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Nordic Names Blog - Saturn's Norse Moons - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

Nordic Names Blog - Saturn's Norse Moons - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics | Name News | Scoop.it
Some of its moons have got Norse names. They are called "the Norse group" and belong to the irregular moons of Saturn.
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20 baby names inspired by the solar system which are just out of this world

20 baby names inspired by the solar system which are just out of this world | Name News | Scoop.it
Finding the perfect baby name can feel like it's so tough - but don't worry, we've got you covered.
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Not this stock image again! In fact... I seem to have added this post several times over the years, oops https://www.scoop.it/topic/name-news/?&tag=space

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10 Space-Inspired Baby Names

10 Space-Inspired Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Choosing a name for your baby can be tough. These great baby names are inspired by space, the moon, and stars and will be perfect choices.
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20 gorgeous baby names inspired by space and the stars

20 gorgeous baby names inspired by space and the stars | Name News | Scoop.it
If you're looking to nature for inspiration in choosing a name for your baby, there's nothing quite like the night's sky and space.
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The bizarre and brilliant rules for naming new stuff in space

The bizarre and brilliant rules for naming new stuff in space | Name News | Scoop.it
Craters on Mars can be named for towns with 100,000 people or fewer. Everything on Venus is named for a woman. There are asteroids for every member of the Beatles -- but don't try to name one after your pet.
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Name of the Week: Lyra

Name of the Week: Lyra | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Lyra derives from the Greek lýra (λύρα) meaning "a lyre." Similar to a small harp, the lyre was an important instrument in Ancient Greece. It was used to accompany recitations of lyric poetry (the word lyric literally meant "singing to the lyre" in Greek) and was considered t
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Cosmo –

Cosmo – | Name News | Scoop.it
Cosmo is a variant form of Cosimo, the Italian form of Latin Cosmas which comes from Ancient Greek kosmas meaning "order; lawful order, government; world, universe" deriving from a PIE source. It also has a secondary meaning of "to order, to arrange; ornaments, decorations (of a woman's dress)" from which the word cosmetic comes from. Cosmo is also an Italian surname originating…
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20 baby names inspired by the solar system that are out of this world

20 baby names inspired by the solar system that are out of this world | Name News | Scoop.it
Finding the perfect baby name can feel like it's so tough - but don't worry, we've got you covered.
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Roses and Cellar Doors: You're a Star, pt. 3

I've already done a post on named stars, as well as one on names that mean 'star'. However, that overlooks one very narrow category of stellar names: those referring to one specific star--in this case, the morning and evening star (both are actually Venus, but let's not get too semantic). ;)
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I love this post. People around the world have beautiful names for the morning and evening star.

 

Also, Earendel / Orendil have come up in 2 posts this week - what are the odds?

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Baby name consultation: Unusual name with great meaning needed for baby no. 5

Baby name consultation: Unusual name with great meaning needed for baby no. 5 | Name News | Scoop.it
Thank you again to all those who entered last week's giveaway and suggested ideas for ways to honor St. Anne in a boy's name! I'll compile them into one post soon! I had the privilege of posting a birth announcement for Lynda's fourth baby almost exactly two years ago, and I'm thrilled that today's baby…
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I remember baby Taavi - goodness, was it really 2 years ago?! Looking forward to finding out what his little sister's name will be.

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15 Baby Names Based On Stars & Constellations For The Twinkle Of Your Eye

Doesn't it seem like naming kids is more difficult now than in decades past? It has to be popular, but not too popular, unique but not too wacky. But you'll also want it to sound right with your last name and you can't really have a friend whose kid …
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First exoplanet found by Chinese astronomers named after moon goddess

First exoplanet found by Chinese astronomers named after moon goddess | Name News | Scoop.it
The first exoplanet discovered by Chinese astronomers and its host star have been named "Wangshu" and "Xihe," which mean moon goddess and sun goddess respectively in Chinese mythol
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Meteorite Lands on Commette House –

Meteorite Lands on Commette House – | Name News | Scoop.it
In October of 2011, a 45 billion-year-old, 88-gram meteorite happened to crash through the roof of a home in suburban Paris — an extremely unlikely event. Even more unlikely? The family livin…
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Cool space names for boys and girls ▷ Legit.ng

Cool space names for boys and girls ▷ Legit.ng | Name News | Scoop.it
Legit.ng News ★ Are you considering giving your newborn one of the mind-blowing ⭐ SPACE NAMES ⭐that exist? If you fancy uniqueness and standing out, choose from the wide variety of space names available.
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20 Baby Names Inspired By Space

20 Baby Names Inspired By Space | Name News | Scoop.it
Belinda | Belinda is the name of a moon of Uranus, named after the heroine of a poem by Pope. It belongs to the 'Portia group of satellites,' which ha
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Trendy Celestial Baby Names Cute For Any Boy Or Girl

Trendy Celestial Baby Names Cute For Any Boy Or Girl | Name News | Scoop.it
Take inspiration from the stars with these baby names, from Andromeda to Zora.
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Lunar Names: Jupiter Moon Naming Contest!

Lunar Names: Jupiter Moon Naming Contest! | Name News | Scoop.it
Make scientific history by enter this contest to name the newly-discovered moons of Jupiter.
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20 baby names inspired by the solar system that are simply out of this world

20 baby names inspired by the solar system that are simply out of this world | Name News | Scoop.it
Finding the perfect baby name can feel like it's so tough - but don't worry, we've got you covered.
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Saturn –

Saturn – | Name News | Scoop.it
Saturn is the name of the Roman god of agriculture and fertility in Roman mythology (the equivalent of Greek god Kronos) as well as the name of the sixth planet in the Solar System (the second largest planet after Jupiter). The name seems to be derived from Latin satus (sowing, planting) which ultimately derives from PIE root word *seh₁- (to…
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Tycho –

Tycho – | Name News | Scoop.it
Tycho is the Latinized form of Danish Tyge, itself the Danish form of Tóki which comes from Old Norse element Þórr meaning "thunder" which comes from Proto-Germanic *Þunraz (thunder) which derives from a PIE root word. I've also seen it listed as possibly being a Latinized form of Greek Tychon meaning "to hit a target; hitting the mark" deriving from PIE root word *dʰewgʰ- (to…
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13 Baby Names Inspired By Space To Make Your Little One Feel Like A Star

Outer space is a fascinating thing. After the past few chaotic years on Earth, outer space is also a really hopeful thing. There's gotta be life on other planets, right? And like... can we go there? After all, in the wise words of William S.…
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Pluto Was Named by an 11-Year-Old Girl

Pluto Was Named by an 11-Year-Old Girl | Name News | Scoop.it
Venetia Burney suggested the name to her grandfather after being inspired by the Roman god of the underworld. Her grandfather, Falconer Madan, was the Librarian of the Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford.
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20 out of this world baby names that are inspired by the solar system

20 out of this world baby names that are inspired by the solar system | Name News | Scoop.it
Finding the perfect baby name can feel like it's so tough - but don't worry, we've got you covered.
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