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Beautiful Alternative Spellings (Girls)

Beautiful Alternative Spellings (Girls) | Name News | Scoop.it
Alternative spellings get a terrible reputation. They look ugly, wrong, too treighndee, unnatural, phonetically incorrect, and a wide variety of other unfortunate issues to name nerds and some parents. But today, I’ve gathered some gorgeous alternative spellings to fix all of your qualms with these variations. Classic, striking girl names spelled in cleaner, more sophisticated ways are abundant on this list, and I hope you agree. Feel free to put some of your favorite alternative spellings in th
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This is a great topic! Featuring Katharine, Esmae, Isabel and more.

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Baby Names like Oliver & that start with O...so stylish, cool & good natured! // RAQUEL CRUZ

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13 Baby Names Like Elijah In Sound & Meaning

13 Baby Names Like Elijah In Sound & Meaning | Name News | Scoop.it
If you like Elijah, these picks have a similar rhythm and history to the biblical name's sound and meaning.
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Baby Names If You Like Isabella, But Find It Too Popular

Baby Names If You Like Isabella, But Find It Too Popular | Name News | Scoop.it
Isabella has consistently been one of the top 10 baby girl names, but if it's too popular for you, there are other baby girl names that sound like Isabella.
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Names Like Alexandra: Isadora, Veronica, Julia

Names Like Alexandra: Isadora, Veronica, Julia | Name News | Scoop.it
These names like Alexandra share all the drama and history of the original, but offer something slightly different, too.
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Transforming Top to Uncommon Girl Names

Transforming Top to Uncommon Girl Names | Name News | Scoop.it
If you've seen your favorite name "ruined" by its rise to the top of the popularity list, we have a solution — uncommon girl names. Or rather, 100 of them.
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If You Like Noah, Then You'll Love... | The Beauty of Names

If You Like Noah, Then You'll Love... | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
"The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark" by Jan Brueghel the Elder Hello! I'm back with more alternatives to popular names and this tim
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Spotlight on: Hildegard

Spotlight on: Hildegard | Name News | Scoop.it
My CatholicMom.com piece for August posted on Wednesday and I don't want you to miss it -- I know we're all in need of some peace as the new school year looms (or has already started for some of you)! Check it out: A Litany of School Saints: Protection and Help for the Academic Year.…
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Alternatives To Popular 70s Names

Alternatives To Popular 70s Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Although Rachel and Corey have some qualities that continue to be stylish today, their popularity in the 70s makes parents associate the sounds with people in their mid 40s, not necessarily babies. So today, I’ve taken some of the most loved names of the 70s and translated their redeeming qualities into modern gems fit
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If You Like Aurora- Unisex Nicknames and Subtle Nature Names

She’s feminine, nature-inspired, and versatile...in today’s “If you liked” post, we will be reviewing a few tiers of name lists based on the name Aurora, a well-loved name that serves as a middle ground between the two lists below. So, without further ado, let's get into it. Aurora herself: A stunning name that conjure
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Name Help: Something Like Margaret

Name Help: Something Like Margaret | Name News | Scoop.it
Name Help is a series at Appellation Mountain. Every week, one reader’s name questions will be discussed. We’re relying on thoughtful comments from the community to help expectant parents narrow down their name decisions. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight! Casey writes: We’re expecting our first child in October, and we’re looking for […]
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Formal Names for Gus: August, Angus, and More

Formal Names for Gus: August, Angus, and More | Name News | Scoop.it
Looking for formal names for Gus? From the go-to August to the obscure Mingus and Gustavo, there's an option to suit every family.
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Baby Names I Love But Didn't Use | Unique Name Ideas - YouTube

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Wilbur, Tommen, Arthur, Gulliver, Newton, Edwin, Grimm, Godwin, Basil.

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NOT the Top 10 Middle Names for girls...unique alternatives to Rose, Grace, May & more! SJ STRUM

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Baby Names like Olivia...Names that start with O, end with O, & have the O sound! // RAQUEL CRUZ

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Baby Names If You Like Emma

Baby Names If You Like Emma | Name News | Scoop.it
If you like the baby name Emma, but want something different, one of these 20 similar names may just be the perfect fit.
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Alternatives to the Top 10 Baby Names

Alternatives to the Top 10 Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Cool and unique alternatives to the top ten baby names.
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Most of these are bang-on... but Aubergine?

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Joyful Names Honor Grandma

Joyful Names Honor Grandma | Name News | Scoop.it

They want to honor grandma with their new daughter’s name. Except grandma’s name? Gay. Time to reinvent this family name for the twenty-first century, either by meaning, sound, or some combination of both.


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Names for St. Joseph

Names for St. Joseph | Name News | Scoop.it
A few people have asked for help in coming up with ways to honor St. Joseph (beyond the obvious), which is a fun topic to pursue! I've spent quite a bit of time brainstorming and researching, and yet I feel like there must be more ideas out there, so please add yours in the comments!…
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Boy Names like Elijah? (Five-Name Friday) –

Boy Names like Elijah? (Five-Name Friday) – | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s another Five-Name Friday! Here is today’s (slightly edited) baby name request: Looking for a boy name for our first child, and our favourite names are Theodore and Elijah, but I wo…
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If You Like Sophia, Then You'll Love... | The Beauty of Names

If You Like Sophia, Then You'll Love... | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Sophia Loren When I love a name that's sometimes just a little too popular for me I always wrack my mind trying to come with somethin
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Medieval Girl Names: Transforming the Top 25

Medieval Girl Names: Transforming the Top 25 | Name News | Scoop.it
Let's take the most popular choice from our time, and transform them into medieval girl names. Buh-bye Harper, hello Hildegarde!
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How to Make Classic Boy Names Unique

How to Make Classic Boy Names Unique | Name News | Scoop.it
Classic boy names come in many variations that slide up and down the popularity scale. Here's how to make your traditional favorite more rare.
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Baby Girl Black or Cohen

Baby Girl Black or Cohen | Name News | Scoop.it
Dear Swistle, We want to name our baby girl-to-be after my grandmothers. She’s our first child, so no siblings. She’s due this fall. We don’t know yet what her last name will be, since my husband a…
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This Not That: Cool Alternatives to the Most Popular Baby Names

In this episode, Mallory and Jennifer give cool, unique alternatives to the Top Baby Names on the BabyNames.com charts. We also get input from our VIP members in our message boards community. So if you're looking for unique names, we'll give you choices!

We also cover the current celebrity baby news and take questions from YOU, our listeners.

Names mentioned in this episode: Kobe, Cambria, Lionel, Odin, Thatcher, Flynn, Hazel, Isla, Alasdair, Raddix, Etta, Aalam, Freeya, Stella, and more!

The Baby Names Podcast is a production of BabyNames.com.
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