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Brand Names Become Baby Names

Brand Names Become Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Brand name or baby name? They're both! Take a look at the baby names that were inspired by popular brand names in 2019 — some of them might surprise you.
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YOU CAN DO WHT EVR YOU WNT! 

YOU CAN DO WHT EVR YOU WNT!  | Name News | Scoop.it
Does a monogram really need to be your initials? Or can it be any three letters you want? One writer muses on the possibilities.
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Human Rights Commission find 39 per cent of retail workers experience harassment

Human Rights Commission find 39 per cent of retail workers experience harassment | Name News | Scoop.it
Retail workers are swapping name tags with colleagues to avoid harassment by customers as employers fear staff will walk off the job because of growing threats to their safety.

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KFC will pay $11,000 to first baby named Harland born on Sept. 9

KFC will pay $11,000 to first baby named Harland born on Sept. 9 | Name News | Scoop.it
If you have a baby on Sept. 9, Kentucky Fried Chicken might just give you $11,000.

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Free shipping from my publisher, and my book’s available on Amazon!

Free shipping from my publisher, and my book’s available on Amazon! | Name News | Scoop.it
My book's available on Amazon! Don't be put off by the fact that it says it's not Prime eligible -- if you click on the "other sellers" link you'll see that Amazon Prime is an option. If any of you would like to leave a review of my book on Amazon, I'd be forever grateful.…
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The Force Is Strong With Luke’s Lobster’s Star Wars Giveaway

The Force Is Strong With Luke’s Lobster’s Star Wars Giveaway | Name News | Scoop.it
On Friday, December 15, if you’re in possession of a photo ID bearing the name “Luke” or “Lucas,” and you find yourself near any Luke’s location, the sustainable seafood–sourced eatery will slide over a free lobster roll
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Sam Wood states he has 'one of the best names'

Sam Wood states he has 'one of the best names' | Name News | Scoop.it
Uber's latest and most unusual marketing campaign will see those called Sam or a spin-off the name, offered a week of free rides, worth up to $20 a day.

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Poll: Pick a Pair of Toni Twin Names

Poll: Pick a Pair of Toni Twin Names | Name News | Scoop.it
You're about to have twin girls and you have to give them one of these 6 pairs of names. Which pair do you choose?
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Duana Names: In Which We Meet A Genius And Learn Stuff|Lainey Gossip Lifestyle

Duana Names: In Which We Meet A Genius And Learn Stuff|Lainey Gossip Lifestyle | Name News | Scoop.it
We have a daughter named Vera and we both love her name. It's traditional yet rare and our Russian and Spanish relatives and English and French (we live in Montreal) neighbors and friends can all pronounce it and spell it.

We are looking for something that can compete with Vera on these grounds for a boy.
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Beloved Baby Names: Get Your FREE Name Graphic---Four New Designs!

Beloved Baby Names: Get Your FREE Name Graphic---Four New Designs! | Name News | Scoop.it
Today I have four NEW designs to offer you! 
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Nothing Like a Name: IKEA Names

Nothing Like a Name: IKEA Names | Name News | Scoop.it
My coworker sent me this master sheet of what IKEA product names really mean - for those of us who don't understand Swedish. I was surprised to see so many first names on the list, so I'm sharing my findings with you!
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Oh how I love those Scandi names. Here we have Berta, Benno, Edit, Ingolf, and more.


To share the IKEA love even more, see also this British Baby Names post.

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Top Brand Baby Names: From Audi to ESPN

Top Brand Baby Names: From Audi to ESPN | Name News | Scoop.it
Nick Turner analyzes the impact of corporate brands on baby names.
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Good closing thought: "If you do pick a brand for your baby’s name, I’d recommend something timeless and simple. Instagram or FiveHourEnergy probably won’t hold up, but Ford will."


This has got me wondering if any of my favourite brands would work. Some names I've rejected so far: Ordnance Survey, Fatface, Feedly, National Trust.

