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Naming Your Baby After St. Joseph

Naming Your Baby After St. Joseph | Name News | Scoop.it
In light of the Year of St. Joseph, Kate Towne shares ways to honor St. Joseph in the names of your babies.
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Christmas Name Advent - Day 23

Christmas Name Advent - Day 23 | Name News | Scoop.it
~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Now for the man of the moment, from whom we derive the name of Christmas. It is around the time of the winter solstice that Christians all around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus. As a name, Jesus comes from the Latin Iesus, a form of th
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Josh Brolin Welcomes His Fourth Child!

Josh and Kathryn have chosen to name their daughter Chapel Grace Brolin.
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Welcome, Chapel!

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The naming of Jesus, SN in Croatia, and Irish naming trends

The naming of Jesus, SN in Croatia, and Irish naming trends | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Wednesday! Less than ten days until Christmas, as my boys keep on (and keep on) reminding me! When I was going through the posts and articles about Advent and Christmas names that I posted the other day, I realized that one I did about the naming of Jesus for CatholicMom a couple of years…
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Hello, I’m Zeal-of-the-land Busy: Satire and Puritan Names

Earlier this summer, I did a lot of research with Dr. Uckelman about Protestant names and Puritan names. Much of the evidence supported Dr. Uckelman’s theory that Puritan names were less common than many believe, and definitely less common than the more general Protestant names that appeared across many countries. It seems England simply didn’t…
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New names for Brothers of two religious orders, and a question about religious name changes

New names for Brothers of two religious orders, and a question about religious name changes | Name News | Scoop.it
Good morning! Happy Friday!! I read on Facebook and Instagram yesterday the announcement by the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph of the upcoming Simple Profession of six Brothers on the feast of the Assumption. They listed them by name, and asked for prayers for them: Br. Samuel Macarias Br. Robert John Henry…
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125 Christian Baby Names—Biblical Baby Names for Boys and Girls

125 Christian Baby Names—Biblical Baby Names for Boys and Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
The start of a new life is one of God’s greatest miracles, which is why naming your soon-to-be born son or daughter one of these beautiful Christian baby names for boys and girls is such a joyous idea.It doesn’t matter whether you’d consider yourself a religious Christian or not—giving your newborn girl or boy a [...]
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Names to honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Names to honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus | Name News | Scoop.it
Today is the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is celebrated every year on the Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi, nineteen days after Pentecost. As a result, its date changes every year. It doesn't feel like a coincidence to me that it falls on the same day as Juneteenth this year,…
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Sorrowful Mystery Names

Sorrowful Mystery Names | Name News | Scoop.it
This week is the perfect week to check out my post on names for the Sorrowful Mysteries -- I so often find that the names of our faith provide a wonderful meditation on holy things. As with the Joyful and Luminous Mysteries posts, be sure to check out the comments as well. I'm signing off…
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7 Classic boys’ names inspired by great Lenten saints

7 Classic boys’ names inspired by great Lenten saints | Name News | Scoop.it
If your baby boy is due to arrive during the season of Lent, you might want to look to some of the great saints whose feast days are celebrated during this solemn time of the year. While several ha…
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Babynamen der Woche 52/2019

Niklas Noel * Sophia Marina * Sebastian Lukas * Leonie Manuela Sabrina * Lukas Theodor * Jessica Maria * Aurelia * Franziska * Barnabas Maximilian * Ida Denise * Charlotte Andrea * Mela (f) * Emilia Michaela * Charlotte Helene Sabine * Luca Florentino * Manuel * Philip * Pelle-Jokum Ferdinand * Gloria Josephine * Cosmo * Auriane Natalie * Caspar Carl Friedrich * Emilian Noel Karl * Caspar Valentin * Mathilda Noelani * Joschua Johann * Ben Olaf Christian * Leon Noel * Charlie Arthur * Nilas Noel * Martha Jolanda * Ilias Noel * Theo Finn * Irma Lieselotte * Mirissa Helga * Fjara Maria * Samuel Ewald * Merida Anna * Jannik Albert

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Puritan-inspired Names for Catholic Babies

Puritan-inspired Names for Catholic Babies | Name News | Scoop.it
Expecting a Thanksgiving baby? Kate Towne shows you how to tap into the naming style of the early New England settlers.
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7 Beautiful girls' names inspired by significant spiritual places -- Aleteia

7 Beautiful girls' names inspired by significant spiritual places -- Aleteia | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s common for parents to choose a name for their child based on well-loved saints and their inspirational lives. However, there are a number of very spiritual sites across the world —…
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Happy feast of the Epiphany!

