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Famous Female Names from 1916 –

Famous Female Names from 1916 – | Name News | Scoop.it
Over at The Public Domain Review, I found a collection of 51 novelty playing cards — several incomplete decks, mixed together — from 1916 that feature the images and names of popular mo…
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Baby Named Northland for Boat –

Baby Named Northland for Boat – | Name News | Scoop.it
In October of 1912, as the steamship Northland was traveling northward along the west coast of the U.S. from California to Oregon, an 8-pound baby was born to passenger Mrs. Daniel Boone Conover. T…
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Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: A (part 2) –

Looking for an uncommon A-name for your baby girl? Here’s half of the final installment of names  from the early cinema series. The other half of the A-list will go up in a few weeks. * Amabel…
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Unique Names in Ireland in the 1900s | Baby Blogs at

Unique Names in Ireland in the 1900s | Baby Blogs at | Name News | Scoop.it
Here is a list that I have found of more unique baby names from the turn of the 20th century in Ireland, 1901-1911. The numbers beside the names are the amount of people with those names at that time in Ireland.

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Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: B –

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Time for more unusual female names from old films! This is the “B” installment, meaning that we are almost done with the series. (I’ve been going backwards since starting with Z i…
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Train Baby Named Marion –

Train Baby Named Marion – | Name News | Scoop.it
In January of 1910, Cleveland-based pastor W. J. Vernon and his pregnant wife were riding through Ohio aboard a southbound passenger train. As the train reached Marion, Ohio, Mrs. Vernon gave birth…
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Rare Vintage Girl Names | Exploring a Baby Name Book from 1915 - YouTube

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Augusta, Cordelia, Judith, Robina, Sibella, Theodosia, Winifred, Adah, Lilias.

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Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: E –

Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: E – | Name News | Scoop.it
Looking for an uncommon girl name with a retro feel? Here’s a list of rare female E-names associated with the earliest decades of cinema (1910s to 1940s). For the names that have seen enough …
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'I was named after a World War One battle'

'I was named after a World War One battle' | Name News | Scoop.it
How "battle name babies" and their descendants were called after battles such as "Passchendaele".
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Babies Named for Armistice Day –

Babies Named for Armistice Day – | Name News | Scoop.it
Front page news, 11/11/1918 Here’s a name that, year after year on November 11, I keep forgetting to write about: Armistice. It debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1918: 1922: unlisted1921:…
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: 100 Years Later and Still Rocking the Top 100 {1918/2018}

Ren's Baby Name Blog: 100 Years Later and Still Rocking the Top 100 {1918/2018} | Name News | Scoop.it
A few years ago I did a blog post where I looked at the top 100 names from 100 years ago. I decided to do that post again. What names stuc
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The One-Hit Wonder Gorizia –

The One-Hit Wonder Gorizia – | Name News | Scoop.it
The interesting name Gorizia was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data in the middle of the 1910s: 1917: unlisted1916: unlisted1915: 5 baby girls named Gorizia [debut]1914: unlisted1913: unli…
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Vornamen der Kaiserzeit (nur ein bisschen gemogelt) = The most popular names in Germany, 1890-1918

Vornamen der Kaiserzeit (nur ein bisschen gemogelt) = The most popular names in Germany, 1890-1918 | Name News | Scoop.it
Eigentlich wollte ich hier die Hitliste der häufigsten Vornamen der Kaiserzeit präsentieren. Leider musste ich dabei ein bisschen mogeln, denn das deutsche
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The Baby Name Neysa –

The Baby Name Neysa – | Name News | Scoop.it
Neysa McMein The name Neysa first popped up in the U.S. baby name data in 1917. It began seeing regular usage during the 1920s: 1924: 10 baby girls named Neysa1923: 8 baby girls named Neysa1922: 12…
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Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: A (part 1) –

Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: A (part 1) – | Name News | Scoop.it
Looking for an under-the-radar girl name with a retro feel? Check out this post and the rest of the “early cinema” series, featuring thousands of uncommon female names collected from ol…
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The Baby Name Dellora –

The Baby Name Dellora – | Name News | Scoop.it
Dellora (Feb. 1919) The Dolores-like baby name Dellora appeared in the U.S. data for a total of six years, seeing peak usage in 1922: 1925: unlisted1924: 8 baby girls named Dellora 1923: 13 baby gi…
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The Emergence of Maravene –

The unusual name Maravene popped up in the U.S. baby name data just twice, both times in the 1910s: 1918: unlisted1917: 6 baby girls named Maravene1916: unlisted1915: unlisted1914: unlisted1913: 5 …
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Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: C (Part 2) –

Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: C (Part 2) – | Name News | Scoop.it
Looking for a rare girl name with a retro feel? Here are dozens of ideas, all from very old films (1910s-1940s). The names below are the second half of the C-list (Ci- to Cy-). The first half has t…
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Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: C (Part 1) –

Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: C (Part 1) – | Name News | Scoop.it
Here’s the next installment of rare female names collected from old films (1910s through 1940s). I’ve split the list of C-names in two, and the second half will be posted in a few weeks. Cabi…
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Pollyanna: The Most Optimistic Baby Name Ever? –

Pollyanna: The Most Optimistic Baby Name Ever? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Has some grumpy person ever called you a “Pollyanna”? That person may have meant it pejoratively, but take it as a compliment! (And tell that grump to go take a nap.) Because for over a…
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Unusual Baby Name: Vice President –

Unusual Baby Name: Vice President – | Name News | Scoop.it
my best guess at this point is that “Vice President” was a fake name the parents gave the enumerator
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The fascinating phenomenon of “battle babies”

The fascinating phenomenon of “battle babies” | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Veterans' Day! Thank you to all those who have served our country, including both my grandfathers, several uncles, a cousin, and friends! ❤️��� We've talked a lot on here about different ways of honoring people (Jesus and Mary, the saints, and family/other loved ones) and the faith in general (through nods to prayers, words,…
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Popular -ko names from 1910-4 and 1990-4

Popular -ko names from 1910-4 and 1990-4 | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide The group of -ko (子) names that non-Japanese are most familiar with had been used most often in the 20th century. Nowadays, names that end in -ko only have one single preceding mora, the most popular being Riko. On today’s name list post, we will be taking a look at some of…
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The Baby Name Belvin –

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The Transcontinental Air Race of 1919 began began 100 years ago today, on October 8, 1919. It was the longest airplane race ever attempted (up to that point) and was followed closely by the public …
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Baby names from the early 1900s are making a comeback in 2019 | Metro News

Baby names from the early 1900s are making a comeback in 2019 | Metro News | Name News | Scoop.it
There's a trend for historical baby names in 2018 and 2019 - Florence and Ivy are two names popular in 1900s that are on the rise.
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