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Research Report: Parents Confuse Their Children’s Names More Often When The Names Sound Alike

According to a new study from the University of Texas in Austin, parents are more likely to confuse their children’s names when the names sound alike. That finding sounds fairly commonsensical to m...
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It makes sense.  But don't worry, I also know plenty of parents who call their children (usually of the same sex) by the wrong name even when they don't sound particularly similar.

 

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LORELEI AURORA KATHLEEN (Double Middles)

LORELEI AURORA KATHLEEN (Double Middles) | Name News | Scoop.it
Ace Michael Caine Arkadia Maria Carol Asa Tiberius Kai Bennett Rheal Matthew Boston Joy Ellen Cheyenne Violet Rose Copen Michael Joseph Declyn Dwight Legend Eliza Denise Glory Felicity Amia Selena Gabriel Rollin Edward Huntley Jay Herman Ingrid Elizabeth Mae John James Rambo Kathlynn Donna Winter Lorelei Aurora Kathleen MaKade Cooper Lawson Natalie LaVonne Gladys Kay…
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Journey: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Journey: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Journey is a modern favorite with a virtue vibe. It rose in use just as Journey the band told us Don't Stop Believin'. Now it's a popular pick for girls.
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15 Old-but-New Baby Names for Boys

15 Old-but-New Baby Names for Boys | Name News | Scoop.it
These 15 boys’ names are all well below the Top 1000 yet can work in the modern world. They’re distinctly vintage — some Biblical, some from ancient cultures, some international — yet feel surprising cool.
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Clement and Morris for the win! And the others too.

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The New Generation of -Er Baby Names

The New Generation of -Er Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Now a new, up-and-coming generation of -er names advances the trend. These new names may take their style cues from the -er tradesmen, but they're not "doers."
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RENWICK GEORGE & RHODES BENJAMIN (Washington)

RENWICK GEORGE & RHODES BENJAMIN (Washington) | Name News | Scoop.it
Alma Kingston Anderson Jerald "A.J." Apryl Mary-Tru Aster Emerald Beau Kilian Blu Jean (girl) Bradley Hawk Bridger Emil Brynliee Everleigh Clara Makena Cruise Gerald Decker Kennith Eleanor Patsy Everly Lois Fletcher Rane Harlan Ulysses Henley Paige Hope Elizabeth Javier August Kate Ainsleigh Kingston Royal Kiswendsida Blandine Amina Kyra Corolla Logan Leonidas Madisyn Montana Marcilene Anne…
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Alternatives to the Top 100 Girl Names of 2014 (25-21)

Three less popular alternatives to the top 100 girl names of 2014 in the US. This video includes numbers 25-21:

25. Lillian

24. Addison

23. Natalie

22. Zoey

21. Grace
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Stel noemt zoon Feye Noord: ‘Met zo’n naam kan hij niet meer terug’

Stel noemt zoon Feye Noord: ‘Met zo’n naam kan hij niet meer terug’ | Name News | Scoop.it
Bakken kritiek krijgen Esther en Carlo uit Capelle over zich heen sinds de naam van hun zoon in de media is verschenen. ‘Mensen maken ons uit voor alles en nog wat. Het gaat echt heel ver’, klaagt Carlo in Metro. ‘Mijn vrouw is met verlof en wordt overspoeld met negatieve reacties. We zijn er klaar mee.’
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Vote!

Vote! | Name News | Scoop.it
Vote for your favorite themed girl names. You can vote up to 3 names per post.   Thanks!
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Stealie Monroe Preacher (1891-1971)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Stealie Monroe Preacher (1891-1971) | Name News | Scoop.it
We continue our stay in Florida for a look at the life of Stealie Monroe Preacher, a representative in the Florida legislature from Walton County.
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Babies of Silverites Named “Silver” in 1896

Babies of Silverites Named “Silver” in 1896 | Name News | Scoop.it
The U.S. was in the middle of a depression, and Free Silver supporters (the “Silverites”) thought the depression could be alleviated via the coinage of silver.
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S My Name is Sophie: 10 Thai Names You Never Thought of Using: Boys

S My Name is Sophie: 10 Thai Names You Never Thought of Using: Boys | Name News | Scoop.it
On to the boys! I've got ten stylish Thai names for you all today that I think would work on babies born almost anywhere in the world. If you haven't already, check out the girls list, and leave your thoughts in the comments!
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Nothing Like a Name: Names from Hamilton

