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Cohen, Rio, Esmee and Chester among baby names favoured by East Midlands parents - Hinckley Times

Cohen, Rio, Esmee and Chester among baby names favoured by East Midlands parents - Hinckley Times | Name News | Scoop.it
Almost a fifth of all English and Welsh Rios were born in the East Midlands
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Global Babies - A Deep-Dive Into Geographical Baby Names

Global Babies - A Deep-Dive Into Geographical Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
In the wake of Kim Kardashian naming her daughter Chicago West, we decided to take a look at how popular geographical baby names are amongst
the general UK population.
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The wacky baby names making a comeback in Plymouth - Plymouth Herald

The wacky baby names making a comeback in Plymouth - Plymouth Herald | Name News | Scoop.it
You’re more likely to meet a Rufus, Barnaby, Mabel or Hazel in Plymouth than in the rest of England and Wales.

Figures from the Office for National Statistic show these are among the names that are more popular in the South West than they are in England and Wales as a whole.
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The story comes from the England and Wales regional stats for 2016.

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Regional Favourites for Boys 2016

Regional Favourites for Boys 2016 | Name News | Scoop.it
If you named your son Ralph in 2016, chances are you live in the south of England, according to newly released data from the Office for National Statistics, but if you named your son Cole, you most likely live up north. The data release lists all the names give
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Yay!!

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Hyphenation for the Nation! (Boys’ Edition)

Hyphenation for the Nation! (Boys’ Edition) | Name News | Scoop.it
With around one in six baby girls born in England & Wales now receiving a double-barrelled moniker, the British love affair with the hyphen is well documented on classroom registers around the country. And it's picking up steam for baby boys too: over 2600 of them received a hyphenated name last year, and that's only…
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Girls’ Names in the U.S. Top 1000 that Aren’t in the English/Welsh Top 1000

Girls’ Names in the U.S. Top 1000 that Aren’t in the English/Welsh Top 1000 | Name News | Scoop.it
Finally, the names that are currently popular for baby girls in the U.S. but not in England and Wales!  A few of the names here are in the top 1000 for British boys.  Unisex and gender-bending names are more American phenomenons.  To make this list, I compared the 2016 U.S. top 1000 against the top…
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Popular Baby Names in England and Wales, 2016

Popular Baby Names in England and Wales, 2016 | Name News | Scoop.it
Olivia and Oliver were the most popular baby names in England and Wales in 2016.
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Name Musings: September 2017

Name Musings: September 2017 | Name News | Scoop.it
September has been all about the 2016 E&W name data for me. First there was my comparison of US vs UK names in 2016 for Nameberry, and since then I have been busily compiling the combined spellings chart (keep your eyes peeled for it). So September's post is al
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Names in the U.S. Top 1000 that Aren’t in the English/Welsh Top 1000 (Boys)

Names in the U.S. Top 1000 that Aren’t in the English/Welsh Top 1000 (Boys) | Name News | Scoop.it
Yesterday I posted a complete list of boys' names that appeared in the English and Welsh top 1000 but not in the American top 1000.  As promised, here are the boys' baby names that rank in the U.S. list but not the English/Welsh! A: Abram, Abdiel, Achilles, Adan, Adonis, Adrien, Agustin, Ahmir, Alberto, Alden, Aldo,…
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Names in the English/Welsh Top 1000 that Aren’t in the United States Top 1000 (Boys)

Names in the English/Welsh Top 1000 that Aren’t in the United States Top 1000 (Boys) | Name News | Scoop.it
Over the past few days I've been sifting through the new English and Welsh baby name data so I can compare to the U.S. list.  Mainly, I want to get a sense of what makes a more distinctly "British" or "American" name.  It's also fun because there are so many names on the English and…
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Duelo de nomes - Amélia vs Olívia = Battle of the names

Duelo de nomes - Amélia vs Olívia = Battle of the names | Name News | Scoop.it
Sondagem de opinião a respeito dos nomes Amélia e Olívia.
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In honour of the top girl names in England and Wales, which do you prefer?

