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Name Quotes 94: Guy, Penn, Lynn –

Name Quotes 94: Guy, Penn, Lynn – | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy Monday, everyone! Here’s the latest batch of name quotes… From a 2016 article recounting the time the BBC mistook one guy named Guy for another guy named Guy: It’s now more than a…
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Duana Names: What’s in a “Baby/Baybi” Name?

Duana Names: What’s in a “Baby/Baybi” Name? | Name News | Scoop.it
As far as I’m concerned, naming your child “Baby” is a clear indicator that you are willfully ignorant about human development. Too strong?
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'My sister's terrible baby name choice is going to ruin our relationship' - Mirror Online

'My sister's terrible baby name choice is going to ruin our relationship' - Mirror Online | Name News | Scoop.it

A woman has said her pregnant sister is acting disrespectfully after she announced her first choice of baby name, with the family now divided over the contentious matter
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Mum wants to change twin babies' names from Charlie and Lola after getting 'awkward...

Mum wants to change twin babies' names from Charlie and Lola after getting 'awkward... | Name News | Scoop.it
The woman has asked if it is too late to rename her six-month old twins after having doubts.
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Name Help: Same-Named Cousins

Name Help: Same-Named Cousins | Name News | Scoop.it
Their girl name has always been Hattie. Except a family member named her daughter Harriet. Is it off the table for them? #namehelp
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Should You Name Your Baby After Someone?

Should You Name Your Baby After Someone? | Name News | Scoop.it
Choosing a name for your baby is a big deal and even more so if you're planning to name your little one after someone.
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Dear Abby: My wife and I are expecting our second child.

Even though no one “owns” a name, to use these two would be extremely insensitive.
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My Not-Namesake

My Not-Namesake | Name News | Scoop.it
Turns out that most of us do. I came *thisclose* to having a canine namesake this week, and while it didn't happen, I realized I would have been thrilled ...
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New Dad Accidentally Uses Same Baby Name As Brother

New Dad Accidentally Uses Same Baby Name As Brother | Name News | Scoop.it
A new dad is terrified his brother is going to think he 'stole' his baby name after learning they both went with the same monikers for their newborns.
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Keeping Up With the Greg Joneses: A Brief History of WVU's Most Popular Name

Keeping Up With the Greg Joneses: A Brief History of WVU's Most Popular Name | Name News | Scoop.it
it seems fitting to dig a little deeper into each man that contributed to the legacy of this hallowed name and possibly look into why so many men who shared the same nine letters chose Morgantown as their home for four years.
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Erstaunlich: Gleiche Vornamen in einer Familie = Yes, you can give siblings exactly the same name

Erstaunlich: Gleiche Vornamen in einer Familie = Yes, you can give siblings exactly the same name | Name News | Scoop.it
Es war einmal eine Familie, die war in freudiger Erwartung ihres ersten Kindes – eine Tochter hatte sich angekündigt. Vater und Mutter hatten zwei
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...but registrars in Germany, if they knew this, would probably advise parents that it could get confusing.

 

If, however, a person had the same first name and family name as their spouse, Knud's source says that this would probably not be considered reasonable grounds for a name change in Germany.

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Woman Says Twin's Adopted Daughter Has Same Name as Daughter

Woman Says Twin's Adopted Daughter Has Same Name as Daughter | Name News | Scoop.it
One mom-to-be on Reddit is furious after finding out her twin wants to adopt a 5-year-old with the same baby name as her soon-to-be daughter.
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Musician Raddix reacts to sharing name with Cameron Diaz's baby

Musician Raddix reacts to sharing name with Cameron Diaz's baby | Name News | Scoop.it
EDM artist Raddix, who's based in San Antonio, Texas, opened up to Page Six about sharing a name with Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden's baby girl.
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A Tale of Two Q(u)adrees –

A Tale of Two Q(u)adrees – | Name News | Scoop.it
Qadree Ollison was born in New York on September 8, 1996. Quadree Henderson was born in Delaware just four days later, on September 12. Both of their first names are pronounced kwah-dree. Just to g…
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What are the odds?!

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Mommy influencers feud over similar bizarre baby names

Mommy influencers feud over similar bizarre baby names | Name News | Scoop.it
Aussie model and beauty-brand founder Jessica Hart, named her newborn daughter “Baby” two years after blogging friend Sasha Benz named her little girl “Baybi.” 
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Sunday Summary: No Repeats Rule

Sunday Summary: No Repeats Rule | Name News | Scoop.it
Do you have a no-repeats rule? How narrow (or broad) is it? Also talking names from England, sci fi series, and a hopeful choice for a panda.
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'My sister stole my baby name - and now she's furious with what I called my child' - Mirror Online

'My sister stole my baby name - and now she's furious with what I called my child' - Mirror Online | Name News | Scoop.it
the two cousins have an identical first, middle and last name.
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Duana Names: What If She Shares A Name With...?

Duana Names: What If She Shares A Name With...? | Name News | Scoop.it
Your concern about your daughter’s name being compared to a dog is not a factor because… there’s no way you’re going to nickname Elodie ‘Ellie’, is there?!? Say it isn’t so! 

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A unique namesake idea

A unique namesake idea | Name News | Scoop.it
some people make the presumably rather uncommon decision to name a baby after a much-loved doll or stuffed animal from childhood.
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Baby names: 'I feel like she's taking away the 'special-ness' of her name' - Kidspot

Baby names: 'I feel like she's taking away the 'special-ness' of her name' - Kidspot | Name News | Scoop.it
Can you ever really own a baby name? Even if it's really rare?
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Husband Tries To Secretly Name Daughter After His Ex

Husband Tries To Secretly Name Daughter After His Ex | Name News | Scoop.it
After chatting with her SIL, mom discovers her 'perfect' baby name is actually a secret homage to husband's long-term ex-girlfriend.
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Lucy-Jo Hudson shares adorable meaning behind baby's name after 'terrifying' birth - Mirror Online

Lucy-Jo Hudson shares adorable meaning behind baby's name after 'terrifying' birth - Mirror Online | Name News | Scoop.it
She said: "As her full name is Sienna-Rae, he thought if we gave Carter the middle name Ray it would connect them a bit more. It was such a lovely idea – Sienna was beaming when she found out."

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Welcome, Carter Ray!

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Baby Naming Issue: Is it Weird if the Two Middle Names Are Coincidentally the Same as Someone Else’s First/Last?

Baby Naming Issue: Is it Weird if the Two Middle Names Are Coincidentally the Same as Someone Else’s First/Last? | Name News | Scoop.it
Hi! I’m pregnant and due with our first – a girl- in July. My husband and I both kept our given last names and we plan to use my last name as a middle name, for our daughter and any oth…
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A Relative "Stole" My Baby Name - Can We Use the Same Name?

A Relative "Stole" My Baby Name - Can We Use the Same Name? | Name News | Scoop.it
When my cousin used the baby-girl name I was planning on giving to my daughter, I had to wonder if there were rules around repeating baby names in families.
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A lovely read, but the title doesn't really fit it.

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This Mom's Sister Is Using The Same Baby Name Her 7-Year-Old Has

This Mom's Sister Is Using The Same Baby Name Her 7-Year-Old Has | Name News | Scoop.it
The process of picking a baby name can be super dramatic, even if it’s just between the two people who are parenting the child. When I was pregnant, my husband and I went through many, many rounds when it came to naming our child. In fact, the night before I unexpectedly went into preter
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