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Barron Hilton and Wife Tessa Welcome Daughter Milou Alizee

Barron Hilton and Wife Tessa Welcome Daughter Milou Alizee | Name News | Scoop.it
“We found the name Milou from where we met — Pointe Milou in St Barths. We thought it was only fitting.”

“Her middle name, Alizée, means ‘trade winds’ in French,” the new parents added. “The winds of the island are what brought us together and then a few years later, it is what brought us Milou. She is a gift from the island.”
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Name of the Week: Iona

Name of the Week: Iona | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Iona is the name of a picturesque Scottish island in the Inner Hebrides. The island is most famous for its Abbey, which was founded by Saint Columba in 563, and was the focal point for the spread of Christianity throughout Scotland. One of the oldest Christian religious centre
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Popular Baby Names in Smaller U.S. Territories, 2017 –

Popular Baby Names in Smaller U.S. Territories, 2017 – | Name News | Scoop.it
Amy/Olivia and Kevin were the most popular baby names in Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa (all combined) in 2017.
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Scottish Baby Names: Happy St. Andrew’s Day!

Scottish Baby Names: Happy St. Andrew’s Day! | Name News | Scoop.it
Baby names inspired by the lakes of Scotland.
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I love those Scottish island names. I can't understand why Vaila isn't more popular elsewhere yet.

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17 Unusual Baby Girl Names Inspired by Beautiful Places Across the Globe

17 Unusual Baby Girl Names Inspired by Beautiful Places Across the Globe | Name News | Scoop.it
Place names have long been a popular choice for baby names: they're worldly and sophisticated, fun and unexpected, and best of all, can ofte
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Kent (that's where I live! Calling the name "Welsh" could be misleading - it doesn't tell the full story), Nara, Skye, Tangier, Zaire, Dominica, Vienna, Odessa, Verona, Adelaide, Brighton, Valencia, Dhaka, Quintana, Zaria, Lille, and Berlin.

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Nothing Like a Name: Island Names - Caribbean

Nothing Like a Name: Island Names - Caribbean | Name News | Scoop.it
At long last, day 5 of island week! Despite the relative lateness of this post, I'm happy to have produced 5 new posts this week!

Onto the Caribbean!
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Montserrat (I LOVE this), Beata, Eustatia, and more.

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Nothing Like a Name: Island Names - North America

Nothing Like a Name: Island Names - North America | Name News | Scoop.it
Today, part three of Island Names! This time, we'll be looking at the continent I call home, North America. I've been to a few of its islands, but I still have many to explore. Share any island experiences of your own in the comments - or even better, name-related island experiences.
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Nothing Like a Name: Island Names - Africa

Nothing Like a Name: Island Names - Africa | Name News | Scoop.it
As summer comes to an end, vacations we enjoyed (or wished we had) are on many of our minds. The classic dream is the island vacation - but, since islands around the world exist in all sorts of climates, there's not really one kind of getaway attached to the concept. A trip to the Isle of Skye is a bit different than a trip to Oahu. Today's post will look at islands around the coast of Africa, with other continents to follow.
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Great idea for a series. I'm looking forward to more!

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Icaria –

Icaria – | Name News | Scoop.it
Icaria (also spelled Ikaria) is the name of a Greek island which supposedly derives its name from Icarus of Greek mythology, the son of Daedalus, who escaped the island of Crete by using wings Daedalus had created to fly away. However, Icarus flew too close to the sun, causing the wax that kept his feathers together to melt and he…
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Popular Baby Names on the Isle of Man, 2018 –

Popular Baby Names on the Isle of Man, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to the Civil Registry of the Isle of Man, the most popular baby names on the island in 2018 were Grace/Gracie and Harry. The press release didn’t assign rankings to the rest of the …
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Name Quotes #73: Kamilah, Alexa, Bob –

Name Quotes #73: Kamilah, Alexa, Bob – | Name News | Scoop.it
Actress Jameela Jamil labeled “Kamilah Al-Jamil” by E! News The red carpet prank pulled on actress Jameela Jamil at the Golden Globes back in January: Jameela Jamil’s name was spelled w…
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Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds

Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds | Name News | Scoop.it
Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds
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A happy story about Ailsa (and her name).

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Name of the Week: Isla

Name of the Week: Isla | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Isla is a modern Scottish name taken directly from Scottish geography. Though there are a few small rivers named Isla in Scotland (one in Moray and in Perthshire), the name most likely arose as a variant spelling of Islay – the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides. I
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Popular Baby Names in Scotland, 2016

Popular Baby Names in Scotland, 2016 | Name News | Scoop.it
Olivia and Jack were the most popular baby names in Scotland in 2016.
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Be sure to check out the info about island names too.

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Nothing Like a Name: Island Names - Europe

Nothing Like a Name: Island Names - Europe | Name News | Scoop.it
Hello, readers!

Part 4 today! Let's get to the names, shall we?
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I'm biased because it's my continent, but this is my favourite in the series so far.

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Nothing Like a Name: Island Names - South America

Nothing Like a Name: Island Names - South America | Name News | Scoop.it
For the second part of my Island Names series, we'll be heading to South America! While there are literally hundreds of islands off the coast of this continent, I've chosen ten names to focus on today. If you'd like to see more names, please comment!
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