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Hooray for Poland!

Hooray for Poland! | Name News | Scoop.it
Today marks the 100th birthday of St. John Paul II! In honor, here is a post I've referred to often in consultations with parents: Patron saints for Caroline and Charlotte (one guess who one of my favorite patrons for girls with those names -- and boys with the masculine variants -- could be! ;) ).…
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Pope Barrow Billups (1889-1955)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Pope Barrow Billups (1889-1955) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the New York Age, August 2, 1924.   With February being Black History Month, the remainder of this month will be devoted t
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Disney star David Henrie and wife Maria Cahill welcome daughter after 3 miscarriages

Disney star David Henrie and wife Maria Cahill welcome daughter after 3 miscarriages | Name News | Scoop.it
The actor also shared the sweet meaning behind his baby girl's middle name.
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Welcome, Pia Philomena Francesca!

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10 Timeless names for your baby boy inspired by historical popes

10 Timeless names for your baby boy inspired by historical popes | Name News | Scoop.it
Throughout history, many popes have chosen the same name, with “John” being a particular favorite of 21 pontiffs. While some of the popes have chosen names that may be a tad tricky for …
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Top 10 name debuts in Ireland (1965-2017) –

Top 10 name debuts in Ireland (1965-2017) – | Name News | Scoop.it
On this post, I will be sharing with you the baby names that had a good to excellent showing in their debut year, names that range heavily in themes from TV to music to religion. In order for a name to appear on the Central Statistics Office's data, it needs to be given to 3…
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Pope JP2 wins the debut contest!

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Gregory

Gregory | Name News | Scoop.it
Gregory is the English form of Latinized Greek form Gregorius deriving from Greek Gregorios meaning "watchful, vigilant, alert" from Greek gregoros. Gregory is also a surname deriving from the given name. Origin: Greek Variants: Gregorios (Greek) Gregorius (Latinized Greek) Gregor (German, Scottish, Slovak, Slovene, English) Gregorio (Italian, Spanish) Grégoire (French) Grigor (Welsh, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Armenian) Gligor (Macedonian) Krikor (Armenian) Grgur…
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Most popular names of baby boys in the Philippines

Most popular names of baby boys in the Philippines | Name News | Scoop.it
What were the most popular names of Filipino baby boys from 2012 to 2015?  
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Papa Benny on the significance of names

Papa Benny on the significance of names | Name News | Scoop.it
Knowing one’s name therefore means knowing the truth about the other person and this allows one to dominate him.
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Too right, names have power. Just ask the folks in Earthsea.

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Gregory

Gregory | Name News | Scoop.it
Pinterest Origin: Greek Meaning: the English form of Latin Gregorius, from Greek Gregorios meaning "watchful, alert". Greg/Greg
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Sibling Project: John Paul

Sibling Project: John Paul | Name News | Scoop.it
You might have noticed that I started a new tab at the top of the page called "Sibling Project," in which I explained what the project is and added Kateri as the first entry (I thank you all so much for your feedback on Kateri! I loved reading all your comments!). I can easily add new…
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Do you know a John Paul (or Johnpaul or John-Paul or some other form)? Does he have siblings? Share their names in the comments here.

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Spotlight on: Juliet(te)

Spotlight on: Juliet(te) | Name News | Scoop.it
Ages ago Grace asked for a spotlight on Juliet(te), specifically to figure out the faithy connections. Juliet is one of my favorite favorite names, and I'm delighted to finally post this spotlight! So Behind the Name tells us that Juliet is an anglicization of Juliette or Giulietta, which are diminutives of Julie or Giulia, which…
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Crazy Catholic Names Lady

Crazy Catholic Names Lady | Name News | Scoop.it
I was just sighing happily, only to discover that their theme was actually not Catholicky Catholic, but rather “Italian.”

Ah. Right. Not everyone scours all available resources having to do with saints and various ways to honor them (their mother’s name! their place of birth/death/ministry!) when naming a baby.
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Birth announcement: Lolek Augustine!

