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Emma: The Comeback Queen - Video

A couple of years ago, I wrote about Emma, and what makes it different from other top 5 names. Fast forward to 2014 and my brother and sister-in-law name their daughter Emma. Now seemed like the pe...
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Welcome to Emma Winifred!  This is a good reminder that popular names are popular for a reason: because they're generally pretty great.  Emma's popularity graph shape is interesting, too, as Angela points out.

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Keep up with news about baby names, adult names, fictional names, and more. To search: click on the filter-shaped icon on the grey bar at the top of the page. YouTube playlist of the best baby name videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-wd0Y9BxIZcsz2-X5DmspY3KR9vC5Otb. USA top baby names 2017: https://www.scoop.it/t/name-news/?&tag=usa+statistics+2017
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Babynamen der Woche 37/2018

Babynamen der Woche 37/2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
Vincent Leonard * Kensy * Jaro Conan Matteo * Evlin * Amelie Teresa * Devid * Michael Richard * Dana * Luan-Nico * Jason Heinz * Liska * Dexter Calvin * Johanna Mailin * Alvaro * Nya Emilia * Noomi * Niklas Ole * Aria * Katharina Olivia * Jil-Colleen  * Alparslan * Sina Madelaine * Nada * Simon Raphael * Joel Daniel * Avivan * Miles Lavin * Taim * Gregory * Tilda Lynn

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My In-Laws Hated Our Chosen Baby Name

My In-Laws Hated Our Chosen Baby Name | Name News | Scoop.it
What the heck is it about baby names, anyway? I’ve heard so many stories of folks going bonkers about what someone else's baby name choice.
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Ouch!

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Don't Name Your Baby Hazel Because She'll Never Live Up to My Greatness

Don't Name Your Baby Hazel Because She'll Never Live Up to My Greatness | Name News | Scoop.it
I am a Hazel and I’m here to tell you the Hazels are growing.
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Girl Names for Baby Boys Aren't a Thing

Girl Names for Baby Boys Aren't a Thing | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s a long-standing pattern—one that has feminized Ashley, Shirley, and Shannon.
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UK Birth Announcements 10/9/18 - 16/9/18

UK Birth Announcements 10/9/18 - 16/9/18 | 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 John Raleigh (Edward Patrick Asgill
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Cliff Dwelling: Well-named Family

Samuel married and came with his wife and children to Utah: Luacine, Leonore, Lisadore, Parley, and Eliza.
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Urban Prairie Names

Urban Prairie Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Urban Prairie names are both sophisticated and innocent, country and city, traditional and edgy.
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I didn't expect this to be my style, but actually there are loads of names here that I personally really like! Bess, Nell, Jethro, Hester and more. 

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Roses and Cellar Doors: The 90s Called.....(Part 2)

First up, the names (from 2017's Top 1500) that have changed most strongly from masculine to feminine:
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Really interesting statistics on boy/girl/unisex names.

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Book Announcement: Onomastics Between Sacred and Profane, ed. by Oliviu Felecan, Vernon Press

Book Announcement: Onomastics Between Sacred and Profane, ed. by Oliviu Felecan, Vernon Press | Name News | Scoop.it
Vernon Press announces publication of the volume Onomastics Between Sacred and Profane, edited by Oliviu Felecan, part of the Vernon Series in Language and Linguistics. A free sample of the book is available as a PDF download
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Names and Identity in the Medieval World: The 2018 Medium Ævum Day Conference, Oct 27 2018, Glasgow, Scotland

Names and Identity in the Medieval World: The 2018 Medium Ævum Day Conference, Oct 27 2018, Glasgow, Scotland | Name News | Scoop.it
Registration is now open for Names and Identity in the Medieval World: The 2018 Medium Ævum Day Conference, to be held Oct. 27th, in Glasgow, Scotland, at the University of Glasgow. Medium Ævum is the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature.

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Ooh, I could actually go to this! I like names, I like the middle ages, and I like Scotland.

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Top 200 Most Popular Names in England and Wales in 1840 - Part 2

Top 200 Most Popular Names in England and Wales in 1840 - Part 2 | Name News | Scoop.it
Following on from Top 200 Most Popular Names in England and Wales in 1840 Part 1, here are the same rankings but with different spellings combined. For ease I have listed the most common form of the name as the total entry -- e.g. Catherine is listed here fo
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Hilarious Video Takes Aim At Weird Baby Names

Hilarious Video Takes Aim At Weird Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby-namers of the world are out of control, and Nikita B. is not here for it.
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A formerly popular baby name, Heather has flamed out —

A formerly popular baby name, Heather has flamed out — | Name News | Scoop.it
Once in the top three names for baby girls in the US, Heather is no longer among even the top 1,000.
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Sunday Summary: Albus and Sabrina, Dorothy-Dolly-Delphine, and BNOG

Sunday Summary: Albus and Sabrina, Dorothy-Dolly-Delphine, and BNOG | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Sunday! We're talking Albus + Sabrina, the ever-controversial BNOG, and the challenge of settling on EXACTLY the right name.
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Tailor-made surnames are a growing trend as families seek a 'united brand'

Tailor-made surnames are a growing trend as families seek a 'united brand' | Name News | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when babies were automatically given their dad's names.
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Cliff Dwelling: Such an Assortment of Names!

GIRLS Ardella Bexey Desdemonia Luacine BOYS Anfride - name of a descendant of one of the Norman conquerors of England, but
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Name of the Week: Macsen

Name of the Week: Macsen | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Macsen is the Welsh form of the Roman name Maximus – from the Latin maximus "greatest." It was used as cognomen in the Roman Empire: the third name which started life as a nickname and eventually became hereditary, often used much like a surname to distinguish a certai
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A fab name that works both in and outside of Wales. I remember one of my university lecturers summing up The Dream of Macsen: "He has a vision of the most beautiful woman in the world, and finds her in north Wales, of course."

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Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics | Name News | Scoop.it
We learned (and added) something interesting about the name Mekkín and thought we'd give you some more nice female Icelandic M-names today:

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Registration opens for the 2019 ANS Conference, New York City, NY, January 3-6, 2019

Registration opens for the 2019 ANS Conference, New York City, NY, January 3-6, 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
Registration is now open for the 2019 ANS Conference in New York City, NY. The ANS conference will take place in conjunction with the Linguistics Society of American (LSA) Conference from January 3-6, 2019.

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Seeking New ANS Officers for 2019

Seeking New ANS Officers for 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
Ever thought about getting more involved with the American Name Society but did not know how?  Here is your opportunity!  The American Name Society is currently looking for a few good people who are interested in joining the Executive Council.  Starting January 2019, new officers will be needed to fill the positions listed below.

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ICOS Summer School 2019: Methods of Onomastics, Helsinki, Finland, Aug 26-30 2019

ICOS Summer School 2019: Methods of Onomastics, Helsinki, Finland, Aug 26-30 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
The International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) will organize its first Summer School in Helsinki, Finland from 26 to 30 August 2019.
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20 girl names ending in L - the best baby names - www.namesoftheworld.net - YouTube

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