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Bridgerton Names: Fantasy or historic reality?

Bridgerton Names: Fantasy or historic reality? | Name News | Scoop.it

Bridgerton names are part of the Netflix series’ enthralling fantasy, but may not represent real early 19th century naming practices.


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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Jaynes Bailey Wheeler (1853-1910)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Jaynes Bailey Wheeler (1853-1910) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Men of Progress, Wisconsin, 1897.   The Strangest Names In American Political History makes its first stop in Wisconsin for 202
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Victorian Baby Names Revive an Era

Victorian Baby Names Revive an Era | Name News | Scoop.it
Victorian baby names feel fresh and strong, even as other vintage names rise up the charts. We round up the best popular and unique Victorian picks.
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Visscher Vere Barnes (1851-1924)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Visscher Vere Barnes (1851-1924) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Leaves of Healing, May 1902.   The career of Visscher Vere Barnes is examined today, and it is indeed a career filled wit
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Baby Named “Cyclone Cape Dove Four Bells” –

Baby Named “Cyclone Cape Dove Four Bells” – | Name News | Scoop.it
The Waipa in the late 19th century. In November of 1878, a baby boy was born aboard the New Zealand ship Waipa, which was under the command of Capt. John Gorn at the time. The baby, “born in …
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Hastings DeJournette Avery (1859-1924)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Hastings DeJournette Avery (1859-1924) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the 1905 Arkansas legislative composite photograph.   The Strangest Names In American Political History begins a nearl
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Peronneau Finley Henderson (1877-1968)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Peronneau Finley Henderson (1877-1968) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait from the Aiken Journal and Review, February 23, 1927.   During a long life that extended ninety years, Peronneau Finle
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Atlas Thomas Uzzell (1854-1911)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Atlas Thomas Uzzell (1854-1911) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Raleigh News and Observer, March 9, 1905.   Sharing a first name with the famed Greek mythological figure that wa
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Trice Cowan Bennett (1886-1944)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Trice Cowan Bennett (1886-1944) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Crittenden Recorder Press, November 6, 1913.   Crittenden County, Kentucky native Trice Cowan Bennett found distinction a
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Ricklef Ulrich Ricklefs (1843-1899)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Ricklef Ulrich Ricklefs (1843-1899) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Monticello Express, August 24, 1899.   I can always count on Iowa to offer up a previously unknown mayor with an amusin
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Rentfro Banton Creager (1877-1950)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Rentfro Banton Creager (1877-1950) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait from the National Magazine, 1922.    The name of Rentfro Banton Creager stood prominent in Texas Republican party circle
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Adna Marcellus Utterback (1860-1951), Adna Romulus Johnson (1860-1938), Adna Balch Jones (1857-1917), Adna Bradway Leonard (1837-1916)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Adna Marcellus Utterback (1860-1951), Adna Romulus Johnson (1860-1938), Adna Balch Jones (1857-1917), Adna Bradway Leonard (1837-1916) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait from the Genealogical and Biographical History of Keokuk County, Iowa.    An oddly named quartet is profiled on the sit
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MOST RARE NATURE FLOWER NAMES for BABY GIRLS - RAQUEL CRUZ

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Laurestine, Betony, Kennedia, Cobaea, Larkspur, Delphine, Whin, Lobelia, Persicaria / Persicary, 

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Cliff Dwelling: Names at Year's End

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Florilla - a woman born in New York state in the early 1800s
Harkey - a woman of Indiana from the 19th century
LaWanna - the name of a state representative where I live. Her nickname was Lou. She was 85 when she died so she was born in 1835. I'm curious where the name came from and how Lou came to be her nickname.
Thorena - a woman from Indiana born in the second part of the 19th century

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Babel - this was a 19th century fellow from Indiana

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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Delazon Delimer Holdridge (1834-1919)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Delazon Delimer Holdridge (1834-1919) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, December 21, 1898.   On a shortlist of political figures who've left their mark in two different states
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Thorstein Hartvig Haugen Thoreson (1885-1956)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Thorstein Hartvig Haugen Thoreson (1885-1956) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Bismarck Tribune, September 23, 1933.   An important name in North Dakota politics in the first half of the 20th century, th
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Chilo Webb Burnham (1879-1960)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Chilo Webb Burnham (1879-1960) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the University of Minnesota Gopher yearbook, 1905.   The North Dakota State Blue Book of 1929 recently yielded the name C.W. Burnham
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Baby Name Enola: Sherlock's Little Sister

Baby Name Enola: Sherlock's Little Sister | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Enola has traveled a strange and wandering path across the 1800s and 1900s to become Sherlock's little sister.
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Cornwall Hart Loomis (1894-1924)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Cornwall Hart Loomis (1894-1924) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Washington Evening Star, June 20, 1924.   Diplomat Cornwall Hart Loomis holds the sad distinction of being th
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Lanneau Durant Lide (1876-1953)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Lanneau Durant Lide (1876-1953) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Florence Morning News, January 18, 1953. "Close scrutiny of the public and private life of the Honorable Lanneau Durant Lid
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Dascar Octavius Newberry (1869-1928)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Dascar Octavius Newberry (1869-1928) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Elizabeth City Independent, July 29, 1921.    North Carolina resident Dascar Octavius Newberry was, like many previousl
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Romanus Rudolphus Bour (1860-1931), Romanus James Downey (1896-1947)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Romanus Rudolphus Bour (1860-1931), Romanus James Downey (1896-1947) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Ohio Manual of Legislative Practice, 1914.    A leading county official and citizen residing in Tiffin, Ohio at the turn o
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Renah Fearing Camalier (1890-1978)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Renah Fearing Camalier (1890-1978) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Washington Evening Star, June 8, 1952.   The Strangest Names In American Political History makes its second stop in th
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Baby Named “St. Louis” After Ship –

On July 8, 1895, a steerage passenger aboard the steamship St. Louis (traveling from Southampton to New York) gave birth to a baby boy. The passenger, Marie Sillanpau*, named her son St. Louis R…
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Names Fit for a Grande Dame

Names Fit for a Grande Dame | Name News | Scoop.it
To heck with restraint. Today, we're looking for female names that demand 100% of the spotlight—and 100% of your respect.
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