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Best baby name book 2021: From classic tomes to new guides

Best baby name book 2021: From classic tomes to new guides | Name News | Scoop.it
From classic tomes to new guides, help make the important decision easier with the best baby name books from Amazon, Waterstones, Foyles and more
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B.C. linguist writes baby naming guide for Carrier people, after years of research | CBC News

B.C. linguist writes baby naming guide for Carrier people, after years of research | CBC News | Name News | Scoop.it
Linguistics scholar Bill Poser recently published a book of Carrier names, which he hopes can serve as a reference for Indigenous parents who want to highlight their children's cultural roots with their names.
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BabyNames.com Compares the U.S. Ranking of Names Made Popular by the 2008 Release of Twilight

As "Midnight Sun" is Released, Jennifer Moss Shares How Impactful the Series Has Been on a Generation of Names.
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Secret names: Cracking the medieval code (Part 1)

Secret names: Cracking the medieval code (Part 1) | Name News | Scoop.it
Editor's Introduction: The DMNES staff are super delighted to host a three-part guest blog by Dr. Anna Dorofeeva. Dr. Dorofeeva is a historian specialising in Western Latin book history and culture, and her current work focuses on ciphers and cryptography in medieval manuscripts; you can follow her on Twitter at @LitteraCarolina. In this series of…
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I LOVE an Anglo-Saxon colophon! I didn't know about these ciphered ones.

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2019 Name Data Delay, and the Best Mother’s Day Gift

2019 Name Data Delay, and the Best Mother’s Day Gift | Name News | Scoop.it
You guys! The release of the new (2019) name data from the Social Security Administration, which namiacs look forward to all year, and which is always released the Friday before Mother's Day, is being postponed indefinitely! The SSA site says: "Out of respect and honor for all people and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,…
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Notes from Scottish Forenames

Notes from Scottish Forenames | Name News | Scoop.it
I started reading this name book I got a while ago that I hadn't had a chance to sit with yet: Scottish Forenames (New Edition) by Donald Whyte. I'm only on page xii of the Intro, but underlined these bits already: "In Wales a form of the Celtic mac was adopted, which the Cambrians made mab or map,…
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Namers Christmas Gift Guide

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Namers Christmas Gift Guide | Name News | Scoop.it
The holidays are right around the corner and if you are anything like me you have already started you're shopping. Then again I am waitin
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We have winners!

We have winners! | Name News | Scoop.it
Congratulations to the winners of the giveaway for the feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary: Annie (IG), Betsy (blog), and Cecilia (FB)! And thank you to you all for sharing the beautiful Marian names you have/love/bestowed/heard in real life -- I love them all!! Have a great weekend!! My book, Catholic Baby Names for…
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Forgive Me, Eleanor

Forgive Me, Eleanor | Name News | Scoop.it
I have a confession to make. It has been weighing on me, a dreadful little tingle of guilt every time I look at the new 4th edition of the Baby Name Wizard book. Now it’s time to come clean and try to make amends. Readers, I left out Eleanor. It’s …
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Gender-neutral unisex most popular baby names

Gender-neutral unisex most popular baby names | Name News | Scoop.it
Gender-neutral and unisex baby names like Reese, Carson, Quinn, Riley, True and more are popular baby names.
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Dictionary Baby Names: Alpha to Webster

Dictionary Baby Names: Alpha to Webster | Name News | Scoop.it
A fascinating look at names related to dictionaries and names related to words.
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Announcing Edition 2020!

With about 40 minutes to spare, we did manage to get a new edition out in 2020! 2020 was a tough year for everyone, and things have been alternating really quiet and super productive here at DMNES central. If there's one thing that was a pure, unalloyed joy and benefit of the upheaval of the…
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Hard agree on Bertbert.

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Nameisms ~ Baby Name Blog: Why I Divide Name Lists by Boys and Girls

Nameisms ~ Baby Name Blog: Why I Divide Name Lists by Boys and Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
It's the sometimes-spoken question of the hour: Why all the naming division? After all, dividing names by sex can cause controversy, hur
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Character Names Create Great Stories

Character Names Create Great Stories | Name News | Scoop.it
Choosing great character names is one of the most enjoyable parts of writing any work of fiction, and also among the trickiest.
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The Extraordinary Baby Name Book that Spawned "Mad Libs"

The Extraordinary Baby Name Book that Spawned "Mad Libs" | Name News | Scoop.it
What kind of name book would two guys who wrote jokes for the Tonight Show in the '50s come up with? I had to find out--and I wasn't disappointed.
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Book Review: The Name Mentor

Book Review: The Name Mentor | Name News | Scoop.it
It's a baby name book unlike any other I've seen before! Come peek inside Trending + Timeless Baby Names with me - and enter to win a copy of your own!
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Couldn't agree more with this review.

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Surnames dictionary in the UK goes free for a week

Surnames dictionary in the UK goes free for a week | Name News | Scoop.it
An online dictionary explaining the meanings and origins of more than 45,000 British and Irish surnames is being made accessible to all in the hope that it might help bring families separated by Covid
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10 BABY NAMES FROM CHILDREN'S BOOKS

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Alice, Beatrice, Charlie, Clifford, Ferdinand, Madeline, Max, Pippi, Ramona, Wendy.

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Book reviews, radio appearance

Book reviews, radio appearance | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Friday! I never appreciate Fridays as much as I do when school is in session, whew! My most recent column at CatholicMom is a review of the first two books in the Sister Mary Baruch series by Fr. Jacob Restrick, OP. I loved them! And beyond the story itself -- the NAMES!! I mean,…
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Cornish baby names are making a revival - Cornwall Live

Cornish baby names are making a revival - Cornwall Live | Name News | Scoop.it
Baby Names 2020 is out August 1 2019, RRP £6.99, Crimson Publishing Ltd.

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A Socio-Onomastic Study of Genocide and Nazi Germany

This freshly released book provides readers with an increased understanding of and sensitivity to the many powerful ways in which personal names are used by both perpetrators and victims during wartime.
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Baby Name Wizard 4: Meet the New Book!

Baby Name Wizard 4: Meet the New Book! | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s here! I’m happy to introduce the completely revised 4th edition of The Baby Name Wizard, the field guide to American baby names. If you haven’t browsed through the BNW books in the past, please take a look—you may be surprised. I think you’ll find that my books look different …
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Very exciting news! Onto the wish list it goes!

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