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How to Name a Baby | Wait But Why

How to Name a Baby | Wait But Why | Name News | Scoop.it
Meet the Name Fad. In 30 years, the names Natalie, Chelsea, Samantha, and Lindsay will sound how Nancy, Cheryl, Susan, and Linda do today. And in 60 years, the names Ethan, Cody, Brandon, and Matthew will be Earl, Chester, Bernard, and Melvin.
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Spotted this on AppMtn's Facebook feed, thought I'd posted it already, but apparently not.  Enjoy the data!

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Baby name hijacking: Don’t let it detour you

Baby name hijacking: Don’t let it detour you | Name News | Scoop.it
Bottom line, do not add stress to yourself over what other people decide to name their kids.
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Saxony

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Pinterest Origin: Germanic Meaning: a region in Germany with a long history, the name was derived from the Saxons who originall
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Nomes compridos para meninos e meninas - os preferidos de 2016! = Long names for boys and girls: the favourites of 2016

Nomes compridos para meninos e meninas - os preferidos de 2016! = Long names for boys and girls: the favourites of 2016 | Name News | Scoop.it
Lista dos nomes compridos para meninos e meninas preferidos dos portugueses.
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The top 9-letter names used in Portugal in 2016.

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Top 50 listen – mest brugte navne i 2016 = Top 50 names in Denmark 2016

Top 50 listen – mest brugte navne i 2016. (1. halvår)


Her kan I se top 50 listen over de mest brugte/populære drenge- og pigenavne i Danmark i 2016.



Pigenavne – år 2016
Drengenavne – år 2016




Sofia
Freja
Alma
Laura
Ida
Clara
Ella
Anna
Emma
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Alma is the #3 girls' name. I love this.

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Spitzenreiter je Bundesland [Babynamen 2016] = Top names by German state

Spitzenreiter je Bundesland [Babynamen 2016] = Top names by German state | Name News | Scoop.it
Mia und Ben sind schon seit Jahren Deutschlands beliebteste Vornamen. Regional sieht das aber teilweise anders aus.
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Maps and lists of the top names in each German Bundesland. There's some strong regional grouping going on.

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20 Modenamen, die du früher überhaupt nicht kanntest = 20 fashionable names that you never knew before

Blick auf die neuen, bisher unbekannten Modenamen – die Vornamen, die 2016 neu in die Top 500 eingestiegen sind.
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A look at names that have risen (and fallen) a lot in the 2016 top 500 names in Germany.

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Spice Girl power! Geri Horner has her baby on Emma Bunton's birthday | Mum's Grapevine

Spice Girl power! Geri Horner has her baby on Emma Bunton's birthday | Mum's Grapevine | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s raining celebrity baby boys! First P!nk welcomed little Jameson, then Janet Jackson gave birth to Eissa, Katherine Heigl just had Joshua Jnr and now Geri Horner (aka Ginger Spice) has welcomed a little man called – wait for it – Montague George Hector Horner! Geri tweeted Montague’s arrival, saying that she and hubby Christian are “delighted” to announce …
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Welcome, Monty!

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Dit zijn de 111 de hipste babynamen van 2016 = The 111 fastest-rising names in the Netherlands, 2016

Dit zijn de 111 de hipste babynamen van 2016 = The 111 fastest-rising names in the Netherlands, 2016 | Name News | Scoop.it
Daan en Anna zijn de populairste kindernamen van 2016, zo zagen we vorige week. Maar wat waren afgelopen jaar de hipste namen? Welke voornamen werden in 2016
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Namengenerator: Wat is jouw dubbele voornaam? = Name generator: what's your double name?

Namengenerator: Wat is jouw dubbele voornaam? = Name generator: what's your double name? | Name News | Scoop.it
Ik heb mijn ochtend grotendeels besteed aan het voorbereiden van twee artikelen over dubbele voornaam. Maar... het ging me vervelen, ik raakte afgeleid en voor
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Have you always wanted a double-barrelled name? This name generator will give you one. It offers me Charlotte-Sophie, Christy-Anne or Claire-Marie. Very continental.

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Jolie fratrie // Jeanne, Eulalie & Célestine = Super sibset

Jolie fratrie // Jeanne, Eulalie & Célestine = Super sibset | Name News | Scoop.it
Claire est la maman de trois petites filles aux prénoms doux et chantants : Jeanne, Eulalie et Célestine. Elle nous raconte l’histoire de ces jolis choix et l’influence de ces prénoms sur les personnalités de ses enfants…   « Choisir un prénom est une grande responsabilité. C’est également un cadeau que l’on fait à notre enfant, qui tiendra forcément une place importante dans …
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Inspiring mum – Angalie

Inspiring mum – Angalie | Name News | Scoop.it
All my life, I’ve known if i have children they have to have the same initials as me. My first pick for a girl’s name was Annabelle because I didn’t know any Annabelles and i always loved that name, then it was just coming up with a middle name starting with L that was tricky but once i heard Annabelle Luna my mind was set. I fell in love with that name!

