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Ever Wonder about Wondra? –

Ever Wonder about Wondra? – | Name News | Scoop.it
The Wanda-like name Wondra first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1963: 1967: unlisted1966: 5 baby girls named Wondra1965: 5 baby girls named Wondra1964: 8 baby girls named Wondra1963: 8 baby…
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Taiwan official urges people to stop changing their name to 'salmon' | Taiwan | The Guardian

Taiwan official urges people to stop changing their name to 'salmon' | Taiwan | The Guardian | Name News | Scoop.it
Dozens of people have changed names to include ‘gui yu’ to take advantage of sushi promotion
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The Name on My Coffee Cup

The Name on My Coffee Cup | Name News | Scoop.it
The most contentious aspect for me when ordering a cup of coffee—until now, at least—has been the perpetual misspelling of my name on the side of the cup.
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Food Baby Names for Girls & Boys –

Food Baby Names for Girls & Boys – | Name News | Scoop.it
We've got baby names based on food and drink, not names for your current food baby.
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Free Domino’s Pizza for a Baby Named Dominic –

Free Domino’s Pizza for a Baby Named Dominic – | Name News | Scoop.it
If you live in Australia and are expecting a baby any day now — and you really, really like Domino’s pizza — then here’s a contest for you! Domino’s will be giving ove…
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Gourd names

Since the wonderful month of October has begun, let's get started celebrating Halloween-themed names! I've used up a lot of great Halloweeny names in prior years, but there are still a few stones left unturned. Gourds are a natural association with the autumn harvest in many parts of the world, and they're often part of…
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Apple Baby Names: Lilibet, Milo, and Yates

Apple Baby Names: Lilibet, Milo, and Yates | Name News | Scoop.it
Apple baby names range from the familiar Mollie and Elise to the unexpected Pendragon and Zari. They make great seasonal choices.
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Cameron Diaz Launches New Clean Wine Brand Avaline

Cameron Diaz Launches New Clean Wine Brand Avaline | Name News | Scoop.it
Cameron Diaz partnered with her close friend Katherine Power to produce the wine
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Mom Wants To Name Her Baby Portabella

Mom Wants To Name Her Baby Portabella | Name News | Scoop.it
There are bad baby names and then there's one woman on Reddit, who wrote that her sister wants to name her baby Portabella.
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The Hawaiian Name Lilikoi –

The Hawaiian Name Lilikoi – | Name News | Scoop.it
We talked about passion flowers yesterday, so today let’s look at passion fruit — specifically, the Hawaiian word for passion fruit, liliko’i. Why? Because Lilikoi started popping…
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Easter birth provides reminder 'that good things are still happening in this world'

Easter birth provides reminder 'that good things are still happening in this world' | Name News | Scoop.it
the name “Olive” popped into her head. She had no idea why — it wasn’t high on their list of baby names. It prompted her to sit down and read the devotional for that day of Jan. 22: Psalm 52:8. What it said stunned her:

“But I am like an Olive Tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever.”
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Name Quotes 81: Anne, Wendy, Charlie –

Name Quotes 81: Anne, Wendy, Charlie – | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s a new month — time for a new batch of name-related quotations! From a write-up about Ryan Reynolds’ appearance on the Today show in mid-December: After Hoda asked how he and …
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From Brandy to Sativa: A Timeline of Intoxicating Baby Names

From Brandy to Sativa: A Timeline of Intoxicating Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
The surprising history of alcohol and drug-inspired baby names
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Aunt Jemima rebrands as Pearl Milling Co.

Aunt Jemima rebrands as Pearl Milling Co. | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s an added benefit that “Pearl,” like “Jemima,” is a woman’s name that’s just as old-fashioned but not freighted with racist overtones.
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Dongmei

Dongmei | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Origin: ChineseSpelling: 冬梅 (most popular)Meaning: "winter plum."Gender: unisexApprox Pron: (DAWNG-MAY) The name is a transliteration of the Chinese unisex name 冬梅 (winter plum). This is the most popular form. Other character combinations for this name are possible, which then alters the meaning and in some cases, the gender. There is…
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Heres How Parents To Newborn Baby Dominic Won 60 Years Worth Free Pizza

Heres How Parents To Newborn Baby Dominic Won 60 Years Worth Free Pizza | Name News | Scoop.it
Viral Now: A couple from Sydney won a cash prize of AUD 10,080 or 60 years' worth of pizza thanks to an ongoing online contest.
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Harvest | The Beauty of Names

Harvest | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
"At Harvest Time" by Jules Bastien-Lepage Origin: English Gender: Unisex Meaning: "The Season for Gathering Crops; To Gather or Catch
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Name Quotes 88: Booker, Beyoncé, Beatrice –

Name Quotes 88: Booker, Beyoncé, Beatrice – | Name News | Scoop.it
From an interview with Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles-Lawson — the youngest of seven siblings — on the podcast In My Head: A lot of people don’t know that Beyoncé is my last …
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Fort Lee Native Names 2nd Restaurant After New Baby

Fort Lee Native Names 2nd Restaurant After New Baby | Name News | Scoop.it
The couple has plans to open La Cucina Di Nava, a kosher Italian restaurant on West Englewood Avenue in Teaneck named after none other than baby Nava.

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Best of... Baking-Related Baby Names

Best of... Baking-Related Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
From ancient grains to desserts fit for royalty, we have a list of wearable baking-related names that we think could work for future buns in the oven!
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Shahd

Shahd | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Arabic شهد Meaning: "honey; honeycomb." Gender: female The name is derived from the Arabic شهد meaning "honey, honeycomb." Another transcription is Shahad. A notable bearer is Syrian pop-singer, Shahd Barmada (b.1988). Sources http://www.behindthename.com/name/shahd https://www.almaany.com/en/dict/ar-en/shahd/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahd
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Mom Accidentally Names Her Baby Lasagna

Mom Accidentally Names Her Baby Lasagna | Name News | Scoop.it
A woman on Reddit shared how she recently realized that she named her baby 'Lasagna' by mistake, and her family won't let her live it down.
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Biernamen – nicht immer nur Corona = Beer names beyond Corona

Biernamen – nicht immer nur Corona = Beer names beyond Corona | Name News | Scoop.it
Der Bruder einer Freundin des Schwagers einer Kollegin wird Vater einer Tochter. Und er trinkt gern Bier. Darum soll das Mädchen als Vornamen den Namen einer
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