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Nomes e mais Nomes: Nomes e mais Nomes nas Manhãs da 3 : Middle Name Pride

Nomes e mais Nomes: Nomes e mais Nomes nas Manhãs da 3 : Middle Name Pride | 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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Nomes e mais Nomes: Mas afinal o que é isto?! = But what is this?!

Nomes e mais Nomes: Mas afinal o que é isto?! = But what is this?! | 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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Filipa was on the radio... but couldn't quite find the words to do justice to her wonderful blog!

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“Brighter Day” Baby Names: Grayling, Spring & Babby –

“Brighter Day” Baby Names: Grayling, Spring & Babby – | Name News | Scoop.it
The Brighter Day was a moderately popular soap opera that ran on radio from 1948 to 1956 and on television from 1954 to 1962. The show featured the Dennis family, which was headed by widowed father…
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Catch me on the radio tomorrow morning!

Catch me on the radio tomorrow morning! | Name News | Scoop.it
You might remember that I was on the radio show Jon Leonetti in the Morning on Iowa Catholic Radio (1150am, 88.5fm and 94.5fm) last year, and I'll be on with him again tomorrow morning! Tune in at 7:45am central time (8:45am eastern) to hear us chatting about the baby naming process! Even if you're not…
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The Introduction of Ilomay –

The Introduction of Ilomay – | Name News | Scoop.it
The curious name Ilomay appeared in the U.S. baby name data several times in the 1930s: 1937: unlisted 1936: 5 baby girls named Ilomay 1935: unlisted 1934: unlisted 1933: 7 baby girls named Ilomay …
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I’ll be on the radio again tomorrow! And my new CatholicMom post

I’ll be on the radio again tomorrow! And my new CatholicMom post | Name News | Scoop.it
If any of you live in Iowa, you might already be familiar with the show Jon Leonetti in the Morning on Iowa Catholic Radio (1150am, 88.5fm and 94.5fm): I'll be on with him tomorrow morning chatting about my book at about 7:45 central time (8:45 eastern)! Even if you're not in Iowa, there's a "listen live"…
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Catch me on the radio!

Catch me on the radio! | Name News | Scoop.it
I recorded a short segment today that will air on Mater Dei Radio tomorrow night (Friday, May 11) at 7:30pm Pacific during the Coffee & Donuts with John & Mary segment and Monday morning (May 14) between 7 and 8am Pacific on the Morning Drive segment! Mater Dei Radio is a Catholic, lay-owned and operated,…
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#TherapyThursday - New Baby Name Drama

#TherapyThursday - New Baby Name Drama | Name News | Scoop.it
As hard as we try to to do everything ourselves, it's impossible. Sometimes you just need someone to talk to and get solid advice from. Lucky for you, Riggs, Alley and Gibbons are here for ya. This week they helped a lady who's having some drama in regards to naming her newborn daughter.
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A perennial question: how to honour a beloved relative whose name you don't love...without upsetting your other half?

 

Having said that, I think Olga is a fantastic, often mistreated, name.

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NPR Sunday puzzle: all you have to do is rhyme

This week, the NPR Sunday Puzzle answers are names. Listen here and play along.

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Names from WHER, the First All-Female Radio Station

Names from WHER, the First All-Female Radio Station | Name News | Scoop.it
WHER’s original staff included Sam’s wife Rebecca (Becky) along with seven other women: Barbara Gurley, Donna Rae Johnson, Dorothy “Dot” Fisher, Dotty Abbott, Fay Bussell, Phyllis Stimbert, and Roberta Stout.
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I'm going to be on Jennifer Fulwiler's radio show today

I'm going to be on Jennifer Fulwiler's radio show today | Name News | Scoop.it
Before I address that ridiculously amazingly awesome post title, I just want to thank all of you who participated in the Zelie & Co. Charity Auction yesterday! A lot of money was raised for some wonderful, worthwhile causes. Special thanks to Theresa, our dear reader and the mama behind the Happy Nest Home Goods Etsy…
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Exciting!

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Bill Maher's New Rule For Parents Who Name Their Babies 'Katniss'

Bill Maher's New Rule For Parents Who Name Their Babies 'Katniss' | Name News | Scoop.it
Katniss? Really?

