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As a publisher of a baby names information website, and one that does not charge visitors to use our name lists and articles, I agree with much of what Mr. Beston wrote. But I think the point needs to be made that parents who shell out money on “name consultants” or who “Google” names before choosing one are in a tiny minority.
In a blog post I wrote on June 22, I said, “I have to wonder whether all this reported stress and angst about what to name baby is a bit overstated. After all, the top 100 baby names for 2006 showed that the top ten names for boys and girls barely changed a smidgen over 2005, and the top three in each gender, Jacob, Michael, Joshua, and Emily, Emma, Madison, remained identical to 2005.”
Eight of the top ten boy’s names from 2006 are biblical in origin. For girls, it is two out of ten, but girls’ names are less common in the bible.p>We have been running a poll on our blog for a few days, asking if readers would pay $475 to a nameologist. One respondent checked “maybe,” one “probably not,” and twenty-five checked “not in a million years.” br> — Neil Street br> Co-Publisher br> Baby Names Garden br> Wilton, Connecticut /p> p> My position on that in a nutshell: idiots with too much money and time on their hands. br> — Daniel A. Moroco Jr.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?