This is my first post gathering children’s names from Apartment Therapy Family since they changed their name and I began writing for them  (search “Ohdeedoh” for older collections).  In a recent post, editor Carrie McBride notes that names on the wall is one of the biggest kids’ design trends of 2012.  It seems what we call our children has increasing weight, and we want to show off that choice (I too, have my children’s names above their beds).  The image above is from a child’s birthday party in Brazil.

Do you proudly display your child’s name somewhere?

Girls:

Aashi Bea

Agathe 

Alainn

Alice Mae

Althea

Amelie

Anais

Beatrix

Bruna

Carlotta

Clementine

Coralie June

Daphne

Elliot “Ellie”

Eloise (x3)

Elsa (2)

Emerson Kate

Emmeth

Etta

Gigi

Greta

Harper (x2)

Harriet

Jane

Juniper

Juno

Livvy

Lucia

Lyla

Lyra

Maelle

Matilda

Nola

Nora

Norah

Pippa

Ramona

Ruby

Sabrina

Sadie

Serenity

Stella

Tessa Jean

Violet

Wren

Boys:

Ari

Arlo

Asher

Basil

Bennett

Clark

Eben

Eli

Felix 

Finn 

Fletcher

Fox

Holden

Hudon

Iggy

Israel

Joaquin

Knox

Lennon

Leo

Levi

Mateo

Max

Miles

Milo

Neil

Oscar

Preston

Pryor

Rhys

Ridge

Roan

Rowan

Russell

Sawyer

Sheldon

Silas

Simon

Tama

Torsten

Wesley

Willow

Zé Luca

Image: via Apartment Therapy Family

Ohdeedoh Baby Name Inspiration

December 16th, 2011

Ohdeedoh remains a constant source of inspiration for me, for everything from baby names to decor to tips for keeping clutter at bay.  I’m happy to announce that I am also now a regular contributor there.  I’ll keep the name game based at You Can’t Call It “It”!, but for all other things baby and child find me over there.  You can find links to my previous posts here and here.

Also, I would like to extend a warm congratulations to both Ohdeedoh and Nameberry (where I am also a contributor) on making newparent.com‘s list of top 10 websites for parents!  It’s nice to be in such good company.  Congratulations friends.  What a way to end the year!

Without further ado, a list of most intriguing names from the pages of Ohdeedoh:

 

LADIES:

Athena

Bea

Bell

Betsy

Campbell

Cecily Claire

Clara

Clio Irene

Eulalie (!)

Fedra (& Dario)

Felicity

Frances

Ida (& Lars)

June

Lucinda

Margot

Maxine

Mila & Elena

Mildrid

Neve

Nina

Nola & Kira

 

 

LADS:

Cohen

Dario (& Fedra)

Darwin

Ezra

Felix

Graham

Gray

Hank (Henry)

Heracles

Ike

Kai

Lars (& Ida)

Leif Oliver

Levi

Oscar & Abel

Rocky

 

Image source

Ohdeedoh Bambinos

August 10th, 2011

Here’s the latest bumper crop of Ohdeedoh wee ones.   They really run the gamut this time, from exotic (Tormentina) to all-too-familiar (Madison).  I’m not sure if this is more a sign that modern design is becoming popular throughout all parts of the United States, or that popular names are popular throughout all strata of society.  What’s your take?  Do you think that taste in names is reflective of a broader aesthetic?

 

Girls:

Ainslie Jaymes

Amelia

Astrid

Audrey

Beatrix “Trixie, Bix”

Camille

Chloe

Elizabeth Catherine Anne, “Libby”

Emery

Emma

Georgia

Kiera

Laelia

London Taylor

Lucey

Lucy

Luella

Madison

Maëlys

Margot

Matilda

Mika

Mila

Nadia

Olivia Madelen

Osianna

Phia

Poet

Polly

Quincy

Rose

Ruby

Sadie

Senmeri

Tormentina

Violet

Vivien Charles

Zoe Ellen

Boys:

Anthony

Blaise

Blue

Charlie

Dashiell

Drew

Evan

Everett Elliott

Félix

Griffin

Henry

Jax Hudson

Kahlo Roel

Kai

Lincoln

Mason

Max

Merrick

Miles

Nathan

Nico

Noah

Raivo

Samuel

Sawyer

Sayer Theiss

 

Above, Charlie.  I hope his mama doesn’t mind.   He’s too yummy not to share.

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This week has been a great one for peeking into the lives of other people via their children’s names.  We’ve done music, fashion, and are now back to one of my favorites, interior design at Ohdeedoh.  These parents probably aren’t interior designers by profession, but they are creative and tend to bestow a really interesting crop of monikers!

Ohdeedoh is hosting Smaller Cooler right now, and you too can rate the rooms on their site.  Please restrict any ranking of the names to this one though.

GIRLS

Adelaide Bee (Brooklyn)

Alina (San Francisco)

Aurilia

Beatrix (CT)

Charlotte

Cleo (New York City)

Edie (Tommy) (Portland)

Eliza

Ellen (San Francisco)

Eloise (Vancouver)

Elsa (Brooklyn)

Giselle

Hazel

Iris

Lioba (& Elias) (London)

Ljupka Mia (Slovenia)

Maggie & Ruby (Bronxville)

Maren (Brooklyn)

Matilda

Piper (Philadelphia)

Rosa (The Netherlands)

Rosie (CA)

Violet (Brooklyn)

Zea (Chicago)

Zeia

BOYS

Atticus (OR)

Auden

Bowie (San Francisco)

Caedmon (CA)

Calvin (Chicago)

Declan

Dex (OH)

Elias (& Lioba) (London)

Elouan (Montreal)

Finn

Gray

Gus

Harry (New York City)

Julian (Toronto)

Lennon

Mateusz

Mattias (Portland)

Miles (Los Angeles)

Milo (MA)

Peter

Remi (Boston)

Rex (Utah)

Rocco

Rowden

Tommy (& Edie) (Portland)

Wylder and Arlo (OK)