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Australian Baby Names Are Really Cute And These Are The Best

Australian Baby Names Are Really Cute And These Are The Best | Name News | Scoop.it
If you want to find a good baby name, these Australian baby names are a great mix of common and unique. You're sure to find the right one for your babe.
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Award for Best Article in Names: A Journal of Onomastics 2017

Award for Best Article in Names: A Journal of Onomastics 2017 | Name News | Scoop.it
Jan Tent (Australian National University, Canberra), “Indigenous Toponyms in the Antipodes: A Gazetteer-based Study,” published in the special issue of Names: A Journal of Onomastics 65(4).

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12 of the most popular Aboriginal boy names | Welcome To Country

12 of the most popular Aboriginal boy names | Welcome To Country | Name News | Scoop.it
After many requests we have finally put together the list of the most popular Aboriginal baby names for boys.
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Orange Is the New Black's Yael Stone Welcomes Daughter Pemau

Orange Is the New Black's Yael Stone Welcomes Daughter Pemau | Name News | Scoop.it
She was named after her great-great-great-grandmother, who provides a powerful link to the past: the Bancrofts’ oldest link to the Djanbun clan of the Bundjalung nation.
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Welcome, Pemau!

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Australian Baby Names

Australian Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
From place names to Aboriginal Australian words, there's plenty to choose from if you're looking to add some Australian flavour to your baby name choice.
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Ipswich Bubs of 2017: Willow tops the list

Ipswich Bubs of 2017: Willow tops the list | Name News | Scoop.it
One Ipswich bub born last year has a name you probably won't see on most popular lists in the near future as mum Sonia Simpson found a unique way to name her daughter.

"Aubrielle is a name I came up with myself," she said.

"I loved the names Aubree and Brielle and stuck the two together.

"Not many people liked it when I first said my daughter's name will be Aubrielle but now everyone loves it and lots of strangers have commented, saying what a beautiful name.

"I love that my little girl has a really unique name."

Jessica Lee Bonheur chose her daughter's name for its meaning, among other reasons.

"Momirra is an Aboriginal name form the Yorta Yorta tribe from the boarder of NSW and Victoria. The name means whirlwind," she said.

"We chose it because 2017 was the year to celebrate the Aboriginal language and keep it alive. We also loved the meaning."
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Names from the TV Show “Cleverman”

Names from the TV Show “Cleverman” | Name News | Scoop.it
Carmen writes in to say that she is a fan of the Australian fantasy TV series Cleverman on the ABC, which stars Hunter Page-Lochard in the title role. The TV series takes several themes from Australian Indigenous culture and blends them with current ideas in Australian society and politics. The "clever man" is a shaman…
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Most Popular Names in the Peel Region

Most Popular Names in the Peel Region | Name News | Scoop.it
Today is the second last of the most popular in the regions and today it is the Peel region which is just outside of Perth and consists of Mandurah (where 2/3 of the population live) and the sorrounding shires of Boddington, Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale and Waroona.
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It looks like Peel is a pocket of Hunters and Harpers, amongst others.

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Virtue names, Olive versus Olivia, and more name chatter!

Virtue names, Olive versus Olivia, and more name chatter! | Name News | Scoop.it
It's almost Thanksgiving, so let's look at a long list of virtue names - many of them never considered by the Pilgrims! Plus, which came first, Olive or Olivia? What's up with Bindi Irwin's name? And more name chatter inside ...
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Thursday Throwback: Waltzing With ... Daisy

Thursday Throwback: Waltzing With ... Daisy | Name News | Scoop.it
Daisy spent forty years studying Aboriginal language, history, rituals, beliefs, and customs, and for much of that time lived in isolated areas, apparently always dressed in heavy dark Edwardian clothing. The usefulness (and even truthfulness) of her anthropological work has been much debated, but she was a pioneer in the field, being one of the first to live among the people she was studying and observe them at first hand, without trying to “educate” them or convert them to her own beliefs.
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Famous Names: Jedda and Rosalie

Famous Names: Jedda and Rosalie | Name News | Scoop.it
Last month the Australian film Jedda returned to the Cannes film festival, sixty years after it was first shown there in 1955. Jedda was the work of distinguished film-makers Charles and Elsa Chauv...
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Perth Suburbs That Could Be Used As Girls Names

Perth Suburbs That Could Be Used As Girls Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Aveley Aveley is a neighbourhood of the town of Ellenbrook - an outer suburb in the north-east which is projected to be a future satellite city. Avely is named after a small town in Essex, where th...
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Come on down and learn about names including Leda, Jindalee, and Floreat (the grammar nerd in me loves the idea of using a subjunctive as a name).

