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On Star Signs & Name Meanings

On Star Signs & Name Meanings | Name News | Scoop.it
We know instinctively that younger parents often name very differently than older ones. Now new data from Scotland offers some fascinating insights.
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Good Names with Bad, Bad Meanings

Good Names with Bad, Bad Meanings | Name News | Scoop.it

Good names with bad meanings exist, and you might be surprised to discover some of the most popular names of all time among them. So does meaning matter?


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200+ Baby Names With Great Meanings

200+ Baby Names With Great Meanings | Name News | Scoop.it
Names with great meanings have never been more appealing than they are right now. We've rounded up 200+ of the best baby names meaning love, hope and more!
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Coleen Garcia tells the story behind Baby Amari's name

Coleen Garcia tells the story behind Baby Amari's name | Name News | Scoop.it
In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph, Coleen Garcia shared why she and her husband Billy Crawford picked the name Amari for their baby boy.
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Name Help: A Sister for Lily

Name Help: A Sister for Lily | Name News | Scoop.it
They named their daughter Lily Haven, a family name with so much meaning. Now they're expecting another daughter, and need #namehelp!
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Names With Unique Meanings Stand Out

Names With Unique Meanings Stand Out | Name News | Scoop.it
Names with unique meanings include quirky choices meaning Puffy Cheeks, Pirate, Pomegranate and more. We bet you'll learn a few new ones!
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20 Boy Names With Meanings Any Parent Would Love

20 Boy Names With Meanings Any Parent Would Love | Name News | Scoop.it
The meaning behind a baby name is so important for parents-to-be, so we've narrowed down th
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— Baby Name Meanings - What Does Your Name Mean?

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Baby Name Meanings - What Does Your Name Mean? Albert: Arabic, al-bara'at, “the salvation” Alexander: Greek, a+lex+ander, “a man without law”, popular among anarchists Alfred: Arabic, al-fareed
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Hilarious and clever. For goodness sake, there are even multiple Silmarillion puns in here. Found via Nancy Friedman.

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Baby Names With Deep Meanings

Baby Names With Deep Meanings | Name News | Scoop.it
Names can guide and inspire us. They can lend direction to our lives. Here are 10 lovely names with deep, aspirational meanings for your child.
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10 Beautiful Baby Names With Distinct & Different Meanings

10 Beautiful Baby Names With Distinct & Different Meanings | Name News | Scoop.it
There are thousands of baby names to choose from, but if you want your baby's name to be distinct and different, consider one of these names.
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The Amish Cook: Naming the Yoders’ baby

While I like naming my children after people I appreciate, the more significant issue to me is that it is a name with an appropriate meaning that Daniel and I are fully agreed on.
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Obscene, but Obscure: Yea or Nay? –

Obscene, but Obscure: Yea or Nay? – | Name News | Scoop.it
While working on the Phaedra post from earlier this week, I came across the fact that Greek playwright Euripides had two wives: Melite and Choerine. The name Melite I recognized as coming from the …
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The 3 Biggest Baby Name Trends of the Decade

The 3 Biggest Baby Name Trends of the Decade | Name News | Scoop.it
Name trends can sneak up on you. They move bit by bit, shifting your expectations along the way. As time goes by, you might even forget that Penelope used to sound old-fashioned instead of trendy, or that you marveled at your first sighting of Jaxon-with-an-X. Here’s your reminder of how …
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Is it okay to use names with “bad” meanings? –

Is it okay to use names with “bad” meanings? – | Name News | Scoop.it
If you've ever frequented a baby name forum, you'll know that name meanings are a constant point of discussion. For some parents-to-be, the meaning of a name reigns supreme above all other considerations, while others place greater emphasis on how a name sounds, and view a good meaning as a bonus rather than as a…
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Opinions On… Names With Bad Meanings

Opinions On… Names With Bad Meanings | Name News | Scoop.it
Names, especially in our modern day and age, are incredibly varied. On-trend unisex names, age-old family traditions, frilly feminine choices, and lusciously long names all abound in kindergarten classrooms and daycares around the world. But the one thing that all names have in common is a meaning. Many names are deriv
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Name Help: Connecting Names for Boy-Girl Twins

Name Help: Connecting Names for Boy-Girl Twins | Name News | Scoop.it
They're expecting boy-girl twins! What's the best way to connect their names, without being too obvious about it?
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Ashley Graham Shares Sweet Story Behind Son Isaac's Name

Ashley Graham Shares Sweet Story Behind Son Isaac's Name | Name News | Scoop.it
"He is so cute and so sweet and so happy," Ashley Graham said of her son
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Ashley Graham tells Jenna Bush Hager about baby's name

Ashley Graham tells Jenna Bush Hager about baby's name | Name News | Scoop.it
Isaac means laughter, and we just really wanted a happy, laughing baby, and sure enough we got him.
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Name Help: Sunshine/Light and Eagle/Hawk Names

Name Help: Sunshine/Light and Eagle/Hawk Names | Name News | Scoop.it
They're looking for a name for Lowen Leone's new sister! It needs to be every bit as meaningful and rare. Time for #namehelp.
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18 Baby Girl Names With Super Fierce Meanings

18 Baby Girl Names With Super Fierce Meanings | Name News | Scoop.it
A lot of things that go into finding a baby name, but if finding a baby girl name with a kick butt meaning is important, we've got a list.
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Best of... Home-Inspired Baby Names

Best of... Home-Inspired Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
We're spending a lot of time at home these days. If you're looking for a baby name, see our list of home-inspired baby names!
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20 ‘Smartest’ Baby Names in the World

20 ‘Smartest’ Baby Names in the World | Name News | Scoop.it
For parents who want to inspire their kid to have deep knowledge and however they define "smart" these are 20 great baby name choices that mean smart
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Bright names

Though the vast majority of such names have sharply plummeted in popularity, there's a large quantity of Germanic-origin names formed from the root beraht (bright). Robert is far and away the best-known, with other well-known (albeit not nearly as popular) names including Albert, Gilbert, Herbert, and Hubert. Let's take a look at this category of names. Albert (English,…
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Gracious and dear Slavic names

Another fairly common root in Slavic names is milu/mil (dear, gracious). In comparison to the warlike meanings of many Germanic and Old Norse names, Slavic names often invoke things like love, peace, flowers, and dearness. As might be expected, many of the female names have the nickname Mila. Female: Bohumila (Czech, Slovak), Bogumiła (Polish): Favoured by God.…
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