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More Evidence James Smith Is The Most Common Name In The U.S.

More Evidence James Smith Is The Most Common Name In The U.S. | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Last week, my colleague Mona Chalabi and I tried to find the most common name in the United States. According to our estimate, it's James Smith. There was a considerable amount of uncertainty in th...

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Baby Names Inspired by Famous Artists | NameCandy

Baby Names Inspired by Famous Artists | NameCandy | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"Artist names include everything from classic to quirky, but they are all a perfect way to express good taste and pass on some culture to the next generation. Here are some significant artists with names that might be perfect for your own little masterpiece."


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Clare's curator insight, January 27, 2014 9:54 AM

From Leonardo to Jackson.  (Probably sensible not to suggest Pollock as a first name.)

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Kaylee, Kailey, Kaleigh... Which Spelling Is Best? - Nancy's Baby Names

Which spelling of the name Kaylee do you like best? Why?

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This was one of my favorite names when I was a teenager. Now, not so much.  I used to like Kayley but now I'd have to say Kaley looks the most grown up.

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The Art of Naming: Baby Names from Poetry

The Art of Naming: Baby Names from Poetry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Baby names can come from a poet
And I betcha didn't know it!

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Clare's curator insight, January 7, 2014 1:08 PM

Lots of well-liked poets here.  I quite like that many of the names would be subtle allusions.

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Darby - Boy Name or Girl Name? - Nancy's Baby Names

Darby - Boy Name or Girl Name? - Nancy's Baby Names | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Is Darby a girl name or a boy name? (Or both?)

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Girl!

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Geek Baby Names: Tesla

Geek Baby Names: Tesla | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"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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Celebrity Last Names Inspire Unique Baby Names Recommended by Linda Rosencrantz

Celebrity Last Names Inspire Unique Baby Names Recommended by Linda Rosencrantz | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Linda Rosencrantz has written another article about naming trends that is worth a look. She suggests that ever since Patricia Arquette and Nicole Richie selected iconic Hollywood movie star Jean Ha...

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Celebrity Last Names Make Good Firsts – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Celebrity Last Names Make Good Firsts – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Celebrity first names and kids' names are ripe for the Berrypicking, but some of their surnames are equally appealing--how about Bowie, Bello, Bettany? - baby names

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Clare's curator insight, October 26, 2013 6:14 AM

And those elegant last names?  Alba, Tatum, Aniston, Bello, Bettany, Blanchett, Bowie, Moss, Paisley, Slater, Urban, and Winslet.

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Artist Names: The ultimate comprehensive list, from Ayala to Zoffany – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Artist Names: The ultimate comprehensive list, from Ayala to Zoffany – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
A few artists' surnames, like Monet, have already been adopted, but here Kay Sheard offers an enormous selection of other arty options. - baby names

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Clare's curator insight, February 7, 2014 1:52 PM

What a miscellany of mellifluous monikers.  I can't stop saying "Merian".


If you like artists' names, see also:

http://www.namecandy.com/celebrity-baby-names/blog/2014/01/26/baby-names-inspired-by-famous-artists

I thought 'The Art of Naming' had a post about artists' names too, but I can't find it, so perhaps I imagined it!

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Baby Names Daily: Bryson

"With this name the BNC was not on, I just happened to be cleaning the bathroom when I turned to leave the room the name just shot out of my mouth out of no where, I was not even thinking of names"


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Baby Names 2014: Our 14 newest choices – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Baby Names 2014: Our 14 newest choices – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it

"New year, new names.  Let’s usher in Baby Names 2014 with the 14 newest names on Nameberry, drawn from ancient places and fresh words-turned-names, new-fangled spellings and refashioned surnames."

 


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Not fond of this list from Nameberry. Although I sort of like Isabelline and Kaius but I'd prefer Caius.

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Clare's curator insight, January 10, 2014 1:47 PM

Featuring Betsan (yay!), Cabe, Camber, Costello, Detroit, Isabelline, Kaius, Kipling, Legacy, Macarthur, Mackson, Neri, Sender, and Tempe.

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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Ellery

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

"Ellery is unisex due to being a non-occupational surname, from the Latin name Hilary (and Hilary was masculine in medieval times), meaning "cheerful," though there is a slight chance it could mean "alder tree" from Old English (the only credible info to back this up is the Old English word for alder, aler)."


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Baby Names! Aurora, Paloma, Grady, Holden

One of these four names is at the top of my personal favourites list. If you've been watching for a while, you know which one it is! My vlog channel! http://...

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Clare's curator insight, December 7, 2013 4:13 AM

A festive post, discussing these four names, plus thoughts on Daxton, Gavin, Avia, Emmi and Brock, middle names for Genevieve that go with Regina Cosette and Aria Rosalie, and middle names for Rose.

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Name of the Week - British Baby Names

Name of the Week - British Baby Names | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
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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Persuading Paul McCartney with a Baby Name - Nancy's Baby Names

100,000 baby names! Girl names, boy names, popular names, unusual names, and thousands of fun blog posts at Nancy's Baby Names.

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Clare's curator insight, November 5, 2013 6:20 PM

How far would you go to get Paul McCartney in your show?  As far as James Corden?