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Hamilton Baby Names: Alexander, Eliza, Hercules

Hamilton Baby Names: Alexander, Eliza, Hercules | Name News | Scoop.it
Hamilton baby names range from the already popular Eliza and Alexander to well-why-not Theodosia and Hercules. What's your name?
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Sunday Summary: Naming Elphaba

Sunday Summary: Naming Elphaba | Name News | Scoop.it
L.F.B. = Elphaba, plus thoughts about name regret, naming houseplants, Bert names, rock songs with girl names in the title, and more onomastic rambling
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Musicals Inspired Baby Names | SJ STRUM - YouTube

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Liesl, Skye, Eliza, Phineas, Nala, Seymour, Nellie, Ellis, Mimi, Bert, Blousey.

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23 Baby Names Inspired By Broadway For That Ol' Razzle Dazzle

23 Baby Names Inspired By Broadway For That Ol' Razzle Dazzle | Name News | Scoop.it
For some, there's nothing more exciting than being in a beautiful, grand, old-fashioned theater when the lights start to dim and the orchestra begins playing their first melody. There's really no other experience like it, which makes it fitting to…
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Amenaide: Baby Name of the Day

Amenaide: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Amenaide appears in old New Orleans, and also Quebec. It was borrowed from a Rossini opera, and he might have borrowed it from Voltaire. Today, it's all but unknown, but could be a great alternative to Madeline and Genevieve.
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Double Whammy Baby Names: Cyd & Charisse

Double Whammy Baby Names: Cyd & Charisse | Name News | Scoop.it
As far as I can tell, the very first person to boost both a first name and a last name into the baby name data was dancer and movie star Cyd Charisse. Charisse debuted in 1946, and Cyd followed a y…
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I really know a girl called Cyd, and it works great.

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Hamilton Pet Names

By request, here is a list of name from the musical Hamilton! My favorites are Burr, Hamilton, Hercules, Lafayette, Madison, and Theodosia.
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Surely the ideal name for a cat is Aaron Purr.

 

Or maybe Furcules Mulligan.

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Theodosia: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Theodosia: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
With the rise of Theodore and Thea, plus the pull of Hamilton's sweet lullaby, could rare but lovely Theodosia return to wider use?
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Eliza: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Eliza: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Eliza makes for a perfect modern-but-traditional name, a classic but vivacious choice on the rise today. Musical Hamilton could help take Eliza even higher!
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5 Baby Names Inspired by Broadway's Hamilton

5 Baby Names Inspired by Broadway's Hamilton | Name News | Scoop.it
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning show is sparking a generation of musical-influenced monikers. - Sep 17, 2016 by Bethany Rickwald in Special Reports. Tags: Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Noteworthy Baby Names June 2016 - Appellation Mountain

Noteworthy Baby Names June 2016 - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
The noteworthy baby names June 2016 come from the big screen and current events, the tragic and the joyful. Would you consider any of these?
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The Beauty of Names: Names of the Ziegfeld Girls

The Beauty of Names: Names of the Ziegfeld Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
The "Ziegfeld Follies" were theatrical productions on Brodway which ran from 1907 to 1931, with two more shows in 1934 and 1936. They were the brainchild of Florenz Ziegfeld (though his wife probably thought it up), who was inspired by the Folies Bergère, a famous cabaret music hall in Paris. Almost as famous as the shows themselves were the "Ziegfeld Girls", beautiful chorus girls in elaborate dresses.
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Including Bird, Bee, Caja, Odette, and more.

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S My Name is Sophie: Broadway Names

S My Name is Sophie: Broadway Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Love musical theater? Why not give your baby a Broadway worthy name? All of the following come from the titles of Broadway musicals, past and present.
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Dramatic Heroine Names for Girls Rise Up!

Dramatic Heroine Names for Girls Rise Up! | Name News | Scoop.it
Dramatic heroine names are big, bold and beautiful – and they're on the rise! We've rounded up 100 of the coolest choices, with the best badass namesakes.
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In The Heights Director Names Son After Upcoming Movie

In The Heights Director Names Son After Upcoming Movie | Name News | Scoop.it
The 38-year-old director welcomed his son Jonathan Heights Chu into the world at noon on Saturday, naming him after his upcoming film due out next year
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Welcome, Jonathan Heights!

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Names from Musicals & Musical Theater - YouTube

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Nothing Like a Name: New Name Trends - Scandals and Superstars

Nothing Like a Name: New Name Trends - Scandals and Superstars | Name News | Scoop.it
Hello, readers! The new name data is in - and the results are astounding. Not only have quite a few new names come onto the scene, som
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Evans: Mining for names and striking Goldie

Evans: Mining for names and striking Goldie | Name News | Scoop.it
Golda and Golde were common girls’ names among Yiddish-speaking Jews in Eastern Europe. Between 1880 and 1925, Jewish immigrants brought them to America.
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Cats the Musical Pet Names

This list is from the Musical Cats. There are so many unusual names in this musical! My favorites are Asparagus, Etcetera, Sillabub, and Rum Tum Tugger.
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What better namesake for a cat than...a cat?

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Rocky Horror Picture Show Pet Names

This list includes names from the original Rocky Horror Picture Show and it's sequel, Shock Treatment. My favorites are Frank-N-Furter, Riff Raff and Rocky.
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Wizard of Oz Pet Names

This list is from the original and various adaptions of The Wizard of Oz franchise. My favorites are Eureka, Glinda, Oz, and Tik-Tok.
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Baby Name Pondering: Jolly Holiday Names

Baby Name Pondering: Jolly Holiday Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Veronica, Millicent, Agnes and Jane
Convivial company time and again
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Nothing Like a Name: Names from Hamilton

Nothing Like a Name: Names from Hamilton | Name News | Scoop.it
Today, I'll be looking at some of the character names from Hamilton, which are for the most part classic English names. But there may be a few you haven't thought of! And I highly recommend taking the time to listen to Hamilton on Spotify or YouTube. 
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Kenickie from Grease - Ask BabyNames - BabyNames.com

Kenickie from Grease - Ask BabyNames - BabyNames.com | Name News | Scoop.it
The character name Kenickie from the musical Grease was the character’s surname and was based on the Polish surname, Kenicke. The show’s creators, Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, most likely changed the spelling of the character’s name to be phonetic.
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