Ashley and John are expecting their fifth baby on earth (sixth overall) — a boy! This little guy joins big sibs: George Charles Caroline Renée Joseph (in heaven) Augustine David “Gus” Madeline Mae Such a classic, handsome set of names! Ashley writes, “Our girls are each named after their grandmothers and our boys are named … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Traditional name with cute nickname for baby no. 6 (boy)!
I hope all the dads had a wonderful Father’s Day yesterday!! Kym and her husband are expecting their ninth baby — their fifth girl! She joins big sibs: Alexandra Ruthmarie Cassian William Killian Michael Bennett Jameson Anneliese Francesca Marigold Camillus Miles Jonas Sylvie Regina Aren’t these amazing names?? I’ve actually referenced Kym’s little Sylvie Regina … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Baby no. 9 needs a name that’s not generally popular nor Catholic popular (and a few other rules!)
Rachel and her husband are expecting their second baby — a little green bean! (=gender unknown) 🌱 He or she joins big brother: Albert Francis (Albie) How cuuute is Albie??!! 😍 Rachel writes, “We always knew we wanted to have an Albert, as he is my husbands favorite saint, I am a nurse and my … Continue reading Baby name consultation: Bold Catholic names okay for Baby no. 2!
Months ago one of you asked me via email if I would do a spotlight on Lily, and I’m delighted to oblige today! There’s so much to say about Lily! First: the flower. The lily is a gorgeous flower, and a gorgeous flower name; as such it can fit in well with other nature-y names … Continue reading Spotlight on: Lily
I haven’t done one of these in ages and it feels goooood to work on one! 😀 One of you dear readers asked me for a spotlight on Benedicta a while ago, so I thought it would be best to add in Benedict as well, as Benedict is the “originating name” in the sense that … Continue reading Spotlight on: Benedict/a
You all know I live and die by a good nickname. 😀 Nicknames give a person options, and I’m a big fan of options — you can be wild and crazy with your everyday nickname and staid and sophisticated on your resume, wedding invitation, diploma, etc. with your formal given name. Or vice versa! (You … Continue reading Nickname ideas
Isn’t this just one of the very best times of the whole year? I love Thanksgiving — it’s the beginning of the holiday season; I get to see family that I don’t usually get to see; we get to eat a lot of really good food; and everyone says really wonderful things about how grateful … Continue reading Bonus (pseudo) consultation, and happy Thanksgiving!
I have a lot of reading to share with y’all today! (Yes, y’all, and no I’m not from the South. It’s just so useful! More of the country needs to get on that.) First off, our reader skimac has sent me some awesome recommendations, with her annotations in parentheses: History of Christian Names by C.M. Yonge … Continue reading Reading round-up
I went to a Lay Dominican Regional Meeting today and had the great pleasure of meeting an awesome Dominican priest named Fr. Bede — Bede! I love it!! I’ve suggested it before as a nickname for Benedict, but I have to say, today I was loving it on his own. I asked him if it … Continue reading Dominican religious names, etc.
Julia and her husband are expecting their fourth baby, a boy! Their other children are: Adam Henry IV Clare Therese Frances Gianna (Gianna because, like St. Gianna, Julia’s a pediatrian and mother) I just love their names — solid and classic and with great faith significance. Julia writes, “My husband and I do not have … Continue reading Baby name consultant: Baby boy due on St. JP2’s feast day