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New Top French Baby Names

New Top French Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
This week's name news includes new popularity lists from several other countries, alternative ways to pick a baby name, and the ups and downs of sharing your name with someone famous.
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Wizarding World Baby Names: Find Your Harry Potter Name!

Wizarding World Baby Names: Find Your Harry Potter Name! | Name News | Scoop.it
Let's talk Wizarding World baby names. No, not the names of famous Hogwarts alumni. What might your name be if you were dropped into Diagon Alley?
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There is an alternative name spelling generator which is absolutely butchering Irish names

There is an alternative name spelling generator which is absolutely butchering Irish names | Name News | Scoop.it
We regret to inform you that ‘Syllyan’ is not an acceptable alternative for Cillian.
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Ellen DeGeneres' Baby Name Ideas for Eva Longoria Will Make You Laugh Out Loud | E! News

Cinco De Mayo Longoria was another idea.

"It's so funny because my baby shower is going to be on Cinco de Mayo," Longoria said. "It's just accidental because it's the only weekend I have available."

"See? Then why not Cinco De Mayo?...It's settled that's his name," DeGeneres said.
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Everything old is new again, part 2

So, who's up for another round of everything old is new again, aka "names generated by a neural network on twitter that are actual medieval names"? Aulia— neural names (@neuralnames) August 15, 2017 Aulia is a feminine name found in Rome in 1527. Sania— neural names (@neuralnames) August 15, 2017 Sania is a feminine name…
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CREATE A UNIQUE PERSONALISED BABY NAME GAME | SJ Strum

* Welcome to my Channel - Please Subscribe For More From Us * I LOVE baby names and came up with this little game just for fun to generate your own unique
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Namensvorschläge von einem Bot = Name suggestions from a bot

Neuralnames heißt ein Bot auf Twitter, der jede halbe Stunde einen "Namensvorschlag" generiert. Aufreger sind garantiert, Einmaligkeit der Namen
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@NeuralNames, the bot that generates and tweets a new name every hour.

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Namengenerator: Wat is jouw dubbele voornaam? = Name generator: what's your double name?

Namengenerator: Wat is jouw dubbele voornaam? = Name generator: what's your double name? | Name News | Scoop.it
Ik heb mijn ochtend grotendeels besteed aan het voorbereiden van twee artikelen over dubbele voornaam. Maar... het ging me vervelen, ik raakte afgeleid en voor
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Have you always wanted a double-barrelled name? This name generator will give you one. It offers me Charlotte-Sophie, Christy-Anne or Claire-Marie. Very continental.

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Give your kids futuristic names with a neural network!

Give your kids futuristic names with a neural network! | Name News | Scoop.it
We live in the future. Computers drive cars, fight parking tickets and raise children. Why not let machines name our children, too? What if a computer program could find the ideal baby name. Maybe it…
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Name Musings: December 2016

Name Musings: December 2016 | Name News | Scoop.it
December is over and so is 2016. So, as we leave behind a turbulent and interesting year, here are some of the names which have struck my fancy this month: Merrily One of my favourite actresses is Anna Maxwell Martin, and this month I came across a supernatural-thriller thre
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American Name Society - promoting the study of names and naming.

American Name Society - promoting the study of names and naming. | Name News | Scoop.it
Need a hobbit name? Try this hobbit name generator.
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Always. So glad you asked. I'm Daisy Boffin of Needlehole.

 

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There is Nothing Like a Name: Name News - 9/30/15

Are Women More Likely to Use Just Their First Names When They Introduce Themselves? - Alice Robb, Elle
When meeting a new person, at work or with friends, do you use both names or just your first?
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This article, and lots more interesting ones I hadn't seen before.

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The 12 Best Baby Name Generators

The 12 Best Baby Name Generators | Name News | Scoop.it
When choosing baby names, it’s OK to get some help from the experts. The internet’s vast array of baby name generators is getting bigger and more fun to use. Here are 12 of the best baby name generators. 
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How medieval is “Your Medieval Name”?

How medieval is “Your Medieval Name”? | Name News | Scoop.it
There's a meme (due to www.abbeytournament.com) that's been circulating around Facebook sporadically recently, allowing people to generate their "medieval name" according to their day. You've probably seen it: The first time it came up in a group that a couple DMNES staff are members of -- a group not devoted to either the Middle Ages…
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I shall call you…

What I find as a helpful tool if I am stuck are name generators! Here is a list of the favourite names I found with these online moniker makers:

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Star Wars Baby Name Generator - May The Force Be With You (& Your Little One)

Star Wars Baby Name Generator - May The Force Be With You (& Your Little One) | Name News | Scoop.it
Take a look at our Star Wars Baby Name Generator to find the perfect one for your new arrival! We’ve taken some of the best names from the whole Star Wars universe, including the original films, comic books, television series, and games.
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Simple but effective.

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Give your baby boy a posh name with this one simple trick

Give your baby boy a posh name with this one simple trick | Name News | Scoop.it
How do you use The Great Rees-Mogg Naming Ready Reckoner, you ask? Well, simply pick a random number between 1 and 10 for each of these four categories and combine to make your very own Rees-Mogg name.

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Not the classiest article, but the names on these lists are pretty ace.

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Bey Bey Name Generator

Bey Bey Name Generator | Name News | Scoop.it

"Beyonce and Jay Z had a kid and gave it an unusual name. Now you can too with the Bey Bey Name Generator."

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Have fun...

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Everything old is new again

There are a host of brilliantly clever and amusing little bots on twitter, from those that generate poetry (some better, some worse) to ones who tweet gruesome medieval deaths. We recently discovered an excellent onomastic one, Neural Names, "a bot who posts a new name generated by a neural network every 30 minutes". Check it…
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Replying to the bots! I love this coming together of old and new.

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This Neural Network Designs Baby Names of the Future

This Neural Network Designs Baby Names of the Future | Name News | Scoop.it
“Aaort! Come and take your daily 2,000 calorie sustenance pill. Then will we go lobotomize the fluger.”
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I've read "Pruliaa" so many times that now it's growing on me as a viable name.

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The Sloane name generator

The Sloane name generator | Name News | Scoop.it
Find out your Sloane nickname with the Tatler Sloane name generator
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Found via this week's Sunday Summary. Enjoy!

-Chippers Beaufort-Redesdale

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Smash-Names

I've been fascinated for a while about what makes a good "smash-name". Although many people think they hate them, there are quite a few that predate the current -ley & -lyn craze (Marlene, Marilyn, Rosanna, etc), and that aren't even thought of as "smash-names" anymore.
I set out to try and come up with more classic-sounding, potentially usable smash-ups, and decided eventually to just make a new generator out of it.
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I could happily sit pressing the 'generate' button all day! Some of my favourites to far: Kaliabella, Jayalie, Amden, Zatten.

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Neural Net Baby Name Generator by Andrej Karpathy - Daddy Types

One weekend last fall Stanford CS doctoral student Andrej Karpathy decided to create a neural net that generated baby names. He fed in a list of 8,000 actual baby names, and the net iterated 8,000 results, 90% of which were new.
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This is fun. I just did what Greg did: went to http://cs.stanford.edu/people/karpathy/namesGenUnique.txt scrolled down, and enjoyed.

 

Here's a sample of the names I found: Geordina, Martolis, Elliona, Bowette, Irold, Image, Kylin, Jonia, Kalo, Talita...I could go on, but I'd better stop.

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