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200 Gothic Baby Names For Boys and Girls

200 Gothic Baby Names For Boys and Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
Here are some of our favorite gothic baby names. They range from dark and evil, to mysterious and beautiful. Take a look and see if you are inspired to go with a gothic baby name for your little one.
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Happy Halloween!—Bat deity names

Happy Halloween!—Bat deity names | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Halloween! Though I already did a post about bat-related names a few years ago, I haven't yet done one about names of gods and goddesses associated with bats. These flying creatures are so neat, and don't deserve so much hate, fear, and prejudice. Male: Camazotz means "Death bat" in K'iche,' a Mayan language spoken…
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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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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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Fairy names

Since fairies seem to be fairly popular Halloween costumes, particularly for little girls, here's a list of names with fairy-related meanings. Probably unsurprisingly, most of these names are female. Ada (F) means "fairy" in Tagalog and Filipino. It derives from the Spanish word hada, which has the same meaning. This is completely unrelated to the European…
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“Addams Family” Baby Names –

“Addams Family” Baby Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
The characters in The Addams Family originated in single-panel newspaper cartoons drawn by Charles Addams in the late ’30s. They were all nameless until the darkly funny TV sitcom The Addams …
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Bewitching Baby Names: Happy Halloween!

Bewitching Baby Names: Happy Halloween! | Name News | Scoop.it
For Halloween and beyond, ten bewitching witch names drawn from movies and TV.
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Best of... Harry Potter Baby Names

Best of... Harry Potter Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Calling all Harry Potter-loving witches, wizards, and muggles! Expecting a baby? Then why not pick one of the best of the names from J.K. Rowling's series?
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloween Family Name Game

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloween Family Name Game | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Halloween! I hope every enjoyed the week long Halloween inspired posts. I had so much fun writing and creating the content for you guys. It was so much fun I am already thinking about next year! There was no post planned for today but I thought it would be fun to do halloween name game. So name a family using the Halloween themed name banks below!
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloweek: Halloween Place Names

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloweek: Halloween Place Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Below I have 8 great mostly fictional place names from halloween movies.
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloweek: Spirit and Soul Names

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloweek: Spirit and Soul Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Below I have a list of spiritual names in honor of this history side of Halloween.
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloweek: Pumpkin Names

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloweek: Pumpkin Names | Name News | Scoop.it
One great alternative is picking one of the pumpkin inspired names below. And hey you can even pick a name and use the nickname Pumpkin! 
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Where Are the Scream Queen Baby Names?

Where Are the Scream Queen Baby Names? | Name News | Scoop.it
Why aren’t more babies named after horror movie victims? If you think the answer is self-explanatory, I can’t blame you. It’s not as if they make Nightmare on Elm Street-themed nursery décor. We expect baby planning, and baby naming, to be about inspiring role models and rosy dreams of the …
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100+ Names That Mean Death - Male and Female With Meanings

100+ Names That Mean Death - Male and Female With Meanings | Name News | Scoop.it
It may be a bit eccentric to give your child a name that's associated with death, darkness, and destruction. However, that doesn't mean we love them any less. Check out our favorite dark and deadly names for you to consider.
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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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Mirror names

Since mirrors are often used in horror movies, here's a list of names whose meanings relate to the word "mirror." Aaina (F) is Urdu and Hindi. Aina (F) is Kazakh, from Persian ayneh. Ainash (F) is Kazakh. Amira (F) can mean "love mirror" in Japanese. This is a completely different name from the Arabic Amira,…
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Doll and puppet names

Dolls and puppets have a long tradition in horror movies and stories. Who wouldn't be frightened by a doll or puppet coming to life and committing deranged acts, particularly when that doll or puppet already looks really creepy and lifelike? Aldjya (F) means "doll" in Kabyle, a Berber language of Algeria. Bê (F) means "doll"…
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10 Baby Names From Witchy TV Shows & Films

10 Baby Names From Witchy TV Shows & Films | Name News | Scoop.it
Witches may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to baby names, but these are some great (and magical) suggestions!
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Best of... Candy-Inspired Baby Names

Best of... Candy-Inspired Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Looking for a baby name with the sweetness of a piece of candy? Don't miss our curated list of the best candy-inspired baby names!
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Great Halloween Baby Names Contest 2019: The Winners

Great Halloween Baby Names Contest 2019: The Winners | Name News | Scoop.it
Your votes are in! This year's Great Halloween Baby Names contest featured character names from the Vampire Diaries' universe. And the winners ar
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloweek: Quirky Halloween Middle Names

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloweek: Quirky Halloween Middle Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Today we sadly finish up Halloweek. BUT it isn't without an amazing list of quirky Halloween middle names. All the names on this list ar
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloweek: Mythological Creature Names

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloweek: Mythological Creature Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Mythological names are cool and a generation of their own. Many times the mythological names you see are the names of god and goddess.
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloweek: Haunted Dolls

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloweek: Haunted Dolls | Name News | Scoop.it
There are many movies out there featuring haunted dolls some of which have some great names. I gathered some of the most human like names and listed them below.
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Hal Names

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Hal Names | Name News | Scoop.it
I have some excited news for the blog! Starting Thursday October 24 until Wednesday October 30 I will be featuring a Halloween theme
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