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Vornamenbuch-Sammler aufgepasst! = Name book collectors beware!

Vornamenbuch-Sammler aufgepasst! = Name book collectors beware! | Name News | Scoop.it
Freunde der „Beliebte Vornamen“-Jahrbücher, die ihre Sammlung noch nicht komplett haben müssen jetzt schnell sein: der erste Band unserer Reihe wird nur noch
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Beliebte Vornamen's yearbook for 2011 will be hitting bookshops (and no doubt many name lovers' collections) soon.

 

(I'm not sure why 2011...is it a reprint? Or a very careful data analysis 5 years in the making? In any case, exciting.)

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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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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Beyond The Top 1000: -er Girl Names

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Beyond The Top 1000: -er Girl Names | Name News | Scoop.it

"Anyway, the post I have for you today is kind of going to be in a little series type thing. I spent about 3 days going through the list of girl names beyond the top 1000 on the SSA charts. I was looking for all the names that ended in –er/-ar/-or/-ir/-ur and the occasional –yr."

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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Beyond The Top 1000: -Or Girl Names

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Beyond The Top 1000: -Or Girl Names | Name News | Scoop.it

"Today's post is -or girl names beyond the top 1000. Some of these naems are really strange but others are okay. So let's get started. "

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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Parents with a sense of humor

"Here are some names, how many babies were given the name in 2011, and my commentary. This list could go on for days, so I'll just stick with boys names for now."

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Most Popular First Letters for Baby Names, 2011 - Nancy's Baby Names

Most Popular First Letters for Baby Names, 2011 - Nancy's Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
What were the most popular first letters for baby names in 2011? For girl names, A, M & K. For boy names, J, A & C.
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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Italian Top 30 Baby Names 2011

Boys                              Girls
1. Francesco                  1. Sofia
2. Alessandro                 2. Giulia
3. Andrea                       3. Martina
4. Lorenzo                      4. Giorgia
5. Matteo                       5. Sara...

 

 

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Bei nomi!  Get your Italian names 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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Alejandro and Lucia are the most popular names in Spain = Alejandro en Lucia zijn populairste namen Spanje - Voornamelijk ♥ alles over voornamen

Alejandro and Lucia are the most popular names in Spain = Alejandro en Lucia zijn populairste namen Spanje - Voornamelijk ♥ alles over voornamen | Name News | Scoop.it
José (Jozef) en Maria zijn de populairste namen in Spanje. Maar onder kinderen die in 2011 geboren zijn, gaan Alejandro (Alexander) en Lucía aan kop.
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The website this points to (http://www.ine.es/en/daco/daco42/nombyapel/nombyapel_en.htm) is very interesting: as well as the 2011 statistics, it also gives data for the popularity of names among people of all ages in Spain.  This can be used in various ways: for example, this post finds that the most popular Dutch names in Spain belong to an older generation, fitting with the perception that the Dutch population there is largely retired expats.  (Do correct me if I've interpreted this wrong.)

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Mohamed joins Olivia, Mason in Minnesota's top 100 baby names

The baby nursery is starting to reflect Minnesota’s growing diversity
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See http://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/namesbystate.cgi for the list by state.

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NameFreak!: To -eigh or Not To -eigh

NameFreak!: To -eigh or Not To -eigh | Name News | Scoop.it
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This post reminded me of the schoolmaster in "Love's Labour's Lost" who insists on pronouncing all the letters in words like "neighbour".  Luckily for the people with these -eigh names, it didn't catch on!!

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The Top Baby Names in Maryland in 2011?

The Top Baby Names in Maryland in 2011? | Name News | Scoop.it
Maryland’s Open Data website includes a single table of Maryland baby name rankings (2011) broken down by race/ethnic group. This is cool because New York City does the exact same breakdown, …
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Most Common Names in Cyprus – Maria, Andreas

The Statistical Service of Cyprus conducted a Population Census in late 2011. According to the data collected at that time, the most common female and male names on the island were Maria and Andreas.
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The Beauty of Names: Top Names in Turkey

The Beauty of Names: Top Names in Turkey | Name News | Scoop.it

"These are the most popular names for Turkey in 2011."

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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Beyond The Top 1000: -Ar Girl Names

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Beyond The Top 1000: -Ar Girl Names | Name News | Scoop.it

"So I have the -ar girl names beyond the top 1000."

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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Beyond The Top 1000: -Ir, -Ur, -Yr, and -Jr Girl Names

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Beyond The Top 1000: -Ir, -Ur, -Yr, and -Jr Girl Names | Name News | Scoop.it

"Anyway, today's post is all of the -ir, -ur, -yr, and the one -jr girl names beyond the top 1000. "

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S. Onomastic: top Boys' names in England and Wales, 2011

"Almost in time for 2013, here's the list of the top 3200 names for boys in England and Wales for 2011!  In case you missed it, I also posted a Girls' List."

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Update - British Baby Names

Update - British Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
I have extended the COMBINED SPELLINGS 2011 - BOYS page from the Top 100 to the Top 200. As you can imagine, the further down the scale, the more difficult it is to group the variant spellings, so I have had to use my best judgement.
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Nomes e mais nomes: Sandro

Nomes e mais nomes: Sandro | Name News | Scoop.it
Um olhar sobre o nome Sandro.
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Sandra sounds dated in Portugal as well as in the English-speaking world, so Filipa was surprised to find that the male equivalent, Sandro, was #84 in Portugal in 2011, and rose to #78 in 2012.  She thinks she might just be living in a non-Sandro pocket.

 

It's a short form of names like (the Italian) Alessandro, but Filipa just doesn't think it feels very fresh.  Maybe something like Xandro would appeal 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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The Truth About Elizabeth - Nancy's Baby Names

The Truth About Elizabeth - Nancy's Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
The media thinks the name Elizabeth has become more popular because it's back in the top ten. The problem? They're wrong.
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How interesting - while Elizabeth has risen in rank, absolute numbers decreased in 2012 (and 2011).

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Celebrity Baby News: Patrick Keating and Penny Hunt

Celebrity Baby News: Patrick Keating and Penny Hunt | Name News | Scoop.it
Patrick Keating and his girlfriend Penny Hunt welcomed their first child together at the end of March, and have named their son Jax. Jax has older siblings named Avalon and Slade, who are the child...
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Welcome, Jax!

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NameFreak!: Tops for the Scots

NameFreak!: Tops for the Scots | Name News | Scoop.it
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A list of names in the top 100 in Scotland but not in the USA.  Good luck with the move!

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