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Die Mutter der Mutter meiner Mutter = Family tree names

Die Mutter der Mutter meiner Mutter = Family tree names | Name News | Scoop.it
Die eine hat vielleicht eine angefangene Doktorarbeit in der Schublade, die jetzt im Lockdown endlich fertiggestellt werden könnte. Der andere ... WeiterlesenDie Mutter der Mutter meiner Mutter
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Das Hitlisten-Interview: "An Hilda muss ich mich noch gewöhnen" = Interview on the top German names of 2019

Das Hitlisten-Interview: "An Hilda muss ich mich noch gewöhnen" = Interview on the top German names of 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
Die alten Sieger sind auch die neuen? Egal! Für junge Eltern und alle Namensinteressierten ist es trotzdem immer wieder spannend, wenn Vornamenanalytiker Knud
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Knud says he knows he's older than the generation having children now, because he thinks of Gerda and Hilda as real-life old lady names, and off the cards. Now they're back in the Top 200.

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Cliff Dwelling: Basket of Names

GIRLS Lardiana - from a book on Virginia genealogy BOYS Brewster Celedon Hallem Turkand
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Immigrants’ kids are ditching their Americanized names

Immigrants’ kids are ditching their Americanized names | Name News | Scoop.it
David Brown has never felt a connection to his own name. “To me, Brown means nothing,” said the 49-year-old finance professional, who lives in Manhattan. “There is no heritage, there is no Jewishne…
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What's in a name? A lot for those who change theirs

What's in a name? A lot for those who change theirs | Name News | Scoop.it
Lucky are those whose name changes are more than spreadsheet transactions. Said Adams of his: “It feels like I’m a brand-new person.”

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Some interesting stories of people changing their names for marriage, divorce, cultural or other reasons.

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Traditional Choices Top List of Most Popular Middle Names - Ancestry Blog

Traditional Choices Top List of Most Popular Middle Names - Ancestry Blog | Name News | Scoop.it
Middle names doubled in popularity over last century   James, John and William top the list of most popular boys’ middle names, with Louise, Rose and Grace sitting atop of the chart for girls, according to new research. The findings, from Ancestry, map the most popular middle names and also show that most (55 per Read More
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Interesting, but I wish it said more about where these statistics come from. For example, are they for children born in the last few years? For all living people in the UK? Or across the whole 20th century?

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Uber a suscité une nouvelle génération de chauffeurs VTC = Uber gives rise to a new generation of taxi drivers

Uber a suscité une nouvelle génération de chauffeurs VTC = Uber gives rise to a new generation of taxi drivers | Name News | Scoop.it
L’arrivée d’Uber et d’autres sociétés de voitures réservables par Internet a révolutionné la profession de chauffeur. Évolution de cette population.
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Data-miner extraordinaire Baptiste Coulmont has analysed the names of Uber drivers in Paris from 2011 to the present, and shown which have risen and fallen in that time.

 

Generally, traditional French names common on older men have dropped in the driver pool, while Arabic names and younger mens' names have risen.

 

And yes, the names here are all men's.

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Baby Naming Issue: Can a Name Be Haunted?

Baby Naming Issue: Can a Name Be Haunted? | Name News | Scoop.it
Is this family tree a “sign” that I should use Arthur — especially since I keep coming back to this in my mind the last several years? Or a sign that it’s time to move on?
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Sunday's Set of Names

Sunday's Set of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
GIRLS Alfaretta - Elmah - Gertru - I came across this doing genealogy and it was specified that the woman's name was Gertru NO
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19 Old People Names Guaranteed To Make Your Kid Cool

19 Old People Names Guaranteed To Make Your Kid Cool | Name News | Scoop.it
Old is the new new.

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Love this find from the Sunday Summary.

