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Christmas Name Advent - Day 19

Christmas Name Advent - Day 19 | Name News | Scoop.it
~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Something a little more whimsical today, as we take a look at Santa's helpers. The concept of elves survives in modern folklore, albeit in a more Victorian idealised way, in the form of Father Christmas's elf helpers. But to the Anglo-Saxons, elves (ælf in Old English) were powerfu
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Vampire Names Bite Back!

Vampire Names Bite Back! | Name News | Scoop.it
50+ tasty vampire names from books, shows and movies. From dark and brooding to cool and friendly, they're great for human babies too.
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10 Gender-Neutral Baby Names Inspired By The Tarot

10 Gender-Neutral Baby Names Inspired By The Tarot | Name News | Scoop.it
Parents who are looking for gender-neutral names may also be interested in spirituality and tarot. Here are 10 gender-neutral names inspired by tarot.
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Bewitching Baby Names: Happy Halloween!

Bewitching Baby Names: Happy Halloween! | Name News | Scoop.it
For Halloween and beyond, ten bewitching witch names drawn from movies and TV.
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloweek: Haunted Dolls

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Halloweek: Haunted Dolls | Name News | Scoop.it
There are many movies out there featuring haunted dolls some of which have some great names. I gathered some of the most human like names and listed them below.
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Witchy names, Part I

Since the wonderful month of October has begun, I'm featuring Halloween-themed names for the next four weeks. I've showcased quite a few Halloweeny names in years past, with meanings related to words like "dust," "skeleton," "ghost," "spider," and "bat," but there are some name meanings I didn't yet spotlight. Let's get started with the names…
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Corrigan –

Corrigan – | Name News | Scoop.it
Corrigan comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Corragáin meaning "descendant of Corragán", the later made up of Irish corr meaning "pointed" (such as in reference to a spear or a lance) and the diminutive suffix -an. Spelled Korrigan, it becomes a creature in Breton folklore, a fairy or dwarf-like creature; Korrigan means "little dwarf" made up…
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Boo! Spirit Names for Halloween; From Enid to Lilith

Boo! Spirit Names for Halloween; From Enid to Lilith | Name News | Scoop.it
In the spirit of Halloween, names whose meanings relate to spirits. Have fun!
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Halloween Baby Names 2018 SemiFinals: Wizards of Harry Potter Edition

Halloween Baby Names 2018 SemiFinals: Wizards of Harry Potter Edition | Name News | Scoop.it
The Great Halloween baby names contest continues. This time, we're voting for our favorite Harry Potter wizard names. Choose your favorites!
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All my votes are in the majority again! (So far, anyway - voting's not over yet.)

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Elven Baby Names –

Elven Baby Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
Oh my God, so many beautiful names here! I just don't know which one I like the most. Those elven names are so so much my style. I highly recommend you reading this post by Tulip By ANy Name and watching her video with more elven names. And as for my favourites, well, I do…
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Enchanting baby names for your magical little bundle - Kidspot

Enchanting baby names for your magical little bundle - Kidspot | Name News | Scoop.it
These captivating baby names evoke a mystical world where wizards wander and fairies flutter.
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Baby Names Blog: Blog of author Laura Wattenberg | 33 Brand New Out-of-this-World Baby Names

Baby Names Blog: Blog of  author Laura Wattenberg | 33 Brand New Out-of-this-World Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
This year, dozens of names from the heavens and imagined worlds entered the land of baby names. Each of the names below just appeared in the U.S. name stats for the first time ever.
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It's really good to have some of these names explained!

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Name of the Year: Jimbob Ghostkeeper Is Your 2018 Name of the Year

Name of the Year: Jimbob Ghostkeeper Is Your 2018 Name of the Year | Name News | Scoop.it
Here at NOTY, it’s axiomatic that a truly great name has it going both ways. Just look at the   Hall of Name :   Assumptio
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Christmas Name Advent - Day 8

Christmas Name Advent - Day 8 | Name News | Scoop.it
~*~*~*~*~*~*~ They top our Christmas trees and, next to the main role of Mary, the role most little girls covert the most in their school Nativity is that of an angel. The role of angels at Christmas is well established thanks to the prominent role they play in th
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Fairy names

Since fairies seem to be fairly popular Halloween costumes, particularly for little girls, here's a list of names with fairy-related meanings. Probably unsurprisingly, most of these names are female. Ada (F) means "fairy" in Tagalog and Filipino. It derives from the Spanish word hada, which has the same meaning. This is completely unrelated to the European…
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10 Baby Names From Witchy TV Shows & Films

10 Baby Names From Witchy TV Shows & Films | Name News | Scoop.it
Witches may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to baby names, but these are some great (and magical) suggestions!
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Witchy names, Part II

I've put together a list of words meaning "witch" which could work as personal names. As always, these don't have to be used as human names. Some might work better on pets, fictional characters, dolls, or stuffed animals. Amoosu is Igbo. Boksi is Nepali. Brucia is Corsican. Bruixa is Catalan. See note below. Bruja is…
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10 Baby Names That Mean "Angel"

10 Baby Names That Mean "Angel" | Name News | Scoop.it
If you want to name your child Angel, there are plenty of naming options available to you.
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26 Baby Names That Are Inspired By The Mystical And The Supernatural

26 Baby Names That Are Inspired By The Mystical And The Supernatural | Name News | Scoop.it
What better way to show one’s true devotion than to name one’s child after something related to the world of the mystical and supernatural.
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15 Baby Names Based On Your Favorite Witches, Just In Time For Halloween

15 Baby Names Based On Your Favorite Witches, Just In Time For Halloween | Name News | Scoop.it
Have you read the entire Harry Potter series at least three times ? Do you have the entire Charmed series on DVD? Were you obsessed with Sabrina the Teenage Witch when you were a kid? And are you expecting your own little charmer on or near…
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14 Bewitching Girl Names for Halloween

14 Bewitching Girl Names for Halloween | Name News | Scoop.it
For Halloween, a coven of cheerful, creative witch names from movies and TV, including Willow, Winifred and Ravenna.
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Elven Names - YouTube

Arwen
Aurelia
Eira
Eowyn
Evelia
Freya
Lilwen
Phaedra
Keerla
Xanthe


Even more -
Ariadne
Eirlys
Eirwen
Fauna
Gaia
Orlaith
Sylvie
Twila
Rue
Zinnia
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13 Baby Names Inspired By 'Hocus Pocus' To Put A Spell On You

The most amazing time of year is almost upon us which can only mean one thing — it must be fall. Don't get me wrong. I love the sun, the beach and a good frozen margarita (con sal), but there's something about fall and Halloween that gives me all…
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Girls’ names inspired by fairies, mermaids and more!

Girls’ names inspired by fairies, mermaids and more! | Name News | Scoop.it
Love magical characters like fairies and mermaids? They can be a wonderful source of baby naming inspiration.

The popularity of shows like Game of Throne…
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