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The Introduction of Taimak –

The Introduction of Taimak – | Name News | Scoop.it
The curious name Taimak debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1986. It appeared twice more, both times in the 1980s, before dropping out the data entirely. 1990: unlisted 1989: 5 baby boys named Ta…
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10 Aztec baby girl names - 100% Mexican names - www.namesoftheworld.net - YouTube

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What’s That Name?: Xiuhtezcatl

What’s That Name?: Xiuhtezcatl | Name News | Scoop.it
In the past month, I’ve seen a 17-year-old environmental activist pop up everywhere. He’s been on Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show, addressed the U.N., and received the United States Community Service Award from President Obama in 2013. He’s undoubtedly a very gifted and accomplished young man, and he wears a highly unusual…
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Searching for Nallely

Searching for Nallely | Name News | Scoop.it
When I first read “Nallely,” my brain responded “Nah-lel-lee” rather than “nah-yell-ee.”  There may be even more ways to say Nayeli depending on spelling or dialect. 
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Xochitl: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Xochitl: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Today’s feature is a pan-botanical from down Mexico way. Thanks to Katerina for suggesting Xochitl as our Baby Name of the Day. Xochitl: Pronunciation Let’s start here, because the pronunciation of this name keeps tripping me up. I’ve heard a crazy easy – and completely non-intuitive version – SO shee or SO chee. The latter brings to mind Sochi, Russia, …
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10 Aztec baby boy names - 100% Mexican names - www.namesoftheworld.net - YouTube

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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Montezuma White (1872-1945)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Montezuma White (1872-1945) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait from the 1929 West Virginia Blue Book.   Certainly one of the most unusually named public figures ever to grace the Wes
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Name Help: Should we name our daughter Sochi? - Appellation Mountain

Name Help: Should we name our daughter Sochi? - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for #namehelp! Would you consider Sochi for a child's name? It sounds like Xochi, from Mexico's Xochitl, but it also counts as a Russian place name.
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Wednesday Wayback: Waltzing With …Toci

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This blog post was first published on March 4 2012, and edited and republished on February 24 2016 Today is the first Sunday in March, which means it’s Clean Up Australia Day. This environmental effort encourages people to clean up their own communities, and the concept went global after Australia pitched the idea to the United Nations – hence…
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Xiomara and Xochipilli

Xiomara and Xochipilli | Name News | Scoop.it
Xiomara is one of my favouritest female X names, from one of my favouritest letters. Getting the chance to use an X name besides the tired old Xavier is like finding a needle in a haystack, so why ...
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