Birth announcement: Lolek Augustine! | Name News | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago, a mama messaged me asking about the name Lolek -- the nickname St. John Paul II had gone by as a child. She and her hubby had almost decided to use it for their baby-on-the-way, if they had a boy, and just needed a little encouragement, which I was happy…
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Birth announcement: Benedict Reid!

Birth announcement: Benedict Reid! | Name News | Scoop.it
Longtime Sancta Nomina friend Jenny Uebbing (creator of the Mama Needs Coffee blog and the Off the Charts ministry/membership site designed to support, equip, and educate married couples in their use and knowledge of NFP, and endorser of my book!) has had her baby! When I saw the baby's name, I was so excited because…
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Welcome, Benedict!

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UAE resident has his own papal story: It's in his name

UAE resident has his own papal story: It's in his name | Name News | Scoop.it
"I was born on September 11 of 1985 when St Pope John Paul II declared his visit to India. My aunt, who is a nun, suggested this name to my parents. Hence, I was baptised as John Paul. As part of our tradition, we don't use the baptism name in school or in official record, so I got the unique name of 'Loluck'. John Paul II was known as 'Lolek' and my name is probably an Indianised version," said Loluck, who works as a business lead of an experiential learning organisation.

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A Definitive Ranking of Famous People Named Paul

A Definitive Ranking of Famous People Named Paul | Name News | Scoop.it
On the day of album drops from both Paul McCartney and Paul Simon, staffers ventured to find the best celebrity Paul
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Birth announcement: Caroline Sophia!

Birth announcement: Caroline Sophia! | Name News | Scoop.it
A mama I did a private consultation for has let me know her little one has arrived, a sweet little girl with the beautiful name ... Caroline Sophia! She writes, "Sorry this has taken so long, but I wanted to share with you that our little Caroline Sophia was born on September 12! Even though…
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Welcome, Caroline! Loving that JP2 doll.

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Faaabulous Brit Catholic baby, and a fun question

Faaabulous Brit Catholic baby, and a fun question | Name News | Scoop.it
One of you wonderful readers sent me the story of the birth of UK Parliament Member Jacob Rees-Mogg's sixth baby, and then I saw it all over my FB feed! Everyone's going gaga over this little guy! And for sure it's because of his amazing name: Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher! �������������� Indeed, Rees-Mogg is Catholic, as…
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This politician's baby name pick is so unusual

This politician's baby name pick is so unusual | Name News | Scoop.it
Jacob revealed the name on Instagram, writing: “Helena and I announce with great joy that we have a baby Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher, a brother for Peter, Mary, Thomas, Anselm and Alfred.”

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Welcome, Sixtus!

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The Baby Names Jubilee and Marian

The Baby Names Jubilee and Marian | Name News | Scoop.it
Within the next few years, the baby name Jubilee will likely enter the girls’ top 1,000: 2015: 227 baby girls named Jubilee [1,118th] 2014: 164 baby girls named Jubilee [1,397th] 2013: 153 ba…
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It's a 50/50 split in the poll right now.

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Babies Named after the Pope’s Hospital?

Babies Named after the Pope’s Hospital? | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Gemelli debuted on the U.S. list the year Pope John Paul passed away (2005) after having spent several weeks at Gemelli Hospital.
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Name of the Week

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Origin: Leo is a Byzantine Roman name, deriving from the Latin leo "lion." Prior to its use as a given name, Leo was already established as the name of a constellation. The ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians recognised the constellation as a lion and revered it greatly as the su
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Name of the Year: Pope McCorkle III Is Your 2016 Name of the Year

Name of the Year: Pope McCorkle III Is Your 2016 Name of the Year | Name News | Scoop.it
Pope McCorkle III, the Duke University public policy professor who earned a one-seed from us but vitriol from many of you, has won the People's vote for the 2016 Name of the Year.
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Pope told parents to name their daughters after Mary?

Pope told parents to name their daughters after Mary? | Name News | Scoop.it
one of my cousins said she thought, in reference to the many Marys in our family of a certain age (mostly born in the 40s, though there are a bunch of older relatives named Mary as well), that the Pope had told parents to name their daughters after Mary.
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It remains a mystery...but, you know, if the Pope told parents to name their daughters anything, Mary would be the top candidate, wouldn't it?

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