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Double Names: A Southern Tradition

Double Names: A Southern Tradition | Name News | Scoop.it
Do you have a double name? Maybe you go by your middle name. It's a Southern thing and one that has its own set of issues.
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Traditionelle Vornamen = The most traditional German names

Traditionelle Vornamen = The most traditional German names | Name News | Scoop.it
Die älteren Blogleser*innen werden sich erinnern, dass ich vor zehn Jahren schon einmal eine Hitparade der traditionellen Vornamen erstellt hatte. Ich hatte
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Challenging Family Traditions

Challenging Family Traditions | Name News | Scoop.it

Challenging family traditions can make naming a child even harder! The Name Sage talks through an expectant mom’s best options for finding a compromise.


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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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13 Handsome Traditional Boy Names OUTSIDE The Top 100 - SJ STRUM

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Nathan, Milo, Rueben (Reuben is in the Top 100), Seth, Joey, Vinnie, Asher, Adrian, Angus, Travis, Tom, Miller, Ned.

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Name Help: A Family Name or a Fresh Start?

Name Help: A Family Name or a Fresh Start? | Name News | Scoop.it
Their first two kids have family names, but maybe it's time for a fresh start with baby #3. What goes best with Andrew "Drew" and William "Will"?
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Baby name consultation: Little brother needs traditional + uncommon name

Baby name consultation: Little brother needs traditional + uncommon name | Name News | Scoop.it
Jess and her husband are hoping to welcome a baby into their family via adoption this month! This baby will join big sister: Josephine Jean ("a name that honors one grandpa and both grandmothers. We call her Josephine, Josie, and Posy.  I loved the Little Woman reference, the abundance of nicknames, and the strength/style of…
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In Praise of Boring Baby Names

In Praise of Boring Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
It's easy to imagine everyone is choosing something creative + fabulous for their child. But those so-called boring baby names can be great, too.
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Hear hear to all of this! Names can be rare or popular, traditional or modern, but there's no such thing as a boring name.

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Baby Names Inspired By African Folk Tales

Baby Names Inspired By African Folk Tales | Name News | Scoop.it
These boys and girls names are rich in tradition and beauty. Check out some of these unusual and powerful names.
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Name Help: Traditional Triplet Girls

Name Help: Traditional Triplet Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
Julia is expecting triplet girls! These three lovelies are to join big sisters Harriet and Charlotte. Julia writes: "I am a long time name lover and found naming my two daughters easy- Harriet and Charlotte, who often go by Hattie and Lottie. Harriet was my husbands pick. I lik
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Why Luhyas take their newborns to grandparents for naming and first hair cut ▷ Tuko.co.ke

Why Luhyas take their newborns to grandparents for naming and first hair cut ▷ Tuko.co.ke | Name News | Scoop.it
Tuko.co.ke News ☛ Luhyas still hinged on traditional beliefs hold that ancestors get jealous when they are not connected to newborns through naming or other approved ways and may haunt the little ones with bad events until they die.
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Naming practices among the Luhya people of Kenya.

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Happy feast of the Epiphany!

Happy feast of the Epiphany! | Name News | Scoop.it
My fifth baby was born on this date, and today he turns 9 -- I've always loved that he was born on the feast of the Epiphany! Our pastor read this at Mass on Sunday, which I'd never heard before: "Later legends have been busy with the wise men. In the early days eastern tradition…
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Name Help: A Meaningful Name for Sophie's Sister

Name Help: A Meaningful Name for Sophie's Sister | Name News | Scoop.it
Their daughter's name is richly meaningful, a family tradition handed down for FOUR generations. How can they ever name her sister? #namehelp
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Baby Girl or Boy Banner-with-a-T, Sibling to Miles and Lucy

Baby Girl or Boy Banner-with-a-T, Sibling to Miles and Lucy | Name News | Scoop.it

Hi Swistle, I am writing on behalf of my brother and sister-in-law, with their blessing of course, to see if your baby name expertise can help with this conundrum! They have two children already, a…

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Traditional Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide

Traditional Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide | Name News | Scoop.it
Traditional boy names are cool and classic, and never out of style (although not always popular!) Check out our ultimate guide to finding the perfect one.
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These Trendy Names Are More Traditional Than You Think!

These Trendy Names Are More Traditional Than You Think! | Name News | Scoop.it
You wouldn't have guessed that these trendy names with contemporary sounds have been around for centuries (in some cases, millennia).
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How a Traditional Name Can Thrive Today

These are tough times for classic names. Even names that have stood as gold standards for timelessness are falling out of fashion: William, Katherine and Elizabeth have hit all-time popularity lows. Yet even in this naming climate, some traditional choices are thriving. Names like Amelia, Sebastian and Naomi have reached …
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The Tradition-Shattering Names of Rural White America

The Tradition-Shattering Names of Rural White America | Name News | Scoop.it
It has become a familiar part of America’s modern political narrative. The white, small-town experience is portrayed as the most traditional American experience. Some elevate it as an ideal, the model for returning the nation’s culture to an earlier, prouder time. Others see it as just one element of a …
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Homespun Boy Names: Emmett, Arlo, and More

Homespun Boy Names: Emmett, Arlo, and More | Name News | Scoop.it
Homespun boy names are modest & capable. They're mountain climbers, not snowboarders; historians instead of hip hop artists.They're great names for a son!
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Guthrie! Such an underrated name!

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Trending Traditional Girl Names 2019

Trending Traditional Girl Names 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
Trending traditional girl names aren't quite classic, but they've got plenty of history. Plus, these feel newly fresh and stylish in 2019.
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Traditional baby names are making a comeback in Asian families: Study

Traditional baby names are making a comeback in Asian families: Study | Name News | Scoop.it
By Nadeem Badshah MORE Asian families are giving their children traditional and rarer names, according to experts. Research carried out by Oxford University said parents are in pursuit of “virtue in rarity” and choose distinctive names and alternative spellings. Academics analysed 170 years
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Middle Name Challenge: James A________ Thompson

Middle Name Challenge: James A________ Thompson | Name News | Scoop.it
How many men would accept a situation in which the woman said the tradition in her family was to use her own surname for the children, plus her own first name, plus a middle name starting with a particular letter?
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