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"March is shaping out to be a big month for famous Veronicas: Veronica Mars, the pint-size former high school P.I., has been resurrected from the ashes of her TV show for a fan-funded movie in theaters on March 14. The following week, Veronica Roth, author of the blockbuster Divergent novels, will see her first novel on the big-screen."
"My 7-year-old daughter has a pretty unusual name, Zel. We picked it because we wanted an old-fashioned name and got stuck debating the merits of Hazel vs. Zelda, before realizing we really just liked that one syllable."
Both Zel and Zella are delightful names, and very wise advice from The Name Lady as always. Altogether a refreshing post.
"Last week on Mommyish, I resumed my annual tradition of presenting the latest baby naming trendswithout comment. I realize that pointing and laughing at parents’ terrible baby name choices is not the most sophisticated form of humor, but like I said last year, since when was this blog sophisticated?"
Comments on unconventional names and spellings, courtesy of Once Upon a Time's Facebook feed.
"Anyone else experiencing spring fever? Now that the mountains of snow in my neighborhood are (finally!) starting to melt, I’m ready to bring on the warmer weather, the tulips and daffodils, and the fresh air."
So much. And we haven't even had any snow this year.
Fleur is very lovely. I’d like to think that most people would be able to pronounce it correctly but you may need to explain it now and then. But yes, I think it is usable! I would pair it with another French name like: Fleur Antoinette, Fleur Aveline, Fleur Beatrice, Fleur Colette, or Fleur Genevieve. Anyone else have suggestions? #babynames