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Baby Naming During COVID

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Parents of newborn girls tinker with Jewish tradition to create meaningful ceremonies for their daughters.
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A Baby Naming Event Is An Occasion To Welcome A Newborn

A Baby Naming Event Is An Occasion To Welcome A Newborn | Name News | Scoop.it
Hindus hold the namkarna, or naming ceremony, to bless a newborn with prayers and good wishes from family and friends, in an age-old tradition.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Tl’etinqox culture camp enjoys new location

PHOTO GALLERY: Tl’etinqox culture camp enjoys new location | Name News | Scoop.it
one of the things they’ve restored at the camp is the practice of having a baby naming ceremony where infants are given a Tsilhqot’in name.

“Six years ago we started that,” Alphonse said.

In her mother’s time when a baby was baptized elders would give the baby a name related to animals mostly, Stump said.
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Since Caitlyn Jenner, Renaming Ceremonies Gain Visibility

Since Caitlyn Jenner, Renaming Ceremonies Gain Visibility | Name News | Scoop.it
Transgender individuals frequently mark their transition by exchanging their birth name for a new, self-chosen name.

In recognition and celebration of this significant personal transformation, many progressive religious institutions have begun to offer members special re-naming ceremonies.
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A Jewish baby-naming guide

One of the reasons Jewish parents were historically urged to give their children culturally appropriate names was to stave off the threat of assimilation. Of course, considering that the top 10 American baby names for boys in 2017 included Noah (No. 2), Benjamin (6), Elijah (8) and Jacob (10), according to the U.S. Social Security database, the question becomes: who assimilated whom?
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Scott Thybony's Canyon Commentary: The Naming Ceremony | KNAU Arizona Public Radio

Scott Thybony's Canyon Commentary: The Naming Ceremony | KNAU Arizona Public Radio | Name News | Scoop.it
Commentator Scott Thybony had the honor recently of attending a Hopi baby naming ceremony. His good friend, tribal judge Delfred Leslie, had a new
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Our Daughter’s Baby Naming Gave Us This Amazing Chance

Our Daughter’s Baby Naming Gave Us This Amazing Chance | Name News | Scoop.it
This way, my daughter’s baby naming ceremony symbolized coming full circle. Together with family and friends, we welcomed my daughter into our community and fulfilled a tradition in the most meaningful way imaginable.
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Why I had a Naming Day by Dawn Whitson

Why I had a Naming Day by Dawn Whitson | Name News | Scoop.it
Neither Allan and myself are religious and in May 2011 we had a humanist wedding which was so nice and very personal.  So when our daughter Rylie was born we both knew we would not be having a reli...
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Hurrah for celebrating naming.

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