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Website: Zebulon is among the 14 ‘hottest’ baby names of the year [2012] | Charlotte Observer

Website: Zebulon is among the 14 ‘hottest’ baby names of the year [2012] | Charlotte Observer | Name News | Scoop.it
First, a Jewish tribe. Later, a Tar Heel town. Now, a trendy baby name?
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Cliff Dwelling: 5 Children Named This in 2012

GIRLS Puneet There were 5 girls named this in 2012 according to the Social Security Administration. Ragad  There were 5 girls name
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Découvrez les prénoms les plus populaires dans votre département

Découvrez les prénoms les plus populaires dans votre département | Name News | Scoop.it
CARTE INTERACTIVE - Louise, Emma, Lola, Nathan, Lucas... quels sont les prénoms qui arrivent en tête dans votre département?  Découvrez la carte de BFMTV.com, établie avec les données de L'officiel des prénoms.
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Ah, here's the original page with that interactive map of France. It combines two of my favourite things - names and maps - so I'm going to share it again.

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The Art of Naming: World-Wide Wednesday: Scandinavian Baby Names

The Art of Naming: World-Wide Wednesday: Scandinavian Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Learn more about baby naming in Scandinavia! Also, check out how much the top names vary from Denmark to Sweden to Norway to Finland. Which of these names do you like best?:
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It's always time for Scandi names.  To name but a few that catch my eye, there's Embla, Moa, Kjartan, and Erlend.

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S My Name is Sophie: Top Italian Names

S My Name is Sophie: Top Italian Names | Name News | Scoop.it

"At the end of this week I will be jet-setting to Italy for two weeks! I am beyond excited, and to set the mood, I thought we would look at the top five names for each gender in Italy. The most recent data I could find was from 2012, but that shouldn't be too far off from this year's. Enjoy!"

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Can you guess what they are?  (There's a clue for one in the picture...)

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Most popular baby names in the Southwest revealed as Harry and Amelia

Most popular baby names in the Southwest revealed as Harry and Amelia | Name News | Scoop.it
The most popular baby names in the Southwest have been revealed today.
For baby boys Harry is the most popular and Amelia for girls in the South West according to new figures.
Amelia was the most...
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Most popular baby names revealed

Most popular baby names revealed | Name News | Scoop.it
PARENTS across the region still favour tradition when it comes to naming their babies, according to new statistics.
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Pick a Boy-Girl Pair from the Top 1000 – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Pick a Boy-Girl Pair from the Top 1000 – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Name News | Scoop.it
Let's play another all-berry baby name game. Let's say you only had one daughter and one son, and you had to choose their names from the same U.S. popularity rank. Which pair would you pick? - baby names
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So far I like:

Sarai & Saul

Annabel & Justice (I'm not normally a big Justice fan, but it works very nicely here)

Adelina & Leonard (so grandparently!)

Emilie & Stanley

Ellen & Ben

Libby & Ernest

Sofie & Gilbert

Nina & Finn

Anna & Jonathan

Honourable mention to Maria & Jesus.


Hmm, I think I must have been on the look out for "nice elderly couple next door" names.  I think the next game should be "most mismatched pair".

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2012UKgirls

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Combined spelling statistics by Scooter of Name Nerds for the 2012 England and Wales names.


(I haven't compared in detail, but see also British Baby Names' version.)

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Roses and Cellar Doors: Too Many Variants! (2012)

"Only a little bit late (and yay! I figured out a quicker way to compile the data!).
As always, many of the spellings are rather....ambiguous, and could easily lend themselves to multiple pronunciations."

Clare's insight:

An interesting tot-up of statistics.  For more thoughts on spelling, see http://www.babynamewizard.com/archives/2014/2/creativity-or-mistake

http://www.babynamewizard.com/archives/2014/2/creativity-or-mistake

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BC's Top Baby Names for 2012 - Baby Names - Birth Registration & Certificates - Vital Statistics Agency - Ministry of Health

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A list of ALL THE NAMES...registered 5 times or more, that is.  Enjoy!

