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The Arrival of Laryssa –

The Arrival of Laryssa – | Name News | Scoop.it
Laryssa Lauret as Dr. Karen Werner The name Laryssa debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 1968, when it was suddenly given to nearly 70 baby girls: 1971: 12 baby girls named Laryssa1970: 7 baby gir…
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Popularity of names in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, 2017 –

Popularity of names in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, 2017 – | Name News | Scoop.it
Sofiya/Софія and Matviy/Матвій still reign the local baby name charts in Ukraine's Lviv Oblast. Here are the top 10 names of 2017: BOYS Rank Name Number %age Rank change Number change 1 МАТВІЙ/Matviy 928 7.217% 0 −89 2 МАКСИМ/Maksym 796 6.191% 0 −163 3 АРТЕМ/Artem 560 4.355% 0 −28 4 ВЛАДИСЛАВ/Vladyslav 456 3.546% 0 −72…
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The #8 girls' name is Solomiya - what a great name! I've never heard it before. Maybe the Ukrainian version of Salome/Salomea?

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Crimean Baby named “Bitcoin”

Crimean Baby named “Bitcoin” | Name News | Scoop.it
A baby boy born in Crimea last December — while Bitcoin prices were soaring — was named “Bitcoin” after the digital currency. The boy’s father, 31-year-old Oleg from S…
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Die beliebtesten Vornamen in Kiew = The most popular names in Kiev (1st half of 2017)

Die beliebtesten Vornamen in Kiew = The most popular names in Kiev (1st half of 2017) | Name News | Scoop.it
 Am häufigsten gaben die Eltern den Jungen solche Namen wie Artem, Iwan, Maxym, Mark, Dmytro, Mychailo, Olexandr, Wladyslaw. Bei den Mädchennamen waren Sofia, Maria, Slata, Eva, Kateryna, Anastasija, Alisa, Solomija populär.

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How Far Would You Go For a Bargain? Would You Change Your Name? - Baby Names

How Far Would You Go For a Bargain? Would You Change Your Name? - Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
A local electronics stores in Kiev, Ukraine offered a free iPhone 7 to the first five people who change their name to…iPhone 7. According to the AP, a 20-year-old man who was formerly called Olexander Turin actually did so, paying $2 to legally change his name to iPhone Sim (sim means “seven” in Ukrainian).
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My favorite forms of Theodore

Theodore is probably my third-favoritest male name of all time, after only Samuel and Peter. If I ever have children, and I have at least three boys, I'll name the third Theodore, in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt. I've just always adored the name, and the nickname Teddy. It also has a lot of awesome foreign…
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Blackout-Inspired Baby Names?

Russian news agencies…quoted local parliament speaker Vladimir Konstantinov suggesting that parents name their newborn girls Sveta, or “light” in Russian, and boys “Generator” to highlight the government’s efforts to overcome the crisis.
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Name Help: Not Bogdan! - Appellation Mountain

Name Help: Not Bogdan! - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Baby #4 is on the way! They're looking for a name that isn't too popular, plus works in English and Ukrainian. Any ideas?
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What Should Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Name Their Baby? | NameCandy

What Should Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Name Their Baby? | NameCandy | Name News | Scoop.it

"Will Mila and Ashton be able to come up with a name as great as their own? We can't wait to find out, but in the meantime, let's take a look at their names."

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The Beauty of Names: Top Names in Ukraine

The Beauty of Names: Top Names in Ukraine | Name News | Scoop.it

" These are the top names for the Ukraine from 2012."

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I have a big soft spot for Polina and Daniil.

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Justice Ministry publishes lists of most popular, unusual baby names in central Ukraine in 2019 - news ukraine | UNIAN

Justice Ministry publishes lists of most popular, unusual baby names in central Ukraine in 2019 - news ukraine | UNIAN | Name News | Scoop.it
The top names for baby girls in the city of Kyiv were Solomiya, Maria, Varvara, Milana, Arina; those for baby boys were Oleksandr, Dmytro, Matviy, Mark, the ministry's central interregional department said.

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Beloved Baby Names: Ukrainian Names

Beloved Baby Names: Ukrainian Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Hello friends! Sorry these post have been coming so far apart but we've had a lot going on in the last two years! Much of that ha
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When Y replaces I

Another of my favourite onomastic letter swaps is that of I for Y. This occurs in many Polish and Ukrainian names, and is an easy way to spot a Polish name in particular. I also love when this switch occurs at the beginning of a name. It's so unexpected, and really adds a special something…
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Double Whammy: Popularity of names in Lviv Oblast (Ukraine) and Turkey, 2016

Yet another 'Double Whammy' post on popularity rankings where, in the Lviv Oblast of Ukraine, Sofiya/Софія still reigns supreme while Matviy/Матвій takes over Maksym/Максим as the top boy name. In Turkey, Zeynep and Yusuf are, again, the top baby names there. First, here are the top 10 names in the Lviv Oblast: GIRLS Rank Name…
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Librarian-Inspired Baby Name: Zoia

Librarian-Inspired Baby Name: Zoia | Name News | Scoop.it
Not only are we in the middle of National Library Week right now, but today is National Library Workers Day specifically.
So lets talk about American librarian Zoia Horn (1918-2014) and the name Zoia.
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An inspiring woman! Happy National Lirary Week to all.

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My favorite forms of Katherine

Katherine probably ties with Elizabeth as having the most documented nicknames. It's also a steadily popular, established classic that ages well, doesn't date the bearer, sounds mature and professional, and never goes out of style. If you want to use the name but are off-put by its popularity, there are a lot of great foreign…
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Nicknames: Slavic diminutives

In this post, we look at Slavic diminutives — suffixes used in Poland, the Ukraine, and the Czech Republic — which share a clear relationship with Low German -ke(n). We concentrate on the two most common suffix types: -ko and -ek for men and -ka and -ek(a) for women.
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I'd never connected these before, but of course! I loe an etymological lightbulb moment.

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Oksana

Oksana | Name News | Scoop.it
For some reason, today I feel compelled to talk about this delightful Ukrainian name. As a small child, I watch many delightful pieces of television on the lap of my fathers, including such greats ...
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Baby Name Pondering: Taissa

Baby Name Pondering: Taissa | Name News | Scoop.it
Baby Name Taissa
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Quick fact check: St Thais is reported to have lived in Alexandria in the 4th century AD, not with Alexander in the 4th century BC (which would have made it harder for her to convert to Christianity).

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