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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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Storm van der Zee –

Storm van der Zee – | Name News | Scoop.it
In October of 1636, Albert Andriessen Bradt and his wife Annetje boarded the Wapen Van Rensselaerwyck in Amsterdam and set off for the New World. (Interestingly, neither one was Dutch: Albert was o…
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Eric Christian Olsen Shares The Beautiful Name Of His New Daughter

Eric Christian Olsen Shares The Beautiful Name Of His New Daughter | Name News | Scoop.it
The actor shared that they have named their daughter Winter Story Olsen. So unique and beautiful! He shared that Winter was born on September 15th and weighed 10 lbs 4 oz at birth.

Winter is the third child for Eric and Sarah. They have a son, 7, named Wyatt Oliver and another daughter, 4, named Esmé Olivia.
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Welcome, Winter!

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Name Story: Yes, my name is "Shayna Maidel"

Name Story: Yes, my name is "Shayna Maidel" | Name News | Scoop.it
My parents unknowingly named me after the popular Yiddishism, “shayna maidel.” My name is Shana Medel, pronounced Shah-nah Muh-dell. Over the years, it has been butchered by one too many people to count — teachers performing roll call, congregant members at my bat mitzvah, the announcer at my college graduation and even my firs
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Usain Bolt Reveals Name of Baby Girl

Usain Bolt Reveals Name of Baby Girl | Name News | Scoop.it
Earlier in the year Olympian Usain Bolt and his longtime girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, welcomed their first child, a girl. They have now revealed that her name is Olympia Lightning Bolt.
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Wow!

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Kim Kardashian Chose North's Name After Jay Leno Made Joke About It

Kim Kardashian Chose North's Name After Jay Leno Made Joke About It | Name News | Scoop.it
Though Kim initially said on the show that she would “never” name her daughter North, 6, the mom of four recalled the epithet growing on her in days following her appearance.

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Josiah Duggar and Wife Lauren Duggar Welcome Daughter

Josiah Duggar and Wife Lauren Duggar Welcome Daughter | Name News | Scoop.it
"Today we are basking in God's goodness!" the couple tells PEOPLE
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Welcome, Bella Milagro!

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From ‘fight America’ to ‘poetic rain’: what naming trends say about a changing China

From ‘fight America’ to ‘poetic rain’: what naming trends say about a changing China | Name News | Scoop.it
Chinese given names are mostly two or three characters long, but they can be packed with history
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What Did Rachel Platten Name Her Baby?

What Did Rachel Platten Name Her Baby? | Name News | Scoop.it
'I can be brown. I can be blue. I could be violet sky.' And I was like, "That's her name: Skye," she said.
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Thanks, Mika!

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Rachel Platten Welcomes Daughter Violet Skye

Rachel Platten Welcomes Daughter Violet Skye | Name News | Scoop.it
Baby girl is the first child for "Fight Song" singer Rachel Platten and husband Kevin Lazan
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Welcome, Violet!

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Indonesian Baby Named “Asian Games” –

Indonesian Baby Named “Asian Games” – | Name News | Scoop.it
The 2018 Asian Games, which lasted from August 18 to September 2, was co-hosted by the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang. On opening day, just hours before the opening ceremony, a couple i…
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Duana Names: When Is A Name An Egg? Lainey Gossip Lifestyle

Duana Names: When Is A Name An Egg? Lainey Gossip Lifestyle | Name News | Scoop.it
“Your name is August Calendar?” 
“I know, right?”
“Like August is IN the calendar. Do you— ”
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Nick Cannon and Brittany Bell announce the arrival of baby Powerful Queen

Nick Cannon and Brittany Bell announce the arrival of baby Powerful Queen | Name News | Scoop.it
Actor and TV host Nick Cannon and partner Brittany Bell have announced the birth of their new baby girl -- and they've given her the strongest name ever: Powerful Queen Cannon.
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Welcome, Powerful!

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Parents are Breaking the One-Word Barrier

Parents are Breaking the One-Word Barrier | Name News | Scoop.it
America has a brand-new name style: phrase names. MyLove, meet SirPrince.
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Hello, I’m Zeal-of-the-land Busy: Satire and Puritan Names

Earlier this summer, I did a lot of research with Dr. Uckelman about Protestant names and Puritan names. Much of the evidence supported Dr. Uckelman’s theory that Puritan names were less common than many believe, and definitely less common than the more general Protestant names that appeared across many countries. It seems England simply didn’t…
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Usain Bolt Shares Daughter's Legendary Name

Usain Bolt Shares Daughter's Legendary Name | Name News | Scoop.it
Usain shared a photo of his daughter wearing a beautiful blush pink gown with matching hairband. He captioned the photo with her name: Olympia Lightning Bolt.
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Royal Macintosh Pulsifer (1843-1888), Royal Day Cone (1821-1898)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Royal Macintosh Pulsifer (1843-1888), Royal Day Cone (1821-1898) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait courtesy of the New York Public Library digital collections.   Sporting an ostentatious sounding name that sounds more a
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Just when you wonder if this blog will ever run out of remarkable names...you get these ones!

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Puritan-inspired Names for Catholic Babies

Puritan-inspired Names for Catholic Babies | Name News | Scoop.it
Expecting a Thanksgiving baby? Kate Towne shows you how to tap into the naming style of the early New England settlers.
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Babies Named for Fort Sumter –

Babies Named for Fort Sumter – | Name News | Scoop.it
Fort Sumter — the sea fort near Charleston, South Carolina — wasn’t fully built yet in the spring of 1861 when the Battle of Fort Sumter kicked off the Civil War. The Second Battl…
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“Seven Weeks Sleighing in March” Smith? –

“Seven Weeks Sleighing in March” Smith? – | Name News | Scoop.it
In 1900, various newspapers printed an editorial by Lora La Mance that was mostly about the common surname Smith, but also mentioned (at the end) a person in Pennsylvania with the unlikely given na…
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Silver Throne Edward Pinkney (1914-1992)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Silver Throne Edward Pinkney (1914-1992) | Name News | Scoop.it
From Ebony magazine, November 1975.    Longtime Florida educator Silver Throne Edward Pinkney etched his name into history in 197
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Cliff Dwelling: Some Creative names from 2017

Some people create the name they want to give their child. Here are some I found in the data collected by the Social Securit
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Searching for “Glen Eden” –

Searching for “Glen Eden” – | Name News | Scoop.it
Atlas Obscura recently published an article about a man named Glen Eden Einbinder who has been collecting things bearing his first and middle names for more than 25 years. His collection consists o…
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