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75 Cool Assassin Names With Meanings For Males and Females

75 Cool Assassin Names With Meanings For Males and Females | Name News | Scoop.it
There are many cool names to choose from for your baby. If you want to give your child a cool name based on assassins, check out the list we have come up with. Hope you find one or two you like!
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The Two Biggest Stories from the Annual Baby Name Data

The Two Biggest Stories from the Annual Baby Name Data | Name News | Scoop.it
The two biggest baby name hitmakers of 2019—the late hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle and the film The Hate U Give—helped define a cultural moment.
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Oakland professor asks student to 'Anglicize' her name

Oakland professor asks student to 'Anglicize' her name | Name News | Scoop.it
Laney College professor Matthew Hubbard refused to call a student by her given Vietnamese name, saying the pronunciation "sounds like an insult."
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Names Have Power

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Names have power to evoke the people and issues behind the Black Lives Matter movement for justice and equality. What you can do to help.
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Kelly and Dave are most common names among prison population - Mirror Online

Kelly and Dave are most common names among prison population - Mirror Online | Name News | Scoop.it

The Ministry of Justice recorded 74 inmates called Kelly at 12 jails and 1,956 called David across 105 prisons
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Mystery Monday: Nydra –

Mystery Monday: Nydra – | Name News | Scoop.it
Here’s a mystery baby name for you: Nydra. It was a one-hit wonder in the SSA data in 1981, registering with 14 baby girls. Fourteen wasn’t quite high enough to boost Nydra onto the lis…
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Toma & Baretta: Crime Drama Baby Names –

Toma & Baretta: Crime Drama Baby Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
The gritty TV police drama Toma, which starred actor Tony Musante as New Jersey police detective David Toma, started airing in 1973. The year the show premiered, the baby name Toma, which had only …
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Girl Detective Names: Nancy, Enola, and More

Girl Detective Names: Nancy, Enola, and More | Name News | Scoop.it
Girl detective names range from vintage Nell to retro Nancy to quirky classic Veronica. But it's no mystery why many of these names feel so stylish today.
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A Socio-Onomastic Study of Genocide and Nazi Germany

This freshly released book provides readers with an increased understanding of and sensitivity to the many powerful ways in which personal names are used by both perpetrators and victims during wartime.
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Die häufigsten Straftäternamen = The most common criminal names

Der Landtag des Saarlandes hat auf Anfrage eines AfD-Abgeordneten eine kuriose Vornamenstatistik erstellt: Die häufigsten Vornamen der Täter bei Straf
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"Jamal Khashoggi" Chosen 2018 Name of the Year

"Jamal Khashoggi" Chosen 2018 Name of the Year | Name News | Scoop.it
“Jamal Khashoggi” was chosen the Name of the Year for 2018 by the American Name Society at its annual meeting in New York City on January 4, 2019.

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Mark Hamill Jokes About Man Arrested Named Luke Sky Walker

Mark Hamill Jokes About Man Arrested Named Luke Sky Walker | Name News | Scoop.it
Mark Hamill is forever tied to Luke Skywalker, and he doesn't want anyone else facing the same fate
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Opioid crisis: Kentucky parents forced to get help thriving

Opioid crisis: Kentucky parents forced to get help thriving | Name News | Scoop.it
The infant is named after the 23-year-old who inspired what's known as “Casey’s law,” which allows loved ones to petition a judge to issue an ultimatum: detox and treatment — or jail.

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Found via Nancy

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Breonna is the 2020 Name of the Year

Breonna is the 2020 Name of the Year | Name News | Scoop.it
A name of protest and memory, Breonna came to symbolize many of the divisions that rent American society in 2020.
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BabyNames.com makes a powerful statement in honor of the black lives lost to police violence

BabyNames.com makes a powerful statement in honor of the black lives lost to police violence | Name News | Scoop.it
Each of these names was somebody’s baby
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Sunday Summary: On Names and Dignity

Sunday Summary: On Names and Dignity | Name News | Scoop.it
If each and every person matters – and of course I believe that’s true with every fiber of my being – then so do their names, gifted to them by parents, carrying them through a lifetime. Our names matter, because our individual, precious, fragile human selves matter. Each and every one.

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The Debut of Dewilla –

The unusual baby name Dewilla debuted in the baby name data in 1935: 1938: unlisted1937: 6 baby girls named Dewilla1936: unlisted1935: 8 baby girls named Dewilla [debut]1934: unlisted What put it t…
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Human Rights Commission find 39 per cent of retail workers experience harassment

Human Rights Commission find 39 per cent of retail workers experience harassment | Name News | Scoop.it
Retail workers are swapping name tags with colleagues to avoid harassment by customers as employers fear staff will walk off the job because of growing threats to their safety.

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Noms de Scam, Coming to a Phone Near You

Noms de Scam, Coming to a Phone Near You | Name News | Scoop.it
Rachel from Cardholder Services is a legend. Her robocalled promises to lower credit card interest rates have kept enforcement agencies busy for years. The Federal Trade Commission even has an official Rachel FAQ. But one question it doesn’t answer. Why is she named Rachel? The name wasn’t just a random …
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Should you ever doubt that names matter ...

Should you ever doubt that names matter ... | Name News | Scoop.it
If you sometimes think names don't count, think about the darkest moments in human history. Our names are tremendously important, and can live on long after we're gone.
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That window. I agree with Abby, there's something powerful about letting the first names speak for themselves.

 

Many of the war memorials I see locally only have surnames and initials. But they're much more powerful when you can see they're in memory of John, William, Thomas, Stanley, Reginald and co.

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Gesucht: Mörderische Namen = Wanted: murderous names

Gesucht: Mörderische Namen = Wanted: murderous names | Name News | Scoop.it
Wie Eltern Namen suchen, darüber habe ich schon viel gelesen und auch geschrieben. Doch wie gehen Schriftsteller vor, wenn es an die Namensfindung für Helden,
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How does a crime writer choose character names? Find out in this interview.

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Man Accused of Stabbing 3-Year-Old Girl Angers Her Family With Attempt to Change Name

Man Accused of Stabbing 3-Year-Old Girl Angers Her Family With Attempt to Change Name | Name News | Scoop.it
He filed a petition to change his name to “Eternal Love” in December and was granted a hearing for March 19.
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Baby Names Blog: Blog of author Laura Wattenberg | The 2018 Name of the Year is BBQ Becky

Baby Names Blog: Blog of  author Laura Wattenberg | The 2018 Name of the Year is BBQ Becky | Name News | Scoop.it
It all started with a spring picnic.
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The Rise and Fall of Engla (in Sweden) –

The Rise and Fall of Engla (in Sweden) – | Name News | Scoop.it
Within a span of 20 years, the name went from being unpopular, to ranking in the top 100 for several years straight, to being unpopular all over again.

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