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#Showbiz: Nad Zainal names her baby Budi Kalsom

#Showbiz: Nad Zainal names her baby Budi Kalsom | Name News | Scoop.it
The 30-year-old artiste whose real name is Farah Nadia Zainal Abidin, has named her baby girl Budi Kalsom.

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Name Quotes #68: Ciara, Mayday, Bruce –

Name Quotes #68: Ciara, Mayday, Bruce – | Name News | Scoop.it
“My mom was trying to figure out my name when my dad bought her a fragrance called Ciara by Revlon. That’s where my name came from!”
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Satu

Satu | Name News | Scoop.it
Satu is a Finnish female name meaning "fairytale, fable" as well as also being a Malay and Indonesian word meaning "one". Satu Mare is also the name of a city in Romania meaning "great village", Satu meaning "great, large". Origin: Finnish, Malay, Indonesian, Romanian  
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'Malaysia' is tops — as an American baby name - The Rakyat Post

'Malaysia' is tops — as an American baby name - The Rakyat Post | Name News | Scoop.it
AMERICANS love Malaysia — the name at least. Data collected from the United States (US) Social Security Administration shows that quite a number of American girls are named after the country. An online publication, Swimmingly, says Malaysia is the country that has inspired the most baby names for the whole of 2013. About 630 girls were known …
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Marked by strange but true names - Nation | The Star Online

Marked by strange but true names - Nation | The Star Online | Name News | Scoop.it
Baby names are getting more colourful these days as Hollywood celebrities try to outdo each other by giving their children outrageous names. In Malaysia, names mean something and can change one’s destiny, even if they aren’t always flattering.
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Something a bit different: on unusual names in Malaysia.

Anna Otto's comment, January 7, 2014 3:43 AM
Wow I guess it's Malaysia Day (2nd article on the subject) ... this article was incredibly interesting, although a bit difficult for an outsider to follow.
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The name game - Features | The Star Online

The name game - Features | The Star Online | Name News | Scoop.it
When it comes to choosing their babies’ names, most Malaysian parents make sure they bear good meanings.
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Interesting case studies of Malaysian parents of various ethnic and religious groups naming their children.

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Patriotic Fun Fact: There Are 74 Malaysians In Malaysia Named ‘Malaysia’ | News | Rojak Daily

Patriotic Fun Fact: There Are 74 Malaysians In Malaysia Named ‘Malaysia’ | News | Rojak Daily | Name News | Scoop.it
“Tanah tumpahnya darahku.”
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‘Tun’ and ‘Mahathir’ among most popular baby names in Malaysia | Malaysia | Malay Mail

‘Tun’ and ‘Mahathir’ among most popular baby names in Malaysia | Malaysia | Malay Mail | Name News | Scoop.it
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 18 — The popularity of a personality is one factor influencing parents when naming their babies for registration at the National Registration Department (NRD). Not surprisingly then, names like Tun and Mahathir are among the popular ones recorded by the NRD, with 4,72
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What Made the Baby Name Malaysia So Trendy? - Nancy's Baby Names

What Made the Baby Name Malaysia So Trendy? - Nancy's Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Malaysia jumped in popularity from 2011 to 2012 -- why?
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Intriguing.  For a bit more on Malaysia, see http://babynameobsessed.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/name-of-the-week-malaysia/

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Name Quotes for the Weekend #6 - Nancy's Baby Names

"Other names that came to my attention were Simba for a son, Seksy for a daughter – good luck with that during the school register – and a boy called Trucker."
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