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Most Popular Names by Mothers' Age 2020 - Scotland

Most Popular Names by Mothers' Age 2020 - Scotland | Name News | Scoop.it
For the first year ever, the National Records of Scotland have this year released detailed charts in their dataset of the most popular names according to the age of the mother, duplicating the same data that England and Wales released in 2018 and 2019. According to the NRS: "Jack
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This New York Times article about who's voting for whom in 2020 election based on names sent me into a tailspin

This New York Times article about who's voting for whom in 2020 election based on names sent me into a tailspin | Name News | Scoop.it
not only is this list incredibly white-centric, it’s also almost entirely focused on voters who are 50+
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Younger Parents Most Adventurous Baby Namers

Younger Parents Most Adventurous Baby Namers | Name News | Scoop.it
Offical US stats on popular baby names by maternal age are hard to come by, so we've used our own data to investigate how age influences our naming style.
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In Names, Parental Age Is Everything

In Names, Parental Age Is Everything | Name News | Scoop.it
I’ve been banging the drum for many years about the importance of maternal age, in baby name style and far beyond. Most of my name conclusions had to be inferred from community-wide differences in age and naming. Direct data about the ages of parents choosing particular names simply wasn’t available. …
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Excellent read - both the post and the comments.

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What's Your "Name Age"?

Can you sort these three American males in age order from youngest to oldest, based just on their names? RichardKadenKyle Chances are, you’d call Kaden the youngest, Kyle the middle, and Richard the oldest. That order feels right. But what is it based on? Certainly not on recent popularity—the three …
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A fun tool to try - and interesting discussion in the comments.

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Most Popular Names by Mothers' Age 2018

Most Popular Names by Mothers' Age 2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, the Office for National Statistics have this year released detailed charts in their dataset of the most popular names according to the age of the mother. According to the ONS: "There are apparent age differences in name selection between older and younger mothers. Mor
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Mum hates that daughter's name 'Karen' is now a popular meme - Kidspot

Mum hates that daughter's name 'Karen' is now a popular meme - Kidspot | Name News | Scoop.it
"I loved that it was so well known but so uncommon with girls born in 2013."
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Contrarian Baby Names: Cliff, Janet, Steve, Wanda… –

Contrarian Baby Names: Cliff, Janet, Steve, Wanda… – | Name News | Scoop.it
Ever thought about intentionally giving your baby a dated name (like Debbie, Grover, Marcia, or Vernon) because it’ll be one-of-a-kind within his/her peer group?
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"Contrarian" is such a great word for these names. Someone's got to be the first to bring them back...

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Opinion | Do You Like Your Name? - The New York Times

Opinion | Do You Like Your Name? - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
Mine is Arthur. Let’s just say I’m not thrilled about it.
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25 Baby Names That Were Acceptable In The 90s But Make Us Gag Today

25 Baby Names That Were Acceptable In The 90s But Make Us Gag Today | Name News | Scoop.it
The 90s brought us many great things. Names, however, were not one of them.
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20 Baby Girl Names That Are Going Unnoticed Right Now

20 Baby Girl Names That Are Going Unnoticed Right Now | Name News | Scoop.it
Parents have their work cut out for them when it comes time to give their new bundle a name that does her justice.
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Dated Names Worth A Second Look

Most names that become popular have a decade or two in the spotlight, then fade. They're labeled "dated" and dumped for more current picks. Some return generations later, others remain obscure. But dated names have a lot to offer. Because they were once popular, they're generally easy to pronounce and spell. They may not be…
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30 baby names no one picks any more - BabyCentre Blog

30 baby names no one picks any more - BabyCentre Blog | Name News | Scoop.it
A lot of baby names fall into certain categories: old fashioned, quirky, the obvious top 20, and of course the downright dreadful that you can’t imagine anyone choosing in a million years.
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Give it another 30 years and the likes of Marion, Valerie and Susan will be back.

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2020: The Year of the Karen

2020: The Year of the Karen | Name News | Scoop.it
She is everywhere. She is inescapable. Who is she? She is KAREN, or rather, a Karen, a newly pejorative term that (usually) refers to a white woman who uses her privilege to demand things from others or to police others
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Most Popular Names by Mothers' Age 2019

Most Popular Names by Mothers' Age 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
For the second year in a row, the Office for National Statistics have this year released detailed charts in their dataset of the most popular names according to the age of the mother. According to the ONS: "For girls, only half of the top 10 names chosen by mother
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Baby Name Expert on 'Karen,' Association with 'White Privilege'

Baby Name Expert on 'Karen,' Association with 'White Privilege' | Name News | Scoop.it
PEOPLE spoke with Nameberry CEO Pamela Redmond about the name's rise in popularity among searches - but likely not for good reason
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Guessing Names Based on What They Start With

Guessing Names Based on What They Start With | Name News | Scoop.it
I’m terrible at names, but maybe data can help. Put in your sex, the decade when you were born, and start putting in your name. I’ll try to guess before you’re done.
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So heißen die Erwachsenen = The most popular adult names in Germany

So heißen die Erwachsenen = The most popular adult names in Germany | Name News | Scoop.it
"Wie lauten die häufigsten Vornamen der Erwachsenen in Deutschland?" – das ist eine vermeintlich leicht zu beantwortende Frage.
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Duana Names: What’s This? August Updates?!

Duana Names: What’s This? August Updates?! | Name News | Scoop.it
Duana Names: What’s This? August Updates?!
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Welcome to Alexander (not Alligator) Pierce and Benjamin Gordon, and it's cool to see those champion anglers' names!

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Knights and Dames: what do those who have gained the title have in common?

Knights and Dames: what do those who have gained the title have in common? | Name News | Scoop.it
The most common name to be knighted is one that you probably hear on a daily basis. ‘Sir David’ was the most common name by far, with 40 Davids being knighted in the last 10 years.

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Every baby (name) grows up ❤

Every baby (name) grows up ❤ | Name News | Scoop.it
Brooklyn and Chloe and Piper and Stella and Genesis will slowly graduate from the elementary school playground to responsible babysitter age. And then, bit by bit, you won’t be surprised when your nurse is named Chase or Ezra or Easton or Jax.
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Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics | Name News | Scoop.it
We had a look at the 100 most popular baby names for each gender in Sweden and sorted them by their average age. Here are the youngest ones!

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Supposedly geriatric names I like

It's no secret many of the names that are currently quite popular (e.g., Sophia, Isabella, Max, Henry, Emma, Isaac) were not too long ago derided by more than a few people as too musty and geriatric to use on a baby. However, some names still frequently garner scorn instead of an enthusiastic, "ZOMG, that was…
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