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Arctic Baby Named Charlie Polaris –

Arctic Baby Named Charlie Polaris – | Name News | Scoop.it
The Polaris Expedition (1871-1873) was one of the many ill-fated early attempts to reach the North Pole. In November of the first year, the ship’s captain, Charles Francis Hall, died — …
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Bold Baby Names: Exploring the explorers

Bold Baby Names: Exploring the explorers | Name News | Scoop.it
13 inspirational names of great explorers
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Want even more explorer-inspired names? Find past blog posts at https://www.scoop.it/t/name-news/?&tag=explorers 

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Adventurous Word Names

If you’re a fan of travel- and exploration-inspired names, check out this list of fifteen uncommon choices.
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Poll: Which “Sporty Girl” Name Do You Like Best?

Poll: Which “Sporty Girl” Name Do You Like Best? | Name News | Scoop.it
I’m in the middle of Alfred Lansing’s 1959 book Endurance, which tells the story of Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917). One intriguing d…
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Poll: The Names of Shackleton’s Shipmates

Poll: The Names of Shackleton’s Shipmates | Name News | Scoop.it
In late 1914, polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set off for Antarctica aboard the Endurance with a crew of 27 men.*
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The Baby Name Roald

The Baby Name Roald | Name News | Scoop.it
Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen was the first person to cross the Northwest Passage (1905), to reach the South Pole (1911), and to reach both poles (1925).
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S My Name is Sophie: Explorer Names

S My Name is Sophie: Explorer Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Hey guys, happy Columbus Day! I don't get this day off of school anymore (in Chicago we get Pulaski Day off instead). I thought it would be perfect to honor the holiday by talking about names for your little explorer. So, enjoy, and tell me what you think.
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Journey, Asra, Peregrine, and more.

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Baby Named “Nimrod Shackleton” –

Baby Named “Nimrod Shackleton” – | Name News | Scoop.it
Years before the the ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Ernest Shackleton led the Nimrod Expedition to Antarctica. The party set sail from Lyttelton, New Zealand, on January 1, 1908. A …
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Birth announcement: Brendan Gruene!

Birth announcement: Brendan Gruene! | Name News | Scoop.it
We were considering Conor Ignatius, and you had some great suggestions, and then we did a 180 and named him Brendan Gruene (pronounced Green).

I guess not a total 180 since Brendan is another Irish saint, but it was nothing like anything we had been talking about.

Gruene is for the town in Texas where my husband proposed.
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Welcome (2 years ago) to Brendan!

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Babies Named for Robert Falcon Scott

Babies Named for Robert Falcon Scott | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s hard to know how many babies worldwide were named “Robert” in his honor, given both the prevalence of the name and the sheer size of the British Empire at that time, but I have found a pair of unmistakable tributes:
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Intrepid Baby Names: Taking names in new directions

Intrepid Baby Names: Taking names in new directions | Name News | Scoop.it
North, Easton, West, Weston--a guest blog showing how baby names are moving in more adventurous directions.
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