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Glad to be Gary: why I treasure my deeply unpopular name | Life and style | The Guardian

Glad to be Gary: why I treasure my deeply unpopular name | Life and style | The Guardian | Name News | Scoop.it
The Guardian’s editor-at-large tells the story of how he came to be called Gary – and what happend when, 50 years on, he finally met his namesake – the sporting legend Sir Garfield Sobers
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Forget Yevgeny and Yilka: Cuba's 'Generation Y' returns to roots for names | The Japan Times

Forget Yevgeny and Yilka: Cuba's 'Generation Y' returns to roots for names | The Japan Times | Name News | Scoop.it
Generation Y, the thousands upon thousands of islanders born during the Cold War whose parents turned tradition on its ear by giving them invented monikers inspired by Russian names like Yevgeny, Yuri or Yulia.
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How interesting - found via the American Name Society.

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Oscalie

Oscalie is the first Creole origin name to be featured here, and although it is a rare name you can find it every so often in France, Haiti and the South (maybe about 3 in the U.S. total). The name is a feminine French variant of Oscar, as well as Oscalia and perhaps Oscaria.
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Haitian Baby Named for Coast Guard Boat

Speaking of Dallas… In October of 1994, a pregnant Haitian woman named Betsy Veret gave birth aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Dallas.

She and about 500 other Haitian refugees were being returned to their homeland from Guantanamo Bay.

What did she name the baby boy? Dallas Joseph.
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Generation Y: A Cuban Revolution - YouTube

What do you Yasmany Tomás, Yasmani Grandal, Yasiel Puig, Yoenis Céspedes and Yunel Escobar all have in common? They're members of Generation Y, an anti-gover...
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Week of Hair: Baby Named After Danderine - Nancy's Baby Names

Week of Hair: Baby Named After Danderine - Nancy's Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
After a “Danderine” massage, your hair takes on new life, lustre and wondrous beauty, appearing twice as heavy and plentiful. Each hair seems to fluff and thicken at once.
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Baby Names ---> Jamaican Names (Requested by Anon)

debs-rph:
“ Here’s a list of five boys and five girls names off the top 100 names in Jamaica.
Boys:
• Arden
• Braxton
• Gerome
• Jaxon
• Lyndal
Girls:
• Daralis
• Delyswe
• Iria
• Maresa
• Sage
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In no particular order, I'd guess.

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Dania Ramirez Gives Her Twin Boys Greek Mythological Names

When Dominican actress, Dania Ramirez, named her twin boys in December, she picked names from Greek mythology: Aether (the personification of rare air only Gods could breath) and Gaia (the goddess ...
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608. Curaçao Baby Names (Part 6)

In Curaçao we tend to mash-up Dutch, Papiamentu, Spanish and English... as well as mom and dad’s name (sometimes grandmother and grandfather too) resulting in truly unique concoctions, often very d...
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Wow and wow - I'd never have thought of these names in a month of blue moons.  Sharelysong, Shukivieska, and more.

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Kouman ou rele? An Overview of Haitian Names

Kouman ou rele? An Overview of Haitian Names | Name News | Scoop.it
On this day in 1804, independence was finally declared in Haiti, after a successful but devastating slave uprising which had raged on for over a decade. It was a pivotal moment in the history of colonialism: Haiti became both the first state to gain its independence through a successful slave rebellion, and the first black-led,…
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Irie

When I first saw the name I thought it would be pronounced like eerie like that is so eerie but it is actually eye-ree which makes sense and sounds a bit better
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Nothing Like a Name: Island Names - Caribbean

Nothing Like a Name: Island Names - Caribbean | Name News | Scoop.it
At long last, day 5 of island week! Despite the relative lateness of this post, I'm happy to have produced 5 new posts this week!

Onto the Caribbean!
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Montserrat (I LOVE this), Beata, Eustatia, and more.

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Des prénoms d’anciens esclaves = The names of former slaves - Le Journal de l'île de la Réunion

Stéphanie Longeras, l'interprète d'Appoline dans la sitcom
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A piece about a couple of mothers who named their sons after slaves who fought for freedom: Simandéf and Eli.  Simandéf has a second name, Mathias, in case he wishes to use that instead, and his sister is called Véli, which means the "star" Venus in Tamil and "beloved" in Creole.

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▶ Pirate Names - YouTube

Swashbuckling, Seafaring names for your little one!
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Avast!  If ye want to know these names, they be:

Jack, Davy, Penzance, Sparrow, Silver, Jones, Anchor, Bartholomew, Roger, and Cannon; Calico, Pearl, Anne, Mary, Calypso, Isla, Ruby (and more gemstones), Siren, Harbor/Harbour, Sailor, Martinique, Lucia, Havana, and Dominica.

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What’s in a NAME? - All Woman

What’s in a NAME? - All Woman | Name News | Scoop.it

" What’s in a name? We asked parents of kids both young and old what directed their choice."


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Very interesting insights into some Jamaican parents' choices, from Catherine to Okeko to Nicaul.

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Haitian Baby Named for Hockey Player - Nancy's Baby Names

"In the winter of 1986, after the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, a baby boy in Haiti was named Mats Naslund Civil after Swedish player Mats Naslund."

 

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His alias, Jean-Loup, is very dashing, non?

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