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How I Named My Baby: Cosmo Nuri

How I Named My Baby: Cosmo Nuri | Name News | Scoop.it

Allison Young and Russell Richardson adopted their son Cosmo Nuri Young Richardson from Korea in September 2020. In this interview, Allison tells us how they chose the name Cosmo for their newest family member.


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Geon –

Geon – | Name News | Scoop.it
Geon (pr. kun; Forvo) is a Korean male name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used: 건 建 geon "to build, to construct"; 健 geon "strong; firm"; 虔 geon "respect"; 乾 geon "sky"; 鍵 geon "key" There are other meanings depending on the hanja used. It can also be used as part of a compound name. It's also…
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Jeong-ah –

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Jeong-ah (정아) is a Korean female name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used: 정 정 (靜) jeong "quiet; still, tranquil"; 정 (貞) jeong "virtuous, chaste, loyal"; 정 (晶) jeong "clear; crystal; diamond"; 정 (廷) jeong "royal court; rural court" 아 아 (兒) ah "child; 아 (雅) ah "elegant, neat, tidy"; 아 (娥) ah "good, beautiful"; There are likely other meanings…
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A Married Name That Looks Nothing Like Us - The New York Times

A Married Name That Looks Nothing Like Us - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
As a child, I had dreamed of taking my husband’s last name. Then I got engaged to Eddie.
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The author, Sally Ho, has also written here about choosing her son's first name.

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Dae –

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Dae is a Korean name element used in conjunction with another name element and only used for men. It's used as a prefix meaning "great, big, vast, large" written with the Korean Hangul 대 (大). Baekdudaegan or Baekdu Daegan is the name of a mountain range that runs through the Korean peninsula meaning "white-head great-ridge". Dae could also be a variant…
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GOT7’s BamBam Reveals The Reason His Brothers’ Names Are Beer And Bank

GOT7’s BamBam Reveals The Reason His Brothers’ Names Are Beer And Bank | Name News | Scoop.it
On the latest episode of “Ask Us Anything,” GOT7’s BamBam shared that he had almost been named something very different! During the August 18 broadcast of the JTBC variety show, BamBam explained to the cast that Thai parents typically give their children two names. “BamBam is my real name,” he said. “The reason that everyone
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Name Spotlight: A-reum

Name Spotlight: A-reum | Name News | Scoop.it
After 7 months without a 'Name Spotlight,' this series is now revived and on this post, we will be taking a look at a female name from a native Korean word that was popular in the 80s. Basic information In the Korean alphabet hangul (or hangeul), A-reum (Areum) is written as 아름 and this name is derived…
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50 Korean names for baby girls - the best baby names - www.namesoftheworld.net - YouTube

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50 Korean names for baby boys - the best baby names - www.namesoftheworld.net - YouTube

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Why Korean companies are forcing their workers to go by English names

Why Korean companies are forcing their workers to go by English names | Name News | Scoop.it
“Dropping your pants and [urinating] in the person’s briefcase would be only a little ruder than calling him/her by his/her first name.”

But some companies are looking to eliminate some of this hierarchy. The best way to do that, it seems, is dictating that employees take English names.
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The Apex of Aja –

The Apex of Aja – | Name News | Scoop.it
The minimalistic name Aja saw massive jump in usage* in 1978. It was the fastest-rising name of 1978, in fact. 1980: 311 baby girls named Aja [rank: 597th]1979: 362 baby girls named Aja [rank: 526t…
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Min-ho –

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Min-ho (민호) is a Korean male name with a variety of meanings depending on the hanja used:  민 (敏) min "nimble, agile, quick-witted; hard-working"; 민 (民) min "people, nation"; 민 (珉) min "jade"; 민 (旼) min "gentle, affable"; 민 (旻) min "heaven"   호 (皓) ho "bright, clear"; 호 (虎) ho "tiger"; 호 (豪) ho "heroic, chivalrous, brave, overpowering, great"; 호 (鎬) ho "stove; bright"; 호 (旻) ho "autumn sky"; 호 (浩) ho…
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Name Quotes 76: Haechan, Frieda, Taz –

Name Quotes 76: Haechan, Frieda, Taz – | Name News | Scoop.it
From a Fodor’s article about the German gummy factory Haribo Fabrikverkauf: At first glance it may seem like the milchbären (milk bears) are simply traditional German gummy bears with a milky…
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Find out what baby boy and baby girl names were the most popular in Korea in 2018!

Find out what baby boy and baby girl names were the most popular in Korea in 2018! | Name News | Scoop.it
The Korean Supreme Court's Electronic Family Registry System has unveiled statistical results of the most popular baby boy and baby girl names among…
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Name change honors all family

Backed by love from family – including the support of three sisters who kept the Eggers name after their own marriages – we both became Moons
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Uncommon Korean Baby Names That Are Perfect Choices

Uncommon Korean Baby Names That Are Perfect Choices | Name News | Scoop.it
Uncommon Korean baby names you are sure to love are all on this list. Which names will be added to your maybe for my baby name list?
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An Asian-American Mom’s Advice for Dear Abby on ‘Foreign Names’

An Asian-American Mom’s Advice for Dear Abby on ‘Foreign Names’ | Name News | Scoop.it
Few things are as universal to the Asian-American experience as the tortured or joyous road to our westernized names, what it means for our identity and the assimilation goals that are either chosen by or imposed upon us.
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What’s in an Author Name?

What’s in an Author Name? | Name News | Scoop.it
Marie G. Lee was an entity, while I was a person. Called by this name felt as weird as referring to myself in the third person.
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LOVE this essay.

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What's in a name

What's in a name | Name News | Scoop.it
Although many parents choose traditional names for their kids, some couples select unique names. More recently, names have evolved from simple designations to "personal branding."
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Name stories from the US territory of Guam in Micronesia.

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List Lists: Sino-Korean girl names that are currently not in the top 10

List Lists: Sino-Korean girl names that are currently not in the top 10 | Name News | Scoop.it
From uncommon to rare native Korean names that, pretty much, belonged to young adults to the Sino-Korean compound names for girls that are currently used but not in the top 10. That's the topic for this 'List Lists' post. For this short list of names, I mainly used the Eromy naming service website to help…
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Sunday Summary: Pom and Everson and Unhelpful Husbands - Appellation Mountain

Sunday Summary: Pom and Everson and Unhelpful Husbands - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
I’m forever fascinated by unusual names, especially when they come complete with compelling stories. Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy, caught my eye back when we saw the movie in May. But I just thought to look for the meaning behind it. Turns out that Pom was born in Quebec to …
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List Lists: Uncommon-rare native Korean names

List Lists: Uncommon-rare native Korean names | Name News | Scoop.it
Areum, Boram, Seulgi, these were some of the popular names of the late 80s and early 90s and they all derive from words of native Korean origin (as opposed to Korean words of Chinese origin). On this 'List Lists' post, I will be taking a look at those names which are uncommonly or rarely used in…
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