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Ġanni becomes first baby named using Maltese fonts after IT system change

Ġanni becomes first baby named using Maltese fonts after IT system change | Name News | Scoop.it
A baby boy called Ġanni is the first child to be officially named using Maltese fonts after an IT system change that recognises letters in the national language.
For the first time since the system was digitised, Maltese characters can be included in the public registry and on I
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Malta to Allow Maltese Baby Names –

Malta to Allow Maltese Baby Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
Yay for Malta! Years ago, I mentioned that Malta was the only nation I knew of in which parents were not allowed to register baby names in the national language. Why couldn’t they? Because Ma…
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Oh! That explains why Malta's most popular baby names are very un-Maltese-sounding. Let's hope that's about to change.mal

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What’s in a name? The Great Baby Name Debate - The Malta Independent

What’s in a name? The Great Baby Name Debate - The Malta Independent | Name News | Scoop.it
Everything in the world has a name, from the tiniest element to the biggest planet.
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Your name is your stamp of identity for life

Your name is your stamp of identity for life | Name News | Scoop.it
However, for the children themselves, this name is their ‘label’; their stamp of identity which they will carry with them through life (unless they officially change it), and it can have a lot of social repercussions
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Dnegel? Maltese Woman's List Of Baby Names Goes Viral For Its Sheer Malteseness - Lovin Malta

Dnegel? Maltese Woman's List Of Baby Names Goes Viral For Its Sheer Malteseness - Lovin Malta | Name News | Scoop.it
New parents are always looking for the perfect name for their little baby, but one Maltese couple may have just created the most legendary name ever for a baby boy.
Every year Malta is treated to a new list of popular baby names, ranging from Joseph to Noah to Mia and Valentina.
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Emma remains most popular girls' name for fourth year

Emma remains most popular girls' name for fourth year | Name News | Scoop.it
It may have been only the second parliamentary sitting of the year, but any backlog built up over the Christmas recess did not stop Prime Minister Joseph Muscat from providing a spot of lighter information on Tuesday: the most popular baby names of 2018.In answer to a question by governmen
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Popular Baby Names in Malta, 2017

Popular Baby Names in Malta, 2017 | Name News | Scoop.it
Emma and Luca were the most popular baby names in Malta in 2017. (And in 2016, and in 2015.)
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Emma and Luca most common baby names of 2017, for third year in a row - The Malta Independent

Emma and Luca most common baby names of 2017, for third year in a row  - The Malta Independent | Name News | Scoop.it
Emma and Luca are the most common baby names of 2017, according to information tabled in parliament this morning. 57 girls were named Emma and 54 boys were named Luca this year, the data reveals.
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Top Baby Names in Malta, 2015

Top Baby Names in Malta, 2015 | Name News | Scoop.it
Malta’s top baby names of 2015 have been out for months now, but the latest data still isn’t available on the government’s Naming Babies page, so I can’t give you the offici…
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Yes, the Maltese stats always seem a bit, er, inexplicable.

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Elena is the Most Popular Girl Name in Malta in 2014

Elena is the Most Popular Girl Name in Malta in 2014 | Name News | Scoop.it
Most Popular Girl Names in Malta in 2014 : Elena was the most popular girl name. The name Julia, including its variants, placed second. Read more.
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Luke and Elena top the list of baby names

Luke and Elena were the most popular names given to babies born last year, official figures have shown.
More babies were born as compared to 2013 – a total of 4,277, of which 53 per cent were boys.
At least four per cent of boys were named Luke or one of its variants followed by Matthew and Jacob...
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Most of these names don't sound very Maltese...am I missing something?

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Popular Baby Names in Malta, 2013 - Nancy's Baby Names

Elena/Elenia/Helena/Ella and Luke/Luca/Lucas were the most popular baby name-groups in Malta in 2013.
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Luke, Elena most popular babies' names

Luke, Elena most popular babies' names | Name News | Scoop.it
Luke and Elena were the most popular names given to newborns in Malta last year.
The National Statistics Office said there were 4,078 live births last year, down by 3.6 per cent over 2012. The majority - 52.4 per cent - were boys.
At five per cent, Luke (and its variants) was the most popular...
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Look, folks: Malta!

