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25 Cloyingly Unique Baby Names, AKA the New Parental Status Symbol

25 Cloyingly Unique Baby Names, AKA the New Parental Status Symbol | Name News | Scoop.it
An essay in The New York Times shows just how annoying today's parents can be when it comes to picking out preciously special, original, unique baby names.
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A few more reflections on the search for 'unique' names and the pitfalls of popularity.

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BABY GIRL NAMES // NAMES I LOVED BUT DIDN'T USE // Mrs Grace Young

Here are 10 of the baby girl names that we had on our list when pregnant with our daughter, that we didn't end up using! Hope you enjoy the video. Let m
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Jolie fratrie // Bérénice, Aliénor & Alix - Jolis Prénoms

Jolie fratrie // Bérénice, Aliénor & Alix - Jolis Prénoms | Name News | Scoop.it
En ce premier jour du printemps et journée internationale du bonheur, je suis très heureuse de vous proposer une jolie histoire de prénoms. Celle d’une fratrie de filles de 26 et 22 ans, Bérénice et Aliénor, racontée par leur maman, Dominique. Il y a quelques mois, Bérénice est à son tour devenue maman. Elle nous raconte l’histoire du …
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Jolie fratrie // Louis & Chloé - Jolis Prénoms

Jolie fratrie // Louis & Chloé - Jolis Prénoms | Name News | Scoop.it
Emilie est la maman de jumeaux nés en 2010, Louis et Chloé.  Sous la marque « Little Chouette », cette talentueuse mumpreneur confectionne des accessoires et vêtements en Liberty et marinière à retrouver sur sa boutique Tictail et sur son blog. D’ailleurs, Emilie organise actuellement un concours vous permettant de remporter un bon d’achat de 25€ à valoir sur sa boutique ! Pour …
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Jolie fratrie // Adam, Anouk & Adèle - Jolis Prénoms

Jolie fratrie // Adam, Anouk & Adèle - Jolis Prénoms | Name News | Scoop.it
Soraya vient nous parler des prénoms de ses trois enfants, Adam, Anouk et Adèle. Trois jolis prénoms en « A » où transparaissent les origines polonaises et algériennes de la maman. Avec en prime de superbes références à la musique, la littérature et le cinéma. De jolies bouilles à retrouver sur Facebook et Instagram. « Je me décide enfin à vous écrire et suis ravie de …
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Last Name Inspiration: K

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• Kader: Czech/Arabic; meaning “curl”
• Kadlec: Czech; meaning “weaver”
• Kaiser: German; meaning “emperor”
• Kalmar: Hungarian; meaning “merchant, trader”
• Kaluza: Slovene; meanin
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Name Update

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Update (and photo) on Baby Boy Mavis-with-a-D, Brother to Edward, Fiona, and Harriet
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Welcome, George Crosby!

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10 Baby Names for the Minimalist

10 Baby Names for the Minimalist | Name News | Scoop.it
I have been thinking a lot about simplifying my family's life lately. My daughter and I have been going outside for most of the day now that the Canadian winter appears to be at a close. We have hardly turned on our TV and I purposely won't charge my phone so I can't be on…
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Hidden Gems or Never-Agains?: Unusual Girl Names from the 1910s

Hidden Gems or Never-Agains?: Unusual Girl Names from the 1910s | Name News | Scoop.it
Could you imagine being named Blandina, Dimples, Leather, Snoda, or Virgin? There are so many unusual names from the 1910s on this list, you owe it to yourself to take a peek!
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Charlotte Crosby and Stephen Bear Talk Baby Names | Celebrity Baby News | Babynames.co.uk

Charlotte Crosby and Stephen Bear Talk Baby Names | Celebrity Baby News | Babynames.co.uk | Name News | Scoop.it
“They’re going to be called Teddy, whether it’s a boy or a girl,” Bear said.
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Tileston Edwin Woodside (1876-1967)

Tileston Edwin Woodside (1876-1967) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait from the Kennebec Daily Journal, January 3, 1911.    Obscure Maine state representative Tileston E. Woodside is yet anothe
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Jolie fratrie // Line & Iris - Jolis Prénoms

Jolie fratrie // Line & Iris - Jolis Prénoms | Name News | Scoop.it
Marie, alias Picou, est la maman de deux petites filles qui répondent aux noms de code de Chouquette et Bouclette sur son propre blog. Aujourd’hui, elle nous dévoile les prénoms de ses filles, qu’elle n’a encore jamais révélés sur son blog. Line et Iris… deux jolis prénoms doux et raffinés, peu répandus mais pourtant bien connus de tous !  Line, Rose « J’ai moi-même un prénom très courant (Marie, pour éviter tout suspense …
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Jolie fratrie // Noé & Milo - Jolis Prénoms

Jolie fratrie // Noé & Milo - Jolis Prénoms | Name News | Scoop.it
Laurie nous parle de sa jolie fratrie composée de deux garçons, Noé et Milo. Deux petits hommes à croquer que vous pourrez retrouver sur le compte Instagram de leur maman, Les Petits Marins d’Eau Douce. Laurie nous offre une jolie histoire particulièrement touchante, avec de beaux hommages à des êtres chers qui se cachent derrière les deuxièmes prénoms de ses …
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Jolie fratrie // Margaux & Charlotte - Jolis Prénoms

Jolie fratrie // Margaux & Charlotte - Jolis Prénoms | Name News | Scoop.it
Laurence du blog Lau and the Girls est la maman de deux petites filles aux prénoms intemporels, Margaux et Charlotte. Deux adorables poupettes aux yeux incroyables dont les seconds prénoms cachent une histoire amusante et peu commune ! Laurence nous raconte… « Je te suis depuis un petit temps sur Instagram et chaque fois que tu publies un article sur les jolies fratries, je me dis …
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ASH PHOENIX (Indiana)

ASH PHOENIX (Indiana) | Name News | Scoop.it
Ainsley Estelle Amelia Ruby Arlin Eugene Ash Phoenix Ashton Stucky Aurora Amelia Azalee Fayleen Becker Lee Beverly-Ann Grace Carter Henderson Charles Winston Chester Ryan Edison Tate Ellodi Bailli-Jaine Faron Lynn (boy) Gabrian Elijah Grace Martha Gwen RyLynn Henley Alleena Jade Adele Juniper Belle Krista Diane Larson Micah Leonardo Daniel Lindyn Raine Lucky-Chance Caleb Mandi Louise…
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Nomenclator: Ancient Roman Name Remember-er

In ancient times, well-to-do Romans didn’t have to worry about remembering people’s names. Why? Because they had special name-remembering slaves to do the job for them. These slaves wer…
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2017 Name of the Year: Dragonwagon Regional, Round One

2017 Name of the Year: Dragonwagon Regional, Round One | Name News | Scoop.it
2017 marks the 30th iterations of two beloved annual traditions: our own humble tournament and Shark Week. As we ascended from th
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Doo Wop Baby Name: Deserie

Doo Wop Baby Name: Deserie | Name News | Scoop.it
The French name Desiree was first popularized in the U.S. by the 1954 movie Désirée, which told the story of Désirée Clary, the one-time fiancée of Napoleon Bonap…
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Think You Know Baby Name Trends? Enter the Baby Name Pool!

Think You Know Baby Name Trends? Enter the Baby Name Pool! | Name News | Scoop.it
Our annual Baby Name Pool challenges you to pick three baby names that you think rose in popularity last year, and three that fell. It's that simple.
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It's that time of year again! Thinking caps on, folks.

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ARCHER RICHARD GREENLEAF (Wyoming)

ARCHER RICHARD GREENLEAF (Wyoming) | Name News | Scoop.it
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