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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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Naomi Osaka apologizes, explains viral 'Jennifer' remark to Brady

Naomi Osaka apologizes, explains viral 'Jennifer' remark to Brady | Name News | Scoop.it
Naomi Osaka said she misheard Jennifer Brady which lead to the awkward moment
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100 Terrible, Horrible, Awful and Really Bad Baby Names

100 Terrible, Horrible, Awful and Really Bad Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Here are some of the worst examples of baby names. Take a look and see if there's anything that you may have considered and maybe take the time to reconsider your choices.
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Duana Names: Blanket Statements Benefit Balkan Baby

I don't know if any of the above things "ruin" any names for me personally, but it would annoy me if my future daughter's name became a running joke, either in pop culture or personally among friends or family.
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Duana Names: What’s in a “Baby/Baybi” Name?

Duana Names: What’s in a “Baby/Baybi” Name? | Name News | Scoop.it
As far as I’m concerned, naming your child “Baby” is a clear indicator that you are willfully ignorant about human development. Too strong?
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'My sister's terrible baby name choice is going to ruin our relationship' - Mirror Online

'My sister's terrible baby name choice is going to ruin our relationship' - Mirror Online | Name News | Scoop.it

A woman has said her pregnant sister is acting disrespectfully after she announced her first choice of baby name, with the family now divided over the contentious matter
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reacting to your Unpopular Baby Name opinions - woah you had a LOT to say!! SJ STRUM

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Thanks for joining in - it was loads of fun reading your comments and it's all just for fun!! Let me know your 'unpopular baby name opinion' below! SJ x
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Baby names: Woman accuses sister-in-law of being racist over name choice - Kidspot

Baby names: Woman accuses sister-in-law of being racist over name choice - Kidspot | Name News | Scoop.it

"I want to name my baby 'Sunny', and have her middle name be 'Disposition', so that her name will be 'Sunny Disposition', on full legal documents. ... "She would have an Easter-egg type name, where if you know the full thing it's like a surprise," she said.

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About Names: ‘Psycho’ killer led to a major drop in popularity for Norman

About Names: ‘Psycho’ killer led to a major drop in popularity for Norman | Name News | Scoop.it
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Good Names with Bad, Bad Meanings

Good Names with Bad, Bad Meanings | Name News | Scoop.it

Good names with bad meanings exist, and you might be surprised to discover some of the most popular names of all time among them. So does meaning matter?


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Gruesome Saint Stories: Off-putting for Parents?

Gruesome Saint Stories: Off-putting for Parents? | Name News | Scoop.it
My November CatholicMom article posted today! We've talked about this topic a few years ago, and I thought it was worth revisiting. I'd love to hear what you think! Gruesome Saint Stories: Off-Putting for Parents? My book, Catholic Baby Names for Girls and Boys: Over 250 Ways to Honor Our Lady (Marian Press, 2018), is available…
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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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Is it okay to use names with “bad” meanings? –

Is it okay to use names with “bad” meanings? – | Name News | Scoop.it
If you've ever frequented a baby name forum, you'll know that name meanings are a constant point of discussion. For some parents-to-be, the meaning of a name reigns supreme above all other considerations, while others place greater emphasis on how a name sounds, and view a good meaning as a bonus rather than as a…
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Opinions On… Bad Initials

Opinions On… Bad Initials | Name News | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard some oh-so unfortunate tale of how bitterly little Frankie Aveline Taylor (or some variation of such a name) was bullied in school. Or worry about how Emerson Leeland-Keller may fare when his school friends put the pieces together and gleefully race to tease him mercilessly. Yes, good initials are often
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100+ Names That Mean Death - Male and Female With Meanings

100+ Names That Mean Death - Male and Female With Meanings | Name News | Scoop.it
It may be a bit eccentric to give your child a name that's associated with death, darkness, and destruction. However, that doesn't mean we love them any less. Check out our favorite dark and deadly names for you to consider.
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Will Giving My Child a “Sorrowful” Name Mean She’ll Grow Up in Sorrow?

Will Giving My Child a “Sorrowful” Name Mean She’ll Grow Up in Sorrow? | Name News | Scoop.it
I'm excited to share Sancta Nomina's first ever Guest Post! Please welcome Theresa Zoe Williams, a longtime member of the Sancta Nomina community and mother to three amazingly named children (read about her older two here, and the birth announcement for her youngest here). Theresa is a freelance writer whose work can be found online…
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Baby names: Man laughed at friend who wants to name baby Jackson with different spelling - Kidspot

Baby names: Man laughed at friend who wants to name baby Jackson with different spelling - Kidspot | Name News | Scoop.it
A man laughed at his friend's baby name idea after saying he likes the name Jackson, but with different spelling and now he's not talking to him.
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'My mother-in-law says my baby's name is offensive and wants nothing to do with us' - Mirror Online

'My mother-in-law says my baby's name is offensive and wants nothing to do with us' - Mirror Online | Name News | Scoop.it
Her mum-in-law said that Anne had been the name of someone in her past who she felt "deeply hurt and betrayed by", warning the parents she would be upset if they went through with the plan to include it in their daughter's name.

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solving online Baby Name Dramas...i'm obsessed with this Reddit Thread!!! SJ STRUM

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I have a guilty pleasure reading this thread! ha ha! I absolutely LOVED reading these and trying to 'solve' them with you - I'd love your opinions below! I thought it would be fun for Christmas, especially at a difficult time. Much love to you and yours from me and mine!!

SJ xxx
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New Mom Bans Siblings From Being Around Baby Because They're 'Triggered' By Her Name

New Mom Bans Siblings From Being Around Baby Because They're 'Triggered' By Her Name | Name News | Scoop.it
A new mom took to Reddit to get advice after banning her siblings from being in her child's life since her baby's name is "triggering" for them.
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Why A Woman Calls Her Sister's Baby Name Choice A 'Massive Mistake'

Why A Woman Calls Her Sister's Baby Name Choice A 'Massive Mistake' | Name News | Scoop.it
she told me a few weeks ago that she thinks she wants to name her baby boy 'Paradox.'
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Joyful Names Honor Grandma

Joyful Names Honor Grandma | Name News | Scoop.it

They want to honor grandma with their new daughter’s name. Except grandma’s name? Gay. Time to reinvent this family name for the twenty-first century, either by meaning, sound, or some combination of both.


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Too gruesome for naming?

Too gruesome for naming? | Name News | Scoop.it
I had an interesting name convo the other day about whether some of the more gruesome saint stories are off-putting enough that parents might hesitate before choosing the name for their child. I think my personal feeling is that I don't mind the gruesome stories -- it's the heroism and faithfulness of the saint that…
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Baby name consultation: First baby boy — Edward or …?

Baby name consultation: First baby boy — Edward or …? | Name News | Scoop.it
Mary and her husband are expecting their first baby, a boy! Mary writes, "My Mr. thinks the priority should be names with meaning. I agree this is important, but I tend to think, if a particular name sounds good to us, maybe it’s because an obscure saint associated with that name is “picking” our baby…
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