Bill Maher has a special message for people who name their daughters after Jennifer Lawrence's character in "The Hunger Games," and he even found a way to make a Hobby Lobby joke to go with it.

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Haven't watched, hope it's ok.

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BBC World Service - The Why Factor, Given Names

BBC World Service - The Why Factor, Given Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Everyone has one, but what do names say about us?
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I haven't listened to all of this yet, but it looks like something of interest.

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The Beginning of Buff –

The Beginning of Buff – | Name News | Scoop.it
Here’s a curious one: Buff. It appeared in the SSA data in the middle of the 20th century as both a boy name and a girl name — but slightly more often as a girl name. The female usage w…
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Book reviews, radio appearance

Book reviews, radio appearance | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Friday! I never appreciate Fridays as much as I do when school is in session, whew! My most recent column at CatholicMom is a review of the first two books in the Sister Mary Baruch series by Fr. Jacob Restrick, OP. I loved them! And beyond the story itself -- the NAMES!! I mean,…
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Pronounce like a polyglot: saying foreign names on air

Pronounce like a polyglot: saying foreign names on air | Name News | Scoop.it
In public radio we do our utmost to get things right, including the pronunciation of names and places. It shows we know our stuff and conveys respect — for the people we report about and the people who make up our audiences. But words in other languages can be difficult to say on air, and
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's Sister Meredith Has Decided a Baby Name! | | On Air with

's Sister Meredith Has Decided a Baby Name! |  | On Air with | Name News | Scoop.it
“She said to me … ‘Do you want to know the name that we’ve chosen?’ and I said ‘Is the sky blue?’ And she said ‘OK’ and then I said ‘No, don’t tell me! I don’t want to screw it up!’ And then I said ‘Yes, tell me …,’” Ryan recalled. “So she told me! So now I know so don’t do any mind trickery with me.”

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The link is live!

The link is live! | Name News | Scoop.it
I shared yesterday that I have a short interview with host Mary on Coffee & Donuts with John & Mary airing on Mater Dei Radio tonight at 7:30 Pacific (10:30 Eastern [my time]). It's also already been uploaded to iTunes -- you can listen to it here! I'm off to do so right now! And stay…
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Mystery Monday: Skeeter & Skeet

Mystery Monday: Skeeter & Skeet | Name News | Scoop.it
This dual-mystery might be unsolvable, but I’ll throw it out there anyway: 1952: unlisted 1951: unlisted 1950: 7 baby boys named Skeeter [debut] + 7 baby boys named Skeet [debut] 1949: unlist…
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What's In A Name? BBC Radio 4 Interview

Last week, I had the privilege to be included in the recording of the "What's In A Name?" feature on Woman's Hour on BBC Radio Four (which aired today at 10:00) alongside several lovely and intelligent women for a great chat about names. Here is the full programme i
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Elea was on Woman's Hour, folks! Super exciting. The whole programme is really interesting, lots of good stories (including several about being called Jane).

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DMNES EiC on the radio

Our editor-in-chief was on the radio again this morning. BBC Radio Newcastle’s “Alfie and Charlie at Breakfast” discussed the history of names and chatted with Dr. Uckelman about Gaelic clan bynames, why you don’t know anyone named Wigbald, and names people think are medieval but are not.

Edit: You can now access the episode online; the discussion begins around 2:40:00.
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I'm looking forward to listening!

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The Baby Name Marcheta

The Baby Name Marcheta | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Marcheta wouldn’t have become trendy back in the 1920s if not for a newfangled invention: radio.
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Given Names on RN showcase

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Names are fairly absolute things, so fundamental to our identities. What happens if you get lumped with the wrong one?



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A podcast about names in a tasty Australian accent?  Seems like a winner.  Found via Fritinancy's April Linkfest.

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Rowdy Radio Interview: Jay Cutler And Kristin Cavallari Give Son a Hot, Trendy Name: Jaxon Wyatt

Mark Konkol of WDNA Info/Chicago told me he was calling from a Chicago bar to talk to me about Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari's choice of Jaxon Wyatt  for their baby boy. It didn't surprise me th...
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I haven't listened to this yet, but I'm curious as to what "colorful" means...

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