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Saintly place names

Saintly place names | Name News | Scoop.it
In the past, I've tended to include Saintly place names in lists of Saintly surnames, but my mind was clicking recently about place names specifically, so I wanted to see how many we can come up with. There are two categories: (1) what I'm thinking of as the "of" categories (St. So-and-so of Somewhere) and…
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Baby Name Avonelle: Vintage Mystery

Baby Name Avonelle: Vintage Mystery | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for a vintage mystery with the baby name Avonelle. From France to New Jersey from Sir Walter Scott to Yosemite and mor
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Word Names (just the rarest ones, 2019)

Yeah, I don't feel like listing all  the word names this time.  However, I did come across quite a few doing my "Rare but Real" lists, an
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Cornwall Hart Loomis (1894-1924)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Cornwall Hart Loomis (1894-1924) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Washington Evening Star, June 20, 1924.   Diplomat Cornwall Hart Loomis holds the sad distinction of being th
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Ed Sheeran Welcomes Baby Girl | The Beauty of Names

Ed Sheeran Welcomes Baby Girl | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Cherry and Ed Ed Sheeran and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, just welcomed their first child, a little girl! Her name is Lyra Antarctica Seabor
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Another Antarctica connection I just learned: Ed Sheeran has a penguin tattoo.

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The sweet story behind Ed Sheeran's baby name revealed

The sweet story behind Ed Sheeran's baby name revealed | Name News | Scoop.it
Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn are new parents
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Welcome, Lyra Antarctica!

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List of name changes due to the George Floyd protests

List of name changes due to the George Floyd protests | Name News | Scoop.it
After George Floyd, an African American, was killed during a police arrest in Minneapolis, United States, many people protested, in the United States and internationally. During the course of these
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Milan

Milan | Name News | Scoop.it
Milan Kundera by Václav Chochola Origin: Slavic Gender: Male Meaning: "Gracious, dear" Pronunciation: MI-lahn, mi-LAHN, MEE-lahn Othe
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Tonga: Baby Name Inspired by Early TV? –

Tonga: Baby Name Inspired by Early TV? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Tonga from Space Patrol The intriguing name Tonga debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1953: 1955: unlisted1954: unlisted1953: 7 baby girls named Tonga [debut]1952: unlisted1951: unlisted I don…
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The Hawaiian Name Lilikoi –

The Hawaiian Name Lilikoi – | Name News | Scoop.it
We talked about passion flowers yesterday, so today let’s look at passion fruit — specifically, the Hawaiian word for passion fruit, liliko’i. Why? Because Lilikoi started popping…
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The Debuts of Dhahran & Riyadh –

The Debuts of Dhahran & Riyadh – | Name News | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia (Dhahran is very close to Dammam) In 1991, the names Dhahran and Riyadh both debuted in the SSA’s baby name data: RiyadhDhahran19935 baby boys.1992..199113 baby boys [debut]9 bab…
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What's Your International City Name?

What's Your International City Name? | Name News | Scoop.it
International city names have distinct personalities — which one matches yours? Take our quiz to discover the city name that's right for you.
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How I Named My Baby: Everett Holston

How I Named My Baby: Everett Holston | Name News | Scoop.it
Tennessee mom Kellie Brown answers our questions about how she and her husband B.J. chose the baby name Everett Holston for their son.
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Solution Saturday: Bulrebecca

Every Saturday, we will revisit one of our Mystery Monday names that we have solved. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed their knowledge and expertise, whether commenting here or on twitter or via email. You've all helped solve a mystery! Today's name is Bulrebecca, and it highlights one of the difficulties we face when…
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Hastings DeJournette Avery (1859-1924)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Hastings DeJournette Avery (1859-1924) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the 1905 Arkansas legislative composite photograph.   The Strangest Names In American Political History begins a nearl
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Name Spotlight: Chadwick

Name Spotlight: Chadwick | Name News | Scoop.it
In today's Name Spotlight is charming Chadwick! Chadwick Boseman is the inspiration for this baby name, which feels formal and fun at the same time.
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The World Map, In U.S. Baby Names

The World Map, In U.S. Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Some baby names are from another country. These baby names are another country. Can you identify the 29 names from this map?
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Baby Name Crosby: Energetic and Uncommon

Baby Name Crosby: Energetic and Uncommon | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Crosby feels athletic, artistic, and upbeat. But no one is using this name – yet. Thanks to Leitia for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day. LAST NAMES FIRST The boys’ Top 100 reads like a phone book: Carter and Jackson, Hunter and Chase. Y-enders, like Brody, Brady, and Grady feel familiar, […]
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A Town Called Emily?

A Town Called Emily? | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s a bold idea, one that surprises most who hear it. Naming a town after a famous resident is common enough, but it’s usually the surname that gets the honors.
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Old English- Boys place names

Aldous- from the old house Atwood- the wood Bradwell - from the broad spring Brooks - dwelling by the spring Calder - stream Chester - dweller in fortified farm Denley - meadow near the valley Elmore- moor with elm trees Farley - meadow of the sheep Flint - home stream Ford - river crossing Greeley…
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Novia Zembia Snell (1860-1927)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Novia Zembia Snell (1860-1927) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait from "Nebraskans: 1904-1914".     One can only wonder how a space-age sounding name like Novia Zembia was viewed in 19t
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