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A look at some common name roots

For something a bit different, I got the idea to make a list of some common root elements in names. Knowing what these roots mean makes it easier to at least partially decipher a name's meaning, and gives clues as to its linguistic origin. Another awesome bonus is learning a few words in languages you…
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Name of the Week - British Baby Names

Name of the Week - British Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
A truly ancient British name, borne by a legendary king, a military hero, and several royal princes. Yet, for such a grandly borne name, it feels remarkably homely. Origin: Where does Arthur come from?
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Highly recommended post with nicely-explained details of possible origins and history of use.  Oh, and it's one of my favourite names, huzzah!

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Weird Name Journey: Isabella

Two major things alter names: time and translation. More than any other type of name, it seems, Biblical names have been subject to both. Today's WNJ is a prime example of that: Isabella.
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