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Unisex names = Prénoms épicènes : filles ou garçons ? - JolisPrénoms.fr

Unisex names = Prénoms épicènes : filles ou garçons ? - JolisPrénoms.fr | Name News | Scoop.it
Les prénoms épicènes sont les prénoms qui peuvent être à la fois masculins et féminins… des supers prénoms mixtes en quelque sorte ! Prenons « Camille » : l’évolution de ce prénom au cours du XXème siècle est frappante.
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Claude, Tiphaine, Louison...all these names and more have been used for both boys and girls in France.  The statistics are all over the place chronologically, but it's interesting to have a look at which names have been more or less unisex over the years - not to mention good practice for gender agreement and vocab describing for little boys and girls.

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UK Birth Announcements 8/10/18 - 14/10/18

UK Birth Announcements 8/10/18 - 14/10/18 | 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: Alexander Nathan Gordon (Ethan & Ewan
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Name Help: Nickname-Proof Girl Names

Name Help: Nickname-Proof Girl Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Name Help is a series at Appellation Mountain. Every week, one reader’s name questions will be discussed. We’re relying on thoughtful comments from the community to help expectant parents narrow down their name decisions. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight! Kara writes: Our fourth baby is due at the end of October, and …
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Our 10th Anniversary: Bravo for the Berries!

Our 10th Anniversary: Bravo for the Berries! | Name News | Scoop.it
Our tenth-anniversary thank you to the Berries who contribute so much includes ten of our favorite user-created lists, forum topics and guest blogs.
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The Story of an Afghan Baby Named Donald Trump - The New York Times

The Story of an Afghan Baby Named Donald Trump - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
A poor Afghan farming family named their son Donald Trump, hoping the other Trump’s good fortune would rub off on him. So far, it hasn’t.
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Duana Names: That Is A Name That Exists Lainey Gossip Lifestyle

Duana Names: That Is A Name That Exists Lainey Gossip Lifestyle | Name News | Scoop.it
We are both tree/plant people. He's a tree scientist and I'm a landscape designer, so we definitely want a plant/nature name, but I'm leaning away from the super-literal. 

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Name Update

Name Update | Name News | Scoop.it
Update (and photo) on Baby Name to Discuss: Favorite Spelling of Mazie / Maisie / Maizie / Maisy
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Welcome, Maisie Belle!

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Cliff Dwelling: Names of Interest in the SSA Data from 2012

These names were in the data collected by the Social Security Administration for 2012. GIRLS Chrisette - 48 girls were named this i
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Lalita –

Lalita – | Name News | Scoop.it
Lalita is an Indian female name meaning "playful, charming, desirable". In Hindu mythology, Lalita is the playmate of a young Krishna. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Lalitha (Malayalam, Tamil, Indian, Telugu)   Male forms: Lalit (Indian, Hindi, Marathi)   Lalita ( ललिता )
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Ismay –

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Ismay is a female given name which comes from an English surname of uncertain etymology. It could have originated from Old German Ismagin meaning "iron-strength" though the first element could also be related to Old High German īs meaning "ice". Ismay could also be a variant of Ismenia or Ismene, an Ancient Greek female name possibly meaning "knowledge"; in Greek mythology, Ismene…
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Quenilda –

Quenilda – | Name News | Scoop.it
Quenilda comes from a medieval English name, a medieval form of Cwénhild meaning "wife battle", made up from Old English cwen (woman, wife, queen) and hild (battle, war). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Cwénhild (Anglo-Saxon) Quenild (Old English) Cwenhilde (Old English) Quenylda (Old English) Quenilla (Old English) Quenilla (Old English) Quenella (Old English)  
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Astor –

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Astor comes from a French surname meaning "hawk, goshawk" which comes from Occitan astur via Latin accipiter (hawk, merlin) derived from a PIE root. It sounds similar to Aster, the name of a flower meaning "star" in Greek but the two are not related in any way. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Astore (Italian)  
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Humaira –

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Humaira is an Arabic female name, a variant transcription of Humayra meaning "red". Origin: Arabic Variants: Humayra (Arabic) Homeyra (Arabic) Homeira (Arabic)   Humaira, Humayra- حميراء (Arabic) Humaira- حمیرا (Arabic)  
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Coriander –

