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Names that Are Gender Neutral Leaning Masculine

Names that Are Gender Neutral Leaning Masculine | Name News | Scoop.it
Hi Swistle, I am writing at the request of my cousin, who has a non-baby but still-naming question, if you’d be open to assisting. My cousin’s name is Trudy with a J, but they are non-b…
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Boy Names on Girls: Stylish and Controversial

Boy Names on Girls: Stylish and Controversial | Name News | Scoop.it
Boy names on girls can be controversial. And stylish, too. How should we think about BNOGs ... and should we use them for our daughters?
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Dad worried daughter will hate parents for giving her boys name

Dad worried daughter will hate parents for giving her boys name | Name News | Scoop.it
He said his wife loves the name, but he assumed she was joking
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The Baby Name Shelleen –

The Baby Name Shelleen – | Name News | Scoop.it
Lee Marvin as Kid Shelleen, 1965 Here’s an interesting one. Most baby names that debut on the girls’ side of the list are put there by a female (either real or fictitious). But Shelleen…
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Roses and Cellar Doors: The 50s Were a Gas, Daddy-O, Part 2

Last time we looked at names that have been added/removed from the SSA lists since 1953, but this time we'll be looking at gender changes.
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Dwyane Wade Speaks Out About His Child Coming Out

Dwyane Wade Speaks Out About His Child Coming Out | Name News | Scoop.it
On The Ellen DeGeneres Show', Dwyane Wade recalled the moment his 12-year-old child decided to identify as female and shared her new name, Zaya.
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Welcome, Zaya!

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Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson Welcome Third Child

Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson Welcome Third Child | Name News | Scoop.it
Milla with Dashiel and Ever Actress and model Milla Jovovich of "Resident Evil" fame and husband, director Paul W.S. Anderson, hav
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Mamon Augusta Gray (1889-1984)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Mamon Augusta Gray (1889-1984) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the 1939-40 Arizona legislative composite.                                                                                    
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Where to Find a Cool Vintage Girl Name

Where to Find a Cool Vintage Girl Name | Name News | Scoop.it
We’ve identified one hundred rare vintage girls' names—all outside the current US Top 1000—with potential for a 2020 (or beyond) baby.
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Sheriff's Deputy Delivers Baby in Car

Sheriff's Deputy Delivers Baby in Car | Name News | Scoop.it
The new parents were certainly grateful for Pounds’ help, and even honored the deputy by naming their daughter Leila Robert Jean-Louis.

“It was only right. It was only fair,” Jean-Louis said, according to the Today. “He was there, and he did what I wasn’t able to do.”

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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Feminine First Names, Boyish Nicknames

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Feminine First Names, Boyish Nicknames | Name News | Scoop.it
This list gives parents the best of both worlds; girly first name with the option of a more tomboy name.
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Cyrus Grace Dunham on a Year Without a Name

Cyrus Grace Dunham on a Year Without a Name | Name News | Scoop.it
“Cyrus” was the name on my fluorescent-green hospital bracelet, but Grace was right under the surface. Vulnerable, wrapped up tight.

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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Lillias Burdette Chapin (1864-1920)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Lillias Burdette Chapin (1864-1920) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Raleigh Daily Tribune, March 7, 1897.   Hailing from Harnett County in North Carolina, Lillias Burdette Chapin is one in
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Duana Names: Man vs. Infant – You Win!

I transitioned 4 years ago and I'm STILL going by a half-assed nickname of my birth name.

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Kel Mitchell Welcomes Another Child!

Kel Mitchell Welcomes Another Child! | Name News | Scoop.it
They gave him a wonderful name: Honor Johari–Rice Mitchell! It’s a loaded name with beautiful meaning. ‘Honor’ is an English name that means dignity and recognition. ‘Johari’ is a Swahili name that means jewel. ‘Rice’ is a Welsh name that means fierce warrior. Honor’s middle names are a tribute to his father Kel, who has the same middle names.
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Unisex Baby Names that Morphed from Boy to Girl

Unisex Baby Names that Morphed from Boy to Girl | Name News | Scoop.it
What do Harper, Harley, Eden and Emery have in common? They crossed the line from more male to more female. Here are more unisex baby names that switched.
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These 31 Unisex Names Are Going to the Boys

These 31 Unisex Names Are Going to the Boys | Name News | Scoop.it
Unisex baby names trending male don't get a lot of press, but they should! We've crunched the numbers to uncover 30+ cool names heading further toward the boys' side – as well as 18 more we're watching.
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Baby Naming Issue: Adlai for a Girl?

Baby Naming Issue: Adlai for a Girl? | Name News | Scoop.it
Dear Swistle, I am due with baby #2 in September. My first daughter is Ariela Elena. The name ticked off all the boxes for us. It has a great meaning (lion of God), it has a great nickname (she goe…
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Boys Named Holly, Girls Named Othello? 6 Tales of Surprisingly Unisex Names

Boys Named Holly, Girls Named Othello? 6 Tales of Surprisingly Unisex Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Names don’t stand still. Their natures change over time, and without an anchor like a famous bearer, a name’s past can be swept out of memory. Here are six examples of names we hear as single-sex today that were unisex in the not-so-distant past. SharonIf you hear the name Sharon …
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Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson Welcome Daughter Osian

Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson Welcome Daughter Osian | Name News | Scoop.it
Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson also share daughters Dashiel, 4½, and Ever, 12
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Cora Ransom Strain (1871-1960)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Cora Ransom Strain (1871-1960) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Colorado State Yearbook, 1945.   Three-term Colorado state representative Cora Ransom Strain received passing mention i
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Mastercard to Let Transgender and Nonbinary People Use Chosen Names

Mastercard to Let Transgender and Nonbinary People Use Chosen Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Mastercard customers won't have to change their legal names when they apply for the cards
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15 Boyish Nicknames for Traditional Girl Choices

15 Boyish Nicknames for Traditional Girl Choices | Name News | Scoop.it
Looking for boyish nicknames for classic girl names? From the obvious Alex for Alexandra to the unexpected Finn for Josephine, here's your list!
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Melbourne man named Courtney helps women overcome gender bias

Melbourne man named Courtney helps women overcome gender bias | Name News | Scoop.it
Courtney's three-year-old came home from daycare with a Father's Day present addressed to his wife Rhyse instead.
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My Nonbinary Transition Means Redefining My Name and My Self

My Nonbinary Transition Means Redefining My Name and My Self | Name News | Scoop.it
I needed something that would carry me to the other side of my transition.
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