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Geek Names: Maximus

Maximus is Latin for "the greatest". Maximus first appeared in the top 1,000 names in the United States in 2000. In 2014, it ranked at #192.

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Clare's curator insight, May 19, 2015 7:33 PM

Here's one for Kara and all the other Maximus-lovers out there.

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Name of the Week - British Baby Names

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From Ivanhoe to Harry Potter, Cedric is a gallant literary choice with medieval flair. Origin: Cedric is a literary adaption, created by Sir Walter Scott for his novel Ivanhoe (1819).

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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Gerard

Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Gerard | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"Gerard is a name you don't hear every day. I'm not entirely sure which category it fits in - vintage? This Old English name has an interesting meaning, "spear brave," partly sharing in the definitely vintage boy's name Gerald, meaning "spear ruler," which was also a 19th century revival name."


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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Philippa

Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Philippa | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"Is it any coincidence Phillipa and filly have the same sounds? Maybe (since filly comes from Old Norse), but Phillipa does mean "lover of horses" in Greek, composed of philos (friendly love) and hippos (horse)."


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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Marvel

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"Marvel, which means marvel literally and "wonderful," doesn't seem like it would have been a popular baby name, yet it ranked from 1889 until 1941 for girls, highest at #487 in 1899."


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Kara @ The Art of Naming's insight:

Marvel is intriguing, especially if you're a fan of the comics.

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Clare's curator insight, December 27, 2013 5:16 PM

For another sighting of Marvel, see http://names4real.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/ayla-marvel - and if you like it, do leave a comment!

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Name of the Week - British Baby Names

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If Ariel is either too Disney princess or masculine Shakespearean sprite for your taste, why not try underused, vintage Oriel?

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Clare's curator insight, November 30, 2013 1:43 PM

Hurrah hurray, an excellent name!

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Geek Baby Names: Kira

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"Kira is a female variant of the Russian name Cyrus. It's also a female variant of the Irish name Ciaran."


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Geek Baby Names: Andromeda

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" Andromeda was the first geeky name that I fell in love with. Andromeda is a name from Greek mythology, so it has some very non-geeky roots. Andromeda was a princess that was rescued by Perseus. The story should be familiar to anyone who has seen either of the Clash of the Titans films. "


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Name of the Week - British Baby Names

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In 2011, Frankie made it into the Top 100 in England and Wales for the first time. Unsurprisingly Franklin has also started on an upward curve in recent years. Origin: Before it was a first-name, Franklin was a surname; in use since the 12th century.

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Franklin is cute!

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The Art of Naming: Cordovan

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A rare but handsome name option straight from the color palette.

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Clare's curator insight, November 7, 2013 4:46 PM

An unusual choice, but I can see the appeal.  Leather was my first thought.

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Theodore: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

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He's a classic from the ancient world with friendly, modern nicknames. No wonder the enduring Theodore and the upbeat Theo are catching on.

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I'm a Theo fan!

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With Eve, Evie and Evelyn in the Top 100, perhaps its time again to revive elegant Evelina. Origin: Evelina is a variant of Avelina, a diminutive form of the Old Germanic name Avila.

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This lovely name is awesome! Plus, it lists Maximus as a possible sibling name. My son Maximus would have been Avalina if he was a she. Good stuff!

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Part Cordelia, part Melisande, Corisande marries French elegance and medieval romance. Origin: Corisande originates from medieval chivalric romance, though little is known of its origin.

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Love this name!

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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Galatea

Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Galatea | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"In tribute to the pure white color of snow, Galatea (gah-lah-TEE-uh) will be the first post of 2014."


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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Verona

Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Verona | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"Verona is the romantic city in northern Italy, quite possibly best known as being the source of inspiration for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew (if in a small way) and The Two Gentlemen of Verona."


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I kind of like it!

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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Ombeline

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" It seems to me that modern parents in the U.S. only fawn over a select few French names. Noelle, Madeline (Madeleine), Isabelle, Natalie, Sophie, Charlotte, Elle, Claire and Caroline can all be found high on the top 1000, but where are the unique and uncommon French names? Where's Jessamine, Felicienne, Marcheline and Emmanuelle? Where are Corisande, Melusine and Chantal? Where's Ombeline?"


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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Minka

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"Minka is a variation on Minna, the traditional nickname for Wilhelmina, meaning "will; helmet; protection." In Old Germanic, minna meant "love" or "memory.""

 


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Geek Baby Names: Théoden/Théodred

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"Both versions of this Tolkien name would be a great choice for parents looking for a fresh take on Theodore. In 2011, 10 boys were given the name Theoden."


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Clare's curator insight, November 30, 2013 7:20 AM

This seems like a suitable time to say...13 days! :D

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Geek Baby Names: Tesla

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"Tesla is the surname of the famous inventor, Nikola Tesla. The Tesla coil is one of his inventions, and his name has been used as a unit of magnetic flux density. 2244 Tesla is an asteroid that also bears his name. Tesla Motors is an electric car company based in California."


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Name of the Week - British Baby Names

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A bright and vibrant flower that is worn with pride by millions of Brits every November. Origin: The name of a flower: originally papaver in Latin, which later became popæg in Old England.

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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Loredana

Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Loredana | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

" Loredana (lor-eh-dah-nah) is a sweet Italian girl's name meaning "laurel grove." Have you ever seen a laurel grove? They're pretty."

 


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Nameisms ~ Baby Name Blog: Juniper

Nameisms ~ Baby Name Blog: Juniper | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

" There is a lot to love about Juniper—on the surface it's just a sweet nature name with a fashionable sound, but it has an interesting back story and a few religious namesakes that date back to the 1200s."


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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Allifair

Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Allifair | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

" Allifair, alternatively spelled Alifair or Alafair, has a very interesting history. This baby girl name suddenly popped into existence around the mid 1800's, with no mention why."

 


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Interesting!

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Clare's curator insight, October 29, 2013 11:28 AM

Allifair is new to me, and growing on me rapidly!