Articles by denisekpotter

July 30th, 2014

Notable Names of August: Poppy and Peridot

By Denise Potter

Here comes August! Denise Potter finds some notable names to celebrate this month –including those of Roman emperors, Arctic explorers and jazz musicians.

June 30th, 2014

Noteworthy Names of July : Jacqueline, Nelson & Nathaniel

By Denise Potter

Some notable July-related names connected to eminent personages and historic events.

June 2nd, 2014

Notable Names of June: Judy, Audie and Pearl

By Denise Potter

Denise Potter looks back through history to find notable names tied to the month of June, from ancient Rome to recent Hollywood.

April 30th, 2014

Merry Month of May Names: Archibald, Arabella & Malcolm

By Denise Potter

A big bouquet of historic May names, courtesy of Denise K. Potter, including an astronaut, an aviator, an activist and an athlete.

girl name Kate
April 3rd, 2014

The Many Faces of Kate

By Denise Potter

More than just a nickname, Kate has long been a strong name standing on its own, with many admirable namesakes; Denise Potter picks out 14 of the best.

April 2nd, 2014

Historic Baby Names of April: From Augustine to Truman

By Denise Potter

April is a particularly rich month for finding historic namesakes: In her continuing monthly series, Denise Potter picks out some of the most significant–and inspirational. Which ones might inspire you?

March 5th, 2014

The Names of March: Kennedy, Knute and Casimir

By Denise Potter

The month of March brings with it a wide range of associations, from the birthstone Beryl to famous March-born babies Harriet, Knute and Tennessee, as described by Denise Potter.

Comic Strip Names
February 25th, 2014

Comic Strip Names: Charlie Brown, Linus and Frieda

By Denise Potter

14 years ago this month, we waved goodbye to the lovable Charlie Brown gang. Now Denise Potter wonders here if these ten Peanuts’ names are ready for a revamp. Give a warm welcome back to Frieda, Linus, and Eudora!

February names
February 5th, 2014

The Names of February: Amethyst, Finnegan and Valentine

By Denise Potter

Cold winter months like February aren’t everyone’s cup of hot chocolate — unless your name is Cupid, of course. But these interesting baby names inspired by the second month of the year just may warm you up, or make a perfect match for a little Aquarius or Pisces.

football names
January 29th, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII Names: Byron, Britton & Brock

By Denise Potter

A great game, amazing ads, awesome half-time show — the Super Bowl offers something for everyone, even name nerds. Here, the best of the players’ names, via Denise Potter.