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Sunday Summary: Rethinking Roger, British Baby Names, and More ... - Appellation Mountain

Sunday Summary: Rethinking Roger, British Baby Names, and More ... - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Up today: why I'm rethinking Roger (maybe), a little bit on British Baby Names, could Michael be the new James, and more onomastic rambling
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Baby Roger, how excellent and, yes, surprising. I know a baby Dennis which gives me the same feeling. Dodger, on the other hand, I can see catching on.

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Exactly how popular every baby name is in the UK - including yours

Exactly how popular every baby name is in the UK - including yours | Name News | Scoop.it

Our widget lets you compare how your name, as well as those of friends and family, has been doing in terms of popularity over the past 20 years
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An alternative graph tool thing.

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The Top Cornish Names in Cornwall

The Top Cornish Names in Cornwall | Name News | Scoop.it
From lovely Cornwall, a selection of interesting names with great baby name potential.
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The most popular baby names in Berkshire revealed | getreading

The most popular baby names in Berkshire revealed | getreading | Name News | Scoop.it
You’re more likely to meet a Keira, Georgina, Vinnie or Hudson in Berkshire than in the rest of England and Wales.

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Well...kind of. The south east is a big place.

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Regional Favourites for Girls 2016

Regional Favourites for Girls 2016 | Name News | Scoop.it
If you named your daughter Annie in 2016, chances are you live in the north of England according to newly released data from the Office for National Statistics. The data release lists all the names given to three or more babies ranked according to popularity solely within the nin
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Baby names by region, 2016, England and Wales - Office for National Statistics

Top names by region of usual residence of mother, 2016, England and Wales.

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YES!! I'm off to look at spreadsheets, send a search party if I'm not back by teatime...

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Girls’ Names in the English/Welsh Top 1000 that Aren’t in the U.S. Top 1000

Girls’ Names in the English/Welsh Top 1000 that Aren’t in the U.S. Top 1000 | Name News | Scoop.it
These are all the girls’ names that are in the English and Welsh top 1000 for 2016 but *not* in the United States!  I made this list by comparing Office of National Statistics data against th…
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It's good to see them all laid out together. Some of them still surprise me. (How are Flora, Tess, May and Isobel not in the US top 1000?)

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CRAIG BROWN on the oddities of American baby names

CRAIG BROWN on the oddities of American baby names | Name News | Scoop.it
Place names, fashion brands, offbeat spellings and names starting with 'K' are all popular among American girls' names, though oddly there is not a Trump or a Clinton in sight.
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Hmm...I prefer Elea's analysis. Oh the Daily Mail. Sorry, Americans.

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British Baby Names American Parents Should Steal - Appellation Mountain

British Baby Names American Parents Should Steal - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Let’s talk British baby names American parents should steal. It’s not that we lack these names in the good ol’ U-S-of-A. But families across the pond smartly chose these names in much bigger numbers. How big? Enough to put them in the new Top 100 Most Popular Names in England & Wales. Since we speak …
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Nomes mais populares em Inglaterra & Gales, em 2016: Olivia & Oliver = Top names in England and Wales, 2016

Nomes mais populares em Inglaterra & Gales, em 2016: Olivia & Oliver = Top names in England and Wales, 2016 | Name News | Scoop.it
Nomes mais escolhidos em Inglaterra e Gales, ao longo do ano de 2016.
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A Portuguese perspective (but mostly the top 100 list)

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BRAND NEW TRENDING BABY GIRL NAMES & MEANINGS | SJ STRUM BABY NAME MONDAYS - YouTube

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Why I’m glad no one wants to call their baby Nigel any more | Nigel Planer

Why I’m glad no one wants to call their baby Nigel any more | Nigel Planer | Name News | Scoop.it
It was never a cool name, even before Farage helped consign it to the dustbin of history. It deserves to be no-platformed, says actor and comedian Nigel Planer
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