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Popular Baby Names in Ireland, 2020 –

Popular Baby Names in Ireland, 2020 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to data from Ireland’s Central Statistics Office (CSO), the most popular baby names in the country in 2020 were Grace and Jack. Here are Ireland’s top 10 girl names and top 10…
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The naming of Jesus, SN in Croatia, and Irish naming trends

The naming of Jesus, SN in Croatia, and Irish naming trends | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Wednesday! Less than ten days until Christmas, as my boys keep on (and keep on) reminding me! When I was going through the posts and articles about Advent and Christmas names that I posted the other day, I realized that one I did about the naming of Jesus for CatholicMom a couple of years…
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Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews reveal baby daughter’s name - Independent.ie

Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews reveal baby daughter’s name - Independent.ie | Name News | Scoop.it
Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews have revealed the name of their baby daughter – Gigi Margaux Matthews.

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Welcome, Gigi!

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Surnames dictionary in the UK goes free for a week

Surnames dictionary in the UK goes free for a week | Name News | Scoop.it
An online dictionary explaining the meanings and origins of more than 45,000 British and Irish surnames is being made accessible to all in the hope that it might help bring families separated by Covid
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Ireland- top baby names 2019

So the data is in, below the top 10 names for boys and girls in Ireland. Boys                                                                      Girls Jack     ……
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St Patrick’s Day Names Celebrate All Things Irish

St Patrick’s Day Names Celebrate All Things Irish | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy St Patrick's Day! We're celebrating Irish baby names with a look at the top Irish name trends in the US, as well as unique Irish options to consider.
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The Top Baby Names in Ireland, Yesterday and Today

The Top Baby Names in Ireland, Yesterday and Today | Name News | Scoop.it
Irish baby names aren’t what they used to be: they’re more Irish. That’s the top takeaway from Ireland’s newly announced baby name statistics. Meet the brand-new top 10. The Most Popular Irish Baby Names of 2019 BOYS GIRLS #1 Jack Emily #2 James Grace #3 Noah Fiadh #4 Conor Sophie …
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Shannon

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Shannon | Name News | Scoop.it
Today my little sister turns 19 and what better name to feature than her name! She is named Shannon and if you couldn't tell we are Irish
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Living in Australia: I miss people saying my name correctly

Living in Australia: I miss people saying my name correctly | Name News | Scoop.it
I miss people saying my name correctly ... I have had 14 years of Morag, Maureen, Myreed, Mary, Marie etc.
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Cecelia Ahern welcomed a baby girl over the weekend, and her name is very unusual

Cecelia Ahern welcomed a baby girl over the weekend, and her name is very unusual | Name News | Scoop.it
Cecelia Ahern has welcomed a baby girl, and her name is very unusual.
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Welcome, Blossom!

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Ireland part 4: Thaddeus

Ireland part 4: Thaddeus | Name News | Scoop.it
A funny little thing I do when looking through books of Saints’ names or Catholic names is to see if there’s a listing for Thaddeus — it’s one of my benchmarks to see how extensive the book is.
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I like the idea of having a benchmark name for assessing baby name books!

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Ireland part 3: Anne

Ireland part 3: Anne | Name News | Scoop.it
Part 1: Edel Part 2: Radek I posted about this on Instagram already (part 1, part 2, part 3), but blogging allows me to be chattier. ;) You know that St. Anne is the patroness of the blog, and I've leaned on her intercession for these past few years for Sancta Nomina -- that I…
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Omnium Sanctorum Hiberniae: Irish Saints' Names - March

Omnium Sanctorum Hiberniae: Irish Saints' Names - March | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for the final instalment of the 1914 series on Irish saints' names from the Australian press, offered to prospective parents a
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‘Harry Potter’ Star Joins Fatherhood!

‘Harry Potter’ Star Joins Fatherhood! | Name News | Scoop.it
Harry Potter star Devon Murray, who portrayed the role of Seamus Finnegan in the franchise, has announced the arrival of his first child with his girlfriend, Shannon McCaffrey. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Devon Murray (@devonmurrayofficial) Devon shared that his first child, a son, was born on January 2, 2021, weighing[...] 'Harry Potter' star Devon Murray has welcomed his first child with his girlfriend Shannon.
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Welcome, Cooper Michael!

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Popular Baby Names in Ireland, 2019 –

Popular Baby Names in Ireland, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to data from Ireland’s Central Statistics Office (CSO), the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were — yet again! — Emily and Jack. Here are Ireland’s top 10 girl n…
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Ireland vs. England: Are Protestant Names Different Than Puritan Names?

In the process of finding literature for Dr. Uckelman’s project on Protestant and Puritan names, I came across a very interesting paper about naming customs in medieval Ireland and how they compare to medieval England:  Tait, Clodagh. “Namesakes and Nicknames: Naming Practices in Early Modern Ireland, 1540-1700.” CONTINUITY AND CHANGE, vol. 21, pp. 313–340. https://search.proquest.com/openview/00ff26214014a0f70a55c2e539f048ce/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=37442
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Unique Names in Ireland in the 1900s | Baby Blogs at

Unique Names in Ireland in the 1900s | Baby Blogs at | Name News | Scoop.it
Here is a list that I have found of more unique baby names from the turn of the 20th century in Ireland, 1901-1911. The numbers beside the names are the amount of people with those names at that time in Ireland.

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This list is fantastic!

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Ronan and Storm Keating’s baby name explained with beautiful connection to the couple’s Scottish wedding

Ronan and Storm Keating’s baby name explained with beautiful connection to the couple’s Scottish wedding | Name News | Scoop.it
Coco Knox is the youngest member of the family as she joins the couple's older son Cooper, two
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Interestingly similar sibling names.

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Growing number of parents in US naming their babies 'Clover' after St Patrick’s Day symbol for luck

Growing number of parents in US naming their babies 'Clover' after St Patrick’s Day symbol for luck | Name News | Scoop.it
THE UNITED States has always had a special relationship with Ireland.With countless Iris
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Baby names 2019: Emily and Jack retain top spots

Baby names 2019: Emily and Jack retain top spots | Name News | Scoop.it
Alexandra, Heidi, Hollie and Odhrán grew most in popularity last year
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Ennis –

Ennis – | Name News | Scoop.it
Ennis comes from an Irish surname with two possible meanings behind it. The first is that it derives from Irish inis meaning "island" via Proto-Celtic *enistī (island) derived from a PIE root word. The second is that it derives from Angus, an anglicized form of Aonghus, a Scottish Gaelic name meaning “either one strength” or “one choice”, made up from Old Irish óen…
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Westlife star Mark Feehily welcomes his first baby and reveals name: see the photo!

Westlife star Mark Feehily welcomes his first baby and reveals name: see the photo! | Name News | Scoop.it
Westlife star Mark Feehily welcomes his first baby and shares the sweetest photo to celebrate the news. The singer is engaged to partner Cailean O’Neill
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Welcome, Layla!

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Caroline Morahan and Daithi O’Caoimh's baby name revealed

Caroline Morahan and Daithi O’Caoimh's baby name revealed | Name News | Scoop.it
The couple chose a unique moniker for their first child
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Welcome, Rowan James!

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Planes, Bells, and Holy Naming

Planes, Bells, and Holy Naming | Name News | Scoop.it
Kate Towne explores faith connections in the naming of things such as airplanes and bells.
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