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Best of the Top 50 Names

Best of the Top 50 Names | Name News | Scoop.it
What would you say are the BEST names within the Top 50 for each gender? Vote now on this poll! #babynames Based on the stats from the US’s SSA baby names site.
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If you need an excuse to look through list of names and decide which you like best...here it is!

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Anna Otto's comment, December 7, 2014 10:24 PM
I'm winning! :)
Clare's comment, December 8, 2014 2:46 AM
Congrats on having such a good name!
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UK Birth Announcements 6/8/18 - 12/8/18

UK Birth Announcements 6/8/18 - 12/8/18 | 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: Alfie Thomas Stuart (Abigail Rose Wilson
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Name Musings: July 2018

Name Musings: July 2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
Heat wave! I hope you've been enjoying the sunshine of July. Here are some of the names that have caught my notice this month: Vaiana Thanks to a tip of from Clare via her Name News page, this July I discovered that, in most of the rest of Europe
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Name of the Week: Blake

Name of the Week: Blake | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Blake is an English surname which is generally thought to derive from the same source as Black — from the Old English blæc "black, absolutely dark, absorbing all light, the colour of soot or coal." Certainly, Black- and Blake- have frequently interchanged in place-names as surnames such a
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One of my favourite poets (though goodness knows what he's on about most of the time).

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Dolly Parton’s Dozen –

Dolly Parton’s Dozen – | Name News | Scoop.it
Country singer Dolly Parton was born to parents Avie Lee and Robert Lee Parton in Tennessee 1946. She was the fourth of a dozen children: six boys and six girls. The names of all twelve, in order, are:

Willadeene
David Wilburn
Coy Denver
Dolly Rebecca
Bobby Lee
Stella Mae
Cassie Nan
Randel “Randy” Huston
Larry Gerald
Estel Floyd (twin)
Freida Estelle (twin)
Rachel Ann
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Baby Born at Sea, Named ‘Atlantic’ –

Baby Born at Sea, Named ‘Atlantic’ – | Name News | Scoop.it
On March 24, 1889, the Danish steamship Danmark began its journey from Europe to America with hundreds of Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian emigrants on board. But the Danmark was discovered in distre…
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Popular Baby Names in Northern Ireland, 2017 –

Popular Baby Names in Northern Ireland, 2017 – | Name News | Scoop.it
Emily and James were the most popular baby names in Northern Ireland in 2017.
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Five Name Friday: Boy Name for Mason’s Brother –

Five Name Friday: Boy Name for Mason’s Brother – | Name News | Scoop.it
“We need a name for the brother of Mason. We’re looking for something strong and maybe a little ‘country’ too.”
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“Broken Arrow” Baby Names –

“Broken Arrow” Baby Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
Elliott Arnold’s 1947 novel Blood Brother was a fictionalized account of the adventures of Old West historical figures Cochise, a Chiricahua Apache chief, and Tom Jeffords, a U.S. Indian agen…
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Unique Letter C Boy Names!! | All About Baby Names - YouTube

1) Calvert
2) Chevy
3) Clayton
4) Corbin
5) Cyrus
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5 Unique Letter C Girl Names!! | All About Baby Names - YouTube

1) Camille
2) Cordelia
3) Carina
4) Caris
5) Celise
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UK Birth Announcements 30/7/18 - 5/8/18

UK Birth Announcements 30/7/18 - 5/8/18 | 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: Arnaud James Daniel Charlie Benjamin Dougi
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UK Birth Announcements 23/7/18 - 29/7/18

UK Birth Announcements 23/7/18 - 29/7/18 | 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: Arkin Peter John Arthur James Danie
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Name Help: First Son When Favourites Are Bagged

Name Help: First Son When Favourites Are Bagged | Name News | Scoop.it
Victoria is expecting her first child soon -- a boy! Victoria writes: "A lot of our friends have had boys in recent years and we feel that all of the good names have been taken! They're pretty close friends so it would be weird to name our child th
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Old-Fashioned Double Names: Loladean, Ivylee, Effielou –

Old-Fashioned Double Names: Loladean, Ivylee, Effielou – | Name News | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I got an email from a reader looking for lists of old-fashioned double names. She was aiming for names like Thelma Dean, Eula Mae, and Gaynell — names that would have sounded…
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This post is the El Dorado of vintage double names!

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The Rise of Deborah –

The Rise of Deborah – | Name News | Scoop.it
Right on the heels of Cheryl, the baby name Deborah skyrocketed in usage during the late ’40s and early ’50s: 1952: 49,808 baby girls named Deborah [rank: 4th] 1951: 42,060 baby girls n…
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What Turned Shalimar into a Baby Name? –

What Turned Shalimar into a Baby Name? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Shalamar, the name of a famous *Pakistani* garden, debuted on the U.S. baby name charts thanks to an American movie about a fictional *Egyptian* princess.
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Pronouncing Famous Names –

Pronouncing Famous Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
Madeline L’Engle, Reince Priebus, Ayn Rand, Chloe Sevigny… Ever wonder how to correctly pronounce the name of a certain public figure? If so, here are two places to check out: VOA Pronu…
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The Coming of Cochise –

The Coming of Cochise – | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Cochise started appearing in the U.S. baby name data in the 1950s: 1958: unlisted 1957: 8 baby boys named Cochise 1956: unlisted 1955: unlisted 1954: 5 baby boys named Cochise [debut] 1953…
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Name Quotes #62: Alice, Donna, Shachar –

Name Quotes #62: Alice, Donna, Shachar – | Name News | Scoop.it
“If my dad had named me after some of his hobbies, you’d be calling me Carl Yastrzemski Lund or Rapala Lure Lund, and then I’d have to live with that.”
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Five Name Friday: Boy Name for Curtis & Alistair’s Brother –

Five Name Friday: Boy Name for Curtis & Alistair’s Brother – | Name News | Scoop.it
Today’s request: “Looking for a boy’s name that complements brothers Curtis and Alistair.”
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Unusual Baby Name: Bluejean –

Unusual Baby Name: Bluejean – | Name News | Scoop.it
While doing research on old-fashioned double names recently, I spotted the unexpected-but-real name Bluejean on the 1930 U.S. Census: It belonged to an 8-year-old girl in Colorado, and it made me c…
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Gwyned: Baby Name Inspired by 1940s Career Girl –

Gwyned: Baby Name Inspired by 1940s Career Girl – | Name News | Scoop.it
In 1948, the name Gwyned was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data. In fact, it was the top one-hit wonder of the year. 1950: unlisted 1949: unlisted 1948: 9 baby girls named Gwyned [debut] 1…
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