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Siril

Gender: Male
Pronunciation: SEER-il;
Origin: Russian form of the Old English name Cyril
Meaning: Master; Lordly
Ranking in the US top 1000: Not ranked
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(Greek, not Old English.)

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Most Popular Baby Names in Saskatchewan, 2017 –

Most Popular Baby Names in Saskatchewan, 2017 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to eHealth Saskatchewan, the most popular baby names in the province in 2017 were Olivia and Liam. Here are Saskatchewan’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2017: Girl Names…
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Baby-Naming Tip: Set a Time Limit –

Baby-Naming Tip: Set a Time Limit – | Name News | Scoop.it
Here’s an idea for all you over-thinkers out there: set a time limit to your baby-naming process. Why? One study found that “people tend to underestimate the temporal costs of choosing …
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Twin Baby Girls DeMattia, Sisters to Evelyn

Twin Baby Girls DeMattia, Sisters to Evelyn | Name News | Scoop.it
Hello Swistle! I would love your help in tackling our babies(!)-naming issue. We’re having identical twin girls in September. My husband and I are really struggling to pick out two perfect na…
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Baby Girl Muh-half-fee, Sister to Beatrix Dare (Bix)

Baby Girl Muh-half-fee, Sister to Beatrix Dare (Bix) | Name News | Scoop.it
Dear Swistle, Hello! You helped us name our first baby (Beatrix Dare, nn Bix/Bixie, for whom we considered the name Aviatrix until y’all talked us out of it) and we’re back again for he…
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Baby Girl Fightiss-with-a-W, Sister to Ann (Annie)

Baby Girl Fightiss-with-a-W, Sister to Ann (Annie) | Name News | Scoop.it
Hello, I’m due in late fall with my second daughter and my husband and I can’t seem to agree on a name for her. I think part of the problem is the fact that our first daughter’s n…
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I love these parents' style. Ann and Joan, Ann and Helen, Ann and Liza? So many possibilities.

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Baby Names Blog: Blog of author Laura Wattenberg | The Baby Name State of the Union

Baby name data suggests not just an "us vs. them" attitude but a deeper "me vs. everybody else" attitude.
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Baby Names Blog: Blog of author Laura Wattenberg | Top Italian Girls' names that Americans Haven't Discovered

Baby Names Blog: Blog of  author Laura Wattenberg | Top Italian Girls' names that Americans Haven't Discovered | Name News | Scoop.it
Italian parents have already given their seal of approval to the names below: they all rank in the top 200 in Italy, but have yet to make the top 500 in the United States.
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I could add many things to the comments, but I'll just say this: has the BNW community forgotten Laura Emerson so soon?

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Roses and Cellar Doors: You're a Star, pt. 3

I've already done a post on named stars, as well as one on names that mean 'star'. However, that overlooks one very narrow category of stellar names: those referring to one specific star--in this case, the morning and evening star (both are actually Venus, but let's not get too semantic). ;)
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I love this post. People around the world have beautiful names for the morning and evening star.

 

Also, Earendel / Orendil have come up in 2 posts this week - what are the odds?

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The ‘elements’ of names: Earth (part 2!)

So after we posted our first post in what was to be a four-part series (one for each element) on names involving the four elements (read Part 1: Earth), a number of people pointed out that we totally overlooked a candidate for "earth": 'rock, stone'! Well, rather than feeling too sheepish and embarrassed about such…
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Mystery Monday: Orendil

Mystery Monday: Orendil | Name News | Scoop.it
Today’s name would be an excellent addition to a game of “medieval name or Tolkien elf?”
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A very fruitful discussion in the comments!

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Cow Baby Names

Cow Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Wait, what?!? Yes, you read that right, Cow Baby Names! These are a few great names popular with cows that you may also love using for your little darling! Bella An Italian name meaning beautiful, many think of Bella as being a nickname for Isabella, but did you know that Bella ranks at Number 50…
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Nature Names – Letter A

Nature Names – Letter A | Name News | Scoop.it
Acacia A shrub in the mimosa family. Greek meaning thorny. Alder A tree in the birch family Dutch surname meaning son of Aldert. Amarantha A family of colorful plants and flowers From the Greek amarantos meaning unfading. Amber Golden fossilized tree resin. Amber became popular in jewelry during the 19th century. Ash A tree name. May…
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Mystery Monday: Zeline –

Mystery Monday: Zeline – | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for another mystery baby name! Today’s stumper is Zeline, a one-hit wonder that charted in 1957 with a dozen baby girls: 1959: unlisted 1958: unlisted 1957: 12 baby girls named Zeline 19…
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Name Update

Name Update | Name News | Scoop.it
Update on Baby Naming Issue: Can a Name Be Haunted?
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Arthur Wells is the current favourite!

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Baby Name to Discuss: Favorite Spelling of Mazie / Maisie / Maizie / Maisy

Baby Name to Discuss: Favorite Spelling of Mazie / Maisie / Maizie / Maisy | Name News | Scoop.it
Hi Swistle, Long time reader, first time writer here. I’m due with my second in September. We don’t know the sex. We have a daughter, who has the same name as the main character in My F…
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Baby Names Blog: Blog of author Laura Wattenberg | The Girls' Names Fashion Alphabet

Baby Names Blog: Blog of  author Laura Wattenberg | The Girls' Names Fashion Alphabet | Name News | Scoop.it
We've selected a full alphabet of girl's names to represent American name style.
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Baby Names Blog: Blog of author Laura Wattenberg | Why Are All the Superheroes Named Chris?

Baby Names Blog: Blog of  author Laura Wattenberg | Why Are All the Superheroes Named Chris? | Name News | Scoop.it
If you watch superhero movies, you've probably noticed the trend. All the stars seem to be named Chris. An actor is cast as Captain America? Call him Chris. Thor? Chris. Robin? Star-Lord? Steve Trevor? Chris, Chris, Chris.

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Baby Names Blog: Blog of author Laura Wattenberg | A Snapshot of World War I in Baby Names

Baby Names Blog: Blog of  author Laura Wattenberg | A Snapshot of World War I in Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Baby name history is like a fossil record of culture. You can see broad trends in society over generations, but also individual moments frozen in time. Today we're turning back the clock to look at the American homefront in World War I, as captured by baby names.

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I really like Armistice as a name. 

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The ‘elements’ of name: Water

Continue our tour of the four elements, we now come to the slipperiest, wettest one: Water. Water names, especially ones derived from topographic elements relating to water such as Brooke, River, and Lake, but also other weather-derived names such as Rain, are pretty common in modern anglophone naming practices: But nature names like these are…
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Latin vs. Vernacular Forms, Part 1

Two common types of requests that we get are (1) how to construct hypothetical vernacular forms of names when our only evidence is Latin documentary forms, and (2) the other way around: How to construct a plausible Latinized form of a name in a vernacular. In this post, we provide some background for answering both of these questions in the form of some basic Latin grammar recap.

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Love a bit of basic Latin grammar recap!

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Nature Names – Letter B

Nature Names – Letter B | Name News | Scoop.it
Basil An herb and Greek name meaning regal. Bay A name that brings to mind aquatic images, Bay has Latin roots meaning berry, a nature name through and through. Beach Surfs up! This one may be best in the middle name spot. Begonia Do you like flower names? Begonia is an unusual choice for the…
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