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Hermia

Hermia | Name News | Scoop.it

Origin: English, Greek Meaning: a name used by William Shakespeare for A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595) based on the Greek god Hermes, whose name is probably derived from Greek herma meaning "cairn, pile of stones, boundary marker". In Greek mythology, Hermes was a Greek god associated with commerce, wrestling and thievery as well as transitions and boundaries. Variants: Hermione,…

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Flipping the Question: Masculine Versions of Women’s Names?

Flipping the Question: Masculine Versions of Women’s Names? | Name News | Scoop.it
I’ve compiled a list of a few men’s names that derive from women’s names in some way or another.  This was a lot harder than I thought it would be, or there would have been more.
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Baby Girl Iverson, Sister to Dean, Elliot, and Morgan

Baby Girl Iverson, Sister to Dean, Elliot, and Morgan | Name News | Scoop.it
Hi Swistle, I’ve been a fan of your site and baby naming style for a while now and I’m hoping you can help us out with this one. We are having a baby girl in October. She will be joinin…
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Babynamen der Woche 22/2016

Babynamen der Woche 22/2016 | Name News | Scoop.it
Suela * Mika Bent * Ravid * Elanur * Mirac * Melina Alessia * Luana Maylien * Elifsu * Pieter Vincent * Bo Vincent * Rüya * Djumana * Matheo Joel * Ragnar * Lillyann * Hana * Freia Auguste * Adele-Teresa * Amy Elaine * Leon Luca * Maddy Martina * Lydiah * Fiona Bibiana * Pablo * Manolo * Hilda Charlotte * Constantin Gerhard Claudius * Kübra * Beele * Lio Devin
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Wowsers, there are some particularly excellent finds this week. Hilda, Ragnar, Elifsu, Djumana, and, well, you can read them all here.

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12 Impressive People Named Alan

12 Impressive People Named Alan | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Alan is of uncertain derivation, but there are several theories about where it might come from. One theory is that it’s based on a Gaelic word meaning “rock.” Another is that it’s based on an Old Welsh word meaning “deer.”
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Inspiring mum – Nichola

Inspiring mum – Nichola | Name News | Scoop.it
No our daughter didn’t have a name for a good couple of weeks.  We had a list of beautiful names but we wanted to see who she was before we committed to one and I’m so glad we waited, Isla suits her so much and we loved the name Rae so that became her middle name.
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12 Great Color Names for Boys

12 Great Color Names for Boys | Name News | Scoop.it
There are color names for boys too--from the simple Grey, Blue, Brown and Green to more subtle shades like Hunter, Indigo and Cerulean.
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Indigo, Hunter, Grey, Gray, Carmine, Royal, Moss, Blue, Jet, Russet (ooh, I like this one! It's like an updated version of Russell with that trendy ending), Green, Cerulean, and Brown.

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Memorial Day Baby Names: World War I inspiration

Memorial Day Baby Names: World War I inspiration | Name News | Scoop.it
To commemorate Memorial Day, here is Nancy Man s comprehensive rundown of names associated with the First World War, from Alvin to Lorraine to Woodrow.
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Great post by Nancy - some really interesting name facts.

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Beloved Baby Names: 2015 Top Ten Baby Names

Beloved Baby Names: 2015 Top Ten Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
 I wanted to take some time to analyze this list with you and compare the predictions I made back in December with the real thing.There aren't as many changes as I had hoped there would be, but there are a few I'd like to discuss with you today
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What’s Your Cape Breton Nickname?

Children stop me in the street to ask me if I’m wearing a wig. Adults chalk it up to noxious personal habits and secret vices.
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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Gap Casting Call Girls 2016

Sloan
Dylan
Benett
Amber (2)
Milliana
Veola
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...and many more. There's something interesting to say about every single one of these names. Obviously, I suppose, because there's something interesting to say about every name.

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Unique Nature Names for Girls

Unique Nature Names for Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
Some great nature names for girls that almost no one is using.
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When Pam says "unique", you know you're in for some really exotic names. Ardith, Lihini, Tivona, and more.