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The Art of Naming: World-Wide Wednesday: Australian Names

The Art of Naming: World-Wide Wednesday: Australian Names | Name News | Scoop.it
We share many favorite names with Australia, but they have so many interesting choices that are not popular in the states. Take a look!
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Baby names : Mum regrets naming son Ezra - Kidspot

Baby names : Mum regrets naming son Ezra - Kidspot | Name News | Scoop.it
A single mother decided against naming her son her preferred choice because family members didn't like it.
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12 of the most beautiful Aboriginal baby girl names | Welcome To Country

12 of the most beautiful Aboriginal baby girl names | Welcome To Country | Name News | Scoop.it
Aboriginal names are becoming more and more popular after times when the use of traditional names were discouraged in Australia.
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Yael Stone Welcomes Baby Girl

Yael Stone Welcomes Baby Girl | Name News | Scoop.it
Australian Actress Yael Stone has given birth to her first child, a girl, with husband, actor Dan Spielman. They've named her Pemau, and in a statement said this about the name: "She was named after her great great great grandmother who provides a powerful link to the past, the Bancrofts' oldest link to the Djanbun clan of the Bunjalung nation."  The Bunjalung people are a tribe of Aboriginal Australians.
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Name Quotes #58: Vesper, Ailsa, Kikkan –

Name Quotes #58: Vesper, Ailsa, Kikkan – | Name News | Scoop.it
After Randall’s birth on Dec. 31, 1982, Ronn wanted to name her Kikki, after Kiki Cutter, the first American skier, male or female, to win a rase in a World Cup event, a slalom in 1968. Deborah preferred Meghan. They compromised on Kikkan.

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The stories behind Aboriginal star names | American Name Society

The stories behind Aboriginal star names | American Name Society | Name News | Scoop.it
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has recognized 86 new star names from Chinese, Coptic, Hindu, Mayan, Polynesian, South African and Aboriginal Australian cultures.
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Not baby name related, but I hope you'll like it.

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20 of the most beautiful Aboriginal baby names

20 of the most beautiful Aboriginal baby names | Name News | Scoop.it
To honour Australia's beautiful first languages, I’ve put together a list of my favourite Aboriginal baby names.
Louise Whitaker Fraser's curator insight, April 30, 2018 9:05 AM

australia inspired baby names

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Name the Sydney Harbour Ferry Contest

Name the Sydney Harbour Ferry Contest | Name News | Scoop.it
  Sydney Transport are adding six new ferries to their existing fleet of 28, and are asking members of the public to help name them. More than 7000 names were suggested, and from that a panel have selected a shortlist of 36 names. Those names are: Category: Arts and Culture Jørn Oberg Utzon – designer of…
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No, Boaty McBoatface is not an option.

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A Character Name With an Australian Focus

A Character Name With an Australian Focus | Name News | Scoop.it
Raye is planning to write a book, and is looking for a name for the protagonist. The book will be set in Australia, and the main character will be an Indigenous Australian, so ideally the character’s name would be from an Australian Aboriginal language.
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Famous Name: David

Famous Name: David | Name News | Scoop.it
Famous Namesake Next week it will be the 143rd birthday of David Unaipon, who was born September 28 1872 - Unaipon is an Anglicised form of the name Ngunaitponi. David was a writer, mythologist, in...
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Hooray! One of my very favourite names, although as Anna says, Unaipon's story is a poignant one.

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One of These Names Is Not Like the Others - Nancy's Baby Names

Dorothy, Mary, Rose, and Woolloomooloo.
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Famous Names: Franklin and Brindabella

Famous Names: Franklin and Brindabella | Name News | Scoop.it
In March, Canberra was named Australia's most liveable city, scoring highly in design, cleanliness, outdoor recreation, education, and safety. This was in a survey of residents conducted by the Pro...
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Interesting reading - I had no conception of what Canberra or the surrounding area was like, but it sounds very pleasant!


Oh, and I found more on Franklin: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2012/11/franklin.html


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