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Baby Name Story: Eva –

Baby Name Story: Eva – | Name News | Scoop.it
We won’t know until tomorrow about the names of the first babies of 2020. Until then, here’s the story behind the name of Toronto’s first baby of 2010, Eva Violante, who arrived o…
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U.S. surnames in the 2010 Census | American Name Society

U.S. surnames in the 2010 Census | American Name Society | Name News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the 2010 Census surnames product, a table of all last names occurring at least 100 times in the 2010 Census returns.
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Dit zijn de meest voorkomende voornamen van Nederland – waar staat jouw naam? = The most common names the Netherlands. Where does your name rank?

Dit zijn de meest voorkomende voornamen van Nederland – waar staat jouw naam? = The most common names the Netherlands. Where does your name rank? | Name News | Scoop.it
Kwik, Kwek en Kwak noemde de geschiedenisleraar ons. Dat was wel zo praktisch, want eigenlijk heetten we Maarten, Maarten en Maarten - en we zaten bij zijn vak
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As in, most common among all living people in the Netherlands as of 2010. There are fantastic names on this list, and it really shows how trends have changed. What a contrast with the current top baby names, which are dominated by short sweet monosyllables.

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The 175strangest names of 2010 = De 175 vreemdste kindernamen van 2010

The 175strangest names of 2010 = De 175 vreemdste kindernamen van 2010 | Name News | Scoop.it
Mijn overzicht van de 175 vreemdste kindernamen van 2012 blijft een kijkcijferknaller. Omdat het nog even duurt voor de namen van 2013 beschikbaar komen, heb ik als tussendoortje de bizarste kindernamen van 2010 op een rijtje gezet.
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Do you think all of these names are strange?  Me neither, but it's certainly worth a look for names like Accompli, Evidence, Ste'Finally, and more.

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Does Pottery Barn Really Predict The Next Popular Names? Part 2

Does Pottery Barn Really Predict The Next Popular Names? Part 2 | Name News | Scoop.it
After repeatedly hearing the theory that Pottery Barn predicts the next popular baby names on the personalized items in their catalog, I set out to determine if this is true. I sampled baby names f...
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Zaleshian, Teejay, and Shazion Neymar were baby names in 2018. But traditional names stand test of time

Zaleshian, Teejay, and Shazion Neymar were baby names in 2018. But traditional names stand test of time | Name News | Scoop.it
Zany ‘latter-day’ names can be eye-watering, but classical names remain the most popular, as this eight-year comparison shows
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Ooh, more statistics from Malta than we had before. Also interesting to see which spellings and forms have been grouped together.

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Berry Real-Life Choices of 2016: A round-up

Berry Real-Life Choices of 2016: A round-up | Name News | Scoop.it
When it came down to the ultimate pick, what names did the Nameberries actually choose in 2016?
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Oh those Berries, what a stylish bunch.

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Top 800 names in Germany, 2010-2013 = Von Mia bis Marlies – Top 800 der 2010er Jahre

Top 800 names in Germany, 2010-2013 = Von Mia bis Marlies – Top 800 der 2010er Jahre | Name News | Scoop.it
Das hat so richtig Spaß gemacht, aus meiner Sammlung von mehr als 650.000 Babynamen aus den Jahre 2010 bis 2013 den aktuellen Stand der beliebtesten Vornamen
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The full list is available here.


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Does Pottery Barn Predict The Next Names? Part 4 - Conclusion

Does Pottery Barn Predict The Next Names? Part 4 - Conclusion | Name News | Scoop.it
This is the last part of our series examining whether the names on the personalized items in the Pottery Barn catalogs are really fashion-forward names, as the theory suggests. Each part of the ser...
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Do read Angela's fascinating (and myth-busting) conclusion...and remember to vote in the poll at the bottom.

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