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America Ruined My Name for Me

America Ruined My Name for Me | Name News | Scoop.it
So I chose a new one.
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A very thought-provoking read, thanks to Abby for sharing. I remember Beth Nguyen from this post too: http://www.nancy.cc/2014/05/02/vietnamese-name-bich/

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I’m A Black Woman Who Had To Change Her Name To Get Ahead Professionally

I’m A Black Woman Who Had To Change Her Name To Get Ahead Professionally | Name News | Scoop.it
Black women are discriminated against for our names. The least you can do is learn them.
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Double Surnames: Let’s Do It

Double Surnames: Let’s Do It | Name News | Scoop.it
This started as a conversation on the long car ride home from the big-city hospital where my son Edward gets monthly Remicade infusions for his Crohn’s disease. We were talking about surnames…
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Duana Names: Man vs. Infant – You Win!

I transitioned 4 years ago and I'm STILL going by a half-assed nickname of my birth name.

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#1310: Giving our future children my (the hetero wife’s) last name. –

2 Woman keeps her name, man keeps his name, any kids take their dad’s last name. You would not prefer this. You suspect that this is what your partner and his family would accept.
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Found via Swistle.

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Confronting Name Regret

Confronting Name Regret | Name News | Scoop.it
They've brought their new baby home, but now they're confronting name regret. Let's work through their best options for re-naming their daughter.
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Opinions On... Changing Your Name For Immigration

Opinions On... Changing Your Name For Immigration | Name News | Scoop.it
Since the beginning of time, people have immigrated from place to place in the hopes of finding a life that gives them the opportunities that are more suited to their particular needs, whether those are religion, career, education, or really anything else. Sometimes, their names are the only things that follow them int
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Duana Names: Who Are They Now?

Duana Names: Who Are They Now? | Name News | Scoop.it
The name you chose for your child fit them up to a certain point, and helped them to become the person they are today – and now, like a new school or a new bike or etc, they need a new name to help them continue to grow. 
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A Sudden Change of Naming Plans: Baby Girl G., Sister to Francesca (Frankie) and Phillipa (Pip)

A Sudden Change of Naming Plans: Baby Girl G., Sister to Francesca (Frankie) and Phillipa (Pip) | Name News | Scoop.it
Hi Swistle. I’m Ellen and my husband is Allan and we know we sound absurd together. I’m going to withhold our last name for reasons that will become clear but it’s similar to Gray…
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Welcome, Lucinda aka Lulu!

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Character name changes should never be forced –

If you're observing Yom Kippur in lockdown, may you have an easy and meaningful fast despite being deprived of going to synagogue and being with other people! I recently took a short break in prepping the paperback production of the book formerly known as The Very First (always the title I'll think of it as)…
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How do you like your name, Emilia? –

How do you like your name, Emilia? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for another name interview! Today’s interview is with a 23-year-old from northern Poland named Emilia. Notably, her name at birth wasn’t Emilia, but one of the Polish forms of the …
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Navarana | The Beauty of Names

Navarana | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Navarana Mequpaluk Origin: Greenlandic Gender: Female Meaning: "One Who Alternates Between Parties" Pronunciation: N/A Other Forms
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HELP! I'm Legally Changing My Name - help me with ideas?! SJ STRUM

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Taiwan official urges people to stop changing their name to 'salmon' | Taiwan | The Guardian

Taiwan official urges people to stop changing their name to 'salmon' | Taiwan | The Guardian | Name News | Scoop.it
Dozens of people have changed names to include ‘gui yu’ to take advantage of sushi promotion
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Aunt Jemima rebrands as Pearl Milling Co.

Aunt Jemima rebrands as Pearl Milling Co. | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s an added benefit that “Pearl,” like “Jemima,” is a woman’s name that’s just as old-fashioned but not freighted with racist overtones.
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Sunday Summary: Changing Your Name Should Be Normal-ish

Sunday Summary: Changing Your Name Should Be Normal-ish | Name News | Scoop.it
Why DO we have one name from birth on up? Doesn't the Anne-Annie or Nora-Awkwafina approach make more sense? Plus more name chatte
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Name Quotes 91: Wendy, Elliot, Thorlogh –

Name Quotes 91: Wendy, Elliot, Thorlogh – | Name News | Scoop.it
From the 2010 book Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen’s American Vision by Louis P. Masur: Peter Knobler, a writer for Crawdaddy, got an early listen [to “Born to Run̶…
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Name Quotes 90: Charli, Ottilie, Diego Armando –

Name Quotes 90: Charli, Ottilie, Diego Armando – | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for another batch of name quotes! From a 2004 interview with Bob Dylan, as recorded in the 2018 book Dylan on Dylan by Jeff Burger (found via Abby’s Instagram post – thanks!): Brad…
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Mum wants to change twin babies' names from Charlie and Lola after getting 'awkward...

Mum wants to change twin babies' names from Charlie and Lola after getting 'awkward... | Name News | Scoop.it
The woman has asked if it is too late to rename her six-month old twins after having doubts.
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Amy Schumer Discusses Changing Her Son's Name

Amy Schumer Discusses Changing Her Son's Name | Name News | Scoop.it
Actress and comedian Amy Schumer appeared on The Ellen Show today and chatted with the talk show host about her and her husband’s decision to change their first child’s name. The couple welcomed their first child in May of 2019. They named his Gene Attell Fischer. It was later revealed that Gene’s middle name
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Sunday Summary: Naming U-Turns

Sunday Summary: Naming U-Turns | Name News | Scoop.it
If it's Sunday, that means it's time to look back on the week. Sharing some interesting name talk, plus the biggest names on the sit
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The Emergence of Mychal –

The Emergence of Mychal – | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Mychal first appeared in the SSA’s baby name data in 1978, when it was suddenly given to nearly five dozen baby boys: 1981: 29 baby boys named Mychal1980: 26 baby boys named Mychal19…
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Dr. Karen Pennesi on the Baby Names Podcast, with Jennifer Moss

Dr. Karen Pennesi on the Baby Names Podcast, with Jennifer Moss | Name News | Scoop.it
On the Baby Names Podcast, ANS Member Jennifer Moss interviews Dr. Karen Pennesi! This is the first of a two-part episode on Changing your Name. Mallory and Jennifer discuss why a person might want to
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Baby Names: The Bold and Beautiful, and the Wacky and Wild

Baby Names: The Bold and Beautiful, and the Wacky and Wild | Name News | Scoop.it
Naming your baby is an important decision! Here are some ideas and resources for coming up with the perfect baby name.
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