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Baby Name Gideon: Old School Cool

Baby Name Gideon: Old School Cool | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Gideon has gone from seldom-heard Biblical rarity to a fast-rising mainstream favorite for our sons.
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Erez

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Photo by Skyler Ewing on Pexels.com Origin: Hebrew אֶרֶזMeaning: "cedar."Gender: masculinePronunciation: ER-ehz The name comes directly from the Hebrew word for the cedar tree אֶרֶז. This name did not come into use as a masculine given-name among Jews until after the creation of the State of Israel in 1945. It may have been popularized by…
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Baby Name Blossom: Energetic and Floral

Baby Name Blossom: Energetic and Floral | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Blossom sounds like a 21st century word name ... but it's actually an early 1900s innovation. A bold and optimstic choice!
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Baby Names of the Forest

Baby Names of the Forest | Name News | Scoop.it
Looking for a baby names inspired by the forest? Here's a list of names with a beautiful, natural, and forest-inspired vibe.
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Christmas Name Advent - Day 13

Christmas Name Advent - Day 13 | Name News | Scoop.it
~*~*~*~*~*~*~ For many people, the Christmas tree is the central focus point of Christmas within the home and for the centre of a town or city. One of the best-known of the latter stands in Trafalgar Square when every year a magnificent fir tree is shipped over from Oslo
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Aranya

Aranya | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Emeric Laperriere on Pexels.com Origin: Sanskrit अरण्यThai: อรัญญา; Bengali: অরণ্যMeaning: "forest."Gender: unisex The name comes directly from the Sanskrit word अरण्य (forest), but is also used in some classical Indian literature to describe a wilderness or dessert. It is the name of the 3rd episode in the 16th-century (CE) epic poem, Rāmcaritmānas by…
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This baby was born in a Cedar Rapids basement just hours after the storm

he and his wife didn’t start out planning to give their children tree-themed names. But they liked the name Magnolia for daughter No. 1. Then it made sense to name their second daughter Willow.

“At that point, I could tell people we were growing a forest,” Corey Chestnut said. And then came Maple.
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Birth announcement: Jeffery Sherwood!

Birth announcement: Jeffery Sherwood! | Name News | Scoop.it
I had the privilege of doing a consultation and birth announcement for Lily's first baby, and a consultation for her second as well. She's let me know that her baby boy was born over the winter and was given the perfect name ... Jeffery Sherwood! Lily writes, "Your consultation was great, and helped us come…
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Welcome, Sherwood (or Woody)!

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Sawda

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Origin: Arabic سودة Meaning: uncertain Gender: feminine (SOW-dah) The name is of uncertain meaning but is believed to be from the Arabic root S-W-D which can mean "blackness" or "large number of palm trees." The name was borne by one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammed known as Sawda bint Zama, considered one of…
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Namemas: Perry

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Namemas: Perry | Name News | Scoop.it
Happy first day of Namemas! I am going to be bringing you 12 great names over the next 12 days. They are all centered around the song 1
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Melia –

Melia – | Name News | Scoop.it
Melia is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the god Oceanus, as well as the name of several figures in Greek mythology; the Meliae are a group of nymphs of the ash tree (also known as the Meliades). The name means "ash tree" from Ancient Greek, a derivative of meli (honey). Melia is also the name…
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Juniper –

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Juniper is the name of a type of tree or shrub which comes from Latin iuniperus meaning "juniper tree". It could be related to Latin iuncus (reed, rush) derived from PIE root *yoy-ni- (juniper berry), combined with *-paro, *-pareo (to produce), though it's also possible that first element of the name could be derived from Latin iuvenis meaning "young" (from which the…
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Name Update

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Update on Baby Names to Consider: Classic/Traditional Names with Atypical/Non-Traditional Nicknames
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Welcome, August Oak, aka Gus!