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Black-Owned Brands for Baby: Our Picks

Black-Owned Brands for Baby: Our Picks | Name News | Scoop.it
Our “Curation & Inspiration” posts highlight the products that we love best for new parents, parents to be, and little ones. While we’re not all in a place to shop right now, those who are able to can help out by shopping at Black-owned businesses, which have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For […]
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Cool Modern Names in the News

Cool Modern Names in the News | Name News | Scoop.it
This week’s name news includes a host of starbaby girls with cool modern monikers, namesake naming at its best (and weirdest), and the secret to choosing a winning name.
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Apostrophe S or not? Possessives and store names

Apostrophe S or not? Possessives and store names | Name News | Scoop.it
Our minds tell some of us that it definitely needs the extra letter. That “s” — so brief, so unobtrusive, so natural sounding — sneaks easily into our lexicon. But oftentimes it’s unnecessary.
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Duana Names: Name The Art Baby Lainey Gossip Lifestyle

Duana Names: Name The Art Baby Lainey Gossip Lifestyle | Name News | Scoop.it
I am an illustrator and artist that is in the midst of starting a brick and mortar retail, studio, and gallery space with one of my best friends. We have everything in line - business plan, space, colors, aesthetic...but are completely stuck on a name and we hope to open in November! 
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Ikea baby names are actually a thing - and some of them are rather interesting - Mirror Online

Ikea baby names are actually a thing - and some of them are rather interesting - Mirror Online | Name News | Scoop.it

Would you name your baby after an Ikea product?
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Unlikely Inspiration from Bodenland

Unlikely Inspiration from Bodenland | Name News | Scoop.it
In-keeping with the Boden aesthetic, its names are a study in just quirky enough, just exotic enough, just classic enough, just cool enough. And they tend to skew just ever-so-slightly younger and funkier than the names you’d expect to see written on the address labels of the brand’s many loyal customers.
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The secret taxonomy behind IKEA’s product names, from Billy to Poäng

The secret taxonomy behind IKEA’s product names, from Billy to Poäng | Name News | Scoop.it
Reading strange-sounding Swedish words is part of the joy of shopping at IKEA. Within the labyrinth of stylish flat pack furniture is a pänoply of ödd, åccented pröduct nämes, printed on hang tags, walls and banners. What most shoppers don't know is that the names of those 12,000 products conform to a strict internal logic that offers a peek int
Clare's insight:

There's a little bit about personal names here: desks, chairs and (sometimes) bookcases have Scandinavian boys' names, and fabrics and curtains have Scandinavian girls' names.

 

For more on IKEA names, read http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2015/04/ikea-names-a-little-bit-of-scandinavia-in-our-homes.html 

 

Found via the American Name Society.

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The Proper Way to Pronounce IKEA’s Most Challenging Item Names

The Proper Way to Pronounce IKEA’s Most Challenging Item Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Here’s a video to help you pronounce challenging Ikea product names. As a bonus, you’ll learn what these Swedish product names mean.

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Zadie, Alexa, Coco: why does fashion love naming bags and clothes?

Zadie, Alexa, Coco: why does fashion love naming bags and clothes? | Name News | Scoop.it
Give a fashion item a person’s name and you are revealing not just what image you want your fashion item to have, but what image you associate with that name.
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Beloved Baby Names: Super Special Offer! Get Your Own Name Graphic!

Beloved Baby Names: Super Special Offer! Get Your Own Name Graphic! | Name News | Scoop.it
As a thank you for a donation of any size, we're offering a free personalized name graphic in one of 7 designs!
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Nothing Like a Name: IKEA Names, Part Two

Nothing Like a Name: IKEA Names, Part Two | Name News | Scoop.it
Hallå!

If you missed Part One, check it out here: IKEA Names
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In this list we have such excellent names as Jesper, Ketty, Povel and Sigrid.

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NamePrint Printables

NamePrint Printables | Name News | Scoop.it
I have a new little something for you -- not too long ago a friend of mine asked me if I could make up something for her to give to a friend who'd just had a baby -- something that explained the ba...
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