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Opinions On...Different Gender, Different Spelling, Same Name

Opinions On...Different Gender, Different Spelling, Same Name | Name News | Scoop.it
Woah, that’s a big title! But I couldn’t condense it much more than that. As I’m sure you’ve already assumed from taking a peek at that title, today we’re talking about my opinions on names that sound the same, but belong to different genders (traditionally) and have different spellings. If your head’s still spinning, the most popular example of this phenomenon is Aaron and Erin, which may help anybody who’s tripping over my admittedly confusing wording. Anyway, I’m going to give my opinions on
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A Baby Name Gender Gap Is Closing

A Baby Name Gender Gap Is Closing | Name News | Scoop.it
In a historic shift, fashion trends now dominate boys' names as much as girls'. Why? What does it tell us about fashion, gender and our culture?
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The Names that Do—and Don't—Hold Power in Washington

The Names that Do—and Don't—Hold Power in Washington | Name News | Scoop.it
The Brady Bunch? In. Dave and Jen? Out. Oh, and women? Yeah, they're still out too.
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Unisex Baby Names: But Are They Really?

Unisex Baby Names: But Are They Really? | Name News | Scoop.it

Unisex names are attracting more and more attention for babies of both sexes – but “unisex” doesn’t always mean “gender-neutral”.


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Name Quotes 89: Shelley, Kelly, Bill –

Name Quotes 89: Shelley, Kelly, Bill – | Name News | Scoop.it
From an Uproxx article about DRAM’s most recent EP: Virginian rap crooner DRAM returned last night with the release of his new, three-song EP, That’s A Girl’s Name. Produced and co-written by…
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Dad worried daughter will hate parents for giving her boys name

Dad worried daughter will hate parents for giving her boys name | Name News | Scoop.it
He said his wife loves the name, but he assumed she was joking
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Unique Gender-Neutral First Names - Namedat.com

Unique Gender-Neutral First Names - Namedat.com | Name News | Scoop.it
NameDat analyzed your name: life expectancy, age, death date, gender, popularity, net worth, location, social media and much more.
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Why Do Some Names Become Memes?

Why Do Some Names Become Memes? | Name News | Scoop.it
Name memes like Karen, Becky and Kyle have stepped out of the virtual realm and into public discourse over the last few months. We explore the phenomenon.
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Kilts and Unisex Naming

Kilts and Unisex Naming | Name News | Scoop.it
What if names were more like kilts? Even as we perceive them as feminine, they're not off-limits for our boys.
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These 31 Unisex Names Are Going to the Boys

These 31 Unisex Names Are Going to the Boys | Name News | Scoop.it
Unisex baby names trending male don't get a lot of press, but they should! We've crunched the numbers to uncover 30+ cool names heading further toward the boys' side – as well as 18 more we're watching.
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Roses and Cellar Doors: The 50s Were a Gas, Daddy-O, Part 2

Last time we looked at names that have been added/removed from the SSA lists since 1953, but this time we'll be looking at gender changes.
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Fun Friday Question (on Monday!): Did Mom name the girls and Dad the boys?

Fun Friday Question (on Monday!): Did Mom name the girls and Dad the boys? | Name News | Scoop.it
I meant to post this last Friday and forgot, and I'll be off the blog this coming Friday in observance of Good Friday, and I don't have a consultation to post today, so Fun Friday Question on a Monday it is! In last week's consultation, we read about how Mom would be choosing the baby's…
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What’s the gender gap among economists? –

What’s the gender gap among economists? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Since 2018, NamSor has been used append gender to authors in RePEC (Research Papers in Economics). Overall, 25.8% of economists are female.
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Episode 8 of Names and Coffee Podcast

Are the girls stealing all the boy names?!? Will there be any good names left for the boys?!? *insert angry emoji face

Tune in to hear my thoughts on this.
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Boy Names on Girls: Stylish and Controversial

Boy Names on Girls: Stylish and Controversial | Name News | Scoop.it
Boy names on girls can be controversial. And stylish, too. How should we think about BNOGs ... and should we use them for our daughters?
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Parents are Breaking the One-Word Barrier

Parents are Breaking the One-Word Barrier | Name News | Scoop.it
America has a brand-new name style: phrase names. MyLove, meet SirPrince.
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Duana Names: Who Are They Now?

Duana Names: Who Are They Now? | Name News | Scoop.it
The name you chose for your child fit them up to a certain point, and helped them to become the person they are today – and now, like a new school or a new bike or etc, they need a new name to help them continue to grow. 
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Nameisms ~ Baby Name Blog: Why I Divide Name Lists by Boys and Girls

Nameisms ~ Baby Name Blog: Why I Divide Name Lists by Boys and Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
It's the sometimes-spoken question of the hour: Why all the naming division? After all, dividing names by sex can cause controversy, hur
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A Brief History of ‘Karen’ - The New York Times

A Brief History of ‘Karen’ - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
In 1965, it was the third-most-popular baby name in the United States. In 2018, it was the 635th — and today it’s even less popular. How did Karens fall so far?
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Unisex Baby Names that Morphed from Boy to Girl

Unisex Baby Names that Morphed from Boy to Girl | Name News | Scoop.it
What do Harper, Harley, Eden and Emery have in common? They crossed the line from more male to more female. Here are more unisex baby names that switched.
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Pride Icon Names Celebrate Diversity

Pride Icon Names Celebrate Diversity | Name News | Scoop.it
In honor of Pride Month 2020, we've rounded up some of the greatest Pride icon names and the inspiring people and stories behind them.
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Name Quotes 83: Bek, Frankie, Monarch –

Name Quotes 83: Bek, Frankie, Monarch – | Name News | Scoop.it
From article in which musician Beck talks about his first name: He was born on July 8, 1970, as Bek David Campbell. He and his brother later took their mother’s maiden name, Hansen, and Beck …
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8 Gender-Neutral Baby Names Used by Celebrities

8 Gender-Neutral Baby Names Used by Celebrities | Name News | Scoop.it
Wyatt, Raddix, James, Everest and other gender neutral baby names and gender neutral names used by celebrities, like Mila Kunis and Cameron Diaz.
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