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Baby Name Etta: Retro Mini Name

Baby Name Etta: Retro Mini Name | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Etta offers a sparky, retro name in just four letters. With choices like Emma + Ella so very popular, why not Etta, too?
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Yō (よう)

Yō (よう) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: yo: [jó̞ò̞] Variant transcriptions: Yo, You, Yoh Archaic writing: えう (Eu), えふ (Efu), やう (Yau), やふ (Yafu) Etymology and/or ways to write: Any kanji with this reading can be used, such as: 陽 meaning "day; sun" 葉 meaning "leaf" 耀/燿 meaning "brightness, brilliance" 瑶, used in compounds…
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Baby Name Joel: Quiet Classic

The baby name Joel is a quiet classic, at home in nearly every decade. If you're after a name more timeless than trending, Joel might be it.
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Nin Hader Whelker Holland (1877-1951)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Nin Hader Whelker Holland (1877-1951) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Arkansas senate composite photograph, 1937.    As September winds to a close, the annals of the Arkansas state government yield
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Aoi (あおい)

Aoi (あおい) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female, can be male as well Pronunciation: ah-o-ee [à.ó̞.í] Etymology and/or ways to write: The most commonly used form of this name is 葵, which refers to the mallow (the form mainly used for females, but is sometimes used on males as well). It is generally thought to derive from…
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Top Lockdown Names Are Simple, International, and Heroic

Top Lockdown Names Are Simple, International, and Heroic | Name News | Scoop.it
Lockdown names most popular during the pandemic share the qualities of simplicity, international diversity, and heroic strength.
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Idas & Aidas, Isas & Aisas

More short girls' names that travel well! As usual, English is a bit of an oddball when it comes to pronunciation, so just assume all -id
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Name Help: A Short, Traditional Girl Name for Baby Five!

Name Help: A Short, Traditional Girl Name for Baby Five! | Name News | Scoop.it
They're expecting a sister for Nora, Caleb, Hunter, and Wyatt ... and they're out of practice naming girls! Let's help them with a list.
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Name Help: A Brother for Jack

Name Help: A Brother for Jack | Name News | Scoop.it
They love their firstborn's name, Jack. Now they're expecting another son, and can't agree on anything. Benjamin? Grayson? Time for #namehelp!
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Baby name consultation: Short name with no nicknames needed for a little sister

Baby name consultation: Short name with no nicknames needed for a little sister | Name News | Scoop.it
I really like the name Alice and my husband really likes the name Helen. We’re trying to think of more names to add to our list.
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“-io” Baby Names: Rio, Gio, Lio… –

“-io” Baby Names: Rio, Gio, Lio… – | Name News | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago we looked at all the “-ia” names that have ever appeared in the SSA data. So today let’s do the same thing for the masculine equivalent, -io. Here are all the perm…
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Name of the Week: Asa

Name of the Week: Asa | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Asa is the name of a Biblical king of Judah in the Old Testament, the father of Jehoshaphat. The meaning isn't entirely clear, but it is thought to most likely derive from the Hebrew אָסָא meaning "healer, doctor." The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon suggests that it wa
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250+ Unique Short Boy Names

There are so many names to choose from for your baby, whether it be a boy or a girl. If you're soon going to have a baby boy and you want to give him a short yet unique name, check out our favorites in this list.
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Asa (あさ)

Asa (あさ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: ah-sah [á.sà] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from either 麻 meaning "hemp, flax" or 朝 meaning "morning." Though 2-kanji combinations were used before the 20th century, nowadays, it is one of the more preferred ways of writing this name and such kanji used today…
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Baby Name Pax: Punchy and Peaceful

Baby Name Pax: Punchy and Peaceful | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Pax combines a punchy, modern sound with an ancient, richly significant meaning for a rare, but powerful, name for a child.
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Name Help: A Sister for Gemma Lou

They love their daughter's name: Gemma Lou. Now it's time to find something just as sparky for her sister, with middle name Bea. #namehelp
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Baby Naming Issue: Is Cy a Name?

Baby Naming Issue: Is Cy a Name? | Name News | Scoop.it
Hi Swistle! We’re getting down to the wire with my second child, who is due in a month. If it’s a girl, she will be June. If it’s a boy, we had settled on Calvin (and he would go …
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The Origin of Gia –

The Origin of Gia – | Name News | Scoop.it
The Italian name Gia is a pet form of Gianna, which itself is a contracted form of Giovanna (akin to Joanna). But Gia as a standalone name was very rare in the U.S. until the late 1950s, when usage…
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Ona Sanford Searles (1890-1977), Ona Lark Bell (1904-1994)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Ona Sanford Searles (1890-1977), Ona Lark Bell (1904-1994) | Name News | Scoop.it
Ona S. Searles as he looked during his legislative service.    Another in a long line of oddly named Vermont state representative
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Eby Christian Eikenberry (1868-1953)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Eby Christian Eikenberry (1868-1953) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Co-operative Manager and Farmer, Vol. VI, November 1916.   Eby Christian Eikenberry rose to become an honored son of Prebl
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Most popular short and sweet baby names

Most popular short and sweet baby names | Name News | Scoop.it
Stacker looks at the most popular short and sweet baby names with help from the Social Security Administration. One-syllable names, from Ann to Zane, are covered.
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"Image 1 of 52"? Even in lockdown, life is too short for this slideshow.

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Ike: Baby Name of the Day

Ike: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Likable Ike shares roots with traditional boy name Isaac, but it also owes something to 34th president Dwight Eisenhower and a famous musician or two.
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Duana Names: Short, Yes – But Not Like That

Duana Names: Short, Yes – But Not Like That | Name News | Scoop.it
His big brother is named Roger; we’d prefer a different beginning letter for the little guy and a similarly known, but uncommon name. The only name we have so far is Ira
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Celebrities Love Short Names, and So Do We!

Celebrities Love Short Names, and So Do We! | Name News | Scoop.it
Short names are flavor of the month for starbabies, and we love them too. Here are 12 different styles of mini-names to consider.
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