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Baby Name Cooper: Sporty Modern Staple

Baby Name Cooper: Sporty Modern Staple | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Cooper combines a long + storied history as a surname with a sporty, capable vibe as a mainstream favorite for a first!
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Lawyer Sylvester Terry (1824-1912)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Lawyer Sylvester Terry (1824-1912) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Proceedings of the Chautauqua Co. Board of Supervisors, 1910-13.    Featured on this site's Facebook page on October 27th, it
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Baby Boy Crosby, Sibling to Miles and Neeva: Joiner?

Baby Boy Crosby, Sibling to Miles and Neeva: Joiner? | Name News | Scoop.it
Hello!! I just found out I am having a boy! This is my third child. My first is a boy (Miles David Crosby) and my second is a girl (Neeva Jean Crosby). My husband’s name is David Arnold Crosby III …
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Lindsay Ellingson Welcomes Son Carter John

Lindsay Ellingson Welcomes Son Carter John | Name News | Scoop.it
"We had a few names picked out," she explains, adding that they "wanted to wait" before making their final choice. "That day we left the hospital, we decided he looked like a Carter," she adds.

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Welcome, Carter!

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Cool Baby Names: The -Er Names

Cool Baby Names: The -Er Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Cool baby names often share an initial, an origin, or a sound, in this case the letters er at the end that tie together stylish names from Asher to Wilder.
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Singer Nicole Appleton Shares Surprising News! | Baby Blogs at

The All Saints singer Nicole Appleton has given birth to a daughter after keeping her entire pregnancy a secret for nine months! The 45-year-old and her boyfriend, millionaire Facebook executive Stephen Haines, hadn’t only kept the secret from public eye, they also kept it from their friends, too! Nicole was thrilled to finally revea
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Welcome, Skipper Hudson!

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Foster –

Foster – | Name News | Scoop.it
Foster comes from an English surname with several possible meanings: it could be a variant form of Forester, an occupational surname given to someone who worked in the forest, overseeing the upkeep of hunting grounds for kings and nobles and ensuring people didn't poach animals; it could also be a habitational surname referring to someone…
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Racer, Trooper, Charger and All the Names that "Do"

Racer, Trooper, Charger and All the Names that "Do" | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s not just Carter and Cooper anymore. Check out some of the types of “doer” names that have appeared in the US baby name statistics in recent years: Fishing, hunting, camping: Angler, Camper, Caster, Tracker, Trapper Speed and sport: Catcher, Driver, Fielder, Racer, Sailor, Striker, Wheeler Rodeo and horses: Breaker, …
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About Names: Presidents, poets and TV cowboys have helped Tyler remain a popular baby name

Tyler is an English surname indicating one’s medieval ancestor made or laid floor tiles. There were 66,056 people with the last name Tyler in 2010, making it the 509th most common surname in the United States.
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Frasier –

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Frasier comes from a Scottish surname of unknown origin. Though it's believed to be of Norman origin, there is no place in France with the name. It could possibly be a corrupted form of a Gaelic name. The name later became associated with the French word fraisier meaning "strawberry (plant)", which led to its being adopted…
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Rotaru –

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Rotaru comes from a Romanian surname, an occupational name meaning "wheelwright" or "wheel maker", referring to someone who built or repaired wooden wheels. It derives from the Romanian word roată meaning "wheel" via Latin rota (wheel) deriving from a PIE root word. As far as I can tell, Rotaru has never been used as a given name.…
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Baker: Baby Name of the Day

Baker: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Baker sounds like a occupational surname, but the job that put this one on parents’ radar? Quarterback. Our Baby Name of they Day comes from this list. Bakers Gonna Bake Quick: what does a Carter do? A Cooper? Many of the most popular occupational surnames don’t make for obvious job titles circa 2019. Even if …
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Thayer: Baby Name of the Day

Thayer: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Love surname names for boys, like Carter and Hunter? Thayer fits right in. Preppy and polished, it could make a great, stand-out choice.
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Christmas Name Advent - Day 20

Christmas Name Advent - Day 20 | Name News | Scoop.it
~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Another key feature as part of the Nativity is the role of the shepherds, in what is known as The Annunciation of the Shepherds. As such, they are commemorated around the world in Christian Christmas services. Sometimes they are represented as bringing along joyful instruments to play, henc
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Best of... Occupational Baby Names

Best of... Occupational Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Looking for a baby name your friends haven’t picked yet? Our list of occupational baby names is loaded with uncommon surname style choices!
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About Names: Clark counts Superman and Gable among its famous names

About Names: Clark counts Superman and Gable among its famous names | Name News | Scoop.it
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his May 23rd column, he looks at the history of the name Clark. Clarke is another spelling of Clark, an English surname
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Goldsmith Whitehouse Hewitt (1834-1895), Goldsmith Fox Bailey (1823-1862), Goldsmith Coffeen Gilbert (ca. 1795-1844)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Goldsmith Whitehouse Hewitt (1834-1895), Goldsmith Fox Bailey (1823-1862), Goldsmith Coffeen Gilbert (ca. 1795-1844) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait courtesy of the Library of Congress.    A four-term U.S. Representative from Alabama, attorney Goldsmith Whitehouse Hewit
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Middle Names 2020

Middle Names 2020 | Name News | Scoop.it
Millennial parents are getting creative with their children's middle names. These are the top trends in middle names for 2020.
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23 Surnames Which Make Great Unique First Names | SJ STRUM - YouTube

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Carter, Copeland, Davis, Hendrix, Smith, Miller, Penn, Sawyer, Avery, Bellamy, Cassidy, Emerson, Harlow, Madigan, Bexley, Brooks, Donovan, Field, Huxley, Lawson, O'Hara, Winslet.

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Duck Dynasty's John Luke Robertson Welcomes Son John Shepherd

Duck Dynasty's John Luke Robertson Welcomes Son John Shepherd | Name News | Scoop.it
John Luke and Mary Kate Robertson made a maternity photo shoot a family affair in June, recreating an old pose from his parents Willie and Korie Robertson
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Welcome, John Shepherd!

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Rick's List — New Trends in Baby Names Edition - News from southeastern Connecticut

Rick's List — New Trends in Baby Names Edition - News from southeastern Connecticut | Name News | Scoop.it
About three years ago, I published a List inspired by the insanely funny "Key & Peele" sketch comedy show — specifically, a series of
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Mercer –

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Mercer comes from an English and Scottish surname, an occupational name for someone who was a merchant. it comes from Anglo-Norman mercer (merchant, trader) which comes from Latin merx (merchandise, commodity; goods) which could be derived from Proto-Italic *merk- via a Etruscan source referring to various aspects of economics; or it could be derived from PIE *merĝ- (boundary, border). Origin: Etruscan, Proto-Indo-European…
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Hooker Austin Doolittle (1889-1966)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Hooker Austin Doolittle (1889-1966) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Foreign Service Journal's 1936 photographic supplement.   While the word "hooker" most likely conjures up images of ladie
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Sherman –

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Sherman comes from an English surname which was originally an occupational name for someone who was a sheep-shearer or someone who trimmed cloth or cut cloth. It's made up from Middle English shere (shear) via Old English sċēar (scissors, shears) and mann (man). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Shermann (English)  
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