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The 2012 Pottery Barn Baby Name List Is Here! Let's Monogram Everything!

by Nicole Fabian-Weber on November 29, 2012 at 9:07 AM

pottery barnThe time of year parents, both current and expectant, have been waiting for has finally arrived. Pottery Barn has put out their annual Baby Name list. Rejoice (to Jesus)! Oh, you didn't know the makers of all things terry cloth and teak were in the business of baby naming? Well, leaf through your Pottery Barn Kids holiday catalog, friend. It's nothing if not a wealth of monogrammed goodness. Stockings, robes, pillows, rocking chairs, blankets, bibs, wipes -- who wouldn't want their child's name on every single thing they own? Especially when it's one of these names.

Pour yourself a Gibson; turn on some Madeski Martin and Wood (live album); and soak in the 2012 Pottery Barn Baby Name list.

And, while we're at it, here's to a white Christmas, comrade! (You celebrate Christmas, right? If you don't, that's totally okay. We knew someone at Vanderbilt who didn't either. Well, we didn't know him, but a friend did.)

  • Taylor
  • Tyler
  • Blake
  • Logan
  • Taylor
  • Olivia
  • Hadley
  • Taylor
  • Quinn
  • Barker
  • Sweater Vest
  • Emily
  • Geoff (their embroidery machines don't have the ability to stitch "Jeff")
  • Jackson
  • Connor
  • Brayden
  • Taylor
  • William 
  • Cole
  • Blythe
  • Hudson
  • Taylor
  • Muffy
  • Samuel
  • Wasp
  • Abigail
  • Peyton
  • Henry
  • Sawyer
  • Taylor
  • Blue (as in the color the vial turns after getting blood taken)
  • Branson
  • Clayton
  • Madison 
  • Noah
  • Tay (short for Taylor)
  • Calvin
  • Whitey McWhiterson

And there you have it! All the baby names you could ask for -- and places to monogram them to boot. Thanks, Pottery Barn!

How did you come up with your baby name(s)?

Image via Pottery Barn

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  • twili...


    November 29, 2012 at 9:33 AM
    WTH! Muffy? Sweater vest? Wasp? And u wrote taylor like 6 times! :/ if this is a joke its a stupid one cuz i didnt laugh -__-
  • Estel...


    November 29, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Wasp! Someone has a sense of humor!

  • lesko...


    November 29, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Why not replace "sweater vest" with a normal name like Ethan? Ugh  i wonder how people choose names  now a days...and why is Taylor repeated so many times?

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    Lynn K. Fletcher

    November 29, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    What?  No Hashtag?


  • zombi...


    November 29, 2012 at 10:02 AM
    Hilarious :)
  • Doomy234


    November 29, 2012 at 10:17 AM
    Sweater Vest? Seriously? Lol. I never understood monogramming every little thing because stuff will get ruined, given away, or used for your next baby. Its kinda pointless.
  • Felip...


    November 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    So this is a list of the names that appear on personalized stuff in the catalog, is that right?

    The vial they use to take blood is not as vile as you think it is.

    I liked the whitey name joke. But I do wish this were just a tad bit better written, so taht I could tell for sure where the jokes were. I assume you listed the names in the order they appeared in the catalog, and that Taylor appeared several times. I didn't get the Sweater Vest joke. 

  • Court...
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    Courtney Puzzo

    November 29, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    @Doomy Monograming is a big thing to some people especially southerners and has been for generations for example Paul Newman's younger daughters all had mongramed things and so did his grandsons but they weren't mass produced his wife did it herself and admitted as much in some interviews

  • Blues...


    November 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Not so much into the monogramming everything. I want to be able to use the stuff if we have another baby or give it away as hand me downs. I was given a quilt with my baby's name on it at my baby shower, but it's entirely handmade and is something she can keep her whole life. Courtney P, it is true, you do see a lot of monogramming in the South. 

    People, she's joking about the name Taylor and how popular it is which is why it made the list several times. 

  • amiec...


    November 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    My son got a gift from my grandmother with his name stitched into a bib and burping rag. Very sweet and more of a keepsake than something you give away. 

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