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Ever Wonder about Wondra? –

Ever Wonder about Wondra? – | Name News | Scoop.it
The Wanda-like name Wondra first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1963: 1967: unlisted1966: 5 baby girls named Wondra1965: 5 baby girls named Wondra1964: 8 baby girls named Wondra1963: 8 baby…
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Surfer Bethany Hamilton Announces The Arrival Of Baby #3!

Surfer Bethany Hamilton Announces The Arrival Of Baby #3! | Name News | Scoop.it
They have named their newest arrival Micah Ward Dirks.
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Baby Name Wesley: Quiet Classic

Baby Name Wesley: Quiet Classic | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Wesley marries a preppy English sensibility with a Wild West vibe, too. Steady use makes this surname name a quiet classic.
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Mystery Monday: Wrana

Mystery Monday: Wrana | Name News | Scoop.it
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn't yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name's origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! If you wish…
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Warrington Karthaus Lavake Warwick (1862-1897)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Warrington Karthaus Lavake Warwick (1862-1897) | Name News | Scoop.it
In a small amount of positivity in an otherwise uncertain year comes the unveiling of our 2020 Strangest Name of The Year. Since 2013 the final article of the year is devoted to an especially odd named figure, and Massillon, Ohio's own Warrington Karthaus Lavake Warwick is this year's honoree.
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Jeremy Allen White, Wife Addison Timlin Welcome Second Child

Jeremy Allen White, Wife Addison Timlin Welcome Second Child | Name News | Scoop.it
Jeremy Allen White and Addison Timlin also share 2-year-old daughter Ezer Billie
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The War-Inspired Name Wainwright –

The War-Inspired Name Wainwright – | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Wainwright was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data back in 1942: 1944: unlisted1943: unlisted1942: 6 baby boys named Wainwright1941: unlisted1940: unlisted Where did it come f…
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Worl Worden Thompson (1897-1961)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Worl Worden Thompson (1897-1961) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Caldwell Journal, June 25, 1953.    December begins a month-long stay in Ohio to profile a number of unusually named Buckeye Stat
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Girl Names Starting with W: Willa, Winsome, Winry

Girl Names Starting with W: Willa, Winsome, Winry | Name News | Scoop.it
Girl names starting with W range from vintage Winifred and Wilhelmina to nature names Winter and Wren to modern surnames like Winslow, too.
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Rupert Grint Makes Two Surprise Announcements!

Rupert Grint Makes Two Surprise Announcements! | Name News | Scoop.it
The proud father’s first post features his baby daughter and he finally reveals her name: Wednesday G. Grint.
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Birth announcement: Oskar Karl Wolfgang!

Birth announcement: Oskar Karl Wolfgang! | Name News | Scoop.it
I had the privilege of doing a consultation for the second baby of longtime reader Alyssa and her husband several years ago, and posting a subsequent birth announcement for that baby, and I'm so excited to share that they've welcomed their third baby -- a little boy given the fantastic name ... Oskar Karl Wolfgang!…
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Eric Christian Olsen Shares The Beautiful Name Of His New Daughter

Eric Christian Olsen Shares The Beautiful Name Of His New Daughter | Name News | Scoop.it
The actor shared that they have named their daughter Winter Story Olsen. So unique and beautiful! He shared that Winter was born on September 15th and weighed 10 lbs 4 oz at birth.

Winter is the third child for Eric and Sarah. They have a son, 7, named Wyatt Oliver and another daughter, 4, named Esmé Olivia.
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Ciara Shares Meaning Behind Son Win Harrison's Name

Ciara Shares Meaning Behind Son Win Harrison's Name | Name News | Scoop.it
"Russell would always be like, 'Here's Win shortstop!' He like, plays a whole thing out."

"And then obviously, Harrison, it was his dad's first name, which is really sweet and precious," she continued. "There was a lot of love and thought put into it."

"We would talk about names and Russ kind of always had this name Win in the rotation, years ago, before we knew we were having a girl. He had all the good names and Win won.
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Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell Welcome Baby Girl

Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell Welcome Baby Girl | Name News | Scoop.it
The couple welcomed their "graceful warrior" baby girl on March 25, their first wedding anniversary
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Baby Name Warren: Overlooked Traditional

Baby Name Warren: Overlooked Traditional | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Warren was a surname name before they were cool, a traditional pick that manages to be completely unexpected, too.
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Spotlight on: Wenceslaus

Spotlight on: Wenceslaus | Name News | Scoop.it
My saintly friend for 2021 according to Jen Fulwiler's The Saint's Name Generator is ... St. Wenceslaus. Do you choose a yearly Saint? I admit, most of the initial thrill for me has always been the possibility of discovering a new, cool name to add to my list of Catholicky Catholic names! Haha! St. Wenceslaus'…
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Mystery Monday: Vyrzbantha

Mystery Monday: Vyrzbantha | Name News | Scoop.it
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn't yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name's origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! If you wish…
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Wolimir

Wolimir | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Tato Villanova on Pexels.com Origin: PolishMeaning: "he who wants peace."Gender: masculinePronunciation: VAHL-lee-MEER The name is composed of the Polish words, woleć (to prefer, to want more) & mir (peace). Some Polish linguists have suggested it is a dialectical variation of Wojmir (war & peace). Wolimir was borne by a 13th-century Bishop of Gniezno.…
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Wynton: Jazz-Inspired Baby Name –

Wynton: Jazz-Inspired Baby Name – | Name News | Scoop.it
Wynton Kelly Wynton is a name doubly associated with jazz. First there was jazz pianist Wynton Kelly, born in Jamaica in 1931. He’s best known for being part of Miles Davis’ band starti…
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Wilver Thurman Naragon (1871-1939)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Wilver Thurman Naragon (1871-1939) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Dayton Daily News, March 27, 1939.   Featured on this site's Facebook page several days ago, Wilver Thurman Naragon's name wa
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Nomes e mais Nomes: Filhos dos famosos - Wednesday

Nomes e mais Nomes: Filhos dos famosos - Wednesday | Name News | Scoop.it
O blog dos nomes portugueses de A a Z. Nomes portugueses e Nomes brasileiros. Significados. Nomes antigos e modernos, rankings, debates!
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Birth announcement: William Daniel!

Birth announcement: William Daniel! | Name News | Scoop.it
I posted a consultation for Kelly and her husband over the summer for their fourth baby boy, and I'm so happy to let you all know that their little guy has arrived and been given the "classic, strong, traditional" name ... William Daniel! Kelly writes, "Sweet baby William Daniel was born this past Tuesday, October…
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Our Favorite Baby Names Starting with W

Our Favorite Baby Names Starting with W | Name News | Scoop.it
EVERY SINGLE TIME I have to stop and wonder if the word “with” is capitalized in a title. Here is the game we are playing: We are going to pretend that we are naming a baby and that the…
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