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Girl Names With Strong Namesakes

Girl Names With Strong Namesakes | Name News | Scoop.it
Yes, Grandma Margaret is wonderful. But if you’re looking for a girl name that feels universally strong and is backed up by a lovely female namesake, then do I have the list for you! Women throughout history and even in our modern day world continue to break down barriers that are worth remembering and maybe even honor
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Girl power! 11 feminist baby girl names inspired by kick-ass women

Girl power! 11 feminist baby girl names inspired by kick-ass women | Name News | Scoop.it
Girl power! 11 feminist baby girl names inspired by kick-ass women
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Nomes e mais Nomes: Os nomes mais bonitos XIV

Nomes e mais Nomes: Os nomes mais bonitos XIV | Name News | Scoop.it
O blog dos nomes portugueses de A a Z. Nomes portugueses e Nomes brasileiros. Significados. Nomes antigos e modernos, rankings, debates!
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Which female form of Joseph for you like best?

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20 Baby Girl Names Inspired By Fearless Women

20 Baby Girl Names Inspired By Fearless Women | Name News | Scoop.it
A guide to girl baby names inspired by fearless women
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10 Strong Female Names For Your Baby, Inspired By Women Throughout History

10 Strong Female Names For Your Baby, Inspired By Women Throughout History | Name News | Scoop.it
With Women's Day coming up, you might be thinking about strong female baby names, and you've come to the right spot.
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FEMME FATALE Bad Girl NAMES For Your BABY

LOOKING FOR A BAD GIRL NAME THAT IS AS TOUGH AS A THE FEMME FATALES IN FILM, ART, & HISTORY? THESE ARE THE PERFECT NAMES TO ENCHANT ANY ONE WHO BECOMES INVOLVED WITH HER? ;) THIS IS MY LIST OF BABY NAMES THAT WILL SEDUCE THE HEART!

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Eve, Alex, Angelique, Beatrice, Isabella, Kitty, Lily, Natasha, Veronica

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Baby Girl Names Inspired by Modern Heroines

Baby Girl Names Inspired by Modern Heroines | Name News | Scoop.it
What better name inspiration for your baby girl than these modern-day heroines?
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Germaine –

Germaine – | Name News | Scoop.it
Germaine is a French female name, the feminine form of Germain, the French form of Germanus, an Ancient Roman cognomen given to those who were from Germany or who came from one of the various Germanic tribes at the time. The origin of the name is uncertain; it may be derived from a Celtic or Gaulish word,…
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86 Baby Names Inspired By Badass Politicians, Because We Sure Do Need More Of Those

86 Baby Names Inspired By Badass Politicians, Because We Sure Do Need More Of Those | Name News | Scoop.it
When you're naming your child, it's easy to get overwhelmed by choice. You could name them for family... but which side? Are you going to alienate someone? Maybe it's safer to pick a literary character like Darcy or Atticus, or a sports star like…
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Lots of good mover and shaker names here.

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20 Baby Names Inspired By Strong Women

20 Baby Names Inspired By Strong Women | Name News | Scoop.it
Set baby girl off on a strong foot with a powerhouse name inspired by real powerhouse women.
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23 Feminist Baby Names That Are Also Gender Neutral

23 Feminist Baby Names That Are Also Gender Neutral | Name News | Scoop.it
Name the baby after a strong woman. Choose one of these gender neutral options inspired by famous feminists.
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62 Feminist Baby Name Ideas For Boys | HuffPost Life

62 Feminist Baby Name Ideas For Boys | HuffPost Life | Name News | Scoop.it
A look at the different approaches parents can take.
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It me! On HuffPost!

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Episode 5 of Names and Coffee Podcast

Reclaiming our names and our heritage as people, especially the women in our history who kept their heart a secret.
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Ida, Maya, Rosa, Harriet: Juneteenth and the Power in Our Names - The New York Times

Ida, Maya, Rosa, Harriet: Juneteenth and the Power in Our Names - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
Ayanna Pressley and Harriet Tubman both used naming in a way to evoke power.
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The Takeoff of Turi –

The Takeoff of Turi – | Name News | Scoop.it
Turi Widerøe © 1970 AP The simple name Turi has appeared just twice so far (as a girl name) in the U.S. baby name data: 1972: unlisted1971: 10 baby girls named Turi1970: 9 baby girls named Turi [de…
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20 Girl Names Inspired By Young Women Leaders

20 Girl Names Inspired By Young Women Leaders | Name News | Scoop.it
For little girls destined to do great things, parents might want to consider one of these powerhouse names.
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All About Belva –

All About Belva – | Name News | Scoop.it
One of the most interesting usage patterns in the very early baby name data is that of Belva, which spiked twice: in 1884 and again in 1888. In fact, it was the fastest-rising girl name of 1884 by …
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What a woman!

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New Baby Surname Trends

New Baby Surname Trends | Name News | Scoop.it
Giving babies surnames that don't belong to either parent is growinbg trend, with mashup surnames and invented names on the increase.
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"I was okay with them having his last name, because that gave me more control of the first!" - amen to that!

 

Very interesting comments too.

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Name Quotes 76: Haechan, Frieda, Taz –

Name Quotes 76: Haechan, Frieda, Taz – | Name News | Scoop.it
From a Fodor’s article about the German gummy factory Haribo Fabrikverkauf: At first glance it may seem like the milchbären (milk bears) are simply traditional German gummy bears with a milky…
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: 8 Great Women in Science

Ren's Baby Name Blog: 8 Great Women in Science | Name News | Scoop.it
8 women who defied odds in science making inventions and discoveries to better our lives today. 
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Why we’re giving our baby my wife’s last name - The

Why we’re giving our baby my wife’s last name - The | Name News | Scoop.it
Why, in 2019, aren’t more fathers willing to have this conversation? Or better yet, start it?
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Name of the Week: Joanna

Name of the Week: Joanna | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Joanna is the feminine form the Hebrew name Yochanan (Latinised as Johannes) derived from the Hebrew Yhvh "Yahweh; the God of Israel" and chanan "to show favor, be gracious". The feminine name was found in New Testament in the Greek form Ιωαννα (Ioanna) which then became Latinised a
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I'm convinced Joan is on the verge of making a comeback! Hopefully not too soon, because I want to be in the vanguard ;)

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15 Girl Names Inspired By Badass Women In STEM

15 Girl Names Inspired By Badass Women In STEM | Name News | Scoop.it
Women in STEM-related fields have worked hard to earn the same recognition as men. These girl names are inspired by those smart, determined women.
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Female street names wanted in Brussels

Female street names wanted in Brussels | Name News | Scoop.it
The City of Brussels joins the call for more ‘women in the streets’. The inhabitants of Brussels can suggest female heroes who deserve a place in the public space, but they can also propose places, squares and parks that do not yet have a name.

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