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Spring 2021 Newsletter

Spring 2021 Newsletter | Name News | Scoop.it
The American Name Society is pleased to share the ANS  Spring 2021 Newsletter.

Please consider becoming a member to receive more news updates.
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Call for Nominations for the 2020 Names of the Year

Call for Nominations for the 2020 Names of the Year | Name News | Scoop.it
The American Name Society requests nominations for the “Names of the Year for 2020”. The names selected will be ones that best illustrate, through their creation and/or use during the past 12 months, important trends in the culture of the United States and Canada.

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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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Local name of the year: Gerald

Local name of the year: Gerald | Name News | Scoop.it
This is a story that began in Oakland, in a neighborhood adjacent to mine, and spread around the Bay Area, up into Canada, and all the way across the Atlantic. It is a story with many key performance indicators of 2020: aggression, fear, suspicion, threats, shaming, displacement, conspiracy theories
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Breonna is the 2020 Name of the Year

Breonna is the 2020 Name of the Year | Name News | Scoop.it
A name of protest and memory, Breonna came to symbolize many of the divisions that rent American society in 2020.
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What is Your Pick for the Name of the Year?

What is Your Pick for the Name of the Year? | Name News | Scoop.it
Share your thoughts on what name best reflects this most extraordinary year.
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It's that time of year again. Nominations and votes are open!

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About Names: Arrokoth, Greta Thunberg are among top names of 2019

About Names: Arrokoth, Greta Thunberg are among top names of 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his January 18th column, he looks at the American Name Society's Name of the Year. Do you know where Arrokoth is? At its meet
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Name of 2019, the 2010s and what could define the 2020s –

Name of 2019, the 2010s and what could define the 2020s – | Name News | Scoop.it
2019 is now past us and the 2010s are over. 2020 is here and the 2020s are set to roar in the naming scene. Which name defines 2019? Which ones define the decade? Which ones do I feel could define the 2020s out of a multitude of names already chosen by others? The way I…
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First Name of the Year 2019: Greta – First Names Germany

Things can happen very quickly: Earlier Greta was just an inconspicuous retro name, now this first name is a political statement.
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Time To Be More Greta!

Time To Be More Greta! | Name News | Scoop.it
Greta Thunberg: TIME Person of the Year 2019 92 years ago, TIME magazine named American aviator Charles Lindbergh its first “Man of the Year”. Fast-forward to 2019, and not only has the feature been renamed “Person of the Year”, but it’s been announced that the chosen candidate this year is a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl from Stockholm. …
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Call for Nominations for the 2019 Names of the Year

Call for Nominations for the 2019 Names of the Year | Name News | Scoop.it
The American Name Society requests nominations for the Names of the Year for 2019.
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It's Time To Vote In The Name Of The Year Elite Eight

It's Time To Vote In The Name Of The Year Elite Eight | Name News | Scoop.it
Each March, we present the Name of the Year bracket to you in the neatest fashion we can muster. The seeding choices we make rank our naminees in the most ideal fashion we can envision. Were all of the higher seeds to conquer all of the lower seeds, it might be a boring tournament, but the result would validate our line of thinking and our carefully-constructed onomastic order.
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About Names: 2020 Name of the Year no surprise given dominance of politics, pandemic

About Names: 2020 Name of the Year no surprise given dominance of politics, pandemic | Name News | Scoop.it
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his January 31st column, he reviews the ANS Names of the Year.

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2020: The Year of the Karen

2020: The Year of the Karen | Name News | Scoop.it
She is everywhere. She is inescapable. Who is she? She is KAREN, or rather, a Karen, a newly pejorative term that (usually) refers to a white woman who uses her privilege to demand things from others or to police others
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Warrington Karthaus Lavake Warwick (1862-1897)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Warrington Karthaus Lavake Warwick (1862-1897) | Name News | Scoop.it
In a small amount of positivity in an otherwise uncertain year comes the unveiling of our 2020 Strangest Name of The Year. Since 2013 the final article of the year is devoted to an especially odd named figure, and Massillon, Ohio's own Warrington Karthaus Lavake Warwick is this year's honoree.
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Vorname des Jahres 2020: Hailey = Name of the year

Vorname des Jahres 2020: Hailey = Name of the year | Name News | Scoop.it
Für die Wahl des Vornamens des Jahres war ich auf der Suche nach einem Vornamen, der bemerkenswert und besonders für ... WeiterlesenVorname des Jahres 2020: Hailey
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Although declining in English-speaking parts, Hailey is on a steep upward trend in Germany.

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Call for Nominations for the 2020 Names of the Year

Call for Nominations for the 2020 Names of the Year | Name News | Scoop.it
The American Name Society requests nominations for the "Names of the Year for 2020". The names selected will be ones that best illustrate, through their creation and/or use during the past 1
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Sunday Summary: Elsa, Anya, Name of the Year

Sunday Summary: Elsa, Anya, Name of the Year | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Sunday! Let's talk Elsa, Anya, Atticus, and oh my - it's time for the Name of the Year. Move over, Harvey, Renesmee + Boaty McBoatFace.
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Here’s Your 2020 Name Of The Year Bracket –

Here’s Your 2020 Name Of The Year Bracket – | Name News | Scoop.it
As a metaphor for our times, you could do worse than the story of Gimadiah Scrogum. In 2015, the Branson (Mo.) Tri-Lakes News reported, Scrogum was pulled over for driving a white Ford pickup without the headlights on. When the cop approached, Scrogum floored it. According to the police report,
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It comes around faster each year.

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"Arrokoth" Chosen 2019 Name of the Year, "Brexit" Name of the Decade

"Arrokoth" Chosen 2019 Name of the Year, "Brexit" Name of the Decade | Name News | Scoop.it
Arrokoth" was chosen the Name of the Year for 2019 by the American Name Society at its annual meeting in New Orleans on January 3, 2020. The winner was also chosen ANS's Place Name of the Ye
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Nomes e mais Nomes: Feliz 2020! = Happy 2020!

Nomes e mais Nomes: Feliz 2020! = Happy 2020! | Name News | Scoop.it
Indicação do nome do ano de 2019, para o Nomes e mais Nomes.
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The 2019 Name of the Year is Karen

The 2019 Name of the Year is Karen | Name News | Scoop.it
How a quintessential baby boomer name became a slur aimed at Generation X In 2019, the generation gap came charging back. We’d already seen warning signs of its approach in the form of older people bad-mouthing millennials, but the 2019 version was no longer as simple as old vs. young. …
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Nominations, Please: What is the 2019 Name of the Year?

Nominations, Please: What is the 2019 Name of the Year? | Name News | Scoop.it
The name that went viral. The name that everybody argued about. The name that became a symbol. The name that you suddenly kept hearing, everywhere. What was the Name of the Year for 2019? The Name of the Year is a time capsule in name form. It doesn’t necessarily have …
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It's that time of year again! Will it be Archie? Greta? AOC? HYou decide.

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