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Fierce name for MAFS bride Susie Bradley and Todd Carney's baby boy

Fierce name for MAFS bride Susie Bradley and Todd Carney's baby boy | Name News | Scoop.it
Susie, who was a bride in season six of MAFS, gave birth to Lion Daryl Carney last week
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Welcome, Lion!

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25 Wildly Cool Animal Baby Names

25 Wildly Cool Animal Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Along with nature and word names, animal baby names are on the rise! Here are 25 animals that are ready to be given as names!
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Local name of the year: Gerald

Local name of the year: Gerald | Name News | Scoop.it
This is a story that began in Oakland, in a neighborhood adjacent to mine, and spread around the Bay Area, up into Canada, and all the way across the Atlantic. It is a story with many key performance indicators of 2020: aggression, fear, suspicion, threats, shaming, displacement, conspiracy theories
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Faolán, Phelan, Fillin

Faolán, Phelan, Fillin | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Flickr on Pexels.com Origin: GaelicMeaning: "little wolf."Gender: masculineGaelic (FWAY-lahn); Eng (FAY-len; FIL-lin) The name is derived from the Gaelic, faol, meaning "wolf" and the diminutive suffix -án. It is borne by 3 Medieval Saints from Ireland, 2 who settled in Scotland and another that did missionary work in Frankish Brabant. There is a…
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Christmas Name Advent - Day 19

Christmas Name Advent - Day 19 | Name News | Scoop.it
~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Something a little more whimsical today, as we take a look at Santa's helpers. The concept of elves survives in modern folklore, albeit in a more Victorian idealised way, in the form of Father Christmas's elf helpers. But to the Anglo-Saxons, elves (ælf in Old English) were powerfu
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Asvika, Ashvika

Asvika, Ashvika | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Jan Laugesen on Pexels.com Origin: Sanskrit अश्विकाMeaning: "little mare; drawn by horses; equestrian"Gender: feminineAHSH-vee-ka The name comes from the Sanskrit अश्विका (azvika) meaning, "little mare; drawn by horses" or "equestrian." Sources https://m.spokensanskrit.org/https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/ashvika
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Tau

Tau | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Alexas Fotos on Pexels.com Origin: Tswana & SothoMeaning: "lion."Gender: masculine The name is from the South African languages, Tswana & Sotho, meaning, "lion." It was a popular name among the chiefs of the Rolong tribe in what is now Botswana. It should also be noted that Tau is the 19th letter in the…
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Confederate Names Down, Rage Up: The Latest Trends in "Meaning" Names

Confederate Names Down, Rage Up: The Latest Trends in "Meaning" Names | Name News | Scoop.it
These four types of "meaning" baby names are changing, fast.
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Bear Baby Names

Baby names inspired by bears, from Arthur to Kodiak to straight-up Teddy.
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Name Quotes 83: Bek, Frankie, Monarch –

Name Quotes 83: Bek, Frankie, Monarch – | Name News | Scoop.it
From article in which musician Beck talks about his first name: He was born on July 8, 1970, as Bek David Campbell. He and his brother later took their mother’s maiden name, Hansen, and Beck …
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Middle Names 2020

Middle Names 2020 | Name News | Scoop.it
Millennial parents are getting creative with their children's middle names. These are the top trends in middle names for 2020.
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Name Quotes 80: Jamie, Imogen, John –

Name Quotes 80: Jamie, Imogen, John – | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for the latest batch of name-related quotations! From a 1997 article in Jet magazine about how Jamie Foxx (born Eric Bishop) found success in comedy after changing his name: Foxx, who was dete…
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Lunar New Year Baby Names Inspired By The Zodiac Rat | HuffPost Canada Parents

Lunar New Year Baby Names Inspired By The Zodiac Rat | HuffPost Canada Parents | Name News | Scoop.it
Any parent who names their kid Splinter gets ALL our respect.
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What Influenced the Baby Name “Tiger”? –

What Influenced the Baby Name “Tiger”? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Tiger Woods For the longest time, I was mystified by the popularity graph for the baby name Tiger. It shows two distinct spikes in usage: one in 1997/1998, the other in 2010. The initial spike alig…
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How I Named My Baby: Zara Tiger

How I Named My Baby: Zara Tiger | Name News | Scoop.it

Olivia and Rob chose the fashionable and rare baby name Zara Tiger for their daughter, born in 2019. We talk to Olivia about the baby name process.


