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News about baby names, adult names, fictional names, and more. To search: click on the filter-shaped icon on the grey bar at the top of the page.
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Persian Baby Names: Anisa, Mina, Kian, Jahan

Persian Baby Names: Anisa, Mina, Kian, Jahan | Name News | Scoop.it
Persian baby names offer rich meanings, and a sound that is both accessible to American English speakers and richly evocative of the region's history.
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e-Onomastics: Can’t Name Your Kids Atatürk or Samovar in Azerbaijan

"For several years now, Azerbaijani citizens have needed government approval for their children's names, turning the onomastics commission into something of a national copy-editing service."

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Mexico is old news; step forward, Azerbaijan.  (And Kishmish is pretty sweet.)

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Name News from Azerbaijan

Sayali Sadiqova, deputy chairperson of Azerbaijan’s Terminology Commission, has been in the news twice recently talking about baby names.
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I'm always keen for name news from the Caucasus. So pleased Nancy's found this.

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Sunday Summary: Tenth of 2014 - Appellation Mountain

Sunday Summary: Tenth of 2014 - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Azeri name rules, a defense of Lakeisha, gratuitous punctuation, unwanted nicknames, plus a bunch of great names in this week's summary.
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It's Sunday again, and this summary is jam-packed with best bits.  (And a mention, thank you!)  Enjoy!

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Azerbaijan 'may ban Russian names'

Azerbaijan 'may ban Russian names' | Name News | Scoop.it
Azerbaijan's government-regulated Terminology Commission draws up plans to ban parents from giving their children what they say are 'Russian-sounding' names.
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