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Baby Girl Shays-Potter, Sister to Innis

Baby Girl Shays-Potter, Sister to Innis | Name News | Scoop.it
Wise Swistle, We would love your help deciding on a name for our daughter who is now 8 days old and still nameless. We have narrowed it down to our top two options but just cannot choose. I know it…
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How Do You Like Your Name, Fiona? –

How Do You Like Your Name, Fiona? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Ready for another name interview? This one is with Fiona Isabella, a 38-year-old from Germany. What’s the story behind her names? I was born to British / Australian parents but both have Scot…
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Tammis: Baby Name Inspired by Hanky Designer? –

Tammis: Baby Name Inspired by Hanky Designer? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Handkerchief by Tammis Keefe The interesting name Tammis was a one-hit wonder in the baby name data right in the middle of the 1950s: 1957: unlisted1956: unlisted1955: 6 baby girls named Tammis [de…
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Glen Campbell's Grandson Jeremy Welcomes Son Campbell Douglas

Glen Campbell's Grandson Jeremy Welcomes Son Campbell Douglas | Name News | Scoop.it
"It was important for us to carry on his grandfather's name and to show our child what a role model his great-papa was," Jeremy and Jessica Olson tell PEOPLE
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Welcome, Campbell!

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Popular and Unique Baby Names Scotland, 2019 –

Popular and Unique Baby Names Scotland, 2019 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to National Records of Scotland (NRS), the most popular baby names in the country in 2019 were Olivia and Jack. Here are Scotland’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2019: Girl Na…
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Harris: Baby Name of the Day

Harris: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Harris transforms classic Henry into the appealing surname style of Miles and Brooks. And yet, it's not even in the US Top 1000 ... yet.
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Name Help: A Sibling for Magnus

Name Help: A Sibling for Magnus | Name News | Scoop.it
Gemma is expecting her second child -- gender unknown -- who will be a sibling for Magnus. Gemma writes: "Our surname is Scottish so we liked that Magnus has a semi-Scottish connection to match but we are not wedded to that as a concept for #2. I’m not sur
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Top 100 (Provisional) Most Popular Names in Scotland 2019

Top 100 (Provisional) Most Popular Names in Scotland 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
Here are the provisional figures for the top 100 names in Scotland in 2019 based on data for births that were registered in the first eleven months (or so) of the year. Headlines According to the National Records of Scotland, the #1 names in 2019 were none mover Jac
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Namemas: Drummond

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Namemas: Drummond | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy last day of Namemas and Christmas Eve! I hope these last 11 days have brought you some interesting reads and some Christmas cheer
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Davina: Baby Name of the Day

Davina: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
With an on-trend sound and a lovely meaning, it's no surprise more parents are choosing Davina for their daughters' names.
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Duana Names: To Know Him Is To Love Him… Who Is He?

Duana Names: To Know Him Is To Love Him… Who Is He? | Name News | Scoop.it
We would love for his name to go well with Owen and Nolan.
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Sibling Spotlight for Lachlan

Below is a selection of British siblings with Lachlan, from the last century to modern times. The year relates to the decade of birth for that set. Brackets around the first name indicates that the person was called by their middle name. For example "(William) Henry" would mean tha
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Unique Names in Scotland 2018

Unique Names in Scotland 2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
One of the great things about the Scottish data (provided by the National Records of Scotland) is that it lists all the names given to just one baby in each year. The England and Wales data (provided by the Office of National Statistics), on the other hand, does no
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Baby Boy Peterson-with-a-David, Brother to Vivian

Baby Boy Peterson-with-a-David, Brother to Vivian | Name News | Scoop.it
We’re at a standstill and have dug in our heels over one letter. We both realize how ridiculous this is, but, nonetheless, here we are. What spelling do you think we should go with?

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Why Is Keith Such A Boring Name?

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Finn: Getting to Finn from Finley, Fintan, More

Finn: Getting to Finn from Finley, Fintan, More | Name News | Scoop.it
Finn names include choices from Ireland, Scandinavia, and even Africa, making them a surprisingly versatile and hansome bunch.
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The Coming of Keir –

The Coming of Keir – | Name News | Scoop.it
The compact name Keir first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in the early 1960s: 1968: 28 baby boys named Keir1967: 6 baby boys named Keir1966: 12 baby boys named Keir1965: 6 baby boys named Kei…
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Notes from Scottish Forenames

Notes from Scottish Forenames | Name News | Scoop.it
I started reading this name book I got a while ago that I hadn't had a chance to sit with yet: Scottish Forenames (New Edition) by Donald Whyte. I'm only on page xii of the Intro, but underlined these bits already: "In Wales a form of the Celtic mac was adopted, which the Cambrians made mab or map,…
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Sneak Peek: Scotland’s Top Baby Names of 2019

Sneak Peek: Scotland’s Top Baby Names of 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
Top 100 Scottish baby names of 2019: find out which baby girl and boy names are hot with the Scots, including gorgeous Gaelic gems you may not have heard.
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Bruce –

Bruce – | Name News | Scoop.it
Bruce comes from a Scottish surname of Norman origin, originally a locational name for someone who came from a town called Brix in Normandy, though that seems to be an uncertain theory. The origin of the name is uncertain. It could be derived from a Gaulish word; it could possibly mean "willow", perhaps a locational name for…
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Sheena: Jungle Queen & Baby Name –

Sheena: Jungle Queen & Baby Name – | Name News | Scoop.it
Sheena was a punk rocker. And a jungle queen, and a pop star. Oh, and a baby name too…
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Name Spotlight: Malcolm

Name Spotlight: Malcolm | Name News | Scoop.it
Name: Malcolm Meaning: “devotee of St. Colomba” Origin: Scottish Current Popularity: #394 For the past century, Malcolm has been all over (but consistently within) the top 600 baby names in the US. Malcolm was at peak popularity in 1928, when it was ranked the 205th most popular male name in the US. From the data, …
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Angus –

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Angus is an anglicized form of Aonghus, a Scottish Gaelic name meaning "either one strength" or "one choice", made up from Old Irish óen (one) via Proto-Celtic *oinos (one) deriving from a PIE root word; while the second element could either be derived from gus meaning “strength, vigor” via Proto-Celtic *gustu-; or from Proto-Celtic *gus (choose). Spelled Aengus, it becomes the name of the Irish…
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