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Money for “Muhammad”? –

Money for “Muhammad”? – | Name News | Scoop.it
A charity in Egypt will give money to local parents who name their newborns “Muhammad,” “Mahmoud,” or “Ahmed” in honor of the prophet Muhammad. (All three names …
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“Mummy” Baby Names: Anubis, Mathayus –

“Mummy” Baby Names: Anubis, Mathayus – | Name News | Scoop.it
Anubis A slew of Mummy-movies have come out since The Mummy in 1999. After going through the names of the main characters in all the films, I came away with several that might have influenced the b…
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Mohamed Salah Welcomes Baby No. 2.. Check out the Baby Name and Meaning Here!

Mohamed Salah Welcomes Baby No. 2.. Check out the Baby Name and Meaning Here! | Name News | Scoop.it
Mohamed and Maggie named the newborn "Kayan", which is an Arabic feminine name, meaning nature and creation, and also means self or existence.
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Welcome, Kayan!

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Cliff Dwelling: Dusting off some incredibly old names

GIRLS Ankhesenpaaten - Egyptian, her name was later changed to Ankhesenamun for religious reasons. Asmunikal - Hittite BOYS
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Yuya –

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Yuya is an Ancient Egyptian male name, belonging to a powerful courtier during the 18th dynasty of Egypt, living circa 1390 BCE. His daughter, Tiye, was the wife of Amenhotep III, making her queen of Egypt, and the mother of Akhenaten, and seemed to have a large influence at court. The etymology behind the name…
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Duana Names: Making It All About Me Lainey Gossip Lifestyle

Duana Names: Making It All About Me Lainey Gossip Lifestyle | Name News | Scoop.it
I'm Egyptian, my husband is French Canadian and we're hoping to find a name that can be pronounced by my super Egyptian parents, the general English population and my husbands super Québécois family.
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30 Egyptian Baby Names to Consider For Your Little Bundle of Joy

30 Egyptian Baby Names to Consider For Your Little Bundle of Joy | Name News | Scoop.it
From Issa to Rashida, these beautiful Egyptian baby names might be perfect for your little bundle of joy. Check 'em out and let us know what you think!
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Name of the Week: Seth

Name of the Week: Seth | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: In the Old Testament, Seth is the name of the third son of Adam and Eve. The name is traditionally translated as "appointed, placed," which fits with his birth story in the Old Testament. Seth was born after Cain had killed Abel. According to Genesis 4:25, Eve "bor
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Parliament to discuss banning Western names this Tuesday - Egypt Independent

Parliament to discuss banning Western names this Tuesday - Egypt Independent | Name News | Scoop.it
The Parliament’s Complaints and Suggestions Committee is expected to meet on Tuesday to discuss a draft law, introduced by MP Bedier Abdel Aziz, prohibiting the usage of ‘foreign’ names for newly born babies in Egypt. The law would impose a fine, and in some cases a prison sentence, on individuals who give their children Western names. … Continued
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Busiris and Bremusa

Busiris and Bremusa | Name News | Scoop.it
Busiris, also called Bousiris, is an Egyptian king who features in several Greek myths and legends. He took his name from a city called ḏdw in its native language (pronounced Djedu), a major necropolis and center of Osiris worship. The name thus derives from Osiris, whose etymology is unknown. The original Egyptian form of the name is Asar.…
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Aaron: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Aaron: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
We love A baby names, so Aaron must top the list, right? Top 100 month continues with Aaron as our Baby Name of the Day. Aaron: Famous Family In the Old Testament, this name belonged to the older brother of Moses. Moses, of course, grew up in the Egyptian court, while at least two of his siblings lived …
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A great name! Sounds modern, is ancient and pretty timeless.

