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Opinions On...Different Gender, Different Spelling, Same Name

Opinions On...Different Gender, Different Spelling, Same Name | Name News | Scoop.it
Woah, that’s a big title! But I couldn’t condense it much more than that. As I’m sure you’ve already assumed from taking a peek at that title, today we’re talking about my opinions on names that sound the same, but belong to different genders (traditionally) and have different spellings. If your head’s still spinning, the most popular example of this phenomenon is Aaron and Erin, which may help anybody who’s tripping over my admittedly confusing wording. Anyway, I’m going to give my opinions on
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Name Help: 4-Letter First with Middle Name Monroe

Name Help: 4-Letter First with Middle Name Monroe | Name News | Scoop.it
They've got three kids with four-letter names, so does baby #4 need to continue the pattern? Plus, it has to go with middle name Monroe.
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Mandy Moore Shares The Story Behind Her Son’s Name

Mandy Moore Shares The Story Behind Her Son’s Name | Name News | Scoop.it
Mandy and Taylor named their firstborn son “August,” an English name that means “Great” or “To Increase.” In her post, Mandy went into detail into why they chose this name. “It was last August when @taylordawesgoldsmith and I found out we were having a boy (it’s also Taylor’s birth month) and we always loved the name… so it was settled very early on in our book.”

The image Mandy used was of a blanket that had August’s name written on it. Turns out, the blanket was a sentimental gift. “For our anniversary in November, T gifted me with this blanket with the “A” (for Amanda) made from extra material from my wedding dress and “T” (for Taylor) from his wedding shirt. Felt like a very fitting amalgamation of our whole story. I can’t wait to pass this on to our sweet August one day.” Such a precious and meaningful gift to pass on to their son!

In August’s birth announcement, the This Is Us star referred to her son as “Gus,”
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The One-Hit Wonder Yuvawn –

The One-Hit Wonder Yuvawn – | Name News | Scoop.it
The curious name Yuvawn was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data late 1920s: 1930: unlisted1929: unlisted1928: 6 baby girls named Yuvawn [debut] 1927: unlisted1926: unlisted What inspired it…
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The Name on My Coffee Cup

The Name on My Coffee Cup | Name News | Scoop.it
The most contentious aspect for me when ordering a cup of coffee—until now, at least—has been the perpetual misspelling of my name on the side of the cup.
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Ġanni becomes first baby named using Maltese fonts after IT system change

Ġanni becomes first baby named using Maltese fonts after IT system change | Name News | Scoop.it
A baby boy called Ġanni is the first child to be officially named using Maltese fonts after an IT system change that recognises letters in the national language.
For the first time since the system was digitised, Maltese characters can be included in the public registry and on I
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2019 Names for Girls sorted by spelling

COVID-19 delayed the release of the Social Security Administration's Baby Name lists for 2019. However, at long last I have grouped th
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The Arrival of Allyson –

The Arrival of Allyson – | Name News | Scoop.it
June Allyson The names Alison and Allison had been in the U.S. baby name data for decades by the time the names Alyson and Allyson popped up, one after the other, in the mid-1940s: YearAllyson usag…
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Name Quotes 88: Booker, Beyoncé, Beatrice –

Name Quotes 88: Booker, Beyoncé, Beatrice – | Name News | Scoop.it
From an interview with Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles-Lawson — the youngest of seven siblings — on the podcast In My Head: A lot of people don’t know that Beyoncé is my last …
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Opinions On... Alternative Spellings

In my previous Opinions On… post, I argued that naming your child anything relatively popular will spark enormous controversy among baby naming forums, websites, and social circles. But declare that your new daughter will answer to Sharlet or your soon-to-be born baby boy will have Xaidyn on his birth certificate
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The top baby names in the US right now

The top baby names in the US right now | Name News | Scoop.it
According to baby name site Nameberry, these are the real top 10 baby names in the country right now.
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Top First Letters of U.S. Baby Names, 2019 –

What were the most popular first letters for baby names in 2019? For girls, the most-used first letter was A, followed by E and M. The least-used first letter was U. For boys, the most-used first l…
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Beautiful Alternative Spellings (Girls)

Beautiful Alternative Spellings (Girls) | Name News | Scoop.it
Alternative spellings get a terrible reputation. They look ugly, wrong, too treighndee, unnatural, phonetically incorrect, and a wide variety of other unfortunate issues to name nerds and some parents. But today, I’ve gathered some gorgeous alternative spellings to fix all of your qualms with these variations. Classic, striking girl names spelled in cleaner, more sophisticated ways are abundant on this list, and I hope you agree. Feel free to put some of your favorite alternative spellings in th
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This is a great topic! Featuring Katharine, Esmae, Isabel and more.

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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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Name Nerds Blog: Top Names for England and Wales, Grouped by Spelling

 If you group all the spellings together for names in England and Wales for 2019, Muhammed is the #1 name for boys by a landslide. Ameli
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Baby names: Man laughed at friend who wants to name baby Jackson with different spelling - Kidspot

Baby names: Man laughed at friend who wants to name baby Jackson with different spelling - Kidspot | Name News | Scoop.it
A man laughed at his friend's baby name idea after saying he likes the name Jackson, but with different spelling and now he's not talking to him.
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Name Quotes 91: Wendy, Elliot, Thorlogh –

Name Quotes 91: Wendy, Elliot, Thorlogh – | Name News | Scoop.it
From the 2010 book Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen’s American Vision by Louis P. Masur: Peter Knobler, a writer for Crawdaddy, got an early listen [to “Born to Run̶…
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Jefre: One-Hit Wonder Baby Name –

Jefre: One-Hit Wonder Baby Name – | Name News | Scoop.it
Early in the 2010s, I published a list of the top debut names per year. In the middle of the 2010s, I published a list of the top one-hit wonder names per year and noted that four names made both l…
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Top Boys names of 2019 in the USA

 At long last, the Top boys' names of 2019 grouped by spelling is up!  Top Boys' Names, USA 2019 The top 200 is as follows (most popula
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A Roze is a Roze: The New Spelling Shifts

A Roze is a Roze: The New Spelling Shifts | Name News | Scoop.it
New upstart letter shifts are changing the way America spells its baby names, with a bold, assertive, high-Scrabble-value style. X and Z are the new creative “power letters.”
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Woman Wants to Give Her Baby a 'Game of Thrones' Name But Make the Spelling Super Complicated

Woman Wants to Give Her Baby a 'Game of Thrones' Name But Make the Spelling Super Complicated | Name News | Scoop.it
She wants to name the baby 'Arya' but make the spelling about a million times more complicated.
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The Emergence of Mychal –

The Emergence of Mychal – | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Mychal first appeared in the SSA’s baby name data in 1978, when it was suddenly given to nearly five dozen baby boys: 1981: 29 baby boys named Mychal1980: 26 baby boys named Mychal19…
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Baby Naming Issue: When Is a Double Name One Name, and When Is it Two?

Baby Naming Issue: When Is a Double Name One Name, and When Is it Two? | Name News | Scoop.it
Hi Swistle, I was recently double names and thought this might be the sort of thing your readers would care about. Here is the question: When do two names become one name? Are names like “Mary Kate…
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Top Baby Names 2019: The Playground Analysis

Top Baby Names 2019: The Playground Analysis | Name News | Scoop.it
Nameberry's Playground Analysis combines variant spellings to reveal the *real* top baby names of the year – with some big surprises!
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