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Modern Jewish Baby Names Pay Homage to Heritage

Modern Jewish Baby Names Pay Homage to Heritage | Name News | Scoop.it

In honor of Passover, we’re looking at the best modern Jewish baby names that will help you honor your heritage in a stylish way.

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Hanukkah Baby Names Glow Bright

Hanukkah Baby Names Glow Bright | Name News | Scoop.it

Hanukkah baby names move beyond those of the Maccabees. For your modern Hanukkah baby, we have eight fashionable Hebrew names that mean light.


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Baby Naming During COVID

Baby Naming During COVID | Name News | Scoop.it
Parents of newborn girls tinker with Jewish tradition to create meaningful ceremonies for their daughters.
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Modern Jewish Baby Names Pay Homage to Heritage

Modern Jewish Baby Names Pay Homage to Heritage | Name News | Scoop.it
In honor of Passover, we’re looking at the best modern Jewish baby names that will help you honor your heritage in a stylish way.
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World War II-Era Names

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Writing a novel or screenplay set during World War II and looking for the pefect World War II-era names for your hero or heroine? Look no further! We've done the research for you!
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A very comprehensive list of period-appropriate names for people of different nationalities.

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Join a Survey on American Jewish Names

Here’s an opportunity to help advance name knowledge. Researchers at Hebrew Union College and the University of Southern California are conducting an online survey about American Jewish first names. They’re looking at names from many directions: choices and perceptions, religion and identity, history and geography—even how we name pets. I’m …
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What were Israel's most popular baby names of 2018? - Israel News - Jerusalem Post

What were Israel's most popular baby names of 2018? - Israel News - Jerusalem Post | Name News | Scoop.it
Muhammad remains the most common name in Israel overall, the report said.
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Fourteenth International Conference on Jewish Names, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, June 3, 2019

On Monday, June 3 2019, the Fourteenth International Conference on Jewish Names will be held. The day-long conference will take place in the Midrasha (Building 405), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel. The conference is supported by the Faculty of Jewish Studies and the Koschitzky Fund, Bar-Ilan University.

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Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger's name lives on with grandson of woman he saved - Arab-Israeli Conflict - Jerusalem Post

Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger's name lives on with grandson of woman he saved - Arab-Israeli Conflict - Jerusalem Post | Name News | Scoop.it
A week and a day after Ettinger died, the Rabbi's son was given a coveted position during the ritual circumcision of new baby Ahiad.
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Name Spotlight: Zion

Name Spotlight: Zion | Name News | Scoop.it
For college basketball fans, the “Name of the Year” is already decided. Duke freshman Zion Williamson is being called the best college player of his generation, and his charismatic first name is poised to become a marketing sensation. But the name Zion had a story of its own long before …
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24 Uplifting Jewish Baby Names for These Challenging Times –

24 Uplifting Jewish Baby Names for These Challenging Times – | Name News | Scoop.it
I’ll say it: The past five-plus months have not been easy for any of us. Living through a pandemic for nearly half a year now has brought unforeseen challenges to our health, work, and families. After so much heaviness, we all need a little sweetness and light as we approach the Jewish New Year. Welcoming …
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Name Story: Yes, my name is "Shayna Maidel"

Name Story: Yes, my name is "Shayna Maidel" | Name News | Scoop.it
My parents unknowingly named me after the popular Yiddishism, “shayna maidel.” My name is Shana Medel, pronounced Shah-nah Muh-dell. Over the years, it has been butchered by one too many people to count — teachers performing roll call, congregant members at my bat mitzvah, the announcer at my college graduation and even my firs
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All about Ruth

All about Ruth | Name News | Scoop.it
U.S. anthropologist and folklorist Ruth Benedict, 1887–1948 Ruth is an English, German, Dutch, Spanish, and Scandinavian name derived from the Hebrew Re'ut (friend), which later morphed into Rut (pronounced with a long U, not like the English word "rut"). Most people are familiar with it as the title character of the Book of Ruth. She…
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Unique baby names 2020: Parents reveal their unorthodox baby names.

Unique baby names 2020: Parents reveal their unorthodox baby names. | Name News | Scoop.it
Unique baby names 2020: Six parents share their baby names and how they came up with them. From Kale to Bear, here are the names and their stories.
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How Issur Danielovitch Became Kirk Douglas

How Issur Danielovitch Became Kirk Douglas | Name News | Scoop.it
Cameron, who is Michael Douglas‘s oldest son, honored Douglas by naming his daughter Lua Izzy after him.
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Top 10 baby names in the 2019 Census Rehearsal local authorities, 2018

Top 10 baby names in the 2019 Census Rehearsal local authorities, 2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
Last October, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) carried out a census rehearsal in preparation for the next census in 2021. The census rehearsal took place in four local authority areas across England and Wales. These were: Carlisle (North East England) Ceredigion (Mid-Wales) Hackney (London) Tower Hamlets (London) Hidde
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This is such an interesting find! I spent a long time looking at these lists, they really capture the diversity of the different communities.

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Should you ever doubt that names matter ...

Should you ever doubt that names matter ... | Name News | Scoop.it
If you sometimes think names don't count, think about the darkest moments in human history. Our names are tremendously important, and can live on long after we're gone.
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That window. I agree with Abby, there's something powerful about letting the first names speak for themselves.

 

Many of the war memorials I see locally only have surnames and initials. But they're much more powerful when you can see they're in memory of John, William, Thomas, Stanley, Reginald and co.

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How I Parent: A Mother of 5 Shares Parenting Philosophies for Triplets

How I Parent: A Mother of 5 Shares Parenting Philosophies for Triplets | Name News | Scoop.it
our oldest Adina Ariella Emma is 6, our triplets Aviva Leah Lizette, Avital Yael Anne, Eliyahu Meyer Martin are 4 and our youngest Ilana Menucha Julia is 4 months.
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Verrückt nach jüdischen Namen? = Crazy for Jewish names?

Verrückt nach jüdischen Namen? = Crazy for Jewish names? | Name News | Scoop.it
Warum nur nennen ausgerechnet die Deutschen so viele ihrer Kinder Ben, David, Hannah und Leah?
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Have traditional Jewish names - like Ben, David, Hannah and Leah - lost their power and distinctiveness in Germany, now that thousands of non-Jewish parents use them too? What names can Jewish parents today use to make their religion stand out more?

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40 Hebrew Baby Names Inspired by Purim –

40 Hebrew Baby Names Inspired by Purim – | Name News | Scoop.it
The first thing you need to know about Purim is that it’s a mitzvah to get so drunk that you can’t tell the difference between Haman, the story’s villain, and Mordechai, one of the story’s heroes. Really! This year, Purim beings on the evening of March 20, which happens to be a Wednesday, also known …
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