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How to Choose Anagram Names for Large Families

How to Choose Anagram Names for Large Families | Name News | Scoop.it
The best anagram names for siblings, beyond Heaven and Nevaeh.
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Na Alex, Axel, Xela, Lexa, Xael, Xeal, Exla en Leax nu 9e kindje: Xale

Na Alex, Axel, Xela, Lexa, Xael, Xeal, Exla en Leax nu 9e kindje: Xale | Name News | Scoop.it
Xale is al hun negende kind. Haar broers en zusjes, die luisteren naar de namen Alex (11), Axel (10), Xela (8), Lexa (7), Xael (6), Xeal (5), Exla (3) en Leax (2).
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The most anagrammy sibset ever? Found via Nancy.

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Is “Denifer” Still Refined? –

Is “Denifer” Still Refined? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Denifer ad from 1921 Did you know that there’s a building in Chicago called the Denifer — “refined” spelled backwards? When it first opened in 1921, the name was mocked by s…
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Dnegel? Maltese Woman's List Of Baby Names Goes Viral For Its Sheer Malteseness - Lovin Malta

Dnegel? Maltese Woman's List Of Baby Names Goes Viral For Its Sheer Malteseness - Lovin Malta | Name News | Scoop.it
New parents are always looking for the perfect name for their little baby, but one Maltese couple may have just created the most legendary name ever for a baby boy.
Every year Malta is treated to a new list of popular baby names, ranging from Joseph to Noah to Mia and Valentina.
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Kat Von D and Husband Leafar Seyer Welcome Son Leafar

Kat Von D and Husband Leafar Seyer Welcome Son Leafar | Name News | Scoop.it
During her pregnancy, first-time mom Kat Von D opened up about her plans to use a midwife, raise her son vegan, not use vaccines for her child and more
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Ces prénoms révolutionnaires encore portés 100 ans après = Revolutionary names still worn 100 years later

Ces prénoms révolutionnaires encore portés 100 ans après = Revolutionary names still worn 100 years later | Name News | Scoop.it
Mels ou Malis (Marx-Lénine-Staline), Engels ou Stalina: ces prénoms révolutionnaires nés dans la foulée de la Révolution de 1917 sont encore portés par certains dans l'ex-URSS, en Amérique latine ou en Albanie.
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How many mashups / variations of Lenin, Marx, Engels and co can you make?

 

This article includes Mels, Malis, Marlen, Vladilen, Marenglen, Melset, Ninel, and Vilen.

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Fritinancy: Name in the Wild: Nevaeh

Fritinancy: Name in the Wild: Nevaeh | Name News | Scoop.it
Spotted at Bed Bath & Beyond: From the BB&B website: “Spelled in either direction, this white bone china by Fitz and Floyd® is pure heaven.” “Nevaeh” is an ananym: heaven spelled backward. In 2006, the New York Times reported on “the spectacular rise of Nevaeh” as a girl’s name in...
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New Nameberry post!

New Nameberry post! | Name News | Scoop.it
I have a new article up at Nameberry today!: Baby Names Backwards and Inside Out. I'd love to hear your thoughts! Some of your comments on my original post about this topic were helpful in filling ...
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I love wordplay and letter-scrambling, so I really enjoyed this post.

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Backwards?

Backwards? | Name News | Scoop.it
You've all heard of the name Nevaeh, yes? It's "heaven" backwards, and the Baby Name Wizard calls it "the most divisive name in the country" or something similar (my BNW book is upstairs ... as is ...
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When I see the name Neelie in birth announcements, I always wonder if it's deliberately Eileen backwards.


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Ask BabyNames.com: Anagram Names

Ask BabyNames.com: Anagram Names | Name News | Scoop.it

"For as long as I remember, I planned on giving all my children names which are anagrams of my name, Adina. I named our first baby boy Aidan.

I’m expecting my second baby in January, so I don’t know the sex yet. If we have another boy, I want to name him Daian, which I thought would be pronounced Day-an. Do think this name can be pronounced differently and cause problems for a child growing up? Or do you think that it would be ok?

I have lots of girl names: Nadia, Dania, Diana, and Daina (which I guess could be unisex)."

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Wow - I hadn't realised this was such a productive set of letters.

