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Butterfly Baby Names Are Trending - What Do You Think

Butterfly Baby Names Are Trending - What Do You Think | Name News | Scoop.it
Could butterfly baby names be the next wave in nature name possibilities?
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Robert Kraft’s younger girlfriend debuts baby on social media

Robert Kraft’s younger girlfriend debuts baby on social media | Name News | Scoop.it
Lander shared the photo of daughter Monarch for Mother’s Day on Instagram.
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Welcome, Monarch!

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Butterfly Baby Names: Monarch, Mariposa, Yara

Butterfly Baby Names: Monarch, Mariposa, Yara | Name News | Scoop.it
Butterfly baby names could be the next category parents look to for fresh choices borrowed from nature. If River and Willow are popular, why not Mariposa, Yara, and Monarch?
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Ilithyia

Ilithyia | Name News | Scoop.it
She was the Greek goddess of childbirth and midwifery, and her name means "to bring," or "to come," making her The Bringer.
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Elaphria

Elaphria | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Greek Meaning: fron what I could find, it's a Greek word that means "lightness", referring to a levity or fickleness of mind. I'm not sure if this has ever been used for an actual name, though there is a species of moth called Elaphria. If anyone has any more info on this name, let…
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Taxonomy...-nymy?

It never ceases to amaze me how many names are also animal genera. Quite a few taxonomic names might make good people-names, too, it turns out.
Many of these of course have other references, but what do they all have in common? They're butterflies!
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Women rush to name newborns after cyclone ‘Titli’ in Odisha

Women rush to name newborns after cyclone ‘Titli’ in Odisha | Name News | Scoop.it
During the super cyclone in 1999, where about 10,000 people were killed, the parents had named their babies after the name of the calamity.
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Mariposa: Baby Name of the Day

Mariposa: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Mariposa made headlines as the maybe-baby name for Kylie Jenner. Now that she hasn't use it, I've got just one question: should you? A crossover nature name with a surprising spiritual meaning and nicknames galore, there's lots to love about this unexpected choice.
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Like Redgrave, Vanessa has British roots

The origin of the name Vanessa is also British. It was created by Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) in his poem “Cadenus and Vanessa.”
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Yara

 In Persian the name means "power," or possibly "warm." In Arabic it means "butterfly." In Hebrew it means "honeysuckle" and "honeycomb." The name is banned in Saudi Arabia for seemingly no reason.
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Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Castalia

Once Upon a Time Baby Names: Castalia | Name News | Scoop.it
She was a nymph, daughter of the river Acheloos (Achelous), who gave her name to the Castalian Spring near Delphi, Greece -home of the prophetic Oracle of Delphi.
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Instagram photo by Alexia Mae | Names Daily • Vanessa

Instagram photo by Alexia Mae | Names Daily • Vanessa | Name News | Scoop.it
Vanessa is so, so beautiful. The name is 1, a literary invention which makes it mysterious, 2, the name of a species of butterfly which makes it lovable, and 3, is the name of an impact crater on the planet Venus making it feel other worldly and all the starry eyes. Now add a bunch of gorgeous and talented namesakes, and you've got a name bombshell.
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