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100+ Mermaid Names For Little Girls

100+ Mermaid Names For Little Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
Being a mermaid is a dream many girls have. We have put together over 100 baby names inspired by mermaids and water.
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Wilmer Valderrama Reveals The Name Of His Daughter

Wilmer Valderrama Reveals The Name Of His Daughter | Name News | Scoop.it
Wilmer and Amanda shared the name exclusively with People Magazine: Nakano Oceana Valderrama.

Wilmer told People that Nakano’s name was inspired by a trip he and Amanda took to Japan.
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Welcome, Nakano!

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Babies Named for Sailing Ships (D) –

Babies Named for Sailing Ships (D) – | Name News | Scoop.it
The people below were born aboard — and named after! — ships with D-names… Dacca:William Adlard Dacca Dillon, born in 1884Alfred Dacca Taylor, born in 1886Janet Kate Dacca Ingles, born …
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Babies Named for Sailing Ships (B) –

Babies Named for Sailing Ships (B) – | Name News | Scoop.it
The people below were born aboard — and named after! — ships with B-names… Baltic:Annie Baltic Jones, born in 1880 Bard of Avon:William Avon Clifford, born in 1864 Baron Blantyre:…
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Baby Named for the Georgic –

Baby Named for the Georgic – | Name News | Scoop.it
In 1933, during the second week of May, the ocean liner Georgic traveled west across the Atlantic from Ireland to the United States. One day into the trip, a pregnant passenger named Alice Nolan we…
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Baby Named “St. Louis” After Ship –

On July 8, 1895, a steerage passenger aboard the steamship St. Louis (traveling from Southampton to New York) gave birth to a baby boy. The passenger, Marie Sillanpau*, named her son St. Louis R…
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Boy Names Inspired by the Ocean

Boy Names Inspired by the Ocean | Name News | Scoop.it
Parents looking for a baby name for their little guy drawn from the deep blue sea need to see this list.
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100 Beachy & Free-Spirited Baby Names

100 Beachy & Free-Spirited Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Here are 100 baby names for lovers of a beachy and free-spirited summer vibe. Lots of inspiration for baby girl and boy names here.
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Coral, Coralia

Coral, Coralia | Name News | Scoop.it
Coral comes directly from the word for the marine invertebrates whose detached exoskeletons have been used for centuries by various cultures to create jewelry. The word itself is derived from the Greek κοραλλιον (korallion). It is also the name of an orangish-pink colour. As a given-name, it has been in use for centuries as its…
Jaden Matthews-Johnson's curator insight, February 21, 2020 10:13 PM
The word corals has it's origins in the maritime creatures of the seas whose exoskeletons have been used to make jewelry and other commadities for centuries since the dawn of civilization. The words comes from the Greek word "Korallion".
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Nerina –

Nerina – | Name News | Scoop.it
Nerina is an Italian female name, the feminine form of Nerio, itself a variant spelling of Nereo which is the Italian form of Nereus. In Greek mythology, Nereus is the name of the Greek god of the sea, the father of the Nereids, and was a shapeshifter who had the gift of prophecy. He was known as the Old Man…
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Color of the Year Inspires Baby Names

Color of the Year Inspires Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Pantone, the authority on all things color, has announced that the 2020 color of the year is Classic Blue. This deep and calming hue evokes confidence, calmness, and dependability—virtues we covet for this upcoming decade!
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Gal –

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Gal is a Hebrew unisex name meaning "wave", as well as a Slovene male name, a short form of Gallus, an Ancient Roman name meaning "rooster, cock" which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Gal is also a Hebrew and Slovenian, Slovak, and Polish surname originating from the given names. Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Female forms:…
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Babies Named for Sailing Ships (F) –

Babies Named for Sailing Ships (F) – | Name News | Scoop.it
The people below were born aboard — and named after! — ships with F-names… Falkland:Falkland James Macfarlane, born in 1859 Famenoth:Famenoth Bradley, born in 1876 Far East:Horace Far E…
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Babies Named for Sailing Ships (E) –

Babies Named for Sailing Ships (E) – | Name News | Scoop.it
The SS Earl Dalhausie The people below were born aboard — and named after! — ships with E-names… Earl Dalhousie:Lydia Dalhousie Woodhard, born in 1873Sydney Dalhousie Smith, born in 187…
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Babies Named for Sailing Ships (C) –

Babies Named for Sailing Ships (C) – | Name News | Scoop.it
The people below were born aboard — and named after! — ships with C-names… Caduceus:John Caduceus Mason, born in 1869Pauline Caduceus Pyne, born in 1871Amy Caduceus Ward, born in 1871 C…
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Sea-Themed Names Given to Sea-Born Babies –

Sea-Themed Names Given to Sea-Born Babies – | Name News | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, singer Ed Sheeran welcomed a baby girl named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. She wasn’t actually born at sea — “Seaborn” is her mother’s surname &#…
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Baby Named for Midwife & Ship –

In September of 1960, the American hospital ship SS Hope traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia, on its maiden voyage. In mid-December, the first baby was born aboard the ship. The baby girl was named Mada…
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The Rare Name Ayanami –

The Rare Name Ayanami – | Name News | Scoop.it
Rei Ayanami A few months ago, I was contacted by a reader whose birth name was Ayanami. The name was inspired by Rei Ayanami, a character from the mid-’90s anime series Neon Genesis Evangelio…
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17 Gorgeous Girl Names Inspired by the Ocean

17 Gorgeous Girl Names Inspired by the Ocean | Name News | Scoop.it
Looking for a name that rolls off the tongue like a wave? Take a look at these amazing baby girl names inspired by the ocean.
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Surfer Names Make Waves

Surfer Names Make Waves | Name News | Scoop.it
Surfer names evoke the summer season of sun, sand, and of course, surf. These surfer names work for baby girls and baby boys.
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Beach Baby Names Have Summer Spirit

Beach Baby Names Have Summer Spirit | Name News | Scoop.it
Beach baby names celebrate the sun, the sea, the natural world and ancient mythology, and include choices from all over the world.
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Rabhartach

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Origin: Gaelic Meaning: flood tide Gender: Male (RAV-e-TAKH) The name comes directly from the Irish word for flood tide and is the progenitor of the Irish Surname, Rafferty. An English form is Ravertek. Why use Rafferty when you have this Medieval Irish gem? Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/rafferty https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/rabhartach
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Submarinus Girard Norcross (1834-1888)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Submarinus Girard Norcross (1834-1888) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Conway Daily Sun, August 26, 2011.   New Year's Eve is upon us, and, as per the custom first established in 2013, th
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Admiral Paschal Stone (1820-1902)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Admiral Paschal Stone (1820-1902) | Name News | Scoop.it
From "Our County and Its People: A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts", 1905.    Sporting one of those misnomer "title as