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Unique Names of the Top 1000

Here are my picks of unique names that I don't hear often (my mom is a teacher, so I have a good idea of what's popular), but are still familiar and usable, all within the Top 1000 and listed by popularity.
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Why Did Americans Start Naming Their Babies After the President?

Why Did Americans Start Naming Their Babies After the President? | Name News | Scoop.it
The popularity of baby names inspired by U.S. presidents may be waning, but the influence of the White House on baby naming still persists.
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Found via the American Name Society.

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UK Birth Announcements 16/1/17 - 22/1/17

UK Birth Announcements 16/1/17 - 22/1/17 | Name News | Scoop.it
A round-up of names from birth announcements announced in British newspapers in the last week. Sources include a national paper (The Telegraph) and a broad range of local newspapers from across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Sibling names are in brackets. Boys: Alfred Nikolai Martin Archie George Thoma
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Some fab groups of sibling names this week.

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Samar

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Pinterest Origin: Arabic, Sanskrit سمر (Arabic) Samar Meaning: an Arabic feminine name "evening conversation". It also seems t
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Os nomes curtinhos escolhidos em 2016 = Short names chosen in 2016

Os nomes curtinhos escolhidos em 2016 = Short names chosen in 2016 | Name News | Scoop.it
Lista de nomes curtinhos para meninos e meninas
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A list of all the 3-letter names used in Portugal in 2016.

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Die Hauptstadt des Kevinismus = The capital of "Kevinism"

Gibt es Städte, in den häufiger Vornamen mit einer hohen Kevinismuswahrscheinlichkeit vergeben werden als anderswo? Ja, die gibt es – und die Hauptstadt des
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Which German towns and cities use the most "Kevinismus" names? Here are the rankings, according to the Kevinometer.

 

(The German word Kevinismus is the phenomenon of names from the American/English-speaking culture, that are seen as low-culture, trendy and insubstantial.)

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Mia fährt Bus & Bahn in Bremen = Mia travels by bus and train in Bremen

Neulich traf ich in Bremen gleich am Bahnhof auf MIA. Nein, keine alte Bekannte, sondern ein Angebot der Bremer Straßenbahn AG. Ob sich Bremer Fans des Namens
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MIA is a name you'll see a lot around Bremen: it's the acronym of a type of travel ticket.

 

This makes Annemarie wonder if the names of places, businesses and services around a city influence the people who live there and see them every day. Here are more names you'll spot around Bremen.

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TOP BOY NAME COMBOS 2017 ft Alena J Ingle

Alena and I discuss our favourite names for boys. January 2017 Check out Alena's channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/alenajingle Keywords: Names
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Name of the Week

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Origin: Bryony is a botanical name, given to a wild twining hedgerow and woodland plant. There are two types: white bryony and black bryony, both of which have white flowers and bear berries. The Latin name of the plant is Bryonia, derived from the Greek βρύω (bruō) "to swell
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Nomes estrangeiros permitidos em Portugal - Jonathan = Foreign names permitted in Portugal: Jonathan

Nomes estrangeiros permitidos em Portugal - Jonathan = Foreign names permitted in Portugal: Jonathan | Name News | Scoop.it
Um olhar sobre o nome Jonathan e o seu uso em Portugal.
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This reminds me how much I like Jonathan. It's such a quiet name I don't usually think about it, but when I look, it's always there and it's wonderful.

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Jolie fratrie // Victor & Gustave = Super sibset

Jolie fratrie // Victor & Gustave = Super sibset | Name News | Scoop.it
Camille nous parle de sa jolie fratrie, composée de Victor et Gustave. Deux beaux garçons aux bouilles à croquer et aux superbes prénoms !  « J’adore connaître l’origine et le sens des prénoms. Mon mari et moi étions sûrs d’une chose, c’est que nos enfants porteraient des prénoms classiques voire anciens. Cette responsabilité du choix du prénom, nous l’avons vraiment …
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Filhos dos famosos 2017 - Salvador & Joshua

Filhos dos famosos 2017 - Salvador & Joshua | Name News | Scoop.it
Filhos dos famosos 2017 - Salvador e Joshua Bishop.
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Welcome to both!

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Baby name to go with a complicated last name? | BabyNames.com

Baby name to go with a complicated last name? | BabyNames.com | Name News | Scoop.it
Our choices are Amelia, Cassandra, Eleanor, and Elizaveta (my grandmother’s name). But they all seem too long to go with our last name. What would you do?
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Quirky middle name ideas you’ll fall in love with

Quirky middle name ideas you’ll fall in love with | Name News | Scoop.it
Say goodbye to bland middle names!

If your first name pick is traditional, you might want to consider a bolder choice for your baby’s middle name.

Alternatively, perhaps you just love unusual names and want another to go alongside your baby’s first name.
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Bay, Snow, Scout, Rain, Dove, Lux, Plum, Jude, Bee, Birch, Fleur, Pine, Wren, Devon, Emery, Fox, Hadley, Jazz, Kendall, Parker, Maxwell, River, Skylar, Storm, August, Arlo, Haven, Marlow, Indigo and London.

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