Happy feast of the Epiphany! | Name News | Scoop.it
My fifth baby was born on this date, and today he turns 9 -- I've always loved that he was born on the feast of the Epiphany! Our pastor read this at Mass on Sunday, which I'd never heard before: "Later legends have been busy with the wise men. In the early days eastern tradition…
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Christmas Name Advent - Day 22

Christmas Name Advent - Day 22 | Name News | Scoop.it
~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Now we move on to the two main characters in the Nativity story. Both, according to the Christian bible, chosen by God to be the parents of Jesus. Mary's story begins with the Immaculate Conception. On December 8th every year, Spain celebrates El dia de la Immaculada, i
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Christmas Name Advent - Day 21

Christmas Name Advent - Day 21 | Name News | Scoop.it
~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Today's theme is another key feature of the Nativity. The Magi, Three Kings, or the Three Wise Men as they are sometimes called, were said to have visited Jesus shortly after his birth. The term Magi comes from the Greek μάγος (magos) used to refer to a pries
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Name story: Porter Joseph

Name story: Porter Joseph | Name News | Scoop.it
This latest installment in our Name Story series is from a mama with a story that I'm sure will simultaneously break your heart and cause you to marvel at the mystery of God's unceasing and unfailing love and goodness, and the fact that we can always trust Him, even when we don't understand His plan.…
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Rest in peace, Porter.

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Modern Christian Names Have Spirit!

Modern Christian Names Have Spirit! | Name News | Scoop.it
Modern Christian names are a hot new trend adopted by Kim and Kanye, the Jolie-Pitts, and hundreds of other parents seeking names with style and meaning.
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What’s in a (Catholic) name? {An interview with by Jenny Uebbing}

What’s in a (Catholic) name? {An interview with  by Jenny Uebbing} | Name News | Scoop.it
This interview with Jenny Uebbing (longtime friend of Sancta Nomina) appeared on her blog Mama Needs Coffee on March 10, 2017. She's not maintaining her blog anymore, so the link to the original post no longer works, and I really loved all the information I pulled together for it -- I found it helpful for…
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Names of some of Bl. Solanus’ confreres

Names of some of Bl. Solanus’ confreres | Name News | Scoop.it
I posted recently about the names of Bl. Solanus' siblings, as included in the biography of him I was reading; today I want to share some of the names of his fellow priests and brothers. We don't hear about religious name changes for men as much as we do for women, so I'm always excited…
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What makes a name a Puritan name?

One of the projects we hope to resurrect this summer with the help of our research interns is a paper on Protestant vs. Puritan names. One of our interns, Adelia, is currently collecting relevant literature, and I'm making an effort to prioritise reading through the fascinating looking articles she's finding. What better way to do…
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Joyful Mystery Names

Joyful Mystery Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy feast of the Annunciation, one of my favorites!! It seems a perfect day to share again my list of names inspired by the Joy Mysteries of the Rosary! Not only are there a bunch of names in my post, but the comments!! Definitely be sure to read them -- the Santa Nomina readers are…
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Translating the Untranslatable: Proper Names in the Septuagint and in Jerome's Vulgate

Translating the Untranslatable: Proper Names in the Septuagint and in Jerome's Vulgate | Name News | Scoop.it
The lecture "Translating the Untranslatable: Proper Names in the Septuagint and in Jerome's Vulgate" may be attended at Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri) on February 18, 202
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Name Quotes 78: Brene, Neal, SanDeE* –

Name Quotes 78: Brene, Neal, SanDeE* – | Name News | Scoop.it
SanDeE* from LA Story From the 1991 movie LA Story, a conversation between Harris (played by Steve Martin) and SanDeE* (played by Sarah Jessica Parker): H: What was your name again?S: SanDeE*H: I&#…
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Naming Catholic Twins and Multiples

Naming Catholic Twins and Multiples | Name News | Scoop.it
Kate Towne offers a treasury of resources of Catholic baby names for twins and other multiples.
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