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Lord of the Rings Names

Lord of the Rings Names | Name News | Scoop.it
If you're a Tolkien fan, or just love to read, you might want to consider some of these character names when choosing baby names for your baby!
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100 Lord of The Rings Tolkien Names Straight Out of Middle Earth

Lord of the Rings names are rarely used in this modern time although they have been around for decades. If you're looking to give your baby a Tolkien-inspired name, read on.
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10 Fictional Characters that Inspired Popular Baby Names

10 Fictional Characters that Inspired Popular Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Let's look at fictional characters that might inspire some favorite names, with guest blogger Lorie Anderson of MomInformed.com.
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Narice: One-Hit Wonder Baby Name –

Narice: One-Hit Wonder Baby Name – | Name News | Scoop.it
Cosmopolitan, Feb. 1926 Back in 1926, the name Narice popped up in the U.S. baby name data with an impressive 13 baby girls. Right after that, it dropped out of the data — and it’s been…
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The Emergence of Gevan –

The Emergence of Gevan – | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Gevan was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data in 1952: 1954: unlisted1953: unlisted1952: 12 baby boys named Gevan1951: unlisted1950: unlisted But it wasn’t just any old …
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Royal Character Names

Royal Character Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Looking for the perfect royal character name for your story? Go no further! With names of kings and queens and names that mean "royal," your inspiration starts here.
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Baby Name Avonelle: Vintage Mystery

Baby Name Avonelle: Vintage Mystery | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for a vintage mystery with the baby name Avonelle. From France to New Jersey from Sir Walter Scott to Yosemite and mor
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Baby Name Hawthorne: Literary and Outdoorsy

Baby Name Hawthorne: Literary and Outdoorsy | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Hawthorne combines the literary heritage of author Nathaniel with ties to the natural world, and all the associated meanings.
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The Entrance of Abraxas –

The Entrance of Abraxas – | Name News | Scoop.it
Abraxas (1970) by Santana In August of 1969, Latin rock band Santana played a career-launching set at Woodstock and (a few weeks later) released its debut album, Santana. In September of 1970, the …
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Baby Name Enola: Sherlock's Little Sister

Baby Name Enola: Sherlock's Little Sister | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Enola has traveled a strange and wandering path across the 1800s and 1900s to become Sherlock's little sister.
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Character Names Create Great Stories

Character Names Create Great Stories | Name News | Scoop.it
Choosing great character names is one of the most enjoyable parts of writing any work of fiction, and also among the trickiest.
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Searching for Arthurian Manuscripts: German Edition

Searching for Arthurian Manuscripts: German Edition | Name News | Scoop.it
One of the projects my fellow interns and I have been working on is making a list of names in Arthurian literature and finding relevant manuscripts. A couple weeks ago, my fellow intern Adelia made a post about the website arthurianfiction.org. This website has been invaluable when we're looking for manuscripts. However, the information isn't…
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Call for Papers: Special Journal Issue of NAMES devoted to Children’s Literature, Names, and Naming

Call for Papers: Special Journal Issue of NAMES devoted to Children’s Literature, Names, and Naming | Name News | Scoop.it
The American Name Society (ANS) is issuing its first call for abstracts for an upcoming special issue of the Society’s journal, NAMES.  This issue will be devoted to analysis and discussion of children’s literature, names, and naming.
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Literary Girl Names

Literary Girl Names | Name News | Scoop.it
There’s a certain magic about a name that has even the slightest sprinkle of literary joy. The names of childhood storybook characters can often bring to mind the magic and nostalgia of a favorite read or even hint towards the curiosity that many characters aimed at children possess. For me, many literary baby names ha
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The Start of Scheherazade –

The Start of Scheherazade – | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Scheherazade (sheh-hehr-uh-zahd) comes to us from classic literature: Scheherazade was the wife of the sultan Shahryar in The Arabian Nights*, the collection of Middle Eastern and Indian f…
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The most popular baby names inspired by writers

The most popular baby names inspired by writers | Name News | Scoop.it
Choosing a baby name is serious business. Here are 25+ names inspired by our favorite writers.
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Balin

Balin | Name News | Scoop.it
"Balan, full of fear, crawled on his hands and knees to his brother." W. H. Margetson's illustration for Legends of King Arthur and His Knights (1914) Eng Pronunciation: BAY-lin The name is of uncertain origin or meaning, it appears in Arthurian legend as the name of one of King Arthur's knights, recorded by Thomas Malory…
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Invented Girl Names: Aerith, Lilliandil, Yvaine

Invented Girl Names: Aerith, Lilliandil, Yvaine | Name News | Scoop.it
Invented girl names sometimes sound new and strange. But often, they slip right into wider use, as if they've been here all along.
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Vampire Names Bite Back!

Vampire Names Bite Back! | Name News | Scoop.it
50+ tasty vampire names from books, shows and movies. From dark and brooding to cool and friendly, they're great for human babies too.
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Ichabod | The Beauty of Names

Ichabod | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
"The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane" by John Quidor Origin: Hebrew Gender: Male Meaning: "No Glory" Pronunciation: IK-eh-bah
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Baby Name Atticus: Handsome and Principled

Baby Name Atticus: Handsome and Principled | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Atticus brings to mind the principled attorney of Harper Lee's enduring novel, as well as the wisdom of the ancient world.
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Naming Book Characters- Heroes

Naming Book Characters- Heroes | Name News | Scoop.it
We’re diving back into my three-part series regarding naming your book characters! We started off with a bang, a vague overview of the necessary requirements needed to create convincing character names, which you can check out if you haven’t already. I’m picking that topic back up again today, with a deep-dive into fin
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Character name changes should never be forced –

If you're observing Yom Kippur in lockdown, may you have an easy and meaningful fast despite being deprived of going to synagogue and being with other people! I recently took a short break in prepping the paperback production of the book formerly known as The Very First (always the title I'll think of it as)…
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Olivia, Leslie und Vivien – Vornamen zu "Vom Winde verweht" = Names from "Gone with the Wind

Olivia, Leslie und Vivien – Vornamen zu "Vom Winde verweht" = Names from "Gone with the Wind | Name News | Scoop.it
Vor wenigen Tagen, am 26. Juli, starb Olivia de Havilland. Sie wurde 104 Jahre alt. Olivia wer?! Die bekannteste Rolle der britisch-amerikanischen
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