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Name Profile- Nightingale

Name Profile- Nightingale | Name News | Scoop.it
An out-there bird name choice with a calming aura, this rarity is most often seen as an eye-catching middle name for boys or girls on naming websites, but could potentially work as a middle name for a real child, if you're feeling brave. As for a first name, Nightingale may be a bit bold, but different strokes for different folks! If you feel like Nightingale could be right for your family, or you’re considering putting this name on your name list in a less dramatic case, this article may help w
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Name of the Year 2020 –

Name of the Year 2020 – | Name News | Scoop.it
This 'Name of the Year' post is going to be a no-brainer, so let's jump right into this, shall we? Origin: Ancient Greek via Latin Etymology: From Latin corōna, itself Ancient Greek κορώνη (korṓnē), referring to a type of sea-bird (perhaps a shearwater), a crow or anything that is curved or hooked, aside from referring…
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Aberdeen baby named after doctor who made birth possible

Aberdeen baby named after doctor who made birth possible | Name News | Scoop.it
The woman – who asked only to be identified at Martina – named her daughter Gail Shennan, after Professor Andrew Shennan, who brought her into the world through the use of a pioneering procedure.

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COVID Impacts Baby Names

COVID Impacts Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
COVID baby names look different than baby names before. The results of our survey show how the pandemic has changed baby naming.
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Baby Named for Midwife & Ship –

In September of 1960, the American hospital ship SS Hope traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia, on its maiden voyage. In mid-December, the first baby was born aboard the ship. The baby girl was named Mada…
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Sky News presenter Sarah-Jane Mee introduces baby girl and reveals name - see photos

Sky News presenter Sarah-Jane Mee introduces baby girl and reveals name - see photos | Name News | Scoop.it
Sarah-Jane reveals for the first time that her baby daughter is called Rae Brenda Richardson.
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Welcome, Rae! Inspired by rainbows, rays of hope etc.

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9 More Virus-Inspired Baby Names –

9 More Virus-Inspired Baby Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
We’ve already talked about a bunch of virus-inspired names (Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Coviduvidapdap, Corona, Corona, Lockdown, Sanitizer), but there are still more! Here’s a r…
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Top Lockdown Names Are Simple, International, and Heroic

Top Lockdown Names Are Simple, International, and Heroic | Name News | Scoop.it
Lockdown names most popular during the pandemic share the qualities of simplicity, international diversity, and heroic strength.
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Babynaming in the time of coronavirus

Babynaming in the time of coronavirus | Name News | Scoop.it
Kate Towne examines baby-naming trends inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and other disasters.
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Baby Name Ideas for Quarantine Babies

Giving birth during quarantine is not an easy feat. But life goes on…literally! Instead of focusing on fear, let’s celebrate our strength, resilience, and togetherness during this time. We’ve put together a list of baby names that celebrate new life and those qualities. Matilda – An English name with the meaning of “battle strength.
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“Rona” as a Baby Name? –

“Rona” as a Baby Name? – | Name News | Scoop.it
We’ve seen some interesting baby names (e.g., Covid, Lockdown, Sanitizer) emerge in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But, so far, I haven’t heard of anyone intentionally giving the…
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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds name baby son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds name baby son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas | Name News | Scoop.it
The names are a tribute to their grandfathers and two doctors who treated Mr Johnson while he was in hospital with coronavirus, Ms Symonds wrote in an Instagram post.

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Welcome, Wilfred.

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Baby Named “Sanitizer” –

Baby Named “Sanitizer” – | Name News | Scoop.it
Last weekend, a baby boy was born in Uttar Pradesh, India, and was named Sanitizer by his parents Omvir and Monika. Here’s how Omvir explained why he chose the name Sanitizer: Whenever people…
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Nurse appalled by unusual baby name takes extreme measures to talk parents out of it - Mirror Online

Nurse appalled by unusual baby name takes extreme measures to talk parents out of it - Mirror Online | Name News | Scoop.it
Nurses and midwives on Reddit have been recalling the times they felt they had to step in to try and prevent a parent from giving their child an incredibly unfortunate name
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Shifa

Shifa | Name News | Scoop.it

Pexels.comPhoto by Eneida Nieves on Pexels.com Origin: Arabic شِفَاءMeaning: "cure, remedy; healing."Gender: feminine The name comes from the Arabic الشفاء (al-Shifaa), meaning, "cure, remedy, healing." Al-Shifaa bint Abdullah, nee Layla, was a companion of the prophet Muhammed. She was known as a healer, which is how…

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BEST & WORST LOCKDOWN BABY NAMES - SJ STRUM 2020 Baby Names

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First baby born inside Noah gets name of Q-facility

A BABY boy born at the New Normal Oasis for Adaptation and a Home (Noah)Complex at the South Road Properties in Cebu City now serves as a ray of hope for Covid-19 patients on isolation at the facility.Noah
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From Iceland — Baby Christened After Iceland's Famous Pandemic Trinity

From Iceland — Baby Christened After Iceland's Famous Pandemic Trinity | Name News | Scoop.it
A baby born in Stykkishólmur was christened after Iceland's famous trio, Chief of Police Víðir Reynisson, Chief Epidemiologist Þórolfur Guðnason, and Director of Health Alma Möller. The boy was named Víðir Þór Almarsson and was baptised yesterday.
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Names in the News: Luca, Indica, X AE A-Xii –

Names in the News: Luca, Indica, X AE A-Xii – | Name News | Scoop.it
Some recent baby names from the news… Indica: A baby girl born in the U.S. (in Baltimore?) in February of 2020 was named Indica, after the strain of cannabis. Indica has an older sister named…
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Couple Blasted For Naming Baby Covid Amid Pandemic

Couple Blasted For Naming Baby Covid Amid Pandemic | Name News | Scoop.it
A couple from Argentina gave their newborn son the middle name Covid, and justified their actions by saying he’ll grow up to be a strong man.
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The coronavirus has inspired a wave of virus-related baby names

The coronavirus has inspired a wave of virus-related baby names | Name News | Scoop.it
While parents are often inspired by their favourite film character or the names of lost loved ones when choosing the perfect moniker, the coronavirus outbreak has influenced couples around the world
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Another Baby Named “Covid” –

Another Baby Named “Covid” – | Name News | Scoop.it
On April 8, a baby boy born in Philippines was named John Covid Castillon by his parents Jose and Jemima. Here’s how Jose, a policeman, explained the baby’s name: As one of the frontliners in…
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Naming in the time of coronavirus

Naming in the time of coronavirus | Name News | Scoop.it
I forgot to share here the latest piece I wrote for Nameberry, from a few weeks ago: Babies Named Corona Are No Joke. It was fascinating to research the various disaster-inspired names that were bestowed on babies in the last century, and, as noted, we're already seeing the coronavirus pandemic inspiring baby names. If I…
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