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Sunday Summary: 9/21/14 - Appellation Mountain

Sunday Summary: 9/21/14 - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
I’m fascinated by the process of regulating names. Also, I’m rather glad that I’ve never had to name anyone in Tennessee, which seems to be a rather persnickety state. Earlier this year, there was the judge who tried to rename a baby Messiah. Now there’s a kerfuffle about which last name you can choose for …
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Hppy Sunday!  I hope it's been a good one.  Here are some of the highlights of the week to make it that bit better.

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e-Onomastics: Interesting facts about the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences in Glasgow

Peter (7), Peeter (1), Peder (1), Pietro (1), Pierre (2), Per (1)
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I like Evgeny's lists of shared names (in international variants) among attendees.

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Rapper Keizer wordt vader van Shayne Giancarlo Eliano Rozelsky

Rapper Keizer wordt vader van Shayne Giancarlo Eliano Rozelsky | Name News | Scoop.it
Rapper Keizer, bij niet zo in hiphop geïnteresseerden vooral bekend van Ali B op Volle Toeren, is vader geworden. Zijn vriendin Samiera Verveer beviel gisteren van zoon Shayne Giancarlo Eliano Roze...
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Welcome, Shayne!

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Lincoln



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Wren



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Christen



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UK Birth Announcements 15/9/14 - 21/9/14 - British Baby Names

UK Birth Announcements 15/9/14 - 21/9/14 - British Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
A compilation of names from BAs announced in newspapers in the last week, including a national paper (Telegraph) and a broad range of local newspapers from across England, Wales and Scotland. Sibling names are in brackets. Boys: Alexander Brooke Archie Joseph Arthur George (Edward Huw "Ned" & Rhodri "Roddy") Arthur...
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This week we welome Herbert Orlando, Jago Francis Constantine, Autumn, Vespa, Cadi Fflur, and more.

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The Beauty of Names: Watery Names

The Beauty of Names: Watery Names | Name News | Scoop.it

"I am simultaneously afraid and fascinated by the ocean. It is so mysterious and so undiscovered, anything could be living out there. Here are some names that are as beautiful and strange as the place that inspired them."

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Beautiful: Naia, Meltem, Nereus, and more.


Looking for more sea-related names?

or watery names in general?

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Tatort gereinigt, Name gefunden = Name found at the scene of the crime

Immer wieder ein Klassiker bei der Namensfindung: Abspänne im Kino oder im Fernsehen. Ich hatte gerade eine Folge der Serie „Der Tatortreiniger“ gesehen, als
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TV and film credits are often good name-spotting ground, and Annemarie recently found an Alwara (pronounced Alvara, remember) acting in a crime drama.  This name of Germanic origin leads her to reflect on other Al- names.

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3½ neue Namensfundstücke = 3½ new name sightings

Meine Namensfundstücke der letzten Wochen. Viele sind es diesmal nicht, aber vor allem die letzten beiden (Léopoldine und Didine) gefallen mir gut. Wassa,
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Wassa, Jeh, and Léopoldine (known as Didine by her father, Victor Hugo).

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Promibaby Summer Rain = Celebrity baby Summer Rain

Summer Rain, auf Deutsch also „Sommerregen“ hat Christina Aguilera ihre Tochter genannt. Regen im Sommer – das ist doch schlecht, wie kann man sein Kind nach
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I realised this morning with horror that my feed reader has deleted some of the unread posts that have been gathering.  My bad for not scooping them sooner.  Hence the somewhat out-of-date birth announcement.

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Beliebte Vornamen Jahrbuch 2014 = Yearbook 2014

Beliebte Vornamen Jahrbuch 2014 = Yearbook 2014 | Name News | Scoop.it
Elsa ist keine Kuh – so heißt die 2014er Ausgabe unseres Vornamen-Jahrbuchs, das ab sofort erhältlich ist! Wir haben wieder aktuelle Statistiken und die besten
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You've read the blog; now read the book!  Congratulations to Knud and the gang on the new publication.

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We Have The Same Name! | Ask The Name Lady

"I'm soon to be engaged to a wonderful man who has two children from a previous relationship. It's a second marriage for both of us, but I have no previous children. I am nervous about becoming a stepmother, but adding to that is that my first name is the same name as his daughter."

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En we noemen hem Johan21062006: mag je je kind een cijfer als voornaam geven? = Would you give your child a number for a name?

En we noemen hem Johan21062006: mag je je kind een cijfer als voornaam geven? = Would you give your child a number for a name? | Name News | Scoop.it
4real, V8, 89, 2nd, 3rd en 5th. Allemaal namen die in Nieuw-Zeeland zijn geweigerd. Volgens de naamwet van dat land mogen in voornamen geen cijfers voorkomen. Hoe zit dat eigenlijk in Nederland?
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Today's Better Baby Name: Deney

Today's Better Baby Name: Deney | Name News | Scoop.it
Deney (European – no clear origin) I love Denny or Dennison for a boy, but what about Deney for a girl? I think Deney is a fresh alternative for people looking for unisex names for their little girl....
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Baby Name Pondering: Laurel

Baby Name Pondering: Laurel | Name News | Scoop.it
Laurel is one of those names it seems like I've always admired. Unlike some names though, I can't quite pinpoint where I first heard it, or even when I first started liking it.
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I can: I went to Rainbows and later secondary school with a girl called Laurel.  I've only met one other Laurel, but I think it's a very pretty name.