Coriander – | Name News | Scoop.it
Coriander is the name of an herb used in cooking (also known as cilantro) which comes from Latin coriandrum which comes from Ancient Greek koriannon which seems to be derived from kóris, korios meaning "bedbug", which may ultimately derive from a pre-Greek origin, perhaps Phoenician. Variants: Coreander (English) Koriander (English, German, Dutch)   Female forms: Coriandra (English) Koriandra (English)…
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Name of the Week: Eugenie - Royal Wedding Special 2018 #2

Name of the Week: Eugenie - Royal Wedding Special 2018 #2 | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Eugénie is the French form of Eugenia, itself the feminine form of Eugene. Eugene and Eugenia are both derived from the Ancient Greek names Eugenios (Eugenius in Latin) and Eugeneia, composed of the elements eu "good" and genos "birth." It essentially means "well born." Usage: Early European Us
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Giles Coren (@gilescoren) • Instagram photos and videos

Giles Coren (@gilescoren) • Instagram photos and videos | Name News | Scoop.it
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Coffee shop pseudonym backfires...

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Sparkle? Ottoline? No wonder I have baby name remorse... | Daily

Sparkle? Ottoline? No wonder I have baby name remorse... | Daily | Name News | Scoop.it
LUCY CAVENDISH reveals why she regrets naming her daughter - who everyone calls Sparkle - Ottoline and wonders if she can now change it.
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Royal Bridesmaids and Page Boys in the Last Decade

Royal Bridesmaids and Page Boys in the Last Decade | Name News | Scoop.it
All these Royal Weddings have got me thinking about the adorable bridesmaids and pageboys that briefly steal the limelight at these prestigious events. Starting from the most recent, here are the three Royal Weddings that have taken place this decade, and the names of the bridesmaids and page boys
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Halloween Baby Names 2018 SemiFinals: Witches of Harry Potter Edition

Halloween Baby Names 2018 SemiFinals: Witches of Harry Potter Edition | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for the witches semifinals in the Great Halloween Baby Names contest 2018! This time, all of our names come straight from the world of Harry Potter.
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Most of these are so close right now!

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Halloween Baby Names 2018 SemiFinals: Wizards of Harry Potter Edition

Halloween Baby Names 2018 SemiFinals: Wizards of Harry Potter Edition | Name News | Scoop.it
The Great Halloween baby names contest continues. This time, we're voting for our favorite Harry Potter wizard names. Choose your favorites!
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All my votes are in the majority again! (So far, anyway - voting's not over yet.)

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Cliff Dwelling: Several Names from Social Security Administration Data for 2017

GIRLS Amairany - 65 girls were named this in 2017 Daleysa - 60 girls were named this in 2017 Iqra - 61 girls were named this in 2017
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Soma –

Soma – | Name News | Scoop.it
Soma is a Hungarian male name meaning "dogwood, cornel tree" from Hungarian som. Soma is also the name of a plant (and a Hindu god) from which an intoxicating drink is made for an ancient Vedic ritual. Soma is also the name of a Rigvedic god who somehow became merged or equated with the Hindu god Chandra…
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Xoel –

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Xoel (the x is pronouced like a sh sound; Forvo) is the Galician form of Joel, which comes from Hebrew Yo'el meaning "Yahweh is God". Origin: Hebrew Variants: Joel (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish) Yoel (Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew) Yo'el (Hebrew) Ioel (Biblical Greek) Iohel (Biblical Latin) Joël (French, Dutch) Gioele (Italian)  
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Astra –

Astra – | Name News | Scoop.it
Astra is a female given name meaning "star" which comes from Latin astrum via Ancient Greek astron which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. In Hindu mythology, an astra refers to a supernatural weapon controlled by a god and which later came to mean any weapon that was released from one's hand (arrow, spear, sword, etc.) Origin:…
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Waverly –

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Waverly is an English unisex name though the meaning behind it is a bit tricky. Most sites I've gone to list it as meaning "quaking aspen" or "field of quaking aspens". I know that -ley is a popular element in place names, coming from Old English lēah (wood, clearing, meadow). The first element is a little unclear.…
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Reem –

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Reem is an Arabic female name meaning "white gazelle" and which is used to refer to the Arabian sand gazelle. It's a cognate of Hebrew r'em meaning "oryx" which is also a cognate of Akkadian rimu (referring to aurochs or buffalo). Reem is also a nautical word (also spelled ream) meaning "to open (the seams of a vessel's planking)".…
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