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Jeffrey Tyler und Tiffany Joy Gesehen in Chemnitz

Jeffrey Tyler und Tiffany Joy Gesehen in Chemnitz | Name News | Scoop.it



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I rather like these names together.  It's the shared letters: almost poetry.

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Tiende kind met een A-L-E-X naam op komst = Tenth child with an ALEX name on the way

Tiende kind met een A-L-E-X naam op komst = Tenth child with an ALEX name on the way | Name News | Scoop.it
In het Vlaamse gezin Vaneeno komt binnenkort het tiende kind met een A-L-E-X naam ter wereld.
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They've already used 9 palindromes... will the 10th be Elax?

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Sunday Summary: Enola, Roux James, and Dolly Pink

Sunday Summary: Enola, Roux James, and Dolly Pink | Name News | Scoop.it
Talking about Sherlock Holmes' little sister, Enola, plus Roux James, Dolly Pink + more names in the headlines. Oh, and Happy Asteroid Day!
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WATCH: Dnegel’s ‘Mother’ Claps Back At Bullies And Pledges To Use Iconic Name For Her Future Son - Lovin Malta

WATCH: Dnegel’s ‘Mother’ Claps Back At Bullies And Pledges To Use Iconic Name For Her Future Son - Lovin Malta | Name News | Scoop.it
But if there's any bullying happening at school, the first thing that needs to be done is to teach the children from home, so hopefully bullying at school ends. Because, if the kids never heard the name Dnegel, then they hear their parents say it, it becomes a name like any else. That means any problems are coming from parents, and not from the name.
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Bright Young Collectors: Samuel V. Lemley - The Fine Books Blog

I’m enamored of one book that describes the path of a large comet that appeared above Europe in July, 1819. It’s by Sicilian astronomer Niccoló Cacciatore, who is famed for encrypting his name in the stars: in an 1814 star catalog, Cacciatore assigned the vaguely Slavic-sounding names Sualocin and Rotanev to Alpha and Beta Delphini, two binary stars in the Delphinus constellation. It took astronomers nearly forty-five years to decipher Cacciatore’s onomastic conceit: Cacciatore’s name, Latinized to ‘Nicolaus Venator’ and reversed, yields Sualocin Rotanev.
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Sollte Noras Bruder Aron heißen? = Should Nora's brother be called Aron?

Sollte Noras Bruder Aron heißen? = Should Nora's brother be called Aron? | Name News | Scoop.it
In letzter Zeit sind mir geballt einige Sprachspielereien im Zusammenhang mit Namenssuchen aufgefallen. Da ist zum Beispiel die Schwangere, die einen Namen für
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Cleverly complementary sibling names? Or too matchy? And what would you call potential future siblings? Rona or Roan or Oran, I suppose.

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Roan, Arno, Aron, Nora: de anagrammen van 166 populaire jongensnamen = Anagrams of 166 popular boys' names

Het kan een subtiele manier zijn om de namen van je kinderen aan elkaar te linken: de letters husselen. Vaak levert dat niets op, maar soms kom je erachter dat
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Lucas and Claus...how did I never spot that before?

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Halsey: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Halsey: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Love Harper and Hadley, but want something less common? Halsey might be the name for you. Will the singer make Halsey the new Hailey?
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Palindromes and Emordnilap-s

Yes, I know, 'emordnilap' isn't technically a word. I'm still going to use it.
I like playing with letters (big surprise, right?), and I was interested to find more palindromic names
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Name Update!

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Update (and photo!) on Baby Boy $utherl@nd!
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Welcome, Ev@n R33d!  I love the anagram-generating way they chose the name.


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Baby Names Backwards and Inside Out

Baby Names Backwards and Inside Out | Name News | Scoop.it
There are many paths to finding an indirect honor name, and here are a few that play around with their letters.
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Another Backwards Baby Name - Adnil - Nancy's Baby Names

Adnil is clunky, but it’s far better than Nevaehtnes.
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Gail Simmons Shares the Special Meaning Behind Her Daughter’s Name | People.com

Gail Simmons Shares the Special Meaning Behind Her Daughter’s Name | People.com | Name News | Scoop.it
"It was our wedding flower and it was on our invitation," Simmons says....
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Favourite flower (Dahlia) + honouring a Rena (Rae) - nice.

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