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Lord of the Rings Names

Lord of the Rings Names | Name News | Scoop.it
If you're a Tolkien fan, or just love to read, you might want to consider some of these character names when choosing baby names for your baby!
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About Names: Marvel’s Black Widow helped Scarlett reach its greatest popularity yet

About Names: Marvel’s Black Widow helped Scarlett reach its greatest popularity yet | Name News | Scoop.it
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his November 22nd column, he looks at the history of the name Scarlett.

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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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Giallo Names | The Beauty of Names

Giallo Names | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Below is a guest post written by my sister, Abby, who occasionally blogs over on The Beautiful Strange . We hope you enjoy this post an
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The Horrific Baby Name Samara –

The Horrific Baby Name Samara – | Name News | Scoop.it
Samara Morgan (played by Daveigh Chase) in “The Ring” (2002) Halloween is a few days away, so here’s a pair of horror-imbued baby names, each of which got a boost from the same sc…
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Dokumentarfilm "Generation Adolf"

Dokumentarfilm "Generation Adolf" | Name News | Scoop.it
Jürgen Hansen wurde am 20. April 1939, dem 50. Geburtstag Adolf Hitlers, in einer Kleinstadt bei Hamburg geboren. Seine Eltern wurden vom Amt aufgefordert,
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Olivia, Leslie und Vivien – Vornamen zu "Vom Winde verweht" = Names from "Gone with the Wind

Olivia, Leslie und Vivien – Vornamen zu "Vom Winde verweht" = Names from "Gone with the Wind | Name News | Scoop.it
Vor wenigen Tagen, am 26. Juli, starb Olivia de Havilland. Sie wurde 104 Jahre alt. Olivia wer?! Die bekannteste Rolle der britisch-amerikanischen
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Rudolph & Valentino: Latin Lover Baby Names –

Rudolph & Valentino: Latin Lover Baby Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
Rudolph Valentino in costume as Julio Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguolla was born in Italy in 1895 and emigrated to America in 1913. He began getti…
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Teen Mom's Kailyn Lowry Reveals Her Newborn Son's Name and the Inspiration Behind It

Kailyn tells E! News that her son's full name is Romello Creed Lopez.

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Welcome, Creed!

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'Cruel' parents slammed for picking Star Wars-themed baby name for daughter - Daily Star

'Cruel' parents slammed for picking Star Wars-themed baby name for daughter - Daily Star | Name News | Scoop.it
The parents revealed they wanted to call their child “Captain-Phasma”, who is a fierce Stormtrooper commander in the film franchise.

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Name Quotes 85: Karen, Blane, Friedemann –

Name Quotes 85: Karen, Blane, Friedemann – | Name News | Scoop.it
From the 1986 movie Pretty in Pink, Duckie’s reaction to learning that Andie is dating a guy named Blane: Blane? His name is Blane? That’s a major appliance, that’s not a name! Fr…
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The Baby Name Shelleen –

The Baby Name Shelleen – | Name News | Scoop.it
Lee Marvin as Kid Shelleen, 1965 Here’s an interesting one. Most baby names that debut on the girls’ side of the list are put there by a female (either real or fictitious). But Shelleen…
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Baby Names Influenced by the Movie “Giant” –

Baby Names Influenced by the Movie “Giant” – | Name News | Scoop.it
One of last week’s post featured Glenna Lee McCarthy, whose father was famous Texas oil prospector and entrepreneur Glenn McCarthy (1907-1988). Writer Edna Ferber fictionalized Glenn’s …
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Soul Production Babies: Momiji, Elliot, Avalon, Dot

Soul Production Babies: Momiji, Elliot, Avalon, Dot | Name News | Scoop.it
The Soul production babies - or recent You Seminar graduates - represent names from the Top 100 to the oh-so-rare. Find the full list here!
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The Baby Name Lucan –

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The name Lucan first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1977: 1980: 7 baby boys named Lucan1979: 21 baby boys named Lucan1978: 41 baby boys named Lucan1977: 16 baby boys named Lucan [debut]1976…
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Invented Girl Names: Aerith, Lilliandil, Yvaine

Invented Girl Names: Aerith, Lilliandil, Yvaine | Name News | Scoop.it
Invented girl names sometimes sound new and strange. But often, they slip right into wider use, as if they've been here all along.
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Vampire Names Bite Back!

Vampire Names Bite Back! | Name News | Scoop.it
50+ tasty vampire names from books, shows and movies. From dark and brooding to cool and friendly, they're great for human babies too.
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The Debut of Darina –

The Debut of Darina – | Name News | Scoop.it
In 1948, the baby name Darina first appeared in the U.S. baby name data: 1950: 5 baby girls named Darina1949: unlisted1948: 7 baby girls named Darina [debut]1947: unlisted1946: unlisted Where did i…
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Casablanca Baby Names: Ilsa & Rick –

Casablanca Baby Names: Ilsa & Rick – | Name News | Scoop.it
“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world…she walks into mine.” Who is “she”? Ilsa Lund, the ex-lover of Rick Blaine in the classic film Casablanca, whi…
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The Peak of Vilma –

The Peak of Vilma – | Name News | Scoop.it
Did you notice the name Vilma on the movie poster in yesterday’s Rudolph Valentino post? Silent film star Vilma Banky was born in Hungary circa 1901 and started appearing in American movies a…
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The First Appearance of Fabienne –

The First Appearance of Fabienne – | Name News | Scoop.it
The name French name Fabienne debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1949. The very next year, it saw its highest-ever usage, and the similar names Fabiene and Fabian (typically a male name) both po…
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Kailyn Lowry Claps Back At Jokes About New Son's Name

Kailyn Lowry Claps Back At Jokes About New Son's Name | Name News | Scoop.it
Kailyn went on to clarify that Creed is actually a reference to the Michael B. Jordan movie in which the actor plays the son of Apollo Creed from the Rocky movies. But, some fans were still not satisfied with this answer. One even commented saying, “Why would she name a baby after a movie CREED.”

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Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: A (part 1) –

Rare Girl Names from Early Cinema: A (part 1) – | Name News | Scoop.it
Looking for an under-the-radar girl name with a retro feel? Check out this post and the rest of the “early cinema” series, featuring thousands of uncommon female names collected from ol…
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The Launch of Lara –

The Launch of Lara – | Name News | Scoop.it
Yesterday we looked at the baby name Laura, which saw a curious dip in usage from 1965 to 1967: You know what was happening at the very same time? A drastic increase in the usage of the very simila…
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So interesting that Lara affected the use of Laura so dramatically.

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