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Saints’ Names: Patrons of the Arts–Cecilia, Clare and Celestine – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Saints’ Names: Patrons of the Arts–Cecilia, Clare and Celestine – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
From the patron saint of musicians -- that's St. Cecilia -- to the patrons of bookbinding, glass blowing, and comedians, these names might give heavenly inspiration to a budding artist. - baby names

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Clare's curator insight, January 2, 2014 10:29 AM

Featuring the patrons of poets, printers, piccolo players, and more.

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Popular Elizabethan Names - Nancy's Baby Names

Which were the top names of the Elizabethan era?

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Kara @ The Art of Naming's insight:

The 11th century names are fascinating! But my favorites are in the 13th century list.

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Clare's curator insight, November 4, 2013 6:04 PM

This post does more than it says on the tin: we also get bonus 13th-century and 11th-century names, yay!

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Long Lost Rarities - British Baby Names

Long Lost Rarities - British Baby Names | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Long Lost Rarities are names that were not very common in their time and have since fallen completely off the map. Some were borne by obscure legendary saints, while others have been preserved as a brief mention in administrative documents.

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Kara @ The Art of Naming's insight:

Truly unique names are like the ones on this list, not the "creatively spelled" disasters of today.

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Nickname Names: How did Henry get to Hank? – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Nickname Names: How did Henry get to Hank? – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
In which we try to unravel the sometimes circuitous paths taken by classic names to their nicknames, as in Charles to Chuck and Henry to Hank. - baby names

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Great info here!

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Kara @ The Art of Naming's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:28 PM

Very interesting how nicknames work!