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Ask the Expert: Jewish Naming Patterns – Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 12pm (EST)

Ask the Expert: Jewish Naming Patterns – Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 12pm (EST) | Name News | Scoop.it
In this Ask the Expert session, Warren Blatt, Managing Director of JewishGen.org will answer questions about the history and patterns of Jewish first names, and how to recognize names in genealogical sources.
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Treasures from One Family Tree

Treasures from One Family Tree | Name News | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Kate Massey has combed her family genealogy and found some interesting--and sometimes unique--treasures.
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Irish family names from a certain era

Irish family names from a certain era | Name News | Scoop.it
I've been reading a biography of Bl. Solanus Casey to my older boys, and loved some of the namey things I discovered -- I know you will too! Father: Bernard James (Barney) (born 1840, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan); sister Ellen and brother Terrence Mother: Ellen Elizabeth (née Murphy) (born 1844, Camlough, Co. Armagh); mother Brigid (née Shields),…
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25 Adorable Gender-Neutral Baby Names

25 Adorable Gender-Neutral Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Granted, parents of baby boys and girls have always been on the prowl for names that are unique the moment they receive news of their baby's gender.
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Cliff Dwelling: New Yorker Names

I came across these in a book on New York genealogy. Technically some of the names are Connecticut, England, or Holland, but since they ar
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Find More Family Names Over the Holidays

Find More Family Names Over the Holidays | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s December! A month full of gatherings. Particularly family gatherings. This is great news for expectant parents who want to find a family name, but haven’t had any luck with the obv…
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Great ideas for conversation starters with family members.

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Zeller | Names Daily • Jul 29, 2017 at 7:02pm UTC

Zeller | Names Daily • Jul 29, 2017 at 7:02pm UTC | Name News | Scoop.it
@aninability shared with me that she found this in her family tree! How cool is that?! It's such a cool and fun name.
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How to Use Jr, Sr, II, III, etc. (with Cartoons) | The German-American Genealogist Blog

How to Use Jr, Sr, II, III, etc. (with Cartoons) | The German-American Genealogist Blog | Name News | Scoop.it
Learn how to use generational suffixes, with a little help from cartoons.  (Who doesn’t love cartoons?)
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This is fun! Thanks to Kate for sharing it on Sancta Nomina.

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Find Out When Your Choice Of Baby Name Peaked In Popularity With This Fun Interactive Tool

Find Out When Your Choice Of Baby Name Peaked In Popularity With This Fun Interactive Tool | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Blue peaked in popularity 10 years before Blue Ivy was born.
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A bit of fun, but you've got to feel for poor Kale, Ocean and Sultana!

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Names from the Family Tree

Names from the Family Tree | Name News | Scoop.it
I love looking at our family trees. There are so many fascinating names that show our roots. This morning I gathered all the names I could find from our available family trees. From a quick scan, you will see I definitely have English, Italian, and Danish roots. There are also some Scottish and Irish names, German and French.…
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Some great Scandi and Italian names in this list.

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Baby Name Namesakes: Harriet Beecher Stowe in the UK

Baby Name Namesakes: Harriet Beecher Stowe in the UK | Name News | Scoop.it
literary baby names, baby names, baby name research
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California Family with 22 Children

California Family with 22 Children | Name News | Scoop.it
Marion and Charlotte “Lottie” Story of Bakersfield, California, had at least 22 children — including five sets of twins — from 1922 to 1946. Seventeen of their kids are list…
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I'd love to know the story behind 'Frances, called Lidwina'!

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Two Annabelles, 101 Years Apart

Two Annabelles, 101 Years Apart | Name News | Scoop.it
In Spring Park, Minnesota, a 4-year-old named Annabelle has become friends with a 105-year-old named Annabelle. The daycare that young Annabelle attends is attached to the assisted living community…
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Man kann nie sagen, dass ein Vorname für immer ausgestorben ist = We can never say that a name's extinct forever

Experten von Ancestry.de, einer Plattform zur Familienforschung, haben die Vornamen aus historischen Geburtsurkunden der Jahre 1880 bis 1990 analysiert und mit
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Here's a list comparing the most common names in Germany in the period 1880-1990 (that's a long time!) with the top names of 2015. For example, Anna and Paul are still going strong, while Barbara and Ernst have dropped out of the top 500.


Followed by discussion that you never know which names are going to come back into use after long periods of barely being used at all...and that family trees can be a great source of name inspiration.

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