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Downton Abbey Baby Names for Girls | In Name Only

Downton Abbey Baby Names for Girls | In Name Only | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"On paper, Downton Abbey should be a must watch for me—so I don’t know why I’m coming so late to the game. British + Maggie Smith + drama + history = perfect show in my book. Plus, as a name nerd, there’s lots of names to love on the female side of the cast."

 


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Clare's curator insight, January 23, 2014 4:38 PM

The female character names are certainly right on today's pulse.  I like them all, but especially Sybil (and Sibyl).

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Throwback Thursday: 1900s Baby Names | In Name Only

Throwback Thursday: 1900s Baby Names | In Name Only | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"Today’s Throwback Thursday heads back to the turn of the 20th century, when many of the old-fashioned names that we’re loving now were in vogue. For girls, that meant names like Lillian, Grace, Rose and Clara, while William, Jack, James and Charles were stylish for boys."


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Clare's curator insight, December 20, 2013 6:20 PM

Could these names be ripe for resurgence?  Opal was one of my favourites when I was 10 or so; Albert is lovely; and the meaning of Gladys is debatable, so don't be put off.

 

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Buried Treasures: Vintage names from lost New England towns – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Buried Treasures: Vintage names from lost New England towns – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Angela Mastrodonato uncovers some names that were lost with four New England towns in the 1930s--such as Clementina, Marietta, Cyprian, Lowell and Lucius. - baby names

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Clare's curator insight, December 14, 2013 7:20 AM

Interesting to learn that this happened in the US too.  (Cofiwch Treweryn!)

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Baby Names 2014: Top 12 Trends – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Baby Names 2014: Top 12 Trends – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
What do we see ahead for the next year in baby names? Spicy girls and strong boys, unexpected heroes and surprising revivals: Baby names get more individual and more interesting all the time.

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Clare's curator insight, December 7, 2013 5:22 AM

And here's the original.

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Nameisms ~ Baby Name Blog: Name Makeovers: Fading Names of the 1950s, Part 2

" I'm on a quest to make over some of the names that were beloved in the 1950s and are less-beloved today. If you didn't come here via the first 13 names that were made over in part one, please check it out! To repeat myself just a little, my goal here is to have fun pairing a "before" with an "after" that in some way reflects the original, whether it's in sound, meaning, or origin."


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Great choices here!

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Clare's curator insight, December 5, 2013 1:01 PM

Jude for Gerard, Paloma for Pamela, and other well-chosen alternatives.

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Throwback Thursday: 1930s Baby Names | In Name Only

Throwback Thursday: 1930s Baby Names | In Name Only | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"Can some cool names be salvaged from this decade? The chart toppers of the 1930s were Robert and Mary—not exactly out-there names even today. But could there be some overlooked gems on the list?"

 


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The Art of Naming: Old-fashioned, Vintage Boy Names

The Art of Naming: Old-fashioned, Vintage Boy Names | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Old fashioned, vintage names for boys! Names that were more popular for our grandfathers that are coming back today!
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Grandpa names do seem to be stylish again. My favorites on this list are August, Barnaby, Frederick, Leopold and Silas.

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Throwback Thursday: 1960s Baby Names | In Name Only

Throwback Thursday: 1960s Baby Names | In Name Only | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"Michael and Lisa reigned for the decade (that’s my hubby and me!), and while Michael has maintained its popularity, many other of the top names from the 1960s have lost their mojo. We’re talking 1960s top names like Susan, Karen, Kimberly, Linda and Donna for girls, and Richard and Kevin for boys, which aren’t heard quite as often today. But there are some top names that could be viable for a repeat performance. Here are my hidden 60s gems."

 


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Baby Names! Emmett, Oliver, Elodie, Iris

From popular Oliver to unexpected Elodie, I like all the names in this one :) Thanks as always for your lovely name suggestions and wonderful questions! Happ...

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Clare's curator insight, December 16, 2013 12:16 PM

All these names, plus siblings for Westin jacob and Bryce James, and the pronunciation of Chiara (is it an issue?  I've lost all sense of whether it's widely known or not), and thoughts on Eliana.

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Nameisms ~ Baby Name Blog: Name Makeovers: Fading Names of the 1950s, Part 3

Nameisms ~ Baby Name Blog: Name Makeovers: Fading Names of the 1950s, Part 3 | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

" It's finally time to wrap up my 50s name makeovers! In some ways Part 3 was more challenging than Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. I admit, I got a little stuck on Perry, Richard, and Terry in particular. (I may have drifted to sleep once with my most trusted name book at my side, in case inspiration hit when I woke up.) But I'm pretty happy with where I landed."


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Clare's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:09 AM

Whether or not all these names need makeovers, there are some very fun transformations here: Peter to Parker, Richard to Alaric, Susan to Lily, and more.

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Throwback Thursday: 1990s Baby Names | In Name Only

Throwback Thursday: 1990s Baby Names | In Name Only | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"Many of the recent hot names started their climb to the top during the 1990s, but there are still some gems that may deserve a second look."

 


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The 80-Year-Rule: Which 1930s names will come back first? – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

The 80-Year-Rule: Which 1930s names will come back first? – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
What names are in line to be the next to be revived? Angela Mastrodonato analyzes the odds on 1930s possibilities--Marilyn? Ramona? Rudy? - baby names

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I can't get behind any of these except Greta, Ramona and Arden. What do you think?

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Clare's curator insight, November 20, 2013 10:59 AM

Angela seems pretty on-the-pulse: there are lots of names here that seem great for a child born, if not now, then in the next few years  I particularly like Gilbert, Norman, Geraldine, and Sylvia.

 

I also noticed, reading these lists, that a lot of them bring to mind pleasant older people I know or have known, whom it might be nice to recall in a name.  I suppose that's part of the point of revivals.

 

And it's been quite the week for the 1930s: see also http://www.parents.com/blogs/in-name-only/2013/11/13/must-read/throwback-thursday-1930s-baby-names

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The Art of Naming: 30 Years At A Time: Analyzing Top Baby Names

The Art of Naming: 30 Years At A Time: Analyzing Top Baby Names | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
I love to see how naming trends have changed over the years. I chose 5 specific years, 30 years apart to investigate!
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All aboard the Baby Name Time Machine! First stop, 1892!

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The Art of Naming: Old-Fashioned, Vintage Girl Names

The Art of Naming: Old-Fashioned, Vintage Girl Names | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Lovely vintage names with history and class! Previously called Old-Fashioned or "Old-Lady Names" many of these are roaring back into popularity! They're seen as fresh again! Which is your favorite?
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I like Adeline, Cecily, Lavinia,  Mabel and Wilhelmina. 

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