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Some Manx First Names –

Some Manx First Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
The last native speaker of Manx Gaelic — a fisherman named Ned — died in the mid-1970s. Since then, one of the ways the Isle of Man has attempted to keep the Manx language alive is thro…
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Popular Baby Names on the Isle of Man, 2018 –

Popular Baby Names on the Isle of Man, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to the Civil Registry of the Isle of Man, the most popular baby names on the island in 2018 were Grace/Gracie and Harry. The press release didn’t assign rankings to the rest of the …
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Name Help: A Sibling for Alba

Name Help: A Sibling for Alba | Name News | Scoop.it
Fenella and her husband Mark are expecting their second child - a surprise! - who will be a brother or sister to their daughter Alba. Fenella writes: "We like unusual names, preferably out of the top 100 although this is not essential. As we live on the Isle o
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This is a treat to read!

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Isle of Man Government - Oliver and Olivia Most Popular Baby Names in Isle of Man

The Civil Registry has revealed its 2017 statistics on births, deaths and marriages, with Oliver and Olivia taking the top spot for most popular names in 2017.

Oliver takes over from Archie and Theo which were last year’s top choices in the Isle of Man. The most popular choice for girls was Olivia, with Evie, Ella, Scarlet, Isla and Amelia not far behind.

Some of the less well-known names registered in 2017 included Ottilie, meaning little wealthy one, and Jaxon, which means God has been gracious.
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Romance! Adventure! Surprising, Overlooked Celtic Baby Names

American parents love Celtic names. We've adopted scores of Irish, Scottish and Welsh favorites across the generations. Think of Douglas and Eileen, Brian and Bridget, Ryan and Megan, Liam and Riley. But how many hit names can you think of from Cornwall, Brittany or the Isle of Man?
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Huzz for all the Celtic languages!

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Famous Name: Orry

Famous Name: Orry | Name News | Scoop.it
Lots of movies get released just before Christmas – are you looking forward to seeing any? This puts me in mind of one of Australia's Hollywood success stories, who was born on New Year's Eve 116 y...
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I'd never have guessed the origin of this name.  Fascinating!

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International Baby Names: Manx Names

International Baby Names: Manx Names | Name News | Scoop.it

"by Eleanor Nickerson of British Baby Names Manx is one of the six Celtic languages that hail from the British isles.  It is the native language of the Isle of Man, an island uniquely situated between the coasts of Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales."

 

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Whichever way you throw them, they stand.

A very interesting list, and remember, next time you meet a Lilee, a Grayse, or a Juan pronounced "JOO-un", don't assume they're creative spellings; they could be Manx.

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Popular Baby Names on the Isle of Man, 2020 –

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According to the Civil Registry of the Isle of Man, the most popular baby names on the island in 2020 were Ella and Leo/Oliver. Here are the Isle of Man’s top 5 girl names and top 5+ boy names of 2…
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Isle of Man Government - Isle of Man’s most popular baby names in 2018 revealed as Harry and Grace

The Civil Registry has revealed its births, deaths and marriages statistics in the Isle of Man for 2018. The most popular first names given to baby boys and girls this year were Harry and Grace/Gracie.
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Popular Baby Names on the Isle of Man, 2017 –

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In other Manx name-news, the town of Ramsey recently obtained a new road sweeper and held a competition to name it. Fifteen entries were submitted. The winning name was “Sweepy McSweep Face,”
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Pherrick

An Ash Wednesday fair on Isle on Man used to be held at Keeil Pharick (now Cabbal Pherick), Manx for "Saint Patrick's Chapel."
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The Art of Naming: World-Wide Wednesday: Manx Names

The Art of Naming: World-Wide Wednesday: Manx Names | Name News | Scoop.it
The Isle of Man has its own traditional baby names, but it also draws influence from the English, the Irish, the Scottish, the Welsh and the Nordic.
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Hurrah for Manx!  If you enjoy this post, you may also like http://nameberry.com/blog/manx-names

 

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e-Onomastics: Onomastics of islands of the North Atlantic

e-Onomastics: Onomastics of islands of the North Atlantic | Name News | Scoop.it

" Project IONA is a treasure trove of information about the people and places of these islands of the North Atlantic. Inter alia, a database of names can be found."

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I'm not entirely sure what the purpose or scope of this project is, but it might be worth a look if you're interested.  The information about personal names is basic, not citing sources, but reasonably sound.

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