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Instagram photo by Alexia Mae | Names Daily • Moon

Instagram photo by Alexia Mae | Names Daily • Moon | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Moon feels a little bit poetic with a whole lot of mystique. It's a beacon, it's a force, it's a reminder to look to for many missing loved ones in distant places. It's ancient, but it holds a place in the far reaching future. It sees everything, but keeps shining.
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Peregrine

Peregrine | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Latin Meaning: from Latin Peregrinus meaning "traveler, stranger" or "pilgrim", the latter referring to those who went on pilgramages. Peregrina is the strictly feminine form of the name. Peregrine is also the name of the Peregrine falcon. Variants: Peregrinus, Pellegrino (Italian), Peregrin, Peregrina (f)
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Let's play the "out there" baby names game! Your input is needed! :) 

Let's play the "out there" baby names game! Your input is needed! :)  | Name News | Scoop.it
If you’re looking for a new name – something your child will probably never share – where to begin?
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Below the Top 1000, Part 3 (Girls)

Below the Top 1000, Part 3 (Girls) | Name News | Scoop.it
This week’s post regards the girls’ names in the range of 150-199 uses.  Not all names from that range are included here; this is simply a selection. 
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S My Name is Sophie: Stylish Choices Outside the Top 1000: 2015 Boys

S My Name is Sophie: Stylish Choices Outside the Top 1000: 2015 Boys | Name News | Scoop.it
I've culled the beyond the top 1000 list (so you don't have to) and picked out some of the best underused names, with between 202 and 5 uses.
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Taj, Chester, Clem, Kimball, Wolf, Linden, and many more excellent names. Great picks from Sophie.

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1990s Television Names: From Phoebe to Fox - Appellation Mountain

1990s Television Names: From Phoebe to Fox - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Which 1990s television names had the biggest impact on baby names? A few of them caught on immediately. Others might just be catching on no
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25 forgotten baby names that really need to make a comeback

25 forgotten baby names that really need to make a comeback | Name News | Scoop.it
Everything old is new again, or so the saying goes.

It seems to be true of “Hammer pants” and hair scrunchies, so why not baby names, too?

We’ve already seen some classic baby names make impressive comebacks in recent years, with expectant parents warming once again to old school picks like Oliver and Alice.
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Stephanie Izard Welcomes Son Ernie William

Stephanie Izard Welcomes Son Ernie William | Name News | Scoop.it
The "Top Chef" star and restaurant owner is a new mom
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Welcome, Ernie.

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Breezy and Typhoon

Breezy and Typhoon | Name News | Scoop.it
  Girls Adalynd Valda Angel-Rayne Arnica Breezy Cecilia Dias Domino Emerald-Lilly Gypsy Rose Iylabelle-Mayple Jacinta Mary Jeena Sharlene Layla Amity Maci Jo Elizabeth Maddison Zuzana Mandela Lucie Mariah Felicity Nevaeh Audrey Peighton Saoirse Pixie Queeneisha Ricketa-Jean Rosary Savvy Sia Harlow Skylar-Grey Spencer Jay Te Ao Valentina Coco Winter Ivy Zara Lo Boys Alvyn Fernando Ari…
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Name ideas for imaginary Baby No. 10

Name ideas for imaginary Baby No. 10 | Name News | Scoop.it
One of you lovely readers sent me the link to this article about John Clark of Seton Magazine, because he lists the full names of his nine children:

Athanasius Chrysostom
Veronica Marie
Demetrius Innocent
Tarcisius Bellarmine
Philomena Guadalupe
Dominica Rose
Bonaventure Duns Scotus
Immaculata Faustyna
Mary Katherine
Clare's insight:

Now these are names. Tarcisius Bellarmine! Kate has some very fitting sibling suggestions too.

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Ozzy: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Ozzy: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Friendly and approachable, Ozzy is a fun name. But it's an edgy one, too, thanks to the z sound and the legacy of Ozzy Osbourne.
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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Gap Casting Call Boys 2016

Gage
Emmitt
Leonidas
Isaiah
Khalid
Wynter
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...and many more.

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