Nothing Like a Name: Names from Hamilton | Name News | Scoop.it
Today, I'll be looking at some of the character names from Hamilton, which are for the most part classic English names. But there may be a few you haven't thought of! And I highly recommend taking the time to listen to Hamilton on Spotify or YouTube. 
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With an e or an o, this Irish name is a unisex hit

Shannen’s a rare respelling of Shannon, a name with several Irish origins.
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Baptiste Coulmont » Voyelles, consonnes, lettres et genre. =  Vowels, consonants, letters and gender

Baptiste Coulmont » Voyelles, consonnes, lettres et genre. =  Vowels, consonants, letters and gender | Name News | Scoop.it
Les prénoms donnés aux garçons et ceux qui sont donnés aux filles n'ont pas la même structure. Les filles reçoivent des prénoms qui ont aujourd'hui un peu plus de voyelles que de consonnes : Aurélie (5 voyelles et 2 consonnes) ou Léa (2 voyelles et une consonne) sont de bons exemples.
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French girls' names today tend to contain more vowels than consonants; boy's names less so; and more fun facts about vowel trends in French names.

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The Top 50 Names from Baby Center Australia for 2015 (Combined Spellings)

GIRLS Charlotte Olivia Amelia Ava Sophia Zoe Mia Lily Isla Evie Ruby Scarlett Maddison Sophie Emily Chloe Ella Ivy Matilda Grace Isabella Mila Emma Isabelle Layla Charli Harper Sienna Evelyn Zara Aria Annabelle Hannah Abigail Eva Willow Lucy Georgia Ellie Savannah Alexis Imogen Jasmine Poppy Piper Madeline Maya Hayley Mackenzie Eleanor BOYS Oliver Noah Jack…
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Nothing Like a Name: 12 Musical Names for Girls

Nothing Like a Name: 12 Musical Names for Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
Third post on Baby Name Wizard, friends! :)
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Woot!

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Xanthippe and Xerxes

Xanthippe and Xerxes | Name News | Scoop.it
Xanthippe Pours Water over Socrates, by Luca Giordano Xanthippe, the wife of Socrates, has unfortunately been assigned a very negative, nasty reputation which I'm inclined to believe is as false as the bad reputations given to women like Queen Jezebel and Countess Erzsébet Báthory. Xanthippe was probably much younger than Socrates, possibly up to 40…
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Wie Lotti zu drei Vornamen kam = How Lotti got 3 names

Wie Lotti zu drei Vornamen kam = How Lotti got 3 names | Name News | Scoop.it
Dies ist die Geschichte von Lotti aus Berlin. Lotti heißt eigentlich Charlotte. Dazu hat sie noch zwei weitere Vornamen, obwohl ihr Papa das eigentlich nie
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Brooke Anderson Welcomes Son James Arthur

Brooke Anderson Welcomes Son James Arthur | Name News | Scoop.it
"We are thrilled and beyond blessed to now be a party of five!" Anderson tells PEOPLE exclusively
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Welcome, James!

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Famous Name: Kip

Famous Name: Kip | Name News | Scoop.it
It was Anzac Day on Monday, a national day of remembrance. It is also closely connected with a form of gambling called two-up, a coin toss game where two coins are flipped on a flat wooden paddle by the "spinner". Players bet on whether the coins land as two heads, two tails, or a head…
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AUGUST BRADLEY & AUGUST GREY (unisex)

AUGUST BRADLEY & AUGUST GREY (unisex) | Name News | Scoop.it
Anderson Kate Anderson Thomas August Bradley August Grey (girl) Bailey Christian Bailey Lake (girl) Baylor Evelyn Baylor Layton Blaine Perry (girl) Blaine Richard Briar Clifford Briar Rayne Burke Kinley (girl) Burke William Carson Lucia Carson Jade (boy) Charlie Cooper Charlie Lou (girl) Corri Dewitt (boy) Corrie Catherine Dawson Carmela Dawson Leigh (boy) Elliot Vey (girl)…
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Baby Name Predictions: 2015 Top Ten List - Appellation Mountain

Baby Name Predictions: 2015 Top Ten List - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
The 2015 Top Ten list will be out soon, so let's take out our crystal balls - and crunch some numbers - to see what the list might contain.
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Will these come true? Only a week or so left to wait!

All together now: "It's the most wonderful time of the year..."

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