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“Coolidge” as a Baby Name? –

“Coolidge” as a Baby Name? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Calvin Coolidge John Calvin Coolidge was President of the United States from 1923 until 1929 — finishing Warren G. Harding’s term from 1923 to 1925, and then serving as the elected pres…
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Name Profile- Nightingale

Name Profile- Nightingale | Name News | Scoop.it
An out-there bird name choice with a calming aura, this rarity is most often seen as an eye-catching middle name for boys or girls on naming websites, but could potentially work as a middle name for a real child, if you're feeling brave. As for a first name, Nightingale may be a bit bold, but different strokes for different folks! If you feel like Nightingale could be right for your family, or you’re considering putting this name on your name list in a less dramatic case, this article may help w
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Nomes e mais Nomes: O apelido materno = Mother's surname

Nomes e mais Nomes: O apelido materno = Mother's surname | Name News | Scoop.it
O blog dos nomes portugueses de A a Z. Nomes portugueses e Nomes brasileiros. Significados. Nomes antigos e modernos, rankings, debates!
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Double Surnames: Let’s Do It

Double Surnames: Let’s Do It | Name News | Scoop.it
This started as a conversation on the long car ride home from the big-city hospital where my son Edward gets monthly Remicade infusions for his Crohn’s disease. We were talking about surnames…
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The Baby Name Tiant –

The Baby Name Tiant – | Name News | Scoop.it
In the mid-1970s, the name Tiant started showing up in the U.S. baby name data: 1978: 7 baby boys named Tiant1977: 6 baby boys named Tiant1976: 18 baby boys named Tiant1975: 18 baby boys named Tian…
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Japan asked the international media to change how we write their names. No one listened

Japan asked the international media to change how we write their names. No one listened | Name News | Scoop.it
In a full-page spread on March 2, 1979, the Los Angeles Times introduced its readers to Pinyin, a Chinese romanization system it said was changing the "familiar map of China."
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#1310: Giving our future children my (the hetero wife’s) last name. –

2 Woman keeps her name, man keeps his name, any kids take their dad’s last name. You would not prefer this. You suspect that this is what your partner and his family would accept.
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Found via Swistle.

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The Arrival of Rydell –

The Arrival of Rydell – | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Rydell first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1960: 1963: 10 baby boys named Rydell1962: 11 baby boys named Rydell1961: 11 baby boys named Rydell1960: 17 baby boys named Rydell …
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The most popular baby names inspired by writers

The most popular baby names inspired by writers | Name News | Scoop.it
Choosing a baby name is serious business. Here are 25+ names inspired by our favorite writers.
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Aberdeen baby named after doctor who made birth possible

Aberdeen baby named after doctor who made birth possible | Name News | Scoop.it
The woman – who asked only to be identified at Martina – named her daughter Gail Shennan, after Professor Andrew Shennan, who brought her into the world through the use of a pioneering procedure.

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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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The Surfacing of Cepeda –

The Surfacing of Cepeda – | Name News | Scoop.it
Orlando Cepeda The baby name Cepeda surfaced in the U.S. baby name data three times, all during the 1960s: 1970: unlisted1969: 9 baby boys named Cepeda1968: 8 baby boys named Cepeda1967: unlisted19…
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Unisex Surnames Have Universal Style

Unisex Surnames Have Universal Style | Name News | Scoop.it
100+ unisex surnames that are used as first names almost equally for boys and girls, making them both stylish and gender-neutral.
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Baby Named for Grace Coolidge –

Baby Named for Grace Coolidge – | Name News | Scoop.it
Grace Coolidge Yesterday we talked about Calvin Coolidge, so today here’s a quick story involving his wife, Grace: In October of 1926, several earthquakes struck Turkey and Armenia. (They wer…
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Southern Surnames For Boys

Southern Surnames For Boys | Name News | Scoop.it
The rugged handsome appeal of southern surname names for our sons never cease to impress. Witty and mischievous with that southern charm and last-name-first flair, these are often in high demand with parents looking for a spunky, energetic name for their little boy that is just as clever as it is cute. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the most promising surname names for baby boys with that southern style, and I’d love it if you’d come along with us, dear reader. Let’s cut to the cha
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The First Appearance of Falana –

The First Appearance of Falana – | Name News | Scoop.it
Lola Falana dancing on The New Bill Cosby Show (1972) The name Falana debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1970: 1973: 8 baby girls named Falana1972: 5 baby girls named Falana1971: 6 baby girls na…
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The Arrival of Versace –

The Arrival of Versace – | Name News | Scoop.it
Gianni Versace Fashion designer Gianni Versace was born in Italy in late 1946. His eponymous fashion house was founded in the late 1970s. But the surname Versace, despite its strong association wit…
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Name Quotes 92: Jock, Emmeline, Unity –

Name Quotes 92: Jock, Emmeline, Unity – | Name News | Scoop.it
Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. About the inclusion of the name Emmeline in the Fleetwood Mac song “Seven Wonders” [vid], from the book Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams …
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Why 1.2 billion people in China share the same 100 surnames

Why 1.2 billion people in China share the same 100 surnames | Name News | Scoop.it
If you stop a random person on the street in China, there's a pretty good chance their surname would be either Wang, Li, Zhang, Liu or Chen.
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Today’s Post Redirects to Captain Awkward

Today’s Post Redirects to Captain Awkward | Name News | Scoop.it
For any of you who don’t read Captain Awkward’s advice column already, today I recommend her post Giving Our Future Children My (the Hetero Wife’s) Last Name. I like how it lays o…
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Name Update

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Update (and photo) on Baby Girl Carsons-with-a-P, Sister to Brady and Campbell
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Welcome, Delaney Josephine!

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Name Help: Blended Family SOS

Name Help: Blended Family SOS | Name News | Scoop.it
This big blended family is adding a daughter! What goes with Chloe and Hudson, Elise and Veronica? Plus how to choose her surname! #namehelp
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The War-Inspired Name Wainwright –

The War-Inspired Name Wainwright – | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Wainwright was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data back in 1942: 1944: unlisted1943: unlisted1942: 6 baby boys named Wainwright1941: unlisted1940: unlisted Where did it come f…
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Name Profile- Blake

Name Profile- Blake | Name News | Scoop.it
On a boy, it’s packed with surfer-style appeal and a twinge of natural vibes. On a girl, Blake sparkles with celebrity status and carries a fresh and cool vibe. Either way, Blake is adored for it’s thoroughly modern and current stylish feel, and is a wonderful choice for many families searching for a name for their lit
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Choosing Your Child's Last Name

Choosing Your Child's Last Name | Name News | Scoop.it
Choosing your child's last name is a modern dilemma - with lots of potential approaches. If you're stuck, start here!
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