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Popular Baby Names in Malta, 2018 –

Popular Baby Names in Malta, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
Speaking of Malta…according to The Malta Independent, the most popular baby names in the country in 2018 were Emma and Noah. Here are Malta’s top 3 girl names and top 3 boy names of 201…
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Zaleshian, Teejay, and Shazion Neymar were baby names in 2018. But traditional names stand test of time

Zaleshian, Teejay, and Shazion Neymar were baby names in 2018. But traditional names stand test of time | Name News | Scoop.it
Zany ‘latter-day’ names can be eye-watering, but classical names remain the most popular, as this eight-year comparison shows
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Ooh, more statistics from Malta than we had before. Also interesting to see which spellings and forms have been grouped together.

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WATCH: Dnegel’s ‘Mother’ Claps Back At Bullies And Pledges To Use Iconic Name For Her Future Son - Lovin Malta

WATCH: Dnegel’s ‘Mother’ Claps Back At Bullies And Pledges To Use Iconic Name For Her Future Son - Lovin Malta | Name News | Scoop.it
But if there's any bullying happening at school, the first thing that needs to be done is to teach the children from home, so hopefully bullying at school ends. Because, if the kids never heard the name Dnegel, then they hear their parents say it, it becomes a name like any else. That means any problems are coming from parents, and not from the name.
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Why most Maltese share the same 100 surnames

Why most Maltese share the same 100 surnames | Name News | Scoop.it
Any Sherlock can detect a number of things from my surname. Chetcuti is a clear indication that my ancestors bred cackles of baby chicks or that they used to laugh gently – like giggling chickens apparently – or that they used to be masters of the house.

Of course, not everything is passe
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Newsiest Names of the Week

Newsiest Names of the Week | Name News | Scoop.it
This week’s baby name news includes names celebrating life, a moniker that started as a joke, and what’s hot on the East and West Coasts and around the world.
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2017 names in Malta: The year of Apollo and Divine

2017 names in Malta: The year of Apollo and Divine | Name News | Scoop.it
Sometimes you’ll be walking down the street and you hear an “Over here Harry!” or “Look at that Sophie!” and you think to yourself, ah, there’s some normal children’s names, names I can actually pronounce. Then you turn around and you realise that the calls were for not for little children
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Emma, Luca most popular baby names

Emma,  Luca most popular  baby names | Name News | Scoop.it
Emma and Luca were the most popular baby names this year, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said.
Figures tabled in Parliament show that 57 children were named Emma this year, while 54 baby boys were named Luca.
The second most common name for boys was Ben, with 42 occurrences in the past year
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Weekends in Malta

Weekends in Malta | Name News | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, since Malta is a former British colony, it looks like trendy names popular in the rest of the anglophone world are the norm. A search for "Maltese names" mostly takes me to places that have recommendations for a Maltese dog and not a Maltese child. There are a few scattering of sources that offer…
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Luke and Matthew Remained the Most Popular Boy Names in Malta in 2014

Luke and Matthew Remained the Most Popular Boy Names in Malta in 2014 | Name News | Scoop.it
Most Popular Boy Names in Malta in 2014 - Luke was the most popular name given to baby boys in 2014 and 2013. Matthew & Jacob ranked as second and third.
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Popular Baby Names in Malta, 2014

Elena/Elenia/Helena/Ella and Luke/Luca/Lucas were the most popular baby name-groups in Malta in 2014.
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Seeing Double: Twins and trends in this week’s baby names news – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry

Seeing Double: Twins and trends in this week’s baby names news – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry | Name News | Scoop.it
Abby Sandel has lots of baby name news this week--including a new trend for boys' names and some interesting twin combos. - baby names
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Étoile and Soleil - well spotted!


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Quality and Amporn top the list of unusual names

Quality and Amporn top the list of unusual names | Name News | Scoop.it
The good news is that the most popular children’s names last year were still the traditional ones: Luke, Elena and Matthew.
The bad news is that the public registry in 2013 still had its fair share of specially coined names which are hard to pronounce, like Zveyrone, Netsrik, Jaceyrhaer,...
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