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S My Name is Sophie: Full Names for Beth

S My Name is Sophie: Full Names for Beth | Name News | Scoop.it
Beth is a modern classic of a nickname. She can be easily worn on a grown woman, as well as a baby (the character Quinn from Glee named her daughter Beth). Most people only consider her a nickname for Elizabeth, but there are plenty of options when it comes to getting to the Beth. Let me know which one is your favorite.
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All good names here - I'll also add one of my favourites, Bethia.


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Name News is away...

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...returning on or after 9th August. Meanwhile, remember to check your favourite blogs for updates, and you can browse through 6+ years of namey goodness in the archives here.

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New Names Showdown 2018 Boys Final

New Names Showdown 2018 Boys Final | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for the new names showdown 2018 boys final! Which of the two new names is most promising? And which will catch on in the next years?
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This is extremely close at the moment! Will it be Wells or Caspian?

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Colbert –

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Colbert comes from a French Norman surname derived from a Germanic personal name of uncertain meaning. While the second element comes from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz (bright, shining) from a PIE source, the first element is confusing. I've seen it listed as possibly being derived from Old English cōl (cool) via Proto-Germanic *kōlaz (cool) from PIE root *gel- (cold; to freeze). It may also be…
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Tanya –

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Tanya originated as a Russian diminutive for Tatiana which is the feminine form of Tatianus, an Ancient Roman name which is a derivative of Tatius, a name of unknown meaning though it could be of Sabine origin. I’ve seen a few possible meanings attached to it such as Latin tata meaning “daddy”, a term used by children; or that it could be…
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11 idées de prénoms inspirés des prénoms des meilleurs joueurs de la Coupe du monde ! = Baby names inspired by the best men's World Cup footballers

11 idées de prénoms inspirés des prénoms des meilleurs joueurs de la Coupe du monde ! = Baby names inspired by the best men's World Cup footballers | Name News | Scoop.it
On est les champions, on est les champions !! 1998/2018 nos bleus l'ont fait, ils ont réussi à nous offrir une superbe victoire dimanche 15 juillet face à
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I hear France may have won some competition recently...

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First Name of the Year 2017: Vaiana – First Names Germany

First Name of the Year 2017: Vaiana – First Names Germany | Name News | Scoop.it
I chose Vaiana, the name of the heroine of the Disney film Vaiana – Das Paradies hat einen Haken (original title: Moana)
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Ooh, I'd forgotten about this blog - it's by German naming legend Knud Bielefeld, in English. What a lovely surprise to see this post.

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Baby Names Blog: Blog of author Laura Wattenberg | 7 Classic Power Names for Girls

Baby Names Blog: Blog of  author Laura Wattenberg | 7 Classic Power Names for Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
Let's not even call them girls' names. The names we're talking about today are women's names. They're all grown up, and they mean business.

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Power names! Such a good style name.

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Train Baby Named ‘Santa Fe’ –

Train Baby Named ‘Santa Fe’ – | Name News | Scoop.it
A short newspaper item from early 1908: TOPEKA. Kas., Jan. 4. — A little girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Harvey today on an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train as the latter was pulling…
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Latest CatholicMom column, and a namey question

Latest CatholicMom column, and a namey question | Name News | Scoop.it
It sounds like Sarah’s great-grandmother especially wasn’t merely voicing an opinion, but was actually naming the baby
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Crawford –

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Crawford comes from an English and Scottish surname derived from a place name meaning "crow ford" likely in reference to a ford where crows gather. It's composed from Old English crawe (crow; raven) via Proto-Germanic *krēǭ (crow) derived from a PIE root word; and ford which also comes from Proto-Germanic *furduz (ford) derived from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Craw, Ford Origin:…
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Fergus –

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Fergus is the anglicized form of Fearghas, a Gaelic name meaning "man of vigor" composed from fear (man) derived from a PIE root word; and gus "vigor". It's the name of several figures in Irish and Scottish mythology. Fergus is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Fergie, Gus Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Fearghas (Irish, Scottish)  
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Herschel –

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Herschel is a variant spelling of Hershel, originating as a pet form of Hirsh, a Yiddish male name meaning "deer". Apparently, the deer was commonly associated with the tribe of Naphtali. Herschel is also a German surname which may not only be derived from Yiddish Hirsh but it could also derived from German Hirsch which also means "deer, stag", originally an occupational…
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La jolie histoire d'un prénom // Elisée = Name story

Elisée, un prénom rare et ancien profondément ancré dans l'histoire biblique. Laura nous raconte la belle histoire du prénom de son magnifique petit garçon.
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New Names Showdown 2018 Girls Final

New Names Showdown 2018 Girls Final | Name News | Scoop.it
The time has come in the New Names Showdown 2018 girls final! Do you think Florence or Marlowe is the name most likely to succeed?
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This poll is very close right now!

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UK Birth Announcements 16/7/18 - 22/7/18

UK Birth Announcements 16/7/18 - 22/7/18 | 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: Arlo (Pipper) Arthur Horatio Todhunter (George
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Amanita –

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Amanita is the name of a genus of mushrooms in which the fly-agaric (a poisonous mushroom) belongs to The name seems to have been derived from Ancient Greek amanites possibly coming from a word meaning "mushroom" but that's uncertain. Origin: Ancient Greek  
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The ‘elements’ of names: Earth

It's been awhile since we've done a set of themed posts on this blog! They're a lot of fun to write, but sometimes less fun to think up themes for (hint, hint, if you have any suggestions, leave them in a comment and we'll see what we can do!). But we recently thought of a…
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Vance: Baby Name of the Day

Vance: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
It comes from the Old English word fenn. We still use the word fen today to refer to a type of wetland, sometimes called a marsh or bog.


That puts this name in the subtle nature-inspired choices category, akin to Reed or maybe even Kai.
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Unusual Baby Names in the News: Kulture and Canon

Unusual Baby Names in the News: Kulture and Canon | Name News | Scoop.it
Some unusual specimens are found in this week s round-up of baby name news.
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Alia –

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Alia is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Ali meaning "high, exalted, lofty, sublime". Alia is also an Ancient Germanic form of Ella, the Norman form of Germanic element alja meaning “other, another, foreign”; it could also be a short form of names ending in -ella such as Gabriella and Daniella. Alia could also be the short form of Alianor, a variant…
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July –

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July is the name of the seventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calenders, named after Julius Caesar. Julius comes from an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be derived from Greek ioulos meaning “downy-bearded”, implying someone who was youthful. It could also be related to Iovis, the older form of Latin Iuppiter (Jupiter),…
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Judikael –

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Judikael is the Breton form of Judicaël, itself the French form of Old Breton Iudicael which means "generous lord" or "generous prince" from iud (lord, prince) and cael (generous). Nicknames: Jude, Kael/Cael, Kale/Cale Origin: Breton Variants: Judicaël (French) Iudicael (Old Breton) Yezekael (Breton) Juhel (French) Judael (French) Judel (French) Judhael (French) Judhel (French) Judhellus (Latinized French)   Feminine forms: Judicaëlle (French, Breton)…
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Zoilus –

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Zoilus is the Latinized form of an Ancient Greek male name meaning "alive, living, life", which derives from the same source as Zoe. It derives from PIE root word *gʷeyh₃- (to live). It's the name of an Ancient Greek grammarian, philosopher, and literary critic who was very critical of Homer’s work, so much so that he was known as…
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