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Name Quotes 92: Jock, Emmeline, Unity –

Name Quotes 92: Jock, Emmeline, Unity – | Name News | Scoop.it
Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. About the inclusion of the name Emmeline in the Fleetwood Mac song “Seven Wonders” [vid], from the book Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams …
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John Kavanagh confirms baby's name and the unique meaning behind it - Irish Mirror Online

John Kavanagh confirms baby's name and the unique meaning behind it - Irish Mirror Online | Name News | Scoop.it
Explaining the name, Kavanagh posted on Instagram: "Conall - "Strong as a Wolf".

"A Celtic name borne by many legendary Kings and Warriors of Ireland.

"One of them was the Ulster hero Conall Cearnach. "Conall of the Victories" who avenged Cúchulainn's death by killing Lugaid.

"Middle name John from the Icelandic tradition of surnames usually derived from the father's name.
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Welcome, Conall! (Surely the middle name Johnson would be a closer way to honour Icelandic patronymics, though? Like Archie Harrison.)

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On My Mind: 4-12-20

On My Mind: 4-12-20 | Name News | Scoop.it
Björn Thors with his twin sons ( credit ) Happy Easter to everyone that celebrates it, and hope you're having a good Sunday to thos
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Nordic Names Blog - New Icelandic Names 2020-01 - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

Nordic Names Blog - New Icelandic Names 2020-01 - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics | Name News | Scoop.it
Welcome to our first 'real' blog article! The blog articles are meant to give you some deeper information than just the short facts in the Blog. We hope that you will enjoy them!

In January 2020, ten names were submitted to the Icelandic naming committee for approval. Six of them were approved and four rejected:
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10 names added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Alíta, Arían, Deda, Elíott, Erica, Lambi, Ormsvíkingur, Ramses, Siggi, Sófús) and 3 names rejected (Arian, Bastian, Eliott)

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Banned Baby Names: Iceland Rejects Lucifer

Banned Baby Names: Iceland Rejects Lucifer | Name News | Scoop.it
Banned baby names in Iceland have caused much controversy over the years and now there's a new name on the forbidden list: Lucifer.
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5 names added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Gaston, Illíes, Maia, Tófa, Ursula) and 3 names rejected (Aryan, Catra, Sezar)

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Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

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2 names added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Hrafnhetta, Muggi) and 4 names rejected (Cleópatra, Ingadóra, Kona, Ewald)

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Everton star shares adorable pictures after meeting baby boy named after him - Liverpool Echo


Gylfi Sigurdsson met a child who was named after the Everton star
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7 names added to the List of approved Icelandic female names: Natalí, Baldína, Emanúela, Ásynja, Einara, Kolþerna and Javí. And three names rejected: Nanyore, Nasha, Javi.

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Naming Committee Approves George, Rejects Carlsberg –

Naming Committee Approves George, Rejects Carlsberg – | Name News | Scoop.it
The Icelandic Naming Committee approved a new round of baby names at the end of January, Vísir reports, now adding the names George, Franklin, Oktavías, and Amon to its roster of approved male first names, while the Carlsberg and Lauritz were rejected as acceptable middle names. These six names were the only ones the committee […]
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Nafngjafir 2018 | Þjóðskrá Íslands = Top baby names in Iceland 2018

Þjóðskrá Íslands hefur tekið saman vinsælustu nafngjafir síðasta árs. Þar kemur fram að karlmannsnafnið Aron var vinsælasta nafnið fyrir sveinbörn og Hekla vinsælasta kvenmannsnafnið.
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On My Mind: 10-4-20 | The Beauty of Names

On My Mind: 10-4-20 | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Hermine from GBBO Season 8 Bona - I stumbled across the unusual name while researching royals and found out there is not only one but tw
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From Iceland — Baby Christened After Iceland's Famous Pandemic Trinity

From Iceland — Baby Christened After Iceland's Famous Pandemic Trinity | Name News | Scoop.it
A baby born in Stykkishólmur was christened after Iceland's famous trio, Chief of Police Víðir Reynisson, Chief Epidemiologist Þórolfur Guðnason, and Director of Health Alma Möller. The boy was named Víðir Þór Almarsson and was baptised yesterday.
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Where is Your Name Legal?

Where is Your Name Legal? | Name News | Scoop.it
You say you want to name your daughter after me? Aww, I’m honored! But if you live in Iceland, you’re out of luck. Laura isn’t a legal Icelandic baby name. Many countries around the world limit parents’ name choices. The types of regulations vary, as do their motivations: protecting children’s …
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Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

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6 names added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Birmir, Hafalda, Hrafnsunna, Ivar, River, Ullur) and 4 names rejected (Bened, Hannalísa, Lúsífer, Theó)

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9 names added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Charles, Damíen, Elja, Heiðbjartur, Ilíes, Kristólín, Marzellíus, Mikki, Rey) and 2 names rejected (Lucifer, Zelda)

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12 names added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Aldur, Delía, Evelía, Heidi, Jarpi, Jasper, Katra, Ljóni, Marley, Reinhard, Thorsteinn, Yrkir) and 2 names rejected (Amarie, Ezra)

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11 names added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Bentley, Brandr, Dynja, Frostúlfur, Kiddi, Mariska, Maya, Mordekaí, Rúnel, Varmi, Ynda) and 2 names rejected (Athína, Lady)

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Sports Star Names in the News

Sports Star Names in the News | Name News | Scoop.it
This week’s news includes sports star names, big risers and fallers, a controversial baby name from Scotland, and which French names get the top grades.
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Popular Baby Names in Iceland, 2018 –

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According to Registers Iceland, the most popular baby names in the country in 2018 were Embla and Aron. Here are Iceland’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2018: Girl Names Embla, 26…
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Blog - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics

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7 names added to the List of approved Icelandic names (Kira, Náttúra, Lucia, Snæsól, Kusi, Liam, Neó) and 3 names rejected (Jette, Marzellíus, Midian)

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10 Questions about Icelandic Names Answered

10 Questions about Icelandic Names Answered | Name News | Scoop.it
Icelandic names have left many a foreigner puzzled and tongue tied. On the volcanic island in the North Atlantic lives a nation of a little over 350. 000 people with it’s own language and a unique alphabet. Jón Jónson and Björk Guðmundsdóttir might seem like a random jumble of letters but in Iceland
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Nice picture of and Íslendingabók manuscript in this post :)

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Horse Naming Commission was created to curb inappropriate or sexually suggestive names

Horse Naming Commission was created to curb inappropriate or sexually suggestive names | Name News | Scoop.it
Yesterday's news that an official Horse Naming Commission had barred a horse farmer in North Iceland from naming her horse Mósan raised more than a few eyebrows, as most people were unaware of the existence of this commission. A government commission which has to approve all new names given to people, the Naming Committee, has frequently been the subject of controversy. 
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