Summer is nearly here, folks -- or it would be if we could shake off the rainy, 50-degree weather around Boston. My sunburned shoulders are living proof that the sun still shines elsewhere! Other than that, I had a great getaway weekend in Cape May -- and there was big news here at home, as Jack and Mary welcomed baby boy Isaac Grady in the wee hours of Sunday morning, congratulations! The baby boomlet continues...

...and speaking of new babies, and their names, how is it that people choose unusual names for their offspring: fashion trends or random chance? According to this Economist article, there aren't as many offbeat names as it seems, but more girls have them than boys. The latest example, of course, is little Apple Blythe Alison Martin, daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris "Coldplay" Martin -- who received some sage advice from handling her fruity moniker from Strawberry Saroyan, granddaughter of another hippified celebrity.

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