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Name Help: A Sister for Teagan

Name Help: A Sister for Teagan | Name News | Scoop.it
Their daughter's name is Teagan, and if the baby had been a boy, their favorite name was Weston. But it's a girl! Time for #namehelp.
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Baby Name Athena: Stylish and Wise

Baby Name Athena: Stylish and Wise | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Athena combines a stylish, on-trend sound with all the wisdom and strenght of the ancient goddess.
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Nomes e mais Nomes: A Luísa Sobral e os nomes = A song by Luísa Sobral on names

Nomes e mais Nomes: A Luísa Sobral e os nomes = A song by Luísa Sobral on names | Name News | Scoop.it
O blog dos nomes portugueses de A a Z. Nomes portugueses e Nomes brasileiros. Significados. Nomes antigos e modernos, rankings, debates!
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Chris Noth and Wife Tara Wilson Welcome Son Keats

Chris Noth and Wife Tara Wilson Welcome Son Keats | Name News | Scoop.it
“‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever,'” Noth quoted.

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Welcome, Keats!

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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Wordsworth Bryant Matterson (1859-1929)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Wordsworth Bryant Matterson (1859-1929) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Syracuse Journal, July 26, 1929.   Lifelong New Yorker Wordsworth Bryant Matterson is likely the only Empire Stat
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Fable & Poet: Literally Literary Baby Names

Fable & Poet: Literally Literary Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
You might name your baby Harper or Emma, but these literary baby names blend the best of meaning-rich word names with all things written.
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Cliff Dwelling: Names of Poets (Though You Might Not Know Them)

I got these names from poets who did not win the National Book Award for Poetry, but were finalists.

GIRLS
Layli-
Lyrae -
Solmaz -

BOYS
Danez -
Galway-

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Phyllis –

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Phyllis is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, the daughter of a king of Thrace who was in love with a man named Demephon (or Acamas in some versions) who promised to return to her on a certain day. When he didn't, she killed herself and was transformed into an almond tree. The name means…
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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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Poetic Baby Names: 60+ Charming Choices

Poetic Baby Names: 60+ Charming Choices | Name News | Scoop.it
To commemorate National Poetry Month, here are more than 60 poets names that make perfect baby names.
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Fantastic list!

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Milton –

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Milton comes from an English surname with two meanings. The first is that it means "mill settlement" or "mill by the settlement" from Old English mylen (mill) and tun (enclosure, settlement) or it could be made up from Old English middel (middle) and tun so essentially meaning "middle settlement". Origin: Proto-Indo-European  
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Name of the Week: Blake

Name of the Week: Blake | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Blake is an English surname which is generally thought to derive from the same source as Black — from the Old English blæc "black, absolutely dark, absorbing all light, the colour of soot or coal." Certainly, Black- and Blake- have frequently interchanged in place-names as surnames such a
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One of my favourite poets (though goodness knows what he's on about most of the time).

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Byron –

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Byron is an English surname derived from a place name meaning "place of the cow sheds", either a locational name or an occupational name for someone who herded cows. It derives from Old English byrum via PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Byrom (English)  
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50+ Names That Mean Poet for Boys and Girls

50+ Names That Mean Poet for Boys and Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
Do you have a few favorite authors and poets? Do you want to give your child a name that means poet? If yes, then check out our list of names for boys and girls that means poet.
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Birth announcement: Elanor Josephine!

Birth announcement: Elanor Josephine! | Name News | Scoop.it
I just published a post in honor of St. Rita that I don't want you to miss -- today's her feast day! She's been a powerful intercessor for me and others I know, and writing about her is my little way of fulfilling my promises made in the novena to her I often say. I…
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Welcome, Elanor!

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Chris Noth Welcomes Second Child

Chris Noth Welcomes Second Child | Name News | Scoop.it
Chris and Tara Actor Chris Noth and his wif e , actress Tara Wilson, have had their second child, another boy. They named him Keats
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Shair, Shaira

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Shair (pronounced SHAH-eer) is a masculine name from the Arabic شاعر؛ meaning, "poet." It is the name of the oldest Urdu-language literary magazine (circ. 1930). Among Pakistani families, both its feminine and masculine form may be used in honour of Shair-e-Mashriq (nee Muhammed Iqbal (1877-1938), known as Allama Iqbal, a British Indian poet who was…
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The Art of the (Baby Name) Breakup

The Art of the (Baby Name) Breakup | Name News | Scoop.it
Baby name struggle? You're not alone. Top tips from our resident baby name relationship counselor on how to break up with those on-off name loves in style!
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This poem is genius!

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Sonnet: Baby Name of the Day

Sonnet: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Sonnet is a rare literary possibility for a child's name. But it's not unknown, and could fit right in with so many popular word names today.
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Lucasta –

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Lucasta was first used by English poet Richard Lovelace for a poem he wrote to a woman he loved, Lucy Sacheverel. Its seems to be a contraction of Lux Casta meaning "pure light" or "chaste light". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lukasta (English)  
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Allegra: Baby Name of the Day

Allegra: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Lively and upbeat, Allegra mixes the musical with all things Italian. It's rare in the US, probably thanks to an allergy medication. But could that change?
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Teresa Palmer Welcomes Third Child, a Daughter

Teresa Palmer Welcomes Third Child, a Daughter | Name News | Scoop.it
Teresa Palmer revealed her news of baby No. 3 on the way in October, sharing a stunning photograph that showed her cradling her bump on a beach
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Duana Names: Things You Don’t Need To Worry About

Duana Names: Things You Don’t Need To Worry About | Name News | Scoop.it
this isn’t Romeo & Juliet, they’re not inextricably linked forever, and this isn’t going to follow them everywhere, or even to fourth period.
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About Names: Phyllis flourished thanks to poetry, prose and TV

About Names: Phyllis flourished thanks to poetry, prose and TV | Name News | Scoop.it
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his July 17th column, he looks at the history of the name Phyllis.

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Still not available in Europe - but I'm glad the American Name Society includes a summary here!

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Name of the Week: Wilfred

Name of the Week: Wilfred | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Wilfred is the modern English form of the Anglo-Saxon name Wilfrið (often rendered as Wilfrith or Wilfrid). The first element of the name either derives from the Old English noun willa "mind, determination, purpose; desire, wish, request; joy, delight," or the related verb willan "to will, to wish
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