You’ve just come upon a name that sounds fresh and new to you–Ione, say, or Archer. But guest blogger Angela Mastroianni points out that some of these stylish “new” names have surprising solid roots.
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There are classic classics and then there are modern classics, which also can be divided into two different categories– an interesting distinction, as explained by Angela Mastrodonato.
Angela Mastrodonato surveys the world of American Girl Doll names–the historic, the vintage, the contemporary, and the international., and finds an interesting variety.
Some names that sound like they’ve been around forever were actually the inventions of authors for their literary works; Angela Mastrodonato provides plenty of examples, from Clea to Vanessa, as well as some recent ones that might become established choices in the future.
There’s long been talk about the Pottery Barn catalog names being trend-predictors. Now Angela Mastrodonato of Upswing Baby Names gives a brilliant analysis of why this may or may not be so.
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