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Baby name consultation: Old Testament, German/Dutch, and/or Irish-y for baby boy no. 2

Baby name consultation: Old Testament, German/Dutch, and/or Irish-y for baby boy no. 2 | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!! You know this is one of my favorite days, and you know Irish names are some of my favorites -- check out my Irish names and Rose of Tralee tags for more!! I also read this piece that's appropriate for today: "It's not Happy St. Patty's Day, but St. Paddy's…
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Popular Baby Names in the Netherlands, 2020 –

Popular Baby Names in the Netherlands, 2020 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to the Netherlands’ Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB), the most popular baby names in the country in 2020 were (again) Emma and Noah. Here are the Netherlands’ top 10 girl names and to…
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Storm van der Zee –

Storm van der Zee – | Name News | Scoop.it
In October of 1636, Albert Andriessen Bradt and his wife Annetje boarded the Wapen Van Rensselaerwyck in Amsterdam and set off for the New World. (Interestingly, neither one was Dutch: Albert was o…
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Teacher Knitted 23 Dolls of Her Students

Teacher Knitted 23 Dolls of Her Students | Name News | Scoop.it
One teacher knitted 23 dolls of each of her students during this quarantine time. It brought a smile to every one of their faces.
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Great namespotting in this picture!

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'Fresh hope': Baby Smokey born amid bushfire devastation

'Fresh hope': Baby Smokey born amid bushfire devastation | Name News | Scoop.it
Her husband Danny Gosper wanted to call their son Smokey after convict ancestor Thomas Roker Gosper, whose middle name meant smoke in Dutch, and after their deceased dog Smokey.

While Ms Thornton was initially against the name, she said that she "felt like it was meant to be", given the bushfire circumstances.
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Oof, what a birth. Thanks to Bree for sharing this.

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The most popular baby names of 2019 in the Netherlands

The most popular baby names of 2019 in the Netherlands | Name News | Scoop.it
2020 is well underway, which also means the most popular names given to newborns in 2019 has been finalised. And the winners are, drum roll, please…
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Baby Girl M@rcus, Sister to Clio and Melusine

Baby Girl M@rcus, Sister to Clio and Melusine | Name News | Scoop.it
I still love the name, but there is an angry red tinge to my love now.
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Jacoby –

Jacoby – | Name News | Scoop.it
Jacoby comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of Jacobi, a Jewish, Dutch, and North German surname which comes from the given name Jacob meaning "holder of the heel" or "supplanter". Nicknames: Jac/Jack, Coby, Jake Origin: Hebrew Variants: Jacobi (English) Jacobie (English) Jacobee (English)  
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Hendrina –

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Hendrina is a Dutch female name, the feminine form of Hendrik which is the Dutch, Estonian, and German form of Henry meaning "home ruler", made up from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, rule), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Henny, Drina, Hen Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Henrietta (English, Hungarian, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch) Henriette (French, German, Dutch,…
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The most popular baby names of Eindhoven made known

The most popular baby names of Eindhoven made known | Name News | Scoop.it
Kids, News - The most chosen baby names of 2018 were announced by the municipality of Eindhoven on Tuesday. Noah is the most chosen boy name in 2018 and Julia is the - The most popular baby names of Eindhoven made known
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Jaap, Jan or Jip? More people in NL want to change their first name

Jaap, Jan or Jip? More people in NL want to change their first name | Name News | Scoop.it
The number of people who go to court to have one or more of their first names changed ever
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Samantha –

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Samantha is a female given name of uncertain origin and meaning. Most sites I've been to have listed it as being a feminine form of Samuel, a Hebrew name meaning "God has heard" or "name of God"; or it could be a combination of Samuel and Anthea, which comes from Ancient Greek meaning "blossom". It's also possible that…
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Baby Name Bram: Brisk and Romantic

Baby Name Bram: Brisk and Romantic | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Bram combines a European sensibility and romantic vibe with a brisk, bold sound that fits in with favorites like Max and Finn.
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Noah and Emma again the most popular baby names in NL

Noah and Emma again the most popular baby names in NL | Name News | Scoop.it
Like in 2019 and 2017, Noah and Emma were the most popular baby names in the Netherlands last year, according to figures from social insurance bank SVB. A total of 167,157 babies were born in the Netherlands last year up to December, 85,540 boys and 81,617 girls.
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Popular Baby Names in the Netherlands, 2019 –

Popular Baby Names in the Netherlands, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to the Netherlands’ Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB), the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were Emma and Noah. Here are the Netherlands’ top 10 girl names and top …
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Names We Should Steal from the Dutch

Names We Should Steal from the Dutch | Name News | Scoop.it
The Dutch Top 100 is chock full of interesting choices that rank outside of the US popularity charts. Names so good, we want to steal them!
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Mystery Monday: Josiere

Mystery Monday: Josiere | Name News | Scoop.it
The registers of the Walloon church in Canterbury in the second half of the sixteenth century are full of wonderful names
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Godelieve –

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Godelieve is the Dutch form of Godeliva, an Old English female name, the feminine form of Gottlieb made up of Germanic elements god (God) and lieb (love, dear) or Old High German leiba (descendant, son) via Proto-Germanic *laibō (what is left, remainder, remnant) via *lībaną (to remain, to be left) derived form a PIE root word. Nicknames: Lieve (Dutch) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Godeliva (Ancient…
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Popular Baby Names in the Netherlands, 2018 –

Popular Baby Names in the Netherlands, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
Julia and Lucas were the most popular baby names in the Netherlands in 2018.
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Duana Names: Define – okay, no, SPELL ‘Synonymous’ Lainey Gossip Lifestyle

Duana Names: Define – okay, no, SPELL ‘Synonymous’ Lainey Gossip Lifestyle | Name News | Scoop.it
I don’t think most people, at least consciously, are making the connections you indicate here. That Ursula is ‘synonymous’ with being evil and calculating is a sophisticated idea, rather than being the name of someone who happened to be that way. 
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2017er Top-Babynamen der Niederlande

2017er Top-Babynamen der Niederlande | Name News | Scoop.it
Nicht in allen der zwölf Verwaltungsbezirke der Niederlande stehen Emma und Noah an der Spitze der Vornamenhitliste.
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Kindernamen van de week 9/2018 – Jazz-Lynn of Maren?

Kindernamen van de week 9/2018 – Jazz-Lynn of Maren? | Name News | Scoop.it
Uniek of gewoontjes, mooi of lelijk, hockey of tokkie? Geef je mening over de
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