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Olivia, Ethan top B.C. baby names - Alberni Valley News

Olivia, Ethan top B.C. baby names - Alberni Valley News | Name News | Scoop.it
Liam and Emma slip to second place as number of B.C. births tops 44,000
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Most Popular Maori Baby Names in NZ, 2012 - Nancy's Baby Names

The most popular Maori baby names in New Zealand for 2012 were Nikau and Maia.
Clare's insight:

A very good list to read out loud, though I agree with Nancy that it would be good to know more about the data - including, perhaps, Maori names given to non-Maori children.  And those inter-language names are certainly a tricky area.

 

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Uncommon Baby Names in Oregon, 2012

Oregon’s Open Data website includes several tables of baby name data from 2012. The most interesting thing about this data? It goes all the way down to names given to just three babies per ye…
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Ooh exciting data! Diem, Kincaid, Sayuri and more.

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Vitré [Carte] En Bretagne, les prénoms les plus populaires sont...

Louise et Léo sont les prénoms les plus donnés en France, en 2015, selon l'Officiel des prénoms de Stéphanie Rapoport. En Ille-et-Vilaine, Manon et Nathan sont en tête.
Clare's insight:

As if the top names in Brittany weren't delightful enough, this site also has the best map of France I've ever seen. Seriously. You click on a département (and there are 96 of them - don't forget to drag the screen down to Corsica) and up pops the top 25 names there (caveat: the firgures are for 2012). I'm in heaven.

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What are the most popular baby names in Central New York?

What are the most popular baby names in Central New York? | Name News | Scoop.it
State health department ranks most popular baby names based on birth certificate records.
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NB these figures are for 2012.

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Revealed: London's top 20 most popular names for baby boys and girls

Revealed: London's top 20 most popular names for baby boys and girls | Name News | Scoop.it
Muhammad and Amelia have been revealed as the most popular names for baby boys and girls in London.
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NB the statistics are for 2012.

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Amelia and Jacob were most popular girl and boy baby names in Wales in 2012...among the least popular were Zoey and Zeke

Amelia and Jacob were most popular girl and boy baby names in Wales in 2012...among the least popular were Zoey and Zeke | Name News | Scoop.it
AMELIA, Ava and Mia were the most popular girl baby names in Wales in 2012.   While, for boys, the most popular names were Jacob, Oliver and Riley.   The figures have been...
Clare's insight:

I'm unclear why the 2012 England and Wales regional data are suddenly news.  Surely they've been out for almost a year?  Or have extras been released?  Excitingly, it's not all that long till the 2013 data come out!

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Why Do Americans Name Babies After Kale and Other Foods? - Bon Appétit

Why Do Americans Name Babies After Kale and Other Foods? - Bon Appétit | Name News | Scoop.it
Kale isn't just a leafy green—it's a popular baby name: More than 300 Kales were born in 2012! And Kale's not alone—come, meet Apple, Chai, Tamari, and more
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Ooh, Tamari I rather like.

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2012UKboys

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Combined spelling stats by Scooter of Name Nerds for the 2012 England and Wales top names.


(I haven't compared in detail, but see also British Baby Names' version.)

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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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Top names in Italy 2012 = Nomes e mais nomes: Nomes populares em Itália

Top names in Italy 2012 = Nomes e mais nomes: Nomes populares em Itália | Name News | Scoop.it
Lista dos nomes mais populares em Itália em 2012.
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B.C.'s Top Baby Names Are..

B.C.'s Top Baby Names Are.. | Name News | Scoop.it
Not sure what unique name to give your baby? You might want to steer clear of these.
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...or then again you might not because they're popular for a reason.

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The Beauty of Names: Top Names in Finland

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

" These are the top names for Finland among Finnish speakers in 2012."

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