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▶ Magical Mermaid Names - YouTube

Mermaid Names From Around the World!
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Cordelia, Sedna, Halia, Nerissa, Nerida, Nerina, Mazu, Coventina, Marina, Ianthe, Nixie, Syrena, Coralia, Coralie, Coral, Lorelei, Oceana, and Amphetrite.  Beautiful!


Even more mermaid names here.

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Boys’ names beginning with B

Boys’ names beginning with B | Name News | Scoop.it
Love unusual baby names, like Kate Winslet who named her son Bear Blaze? Or maybe you prefer traditional names, like Kimberley Walsh who named her boy Bobby? Either way, if you’re looking for a name for a boy beginning with B, you’re in the right place!

From Bala to Benjamin, we’ve shared our favourite boys’ names beginning with B in our gallery below.
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Ready?  Go: Bailey, Barry, Bo, Benedict, Benjamin, Benito, Bernard, Blaine, Billy, Blake, Blair, Bobby, Brady, Brandon, Bruce, Bruno, Brian, Braxton, Bronson, Brody, Brent, Bala, Bryce, Barnabus, Barett (for Barrett?), Bart, Benno, Bentley, Bob, Bingham, Blain, Bjorn, Braden, Bret (for Brett?), Baxter, Booth, Birch, Barney, Buddy, and Brad.

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The TLS blog: Katharine, Catharine, Katherine and Katheryn

The TLS blog: Katharine, Catharine, Katherine and Katheryn | Name News | Scoop.it
BY CATHARINE MORRIS The other day the Editor stopped me on the way out of his office. “We’ve spelt Katherine Mansfield right, haven’t we. Why are there so many different spellings? You’re the authority . . . . Can we have a blog post?” I certainly should be the authority by now, especially since my first name, though given a boost by the Cambridge college and Catharine Macaulay, remains one of the rarer variants, and therefore problematic. It was spelt wrongly on my bank card for years, just as it is wrong on my current work pass. When I give...
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A good find by Abby!  I don't have a favourite spelling, but I recognise that there is a big difference between a Katherine and a Catherine, etc.

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Diminutive Names for Girls – 2

Diminutive Names for Girls – 2 | Name News | Scoop.it
It's been more than a year since we had a list of short form names, and as this is a huge growth area, it's time for another. Ada Short form of Adelaide and related names. It has been an independen...
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They're short, sweet, and stand-alone: Frankie, Demi, Tess, Stevie, Millie, Ellie, Ada, Gigi, Bella, and Tilly.

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Mein allerliebstes Pixibuch = My favourite storybook

Mein allerliebstes Pixibuch = My favourite storybook | Name News | Scoop.it
König Helmut und Königin Antje werden Eltern. Der junge König will unbedingt einen Sohn – und als dann eine Prinzessin geboren wird, nennt er sie, trotz
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Published in 1999 and now out-of-print, Prinzessin Horst is a story about a place where girls have boys' names and boys have girls' names, like Princess Horst and her brother Daniela.  Horst means "woods, bushes", but is not popular now: it had its heyday in the Nazi period and the associations are too strong.

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Rosalie oder: Wie viel Zucker braucht die Frau? = Rosalie: how much sugar does a woman need?

Rosalie oder: Wie viel Zucker braucht die Frau? = Rosalie: how much sugar does a woman need? | Name News | Scoop.it
Ich habe nichts gegen Rosa und Glitzerkram. Ich denke nur: Kleidungsstil, Farbvorlieben, den Einhorn-Ranzen – kann man alles ablegen, Namen aber eher nicht.
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Annemarie has gone from knowing barely any Rosalies to suddenly meeting lots.  She considers the name very pink and sparkly (which is interesting in itself, because I wouldn't have thought of it as excessively so), and wonders what the effect of a name like this might be on a girl as she grows up.  Also interesting in the context of recent comments about Katie Price's daughters' names.

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Engländer mögen George = The English like George, or Top names in England and Wales 2013

Engländer mögen George = The English like George, or Top names in England and Wales 2013 | Name News | Scoop.it
Die Neugeborenen in England und Wales haben im Jahrgang 2013 27.000 verschiedene Jungen- und 35.000 verschiedene Mädchennamen bekommen. Oliver und Amelia waren
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From a German point of view.

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Anna Otto's comment, Today, 12:10 AM
Stunned to read in the comments that Germans think Poppy should be banned as a "Chantalmusname" or something, whatever that is. "Is this just a German thing?" they ponder. Um yeah.
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Langzeitstudie: Das Image von Namen = Long-term study: the image of names

Langzeitstudie: Das Image von Namen = Long-term study: the image of names | Name News | Scoop.it
Jeder Name löst Empfindungen aus, weckt Erwartungen und Bilder. Der Leipziger Namenkundler Thomas Liebecke startet heute im Rahmen einer Langzeitstudie in
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Announcing a long-term academic study into people's perception of over 2300 names.

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