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Illyria: Baby Name of the Day

Illyria: Baby Name of the Day | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
She’s a Shakespearean place name with a romantic sound and a sci fi twist.
Thanks to Felecia for suggesting Illyria as our Baby Name of the Day.
Illyria is the setting for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and the Bard borrowed it from the map.
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Hipster Names Are Loping Towards Babies: Hello, Chopstick Macgillicuty - Jezebel

Hipster Names Are Loping Towards Babies: Hello, Chopstick Macgillicuty - Jezebel | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Hipster Names Are Loping Towards Babies: Hello, Chopstick Macgillicuty
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The Stir put together a list of Hipster baby names and I genuinely like 98 of them. Uh oh. But come on — Clementine? Minnie?
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The  comments below this article concern me. I'm all for unusual names but do people really think names like Clementine and Felix are weird and awful? WHAT?!  I say they are a million times better than choosing a horrid misspelling of a common name.  What do you think? 

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Contemporary Combos for Juno

Contemporary Combos for Juno | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Below are all the first name combinations for Juno, registered from 1975 to 2005 in England and Wales.
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Germany Adds 3rd Gender - Baby Names Still Restricted? - Nancy's Baby Names

Germany Adds 3rd Gender - Baby Names Still Restricted? - Nancy's Baby Names | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Germany is adding a third gender to birth certificates. How will this affect their baby naming law, which requires that baby names be gender-specific?

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Wow! What an intriguing problem...  (I secretly kind of like that they enforce gender-specific names, btw.)

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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!

 

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The Art of Naming: Colonial Names for Boys and Girls

The Art of Naming: Colonial Names for Boys and Girls | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Names from history are always interesting. Here are some colonial choices for boys and girls! Which do you like?

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Sunday Summary: 10/27/13

Sunday Summary: 10/27/13 | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Dear friends of mine recently announced that they’re expecting baby #3.  I’m over the moon for them – their youngest kid is turning nine, so they’re definitely going in for a second round of parenting.
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Abby always finds great things to share!

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Name of the Week - British Baby Names

Name of the Week - British Baby Names | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
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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Kara @ The Art of Naming's insight:

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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When Your Partner Hates Your Favorite Name in The Whole Wide World

When Your Partner Hates Your Favorite Name in The Whole Wide World | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Based on a survey I did of UBN’s email subscriber community, the biggest obstacle in finding a baby name is when partners disagree. This is a topic I addressed before in UBN’s When Every Name Seems...

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The Art of Naming: Baby Name Popularity By The Letter

The Art of Naming: Baby Name Popularity By The Letter | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
What is your favorite letter when it comes to baby names?
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Alexandra: Baby Name of the Day

Alexandra: Baby Name of the Day | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
She’s a classic name for a girls, and a Top 100 choice since the 1980s.
Thanks to Virginia for suggesting Alexandra as our Baby Name of the Day.
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I've always loved the name Alexandra :)

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Unisex Names and Their Boy/Girl Ratios

Unisex Names and Their Boy/Girl Ratios | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Here is a list of names that are considered unisex today. I am only including those that have a good amount of births for both genders.
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Find out which names are leaning more to which side of the gender spectrum.

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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!

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Maggie Siff Expecting First Child - Celebrity Baby Scoop

Maggie Siff Expecting First Child - Celebrity Baby Scoop | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
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Maggie Siff Expecting First Child
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The Sons of Anarchy star, 39, and her husband are expecting their first child, Us reports.
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Famous Name: Winsome

Famous Name: Winsome | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
If you were in Sydney in early October, you could have attended the Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review, celebrating one hundred years of our navy.
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Winsome is awesome!

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Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis Expecting - Celeb Baby Laundry

Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis Expecting - Celeb Baby Laundry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
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Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis Expecting
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“They are incredibly happy,” a source close to both told People.
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Mavi, Capri, and Rockwell: Novel Names in the News – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Mavi, Capri, and Rockwell: Novel Names in the News – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Appellation Mountain's Abby Sandel finds some evidence of how names evolve in this week's Nameberry 9 newsiest names--from Atticus to Capri to Zoey.; - baby names

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Hipster Cowboy Names – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Hipster Cowboy Names – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
There are hipster baby names. Then there are cowboy names. But when the two meet, you have a whole different (and very fun) list. - baby names

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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Q Name Round-up for Girls

Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Q Name Round-up for Girls | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Rare and unique baby name meanings, popularity, nicknames, origins, and stories!
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Because Q names are so hard! 

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UK Birth Announcements 21/10/13 - 27/10/13

UK Birth Announcements 21/10/13 - 27/10/13 | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
A compilation of names from BAs announced in this week's newspapers, including two national papers (Times, Telegraph) and a broad range of local newspapers from across England, Wales and Scotland. Sibling names are in brackets.
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My favorites are: 

Benedict "Ned" Frederick Alexander
Charlotte Maria Mabel

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French look to Bible and abroad for baby names - The Local

French look to Bible and abroad for baby names - The Local | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
An annual guide listing predictions for the most popular baby names in France for 2014 revealed that French parents are increasingly looking around the globe fo.
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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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Sibling Spotlight for Ottilie - British Baby Names

Sibling Spotlight for Ottilie - British Baby Names | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Below is a selection of British siblings with Ottilie, from the last century to modern times. The year relates to the decade of birth for that set. Brackets around the first name indicates that the person was called by their middle name.

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Kara @ The Art of Naming's insight:

I can't help but really like this unusual name!

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Clare's curator insight, October 25, 2013 4:21 PM

There are some "Ottilie" marvellous sibling names here, not to mention middle names: Ottilie Betty Bunny, Ottilie Hildegarde, Ottilie Boudicca, Ottilie Bluebell Molly, and more.

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Could Anne Be A Name To Watch?

Could Anne Be A Name To Watch? | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
“Really, Anne? Are you serious?” you might be thinking. For years Anne was dismissed as nothing more than a boring middle name. Now that one syllable names are becoming stylish, this seemingly classic choice could experience a revival.
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I really like Anna but Anne (with the E) definitely deserves more love!

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Unpopular Names: Which ugly ducklings grow up to be swans? – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Unpopular Names: Which ugly ducklings grow up to be swans? – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Baby Name News! | Scoop.it
Historically, the least popular names in the U.S. include Arabella and Miley, Jason and Sebastian down at the bottom of the barrel with Spurgeon and Icy. Which of today's ugly ducklings will become tomorrow's swans?

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Kara @ The Art of Naming's insight:

It is always fun to try to guess the names of the future!

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Clare's curator insight, October 25, 2013 3:33 PM

Darnit, this is when I wish I had a time machine: I'd travel into the future and find out the future of names.  Fingers crossed for Egbert and Osric.  And Newt.