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Christmas Name Advent - Day 20

Christmas Name Advent - Day 20 | Name News | Scoop.it
~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Another key feature as part of the Nativity is the role of the shepherds, in what is known as The Annunciation of the Shepherds. As such, they are commemorated around the world in Christian Christmas services. Sometimes they are represented as bringing along joyful instruments to play, henc
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Osborn, Espen, Asbjørn

Osborn, Espen, Asbjørn | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Robert Anthony Carbone on Pexels.com Osborn and Asbjørn are both composed of the Norse elements áss (god) & bjǫrn (bear), essentially meaning "divine bear." Osborn is the modern Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Osbeorn, the latter of which was prevalent in Anglo-Saxon England and survived into the Norman period as Osbern, later developing into the…
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Happy Halloween!—Bat deity names

Happy Halloween!—Bat deity names | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Halloween! Though I already did a post about bat-related names a few years ago, I haven't yet done one about names of gods and goddesses associated with bats. These flying creatures are so neat, and don't deserve so much hate, fear, and prejudice. Male: Camazotz means "Death bat" in K'iche,' a Mayan language spoken…
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Azza

Azza | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Frans Van Heerden on Pexels.com Origin: Arabic عَزَّةMeaning: "young female gazelle"Gender: femininePronunciation: OZZ-zah The name is derived from the Arabic word for a young female gazelle. Another form is Azzah. Sources https://quranicnames.com/azza/https://www.almaany.com/en/dict/ar-en/azza/
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Baby Name Ronan: Upbeat Irish Charmer

Baby Name Ronan: Upbeat Irish Charmer | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Ronan belongs to a saint and a centaur. And it’s a fast-rising Irish import with plenty of charm. It’s our Baby Name of the Day. LITTLE SEAL We name our children Fox and Wren and Bear. And names like Leo, Caleb, and Paloma refer to animals. The baby name Ronan falls in […]
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How I Named My Baby: Thora Elkie

How I Named My Baby: Thora Elkie | Name News | Scoop.it
Rhiannon Stone, mother to Addison, Poet, Zephyr, and Thora, answers our questions about how she chose the baby name Thora Elkie for her youngest daughter.
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This Is Us' Chris Sullivan, Wife Rachel Welcome Son Bear Maxwell

This Is Us' Chris Sullivan, Wife Rachel Welcome Son Bear Maxwell | Name News | Scoop.it
Chris Sullivan, know for playing Toby on This Is Us, and wife Rachel announced they were expecting their first child in January
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Welcome, Bear!

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Baby Names Inspired by Wild Animals

Baby Names Inspired by Wild Animals | Name News | Scoop.it
Looking to take a walk on the wild side when choosing a baby name? Then take a look at these 20 amazing names inspired by wild animals.
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March Baby Names Let The Sunshine In!

March Baby Names Let The Sunshine In! | Name News | Scoop.it
In like a lion, out like a lamb. March baby names usher in the spring, so fresh nature names abound in our round-up of the best names for March babies.
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Jomar, Jómarr

Jomar, Jómarr | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Old Norse Meaning: "famous horse." Gender: masculine YOH-mar The name is composed of the Old Norse elements, jór (horse) and marr (famous). The name has recently become common in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Other forms include: Jómar (Icelandic) Jomar (Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish) Sources https://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/J%C3%B3marr https://www.behindthename.com/name/jo10marr/submitted
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You'll note that this name is cognate with Eomer.

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