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The Baby Name Belita –

The Baby Name Belita – | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Belita first appeared in the SSA’s dataset in 1943: 1947: 18 baby girls named Belita 1946: 19 baby girls named Belita 1945: 20 baby girls named Belita 1944: 18 baby girls named …
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Namemas: Baila

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Namemas: Baila | Name News | Scoop.it
Today’s name turned out to cover so many aspects of the holiday season. It covers two major holidays being celebrated right now and I ha
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Giselle: Baby Name of the Day

Giselle: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
French name Giselle almost hit it big in the 90s and 00s, thanks to a supermodel + a Disney princess. But it never quite caught on.That could be good news!
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Names of the Five Moons [Poll] –

Names of the Five Moons [Poll] – | Name News | Scoop.it
The Five Moons were five professional ballerinas — all born in the 1920s, all with Native American ancestry, and all with roots in the state of Oklahoma — who achieved international suc…
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Dance Pet Names

Here are some dancing terms that could be used as pet names. My favorites are Axel, Battu, and Mosh.
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The Baby Name Zorina

The Baby Name Zorina | Name News | Scoop.it
Vera Zorina, often credited simply as “Zorina,” was a German-Norwegian ballerina. She was born Eva Brigitta Hartwig in Berlin in 1917 and was always called “Brigitta” by fri…
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Isadora: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Isadora: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
A saintly name worn by a famous dancer, Isadora ought to be leaping up the charts. Instead, this Baby Name of the Day remains nicely under-the-radar.
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Musical Baby Names

Today I talk about names with musical associations and meanings. What are your favourite musical baby names??? My name blog: http://www.namingthebaby.co
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Calliope, Lyra, Melody, Corisande, Musette, Brio, Reed, Baird, Chord, and Lennon.

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Baby Names from Books: Ballet Shoes and Skating Shoes

Baby Names from Books: Ballet Shoes and Skating Shoes | Name News | Scoop.it
From the classic YA series by Noel Streatfeild come the intriguing names of her young, creative characters, from Dulcie to Sorrel to Lalla.
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I'm delighted to be on Nameberry again! This post brought back some happy memories of reading the books the first time round.

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Name of the Week

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Once a flirty Spanish import, these days Lola is less showgirl and more pocket powerhouse. Origin: Lola is diminutive form of Dolores, a Spanish name taken from Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, a title of the Virgin Mary. Dolores itself is the plural of dolor "pain," from Latin dolor "pain,...
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Die ihren Namen tanzen 2015

Die ihren Namen tanzen 2015 | Name News | Scoop.it
Beim Personal der Show „Let’s Dance“ herrscht Multikulti vor. Was sich in einer besonders bunten Palette von Namen niederschlägt.
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The Beauty of Names: Danseurs

The Beauty of Names: Danseurs | Name News | Scoop.it

"And on to the men."


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With Laurent, Spartak, Henning, and many more.

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Emily, Sarah Still Among Most Popular THON Dancer Names

Emily, Sarah Still Among Most Popular THON Dancer Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Like the inevitability of men's gymnastics winning the pep rally, another THON dynasty continued once the list became public this weekend.
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Namemas: Odette

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Namemas: Odette | Name News | Scoop.it
We are one week into Namemas already and that is just insane to me! Today is a name that I adore and can't seem to understand why it is no
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Nothing Like a Name: Throwback Thursday: Giselle

Nothing Like a Name: Throwback Thursday: Giselle | Name News | Scoop.it
Hello, readers! I'm bringing back my Throwback Thursdays series this week with names from Giselle . 177 years ago today, the romanti
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The Most Common THON 2018 Dancer Names

The Most Common THON 2018 Dancer Names | Name News | Scoop.it
THON will feature 707 dancers this year. But what happens if you can't remember all of their names? Just say you're looking for Emily.
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The Curious Name Tanaquil

The Curious Name Tanaquil | Name News | Scoop.it
Tanaquil Le Clercq was named after the legendary Etruscan prophet Tanaquil, whose omen-reading abilities helped her husband become the fifth king of Rome (616-578 B.C.).

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2- #Namemas Countdown: Clara

2- #Namemas Countdown: Clara | Name News | Scoop.it
Welcome to #Namemas, a collaborative name celebration and Christmas Countdown. On the 2nd day of Namemas TulipbyAnyName gave to me the baby name Clara. Clara is the name of the sweet little girl in The Nutcracker. Many people fell in love with the name Clara because of the delightful character in The Nutcracker. A lovely…
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Dancing peacock spider named after accomplished dancer

Dancing peacock spider named after accomplished dancer | Name News | Scoop.it
A new species of spider was recently discovered by Queensland Museum scientist Dr Barbara Baehr. She named the spider the maratus lincunxin in honor of Queensland Ballet artistic director Li Cunxin.

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Name of the Week

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Origin: Darcy is an English surname, adopted as a first name. It was brought over by the Normans in the form de Areci or d'Arcy -- a locational surname from Arcy in La Manche in Normandy. The origins are uncertain. One theory is that it derives from the Lati
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Evans: 'Fred' has had a long journey, from royalty to friendly TV faces

“I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.”
The quote’s from Fred Astaire (1899-1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha 117 years ago today.
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Gelsey, the Ballerina Baby Name

Gelsey, the Ballerina Baby Name | Name News | Scoop.it
The inspiration? American ballerina Gelsey Kirkland, whose first name is pronounced with a hard g, like Gilbert and Gertrude.
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Greek Mythology Names: Nymphs & Muses - YouTube

Names of Nymphs from Greek Mythology!
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Amelia tells us more about Calliope, Terpsichore, Ianthe, Cleodora, Daphne, Caliadne, Echo, Acantha, Chloris aka Flora, Arethusa, and Xanthe. Aren't they beautiful?

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Waltzing With ... Anna

Waltzing With ... Anna | Name News | Scoop.it
Famous Namesake On Thursday February 12, it will be the 134th birthday of the Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova. At a time when the rules of classical ballet were rigidly enforced, the dainty An...
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Happy Name Day to Anna!

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