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Dodi, a Tabloid-Inspired Baby Name

Dodi, a Tabloid-Inspired Baby Name | Name News | Scoop.it
The names Dodie, Dody, and Dodi are most familiar to us as nicknames for Dorothy (or Dolores). But in 1997, Dodi pops onto the charts as a boy name for the first and only time: 1998: unlisted 1997:…
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Baby Names from Egyptian Gods –

Baby Names from Egyptian Gods – | Name News | Scoop.it
Recent posts have mentioned both Isis and Anubis, and these names made me wonder — which other ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses are hiding in the U.S. baby name data? After some searching,…
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White Woman Debates Not Giving Children Husband’s Egyptian Last Name –

White Woman Debates Not Giving Children Husband’s Egyptian Last Name – | Name News | Scoop.it
A white woman wants to protect her future children from racism by giving them her last name instead of her husband's Egyptian Muslim one.
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A very interesting decision. People have written whole PhD theses (like this one) about the choice of surnames in international/multi-race families.

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An Egyptian lotus and a Hebrew rose

An Egyptian lotus and a Hebrew rose | Name News | Scoop.it
U.S. suffragist and political activist Susan B. Anthony, 1820–1906 Susan, a name most popular from the 1940s–1960s, traces its etymology back to a rather unexpected source—Ancient Egypt. This is one Indo–European name that didn't originate among the Vikings, Anglo–Saxons, Normans, Goths, Romans, or Greeks. Sšn means "lotus" in Egyptian, and later morphed into the Ancient…
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Cairo –

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Cairo is the name of the capital city of Egypt. It comes from Arabic al-qahira اَلْقَاهِرَة meaning "the victorious", which seems to have received its name from the medieval Arabic name of the planet Mars, al-Najm al-Qāhir (النجم القاهر‎), or "the conquering star", apparently because it was visible above the city at the time of its founding. Origin: Arabic   Variants:…
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Isadora –

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Isadora is a variant spelling of Isidora, the feminine form of Isidore which comes from Ancient Greek Isidoros meaning "gift of Isis", Isis being an Egyptian goddess combined with Ancient Greek doron (gift) . Nicknames: Isa, Dora, Izzy/Izzie Origin: Ancient Egyptian, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Isidora (Ancient Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Serbian, Russian, Italian, English) Izadora (English)   Male forms: Isidoros (Ancient Greek) Isidorus…
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Name Quotes #63: Aisling, Bertha, Corra –

Name Quotes #63: Aisling, Bertha, Corra – | Name News | Scoop.it
“In honor of Jack Black, the animal trainer named Bertha’s baby Little Jack.”
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Including a boy called Skate!

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Rare ‘N’ Names for Girls

Rare ‘N’ Names for Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
There are relatively few popular girls' names that start with the letter 'N,' and in 2016, the vast majority of the many rare names were given to fewer than 50 girls each.  Out of all 26 initials, I think this one has one of the most interesting selections of rare girls' names because so many…
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Gamal & Nasser: Suez Crisis Baby Names?

Gamal & Nasser: Suez Crisis Baby Names? | Name News | Scoop.it
Egyptian politician Gamal Abdel Nasser became one of the primary leaders of Egypt following the Egyptian Revolution of 1952.* He was elected president of the country on June 23, 1956. A little more…
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Royal Baby Name: Farida

Royal Baby Name: Farida | Name News | Scoop.it
You may already know that the 2011 royal wedding of William and Kate in London helped boost the usage of Pippa, the name of Kate’s sister. But did you know that several long-ago royal couples…
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Potiphar

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Potiphar the name of a wealthy Egyptian who served as the captain of palace guard under the Pharoah's rule according to the Book of Genesis. He bought Joseph and made him the head of the household slaves. However, Potiphar's wife was interested in Joseph and when her attempts to seduce him failed she accused him…
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Egyptian Gods & Goddesses

The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt are great inspiration for an intellectual pet name. My favorites are Bastet, Shu, Thoth and Wadjet. Isis used to be a favorite, but it's unfortunately unusable now.
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What it’s like to be called Isis: ‘People ask, where’s your machine gun?’

What it’s like to be called Isis: ‘People ask, where’s your machine gun?’ | Name News | Scoop.it
Women named after the ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility describe the pain of dealing with constant ‘jokes’ about terrorism
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