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The Quest for Arthurian Manuscripts

The Quest for Arthurian Manuscripts | Name News | Scoop.it
One of the projects I’ve been working on this summer is creating a spreadsheet of Arthurian names and the manuscripts in which they’re used. Wikipedia was helpful in listing Arthurian character names and stories, but we found it a little harder to track down the manuscripts in which a given story might exist. Enter ArthurianFiction.org.…
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Publication of Edition 2016, no. 1, and new monthly topic

We're pleased to announce the publication of Edition 2016, no. 1 of the Dictionary. While this edition doesn't add as much breadth as previous ones -- though our geographical coverage now extends to Iceland -- it contains quite a bit more depth, across all regions but particularly the Ukraine, Wales, Italy, and Brittany. This edition…
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Iceland for the win! And I'm looking forward to the Protestants.

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What are the most popular names where you live? = Wat zijn de populairste voornamen in jouw woonplaats?

What are the most popular names where you live? = Wat zijn de populairste voornamen in jouw woonplaats? | Name News | Scoop.it
Jayden en Sophie zijn de populairste kindernamen van Almere. Utrecht: Olivier en Sara. Veluwe: Jan en Anna. In de Nederlandse Voornamenbank zijn vanaf vandaag ook regionale namenstatistieken te vinden. De verschillen per regio zijn soms groot. De vijf populairste jongensnamen in mijn woonplaats Den Haag in 2013: Lucas, Mohamed, Jayden, Muhammed en Mohammed. In Zeeland:…
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NamSor API v2 is coming soon –

NamSor API v2 is coming soon – | Name News | Scoop.it
NamSor v1 processed over four billion names for Gender Studies and Migration Research since 2014. NamSor v2 will be launched in January 2019. 
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I...still don't really understand how NamSor works. But it sounds clever.

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Taking stock, Oct. edition

Taking stock, Oct. edition | Name News | Scoop.it
Last month we posted some statistics about the current state of the Dictionary. It was so interesting, we decided to do such a summary every month. So, here's how things stand as we head into Novem...
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Things progress apace.

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Appellation Mountain Articles

*I haven’t included the Sunday Summaries, March Madness, Predictions, Data, Celebrity news articles
*This list includes all the fetching names, getting to ‘nickname’ and reader stories.
*It only includes the articles that are working, there are still a few that do not.
*From newest to oldest
*It isn’t sorted just yet, but will be in time.

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Wow whee!  Livka has been a busy namebrarian and compiled this list of posts from Appellation Mountain - certainly work a browse, or a Ctrl+F search for specific names.

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