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Opinions On...Different Gender, Different Spelling, Same Name

Opinions On...Different Gender, Different Spelling, Same Name | Name News | Scoop.it
Woah, that’s a big title! But I couldn’t condense it much more than that. As I’m sure you’ve already assumed from taking a peek at that title, today we’re talking about my opinions on names that sound the same, but belong to different genders (traditionally) and have different spellings. If your head’s still spinning, the most popular example of this phenomenon is Aaron and Erin, which may help anybody who’s tripping over my admittedly confusing wording. Anyway, I’m going to give my opinions on
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Baby Girl Marvey-with-an-H

Baby Girl Marvey-with-an-H | Name News | Scoop.it
Hi, My husband and I are struggling to come to an agreement on a name for our first daughter who is due very soon, in March 2021. The baby’s last name will sound like Marvey, but starting wit…
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The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA): Less Commonly Taught Languages

100 Most Popular Female Names in Norway
This page allows students to listen to the pronunciation of the 100 most popular female names in Norway.
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Name Experts Talk Trends

Name Experts Talk Trends | Name News | Scoop.it
Ever wanted to know what name experts chat about in their free time? Here's a sneak peek, including a special US vs UK baby names accent challenge!
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The top baby names in the US right now

The top baby names in the US right now | Name News | Scoop.it
According to baby name site Nameberry, these are the real top 10 baby names in the country right now.
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Smoother than Smooth: The Fastest-Rising Girls' Names of the Year

Smoother than Smooth: The Fastest-Rising Girls' Names of the Year | Name News | Scoop.it
Who needs consonants? I can get you a six-letter, three-syllable name with just a single L—and you’ll love it. The baby name stats say so. This year’s fast-rising girls’ names prove that the age of “liquid names” is far from over. Half of the top 12 hottest names of the […]
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Pronouncing “Difficult” Names (and Why It Matters)

Pronouncing “Difficult” Names (and Why It Matters) | Name News | Scoop.it
How do you pronounce Kamala? Name pronunciation (and mispronunciation) is a hot topic right now. We look at why proper pronunciation matters.
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Reduplication Avocation (Part 1)

My seven-year-old is in quite a fun phase where she names and renames her toys constantly, usually in (to me) incredibly "matchy" ways
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This is fun!

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Have you mispronounced someone’s name? Here’s what to do next |

Have you mispronounced someone’s name? Here’s what to do next | | Name News | Scoop.it
Educator and podcaster Jennifer Gonzalez has done a fantastic job on this subject, and she has come up with three different categories of mispronouncers, which I’d like to describe and build upon. Most of us have been one of them, at one time or another.
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The pronunciation guide is up

In early April 2015, I began working on a pronunciation guide, but quickly put it in my drafts folder because it was so exhausting. Though it's not meant as a comprehensive guide, there are so many letters, both vowels and consonants, with so many different diacritical marks, to keep track of! I also had to…
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Dad Wants to Change Baby's Name Since His Mom Can't Say It

Dad Wants to Change Baby's Name Since His Mom Can't Say It | Name News | Scoop.it
A new dad took to Reddit to ask if he was in the wrong for begging his wife to change their daughter's name because his mom can't say it.
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This is why it's important to consider children's heritage and family languages when choosing their name.

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Das Emilien-Dilemma = The Emily/Emilie Dilemma

Das Emilien-Dilemma = The Emily/Emilie Dilemma | Name News | Scoop.it
Damals vor unendlich langer Zeit, als ich meine erste Vornamenhitliste erstellt hatte, da hatte ich mich dafür entschieden, Emilie und Emily als Formen
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In Knud's rankings of German names (where he combines spellings), he took the decision years ago to group together Emily and Emilie. The problem with this is that sometimes they sound the same, but other times Emilie is pronounced like Emilia. The stats for the two separate names show that Emilie has followed a slightly different trajectory from Emily. What's to be done?

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Nurse's mind blown as mum tells her she's been pronouncing the name Liam 'wrong' - Mirror Online

Nurse's mind blown as mum tells her she's been pronouncing the name Liam 'wrong' - Mirror Online | Name News | Scoop.it

A nurse has recounted the time she called out for a patient named Liam in the waiting room only to get a shock when his mum told her she'd been saying his name incorrectly
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Name Nerds Blog: Top Names for England and Wales, Grouped by Spelling

 If you group all the spellings together for names in England and Wales for 2019, Muhammed is the #1 name for boys by a landslide. Ameli
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100 Most Popular Male Names in Norway
This page allows students to listen to the pronunciation of the 100 most popular male names in Norway.
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Baby Name Kamala: Meaningful and Strong

Baby Name Kamala: Meaningful and Strong | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Kamala could be a hero name - both for the history-making political candidate, as well as Ms. Marvel.
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Top Baby Names 2019: The Playground Analysis

Top Baby Names 2019: The Playground Analysis | Name News | Scoop.it
Nameberry's Playground Analysis combines variant spellings to reveal the *real* top baby names of the year – with some big surprises!
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Aidens Gonna Aid (2019)

 Delayed, but here we are!  These are all the boys' names rhyming with Aiden given in 2019.  Usual disclaimer: there are imported name
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Reduplication Avocation (Part II)

Last time I started my list of reduplicative names following the pattern [consonant][vowel][same consonant][a]. Turns out: there's a lot
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Easy To Pronounce Irish Names | Girls

I thought I'd do a video on Easy To Pronounce Irish Names | Girls. A lot of Irish names are difficult to pronounce so here are some easy options along with their meanings.

This is the baby girl names version. The boy version of Easy To Pronounce Irish Names will be coming soon so stay tuned!

#irishnames #babynames #girl names

Irish girl names that are easy to pronounce
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Cara, Kerry, Nora, Alanna, Shona, Orla, Biddy, Erin, Claire, Nessa, Colleen, Enya

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10 Irish Baby Girl & Boy Names with Pronunciations! These are hard to get right! SJ STRUM

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How To Pronounce Everything In Frank Herbert's Dune

How To Pronounce Everything In Frank Herbert's Dune | Name News | Scoop.it
Frank Herbert's Dune is one of the well-known science-fiction novels of the 20th century. Set in a fictional feudal universe and centered on the conflict between two powerful houses, it's a
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How to say X Æ A-12: Meme tricked people about Elon Musk, Grimes' baby

How to say X Æ A-12: Meme tricked people about Elon Musk, Grimes' baby | Name News | Scoop.it
The extremely unique name that Elon Musk and Grimes chose for their newborn son has people asking how to pronounce "X Æ A-12." It's not "Kyle."
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