Originally posted on Appellation Mountain:
Image via Wikipedia Feeling feisty?  Head to a message board and announce that you’re naming your daughter Addison.  Or Quinn.  Or Mason. Then run for cover. Sure, some people will respond positively.  But depending on the forum, you could also find yourself accused of thievery, trendiness, and general bad taste.…

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Originally posted on Waltzing More Than Matilda:
Every once in a while you meet someone with a name where you think, “Surely that name shouldn’t have been allowed.” And quite often the newspapers will publish names that have been denied by the registrar that seem relatively inoffensive. Recently, I wondered what exactly the law says…

Originally posted on Waltzing More Than Matilda:
Recently, Lou at Mer de Noms has had a couple of articles on names that are in the UK Top 150, but fail to make the US Top 500. It’s an interesting look at differences in name popularity between the two countries. I thought about doing the same…

Originally posted on Waltzing More Than Matilda:
AFL club football players Jacinta and Aaron Froud welcomed their son Blake almost a year ago. Blake Froud joins big sister Eve, aged 2. Jacinta plays for the Queanbeyan Tigerettes, and although she missed last season because of Blake, this year she returns as much-missed team captain. Jacinta…

babies born in my small town

Cleo Rayne a little sister to Lexi Rose Tamzyn Ruby a sister to Jorja and Darcy Eve Maria a sister to Katie Ruth Thomas a brother to Matilda Philip a brother to Benjamin This is one not from my town but my teachers first granddaughter Macy Helen

Originally posted on Waltzing More Than Matilda:
This blog post was first published on December 3 2011, and substantially revised and reposted on December 10 2015. Famous Namesake Yesterday marked one hundred years since the Australasian Antarctic Expedition set sail from Hobart in the SY Aurora on December 2, 1911. It arrived at an unexplored…