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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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Outage update + Mystery Monday: Wurgitan

Outage update + Mystery Monday: Wurgitan | Name News | Scoop.it
Today’s Mystery Monday name is from the Redon cartularies, a dithematic Breton name where we’ve identified the prototheme but not the deuterotheme:

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10 Years of Baby Names

10 Years of Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Nameberry celebrates its tenth anniversary with a look at how baby names have changed in the past ten years.
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So exciting that Nameberry has been around for 10 years! And I'm delighted to have been part of it for the last 3. Here's to many more!

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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Benneville Yeakel Shelley (1823-1892), Benneville Keim (1790-1872)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Benneville Yeakel Shelley (1823-1892), Benneville Keim (1790-1872) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Omaha Daily Bee, May 4, 1902.     The figure of Benneville Yeakel Shelley looms large in the early history of Niobrara
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Name Update

Name Update | Name News | Scoop.it
Update on Baby Naming Issue: Science/Scientist-Related Names for Girls
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Welcome, Z0ra Valentin@!

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Cliff Dwelling: 10 Names Used in 2017

I found these names in data collected by the U.S. Social Security Administration in 2017. GIRLS Bushra - this name was given to 3
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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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The Great Big List of Shakespeare Baby Names

The Great Big List of Shakespeare Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Shakespeare baby names range from chart-topping favorites, like Sebastian and Olivia, to well-why-not obscurities, like Pericles and Thaisa.
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Mystery Monday – Chevette –

Mystery Monday – Chevette – | Name News | Scoop.it
So here’s an interesting case. The baby name Chevette debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1965: 1969: 5 baby girls named Chevette 1967: 8 baby girls named Chevette 1966: 6 baby girls named …
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Sunday Summary: Jake, Gray, Maud, and Ooh ... New Zealand!

Sunday Summary: Jake, Gray, Maud, and Ooh ... New Zealand! | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Sunday! Let's talk Maud, Gray, Jake - lots of Jakes. Plus, is New Zealand nirvana for baby naming? And don't forget to vote in our Halloween contest.
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No ‘Foreign’ Names for Children, Dear Abby Advised. Furious Parents Replied. - The New York Times

No ‘Foreign’ Names for Children, Dear Abby Advised. Furious Parents Replied. - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
A reader sought guidance on the issue from an advice columnist, sparking a heated debate about American identity, heritage and acceptance.
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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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