Articles by bluejuniper

September 13th, 2015

Expanding the Boundaries of Nature Names

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A nature name may be as direct as Daisy or as subtle as Shoshana.

February 3rd, 2015

The PERfect Boy Name: PERcival and jasPer

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More PERfect baby names from Brooke Cussans–this time seven for the boys with that PER syllable, including Cooper and Jasper.

February 1st, 2015

PERfect Girls’ Names: juniPER, harPER and PERsephone

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In case you haven’t noticed, Brooke Cussans points out how many of today’s hot names contain the syllable ‘per’–either at the beginning or end. Stay tuned for the boys’ edition.

January 8th, 2015

Nicknames: Waltzing with Tilda and Tilly

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The sweet vintage name Matilda has given birth to two lively nicknames; Brooke Cussans shows how Tilda and Tilly are capable of standing on their own.

October 26th, 2014

Six Spooky Doll Names for Halloween

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Brooke Cussans takes a look at the names of some of the scariest, spookiest dolls, from on screen and off.

September 3rd, 2014

Spiritual Baby Names: Buddhism-Inspired Choices for the Peaceful Child

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Brooke Cussans offers some enlightened choices drawn from the spiritual practice of Buddhism.

August 10th, 2014

Cheesy Name Choices – From Colby to Winnimere

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Brooke Cussans scans the cheese case to find some interesting possibilities–such as Kiri and Colby–which don’t sound cheesy at all.

July 13th, 2014

Adelaide or Adeline?

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Adelaide and Adeline–they may look alike but they have very different backstories, as Brooke Cussans explains.

June 3rd, 2014

Unisex Baby Names: the new entries for 2013

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Only a limited number of names entered the charts this year for both boys and girls. Brooke Cussans elucidates.

April 15th, 2014

The Diverse Nature of Nature Names: Daphne, Dresden and Sage

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Guest blogger Brooke Cussans shows some different ways you can approach nature names, straight on (River, Rose) or more subtly (Daphne, Paloma).