Archive for the ‘Ask Emmy Jo’ Category

Whether you’ve read the books or seen the movie or not, chances are you’ve at least heard of the Twilight saga, by Stephenie Meyer. And chances are, if you’re a name enthusiast, you appreciate some of the names she chose for her characters. What about those, though, who aren’t followers of Twilight but have always planned to call their first son Edward or their first daughter Rosalie?

One reader wonders, can you still use these names without sounding too much like a fan? (more…)


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As a teacher, I spend countless hours correcting spelling and punctuation of my students’ papers.  But one reader wonders, are there spelling and punctuation rules when it comes to baby names? (more…)

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This is the first of my advice column posts. I’d like to make this a regular weekly feature on the site, so if you have a name question or need name suggestions that meet certain criteria, please feel free to email me at the address found in the sidebar.

Danielle Hurlock writes: (more…)

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