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Couple has baby in car, baby's middle name taken from Kent Lake Road where he was born

Couple has baby in car, baby's middle name taken from Kent Lake Road where he was born | Name News | Scoop.it
"I feel great and he's doing great and it's just a neat story he'll be able to tell," said Julie Dunn.
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Welcome, Nolan Kent!

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NASA honors Hidden Figures by renaming street

NASA headquarters in Washington, DC, now rests on Hidden Figures Way. The street was renamed in June 2019 in honor of Katherine Johnson, the late Dorothy Vaughan and the late Mary Jackson, three women who helped put astronaut John Glenn in orbit by calculating his flight trajectory by hand.

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Name Quotes #69: Larry, Darryl, Darryl –

Name Quotes #69: Larry, Darryl, Darryl – | Name News | Scoop.it
“I’m Larry, this is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl.”
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Why are Brisbane CBD streets running north-east named after women and the opposite after men? - Curious Brisbane - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Why are Brisbane CBD streets running north-east named after women and the opposite after men? - Curious Brisbane - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Name News | Scoop.it
The right royal reason Brisbane's male-named streets in the CBD all run in the same direction, and how a New South Wales governor got to pick how wide they would be.
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Found via the American Name Society.

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Baby Names Right Up Your Street

Baby Names Right Up Your Street | Name News | Scoop.it
Street names are the latest place-names for babies.
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It's really interesting to see the commonest US street names. They're not much like the top British ones, which are things like Church Street, Main Street, School Lane...

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Famous Names: Angela and Russell

Famous Names: Angela and Russell | Name News | Scoop.it
On March 27 it was the thirtieth anniversary of the Russell Street bombing in Melbourne, in which a gang of criminals blew up the city's Police Headquarters Complex in an apparent revenge attack. That day in 1986 was Easter Thursday, and the bomb was timed to go off at 1 pm, when the street would…
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Wer kennt Katella? = Who knows Katella?

Wer kennt Katella? = Who knows Katella? | Name News | Scoop.it
Die Katella Avenue kennt wohl jeder, der schon mal im Disneyland in Kalifornien war. Aber wer weiß, was hinter Katella steckt?
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This Disneyland street name came from a smoosh of Kate + Ella.


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Iceland names street after Darth Vader

Iceland names street after Darth Vader | Name News | Scoop.it
Boing Boing reports that “the Reykjavík City Council has approved a citizen-led effort to rename a street Svarthöfði, translated as Blackhead, which is the Icelandic name for Darth Vader.”
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FAQ City: Who Is Sharon, And Why Are So Many Streets Named After Her? | WFAE

FAQ City: Who Is Sharon, And Why Are So Many Streets Named After Her? | WFAE | Name News | Scoop.it
Sharon Road, Sharon Lane, Sharon Amity, Sharon Woods Lane, Sharon Township Lane, Sharon Avenue, Sharon Chase Drive, and ... well you get the point. With so
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Female street names wanted in Brussels

Female street names wanted in Brussels | Name News | Scoop.it
The City of Brussels joins the call for more ‘women in the streets’. The inhabitants of Brussels can suggest female heroes who deserve a place in the public space, but they can also propose places, squares and parks that do not yet have a name.

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Baby Abandoned in Shopping Bag Named After Road Where She Was Found

Baby Abandoned in Shopping Bag Named After Road Where She Was Found | Name News | Scoop.it
Hospital staff named the baby Roman after she was found in a small children’s play park on Roman Road in Newham, East London.

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'We wanted something unique to Chicago:' Cubs fans name baby girl Waveland

'We wanted something unique to Chicago:' Cubs fans name baby girl Waveland | Name News | Scoop.it
they named her after one of the streets that borders Wrigley Field: Waveland.
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Welcome, Waveland!

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S My Name is Sophie: Chicago Names: City Streets

S My Name is Sophie: Chicago Names: City Streets | Name News | Scoop.it
Using the name of the street such honoree grew up on definitely fits into the "subtle honor" category. In fact, I have the name of the street I was born on on my short list for potential middles. Today I'm featuring Chicago street name--this is the city I live in, after all.
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Loads of good street names - from Abbott and Ada to York and Zion.

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Nothing Like a Name: Berkeley Street Names

Nothing Like a Name: Berkeley Street Names | Name News | Scoop.it
As a UC Berkeley grad and City of Berkeley resident, I find myself fitting Cal landmarks into names - though I'll admit Dwinelle might be hard to use. But the streets around campus are great for ideas!
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Adeline, Kittredge, Hawthorne, Moses and more.

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Hessen – Carl oder Karl? = Carl or Karl?

Hessen – Carl oder Karl? = Carl or Karl? | Name News | Scoop.it
Komplizierte deutsche Sprache: Falsche Straßenschilder haben in Hessen eine beachtliche Lokalposse verursacht.
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When spelling really matters: this German town meant to name a street after Carl Ulrich, a politician and champion of social democracy. Instead, they named it after Karl Ullrich, a senior Nazi. When this was pointed out, it was swiftly corrected.

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