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Opinions On...Made Up Names

Opinions On...Made Up Names | Name News | Scoop.it
One of the largest controversies you’ll find on naming communities and forums is made up names. No, let me revise that a bit. One of the naming community’s favorite pastimes is to criticize made up names. These names are often deemed trendy or “kre8tive” or too try-hard by name fanatics, and while I try and avoid insulting someone’s baby naming choice, I have to admit that I often internally scoff at some of these created choices. But are made up names really a harmless way for parents to guaran
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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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RARE + UNIQUE BABY BOY NAMES 2020! | COOL INVENTED BOY NAMES BY MY VIEWERS!

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What's up with black names, anyway? | Salon.com

From Tayshaun to Rau'shee, Olympic athletes have been a reminder of distinctive African-American names. Before you poke fun, here's a history lesson.
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These Are The Most Popular ‘Made-Up’ Baby Names (And They Sure Are Weird!)

These Are The Most Popular ‘Made-Up’ Baby Names (And They Sure Are Weird!) | Name News | Scoop.it
These are the most popular 'made-up' baby girl and boy names at the moment.
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21 Unique Boy Names My Viewers Made Up - Do They Work? INVENTED BABY BOY NAMES - SJ STRUM - YouTube

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Jaspin, Balinor, Jover, Charleston, Boulavard, Horizon, Joleon, Ranger, Silverton, Renlo, Eastley, Druid, Graylen, Kova, Albion, Tovin, Dadoren, Bronze, Cedar.

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Name Quotes 78: Brene, Neal, SanDeE* –

Name Quotes 78: Brene, Neal, SanDeE* – | Name News | Scoop.it
SanDeE* from LA Story From the 1991 movie LA Story, a conversation between Harris (played by Steve Martin) and SanDeE* (played by Sarah Jessica Parker): H: What was your name again?S: SanDeE*H: I&#…
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Prénom fille Thaïs : mixte et particulier

Prénom fille Thaïs : mixte et particulier | Name News | Scoop.it
Remercions l’écrivain Anatole France de nous avoir proposé le magnifique prénom féminin Thaïs ou Thais. Cette appellation est le titre de son célèbre
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Changing Endings To Change the Baby Name

Changing Endings To Change the Baby Name | Name News | Scoop.it
You remember we talked about names passing the mall test: you’re out and about, you hear a name unexpectedly, and hearing it like that makes you realize you like it when you didn’t know…
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Male names of literary origin, A-F

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18th century miniature of Tariel and Avtandil meeting in a cave Aminta was coined by Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his 1573 play of the same name. It's derived from Greek name Amyntas, from amyntor (defender). Amiran is the hero of Medieval Georgian poet Moses of Khoni's great romance epic Amiran-Darejaniani. The name is derived from mythical Georgian hero Amirani,…
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Female names of literary origin, N-Z

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U.S. actor Norma Shearer, 1902–1983 Nélida was created by French writer Marie d'Agoult for her semi-autobiographical 1846 novel of the same name, which she wrote under the pseudonym Daniel Stern. It's probably an anagram of the pen name Daniel. Nestan-Darejan was created by great Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for the famous 12th century national epic The…
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From Nélida to Zerbinette!

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Female names of literary origin, A-F

Female names of literary origin, A-F | Name News | Scoop.it
Cosette on first-edition 1862 Les Misérables cover, by Émile Bayard While all names necessarily have to be invented at some point, names created for literary characters are usually more recent creations than other names. Their staying power and popularity seems to hinge on how well they blend into the language of origin; i.e., do they sound…
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Lucasta –

Lucasta – | Name News | Scoop.it
Lucasta was first used by English poet Richard Lovelace for a poem he wrote to a woman he loved, Lucy Sacheverel. Its seems to be a contraction of Lux Casta meaning "pure light" or "chaste light". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lukasta (English)  
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Name Profile- Vanessa

Name Profile- Vanessa | Name News | Scoop.it
A clunky cool favorite that proved to stick around long after her now expired 80s sisters, Vanessa has a quirky classic vibe about her that has extended to thrive in the 21st century. With adorable nicknames, a familiar but not popular feel, and literary and natural connections, it’s no wonder Vanessa has maintained he
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RARE + UNIQUE BABY GIRL NAMES 2020! | MY VIEWERS INVENTED GIRL NAMES!

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Sunday Summary: Naming Elphaba

Sunday Summary: Naming Elphaba | Name News | Scoop.it
L.F.B. = Elphaba, plus thoughts about name regret, naming houseplants, Bert names, rock songs with girl names in the title, and more onomastic rambling
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MY VIEWERS INVENTED MADE-UP BABY GIRL NAMES...and they're surprisingly pretty!! SJ STRUM - YouTube

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Olydia, Avie, Ameliana, Faelina, Idelia, Evabeth, Briarleigh, Everliis, Whitley, Tessadora, Maevery, Goldwyn, Anaveah, Jessalie, Liselle, Fioline, Kindra, Klicea, Isbri, Haisley, Sylvalie, Sophiel, Daveigh, Vivielle, Elladeen, Emmikah, Avilia, Claramay, Kelvie, Tazmyrith, Arietta, Winslow, Elisobelle, Marveaux, Hartleigh, Tinksley, Emberyn, Zylie, Raelora, Zaffie, Wrenly.

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Why Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden’s Daughter’s Name Is on Trend

Why Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden’s Daughter’s Name Is on Trend | Name News | Scoop.it
"It’s pretty clear that this a name that they invented," Nameberry CEO Pamela Redmond tells PEOPLE
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(20+) Le petit Robaire des prénoms inventés - Libération

(20+) Le petit Robaire des prénoms inventés - Libération | Name News | Scoop.it
Jesunette, Alkapone, Zac-Harry... A mille lieues des populaires Gabriel ou Camille, nombre de parents préfèrent sortir des sentiers battus et donner à leur progéniture un nom créé sur mesure. Amoureux de la belle orthographe, s’abstenir.
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Male names of literary origin, N–Z

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American aviation pioneer Orville Wright, 1871–1948 Nemo means "nobody" in Latin. Jules Verne created it for the captain of Nautilus in his 1870 novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Nerle is a character in L. Frank Baum's 1903 novel The Enchanted Island of Yew. It may be based on Merle, a variant of Merrill or Muriel ("pleasant hill" or "bright…
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Male names of literary origin, G-M

Male names of literary origin, G-M | Name News | Scoop.it
FYI: If you're wondering why I've barely mentioned any Arthurian names in this series, it's because I'm saving them for a future post on that subject only. Sorry I couldn't find a bigger pool of names! The relative dearth of literary male vs. female names is evidence of how, until fairly recently, people generally have…
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Female names of literary origin, G-M

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I belatedly realised I left out three names in the first post in this series: Daiva was created by Lithuanian writer Vydūnas and possibly based on a Sanskrit word meaning "destiny." Dalma was created by Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty for his 1825 epic poem Zalán Futása. Though the original Dalma was male, later writers used…
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Allusionist 98. Alter Ego —

Allusionist 98. Alter Ego — | Name News | Scoop.it
Today: three pieces about alter egos, when your name - the words by which the world knows you - is replaced by another for particular purposes. How did John Doe come to be the name for a man, alive or dead, identity unknown or concealed in a legal matter? Strap in for a whirlwind ride into some
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