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Name Quotes 76: Haechan, Frieda, Taz –

Name Quotes 76: Haechan, Frieda, Taz – | Name News | Scoop.it
From a Fodor’s article about the German gummy factory Haribo Fabrikverkauf: At first glance it may seem like the milchbären (milk bears) are simply traditional German gummy bears with a milky…
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Gloomy Gus & Happy Hooligan –

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A few months ago, while perusing the records for real-life instances of the unusual name “Gloomy” for a Patreon post, I happened to spot a 3-year-old Georgia boy listed as “Gloomy…
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Here's What Life Is Like When Your 'Transformers'-Loving Dad Names You Optimosprayn

Here's What Life Is Like When Your 'Transformers'-Loving Dad Names You Optimosprayn | Name News | Scoop.it
Picking out baby names is a difficult task, especially if parents want to make sure their children have unique names. And sometimes they succeed, and other times they succeed but go viral. That’s the case for the parents of a young man from Paraguay, who ended up with a Transformers-inspired name. Optimosprayn Ismael Meza Barboza,[.....]
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"Ay, caramba!" - 16 baby names inspired by your favourite classic cartoons

"Ay, caramba!" - 16 baby names inspired by your favourite classic cartoons | Name News | Scoop.it
Some 2D inspiration.
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Famous Fictional Bookworms - Sara, Matilda, Belle

Famous Fictional Bookworms - Sara, Matilda, Belle | Name News | Scoop.it
Bookish and nerdy but headstrong and opinionated, these ladies were inspirations in my youth - and now inspire some fantastic name ideas!
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Definitely a group of characters many of us can relate to!

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Names from Calvin and Hobbes

Names from Calvin and Hobbes | Name News | Scoop.it
Hello, readers! Today's post is a study of one of my favorite comic strips, Calvin and Hobbes , by Bill Watterson. If you aren't familia
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Disney Baby Names: Minnie

Minnie Mouse was Mickey Mouse's girlfriend. Some sources state that her full name is Minerva. Her father was a farmer named Marcus Mouse. Her grandparents were Marshall and Matilda Mouse. She had two uncles, Milton and Mortimer, and two nieces, Melody and Millie.
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Animated Baby Names for Girls

Animated Baby Names for Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
9 animated girls names from animated movies, from Agnes and Astrid to Mavis and Mabel.
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Waltzing With ... Felix

Waltzing With ... Felix | Name News | Scoop.it
Famous Namesake I think many Australians would readily associate this name with Felix the Cat, the silent film era cartoon. One of the most recognisable cartoon characters in film history, he was t...
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10 Cartoon Character Inspired Baby Names

10 Cartoon Character Inspired Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to choose from the wide array of baby names available, so here are a few options based on beloved cartoon characters.
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16 nostalgic baby names inspired by your favourite classic cartoon characters

16 nostalgic baby names inspired by your favourite classic cartoon characters | Name News | Scoop.it
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The Arrival of Vallorie –

The Arrival of Vallorie – | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Valerie was rising fast on the baby name charts in the ’40s and ’50s, but the specific spelling Vallorie debuted and spiked in usage right in the middle of that period: 1952: 8…
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xkcd: Chicken Pox and Name Statistics

xkcd: Chicken Pox and Name Statistics | Name News | Scoop.it
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I had no idea a chickenpox vaccine was routine in the USA. Children over here are still figuratively named Sarah and Brian.

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10 prénoms de héros de bandes-dessinées = 10 cartoon hero names

10 prénoms de héros de bandes-dessinées = 10 cartoon hero names | Name News | Scoop.it
Férus de bande-dessinée et en quête d’un prénom original pour bébé ? Et s’il suffisait de puiser l’inspiration dans vos albums préférés ? Si l’o
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The Frenc love their cartoon strips. You may recognise Calvin...and here are 9 more.

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Does this name sound like a cartoon? - Ask BabyNames - BabyNames.com

Does this name sound like a cartoon? - Ask BabyNames - BabyNames.com | Name News | Scoop.it
Currently our top contender for the first name is Archer, but Archer Jack sounds too cartoon-y name to me.
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Disney Baby Names: Mickey

It all started with Mickey Mouse. Created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse gained fame by starring in Steamboat Willie, the first cartoon short to have synchronized sound.
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Astria – Baby Name Inspired by ’70s Animation

Astria – Baby Name Inspired by ’70s Animation | Name News | Scoop.it
Yet another cartoon-inspired baby name.
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xkcd: Car Model Names

xkcd: Car Model Names | Name News | Scoop.it
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It's not people-names, but it may be of interest/entertainment :) Found via the American Name Society.


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Disney Baby Names: Descendants Name List

Here is a complete list of names from Disney's Descendants. I will update with links as I cover each name individually.
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