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Mystery Monday: Vyrzbantha

Mystery Monday: Vyrzbantha | Name News | Scoop.it
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn't yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name's origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! If you wish…
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Erlis, Erlisa

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Photo by Felix Mittermeier on Pexels.com Origin: AlbanianMeaning: "scent of the oak."Pron (AIR-lees; air-LEE-sah) Erlis is an Albanian male name which is composed of the Albanian words, erë (wind, scent) and lis (oak). Erlis is also used as a male name in Kyrgyzstan, being a borrowing from the Albanian from Soviet times. Its feminine form…
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Pine | The Beauty of Names

Pine | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
"Tannenwald (Pine Forest)" by Gustav Klimt Origin: English Gender: Unisex Meaning: From the Name of the Tree; "Resin" Pronunciation: PYN
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RawBeautyKristi Gives Birth! | The Beauty of Names

RawBeautyKristi Gives Birth! | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
• His name came to me in a dream. It was so vividly clear too, clear as day - my sons name is Alder.
I woke up, remembered it, wrote it down and when I woke up - told Zack. He loved it (and up until this point we could not agree on a name)
I texted my sister and told her and she said.. “OMG I LOVE IT.. and this is so weird.. but dad came over and gave me a potted tree this morning randomly, and it was an Alder tree” - also, the majority of the trees on our new land are Alders - it just felt so right.
His middle name is Kelly after my sweet momma."
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Baby Name Ivelisse: Lovely and Obscure

Baby Name Ivelisse: Lovely and Obscure | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Ivelisse almost certainly comes from the yew tree, and its rich symbolism. But this elegant name has picked up quite the story.
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Lubna

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Origin: Arabic لبنىGender: feminineMeaning: "storax tree."Pronunciation: LOOB-nah The name comes directly from the Arabic word for the storax tree. This is an old poetic name, it appears in a 7th-century Arabic love poem, Lubna & Qays. It was also reportedly borne by Lubna of Córdoba, a 10th-century Andalusian poet. Another transliteration is Loubna. Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/lubnahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lubnahttps://www.almaany.com/en/dict/ar-en/lubna/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storax_balsam
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Easter birth provides reminder 'that good things are still happening in this world'

Easter birth provides reminder 'that good things are still happening in this world' | Name News | Scoop.it
the name “Olive” popped into her head. She had no idea why — it wasn’t high on their list of baby names. It prompted her to sit down and read the devotional for that day of Jan. 22: Psalm 52:8. What it said stunned her:

“But I am like an Olive Tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever.”
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Spotlight on: Willow and Willa

Spotlight on: Willow and Willa | Name News | Scoop.it
I've been planning for months to post this spotlight on the Friday before Palm Sunday, but being only a day late, and being before Palm Sunday, is, in this time, a real success on my end! I read a charming piece at First Things a while ago by Brian Doyle called "Willow Sunday," which was…
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Vaia, Vayia, Vaios

Vaia, Vayia, Vaios | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Greek Βάια, Βάγια, Βάιος Meaning: "palm branch." VYE-ah, VYE-ose The names are derived from the Greek βάϊς (vais) "palm leaf." Vaia, Vayia Vaïa and sometimes even transliterated as Vagia, is a Greek female name used on babies born on Palm Sunday. It's masculine form is Vaios. Sources https://www.greece101.com/greek-baby-names-iz https://www.behindthename.com/name/vaia/submitted http://www.eortologio.gr/data/eortes/eortes_Beta.php https://etymologica.org
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10 RARE AUTUMN BABY NAMES YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH | SJ STRUM - YouTube

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Orla, Heath, Maple, Flint, Clove, Indra, Wyndham, Lennox, Van.

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Sylvia –

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Sylvia is a variant spelling of Silvia, a Latin female name which is the feminine form of Silvius, a Roman cognomen meaning "wood, forest; orchard, grove" via Latin silva (wood, forest; orchard, grove) derived from Proto-Indo-European *swel-, *sel- (beam, board, frame, threshold). In Roman mythology, Rhea Silvia is the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, while there’s also…
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