37:10 PM

I love the Gwenyth. It is so pretty!

Posted by: Boston bankruptcy attorney at Oct 9, 2009 11:17:59 AM

How about Sonia?

Posted by: julie at Nov 18, 2009 12:41:30 PM