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The Baby Name “Falcon” –

The Baby Name “Falcon” – | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Falcon first emerged in the U.S. data in 1961. After that, it dropped back out of the data and didn’t re-appear until several decades later. 1963: unlisted1962: unlisted1961: 5 …
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Name game: Would you name your baby Subaru, like the car?

Name game: Would you name your baby Subaru, like the car? | Name News | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, dating back to the turn of this century, 5 sets of American parents have named their sons Subaru and 5 others named sons Chevrolet.
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Rodney Atkins and Wife Rose Welcome Son Scout Falcon

Rodney Atkins and Wife Rose Welcome Son Scout Falcon | Name News | Scoop.it
Rodney Atkins revealed his and wife Rose's exciting pregnancy news on Valentine's Day earlier this year in a heartfelt lyric video for "My Life"
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Welcome, Scout!

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109 parents named their babies 'Tesla' in 2018

According to the Social Security Administration's baby names data, Tesla is a girl's name that started gaining popularity in early 2010s. Cute.
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Nellybelle – Possible Baby Name? –

Nellybelle – Possible Baby Name? – | Name News | Scoop.it
While researching various pop culture baby names from the 1950s, I happened to come across Nellybelle, the name of a non-human character on the The Roy Rogers Show (1951-1957). Nellybelle was a jee…
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Duana Names: She Drives Me Crazy|Lainey Gossip Lifestyle

Duana Names: She Drives Me Crazy|Lainey Gossip Lifestyle | Name News | Scoop.it
I've had my "new" car for two years now, and keep trying to name her, but nothing has stuck.
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Mystery Monday – Chevette –

Mystery Monday – Chevette – | Name News | Scoop.it
So here’s an interesting case. The baby name Chevette debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1965: 1969: 5 baby girls named Chevette 1967: 8 baby girls named Chevette 1966: 6 baby girls named …
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Mother who gave birth in Toyota names triplets after car

Mother who gave birth in Toyota names triplets after car | Name News | Scoop.it
The triplets are Nazrina Khaira Avanza, Nazrina Haura Avanza and Nazrina Khaula Avanza.
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Chinese couple regrets naming baby ‘Maserati’ - Global Times

The father, surnamed Ma, seemed adamant on the name when he registered his infant daughter with Maoji township authorities in 2017 as Ma Shaladi - which when pronounced is the exact Chinese phoneticization of the Italian car brand.
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What Would I Name My Car?

What Would I Name My Car? | Name News | Scoop.it
Day 2 of the October Name Challenge spotlights National Name Your Car Day!  I don't have a car yet, but it's gotten me thinking.  I name my musical instruments, so not an automobile? Some people give their cars human names; a classmate called her car Lucius in high school!  For my own vehicle, Percival, Phaedra,…
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When I got a car this year, one of the first things I asked its previous owner was whether it had a name. Nope. So now it's Terry: middle-aged and (hopefully!) reliable.

 

For anyone interested (ie just me), my bike is Mike, and I'm currently looking after another one that I've named Jeff.

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Babies Named Renault?

Babies Named Renault? | Name News | Scoop.it
We all know that Renault is a French automaker. But did you know that it’s also an American baby name? In 1959, the name Renault (ruh-noh) appeared for the first time in the U.S. baby name da…
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Baby Names from Pullman Cars?

Baby Names from Pullman Cars? | Name News | Scoop.it
I downloaded a big spreadsheet of over 12,000 Pullman car names from The Pullman Project and was slightly surprised to see that thousands of them could have been baby names
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The Launch of Chevelle –

The Launch of Chevelle – | Name News | Scoop.it
Ready for another car-inspired baby name? Today’s name is Chevelle, which made a big splash in the data in 1963 when it debuted both as a girl name and as a boy name — an uncommon occur…
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Scott Rochat: Elementary, my dear auto –

Scott Rochat: Elementary, my dear auto – | Name News | Scoop.it
Leroy has us on the move at last. Some of you may remember that our car came to an untimely end last month. That prompted a lot of research for a new vehicle — price, mileage, and all the other cru…
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A Surprising Amount Of People Are Naming Their Kids "Tesla" And "Elon"

A Surprising Amount Of People Are Naming Their Kids "Tesla" And "Elon" | Name News | Scoop.it
Graph courtesy of SSANaming kids with automotive-related names isn't a completely ne
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The 10 names people are most likely to choose for their CARS - Bristol Live

The 10 names people are most likely to choose for their CARS - Bristol Live | Name News | Scoop.it

1. Betty
2. Bob
3. Bert
4. Dave
5. Amy
6. Bertie
7. Alfie
8. Peggy
9. Katy
10. Tilly

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The Emergence of Miata –

The Emergence of Miata – | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Miata appeared in the U.S. data for a little more than a decade, 1989 to 1999, and saw peak usage in the early ’90s: 1993: 19 baby girls named Miata 1992: 17 baby girls named Mi…
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Who gets to judge your baby's name?

Who gets to judge your baby's name? | Name News | Scoop.it
This week's name news includes a baby boy named Amber, triplet girls named after a car, and a comprehensive look at the name Paul.
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Mother who had triplets in Toyota's back seat names her babies after the car's make

Mother who had triplets in Toyota's back seat names her babies after the car's make | Name News | Scoop.it
Three new-born children were named after the car they were born in - a Toyota Avast. The Indonesian mother didn't make it to the hospital in time and then decided to name her new-born children after the car's model.
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Welcome to Nazrina Khaula Avanza, Nazrina Khaira Avanza, and Nazrina Haura Avanza!

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Royce

Royce | Name News | Scoop.it
Royce comes from an English surname which derives from a medieval female name Royse, a variant of Rose, the name of the flower which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning…
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When Your Husband Gets To Name Your Baby, This Is What Happens

When Your Husband Gets To Name Your Baby, This Is What Happens | Name News | Scoop.it
When my husband and I first started dating, he would never pass up an opportunity to watch the 2000 version of "Gone In 60 Seconds." Being a gear hea
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Lovely story, found via the Sunday Summary.

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Honda

Honda | Name News | Scoop.it
Pinterest Origin: Japanese Meaning: Honda is a Japanese surname that has a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used. On
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