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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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Inspirational Names of U.S. Presidents

Inspirational Names of U.S. Presidents | Name News | Scoop.it
In honor of President’s Day, here are some United States presidential names and their meanings.
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Was Kamala Harris Named After an Actress? –

Was Kamala Harris Named After an Actress? – | Name News | Scoop.it
With the presidential inauguration just two days away, now is a good time to take a closer look at the baby name Kamala. Most Americans already know that Kamala Devi Harris’ first name is pro…
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Election Day Name News

Election Day Name News | Name News | Scoop.it
It's election day 2020 in America. We don't know yet who will win in many of the races, big and small (and may not for some time). But we can get an inkling at who is most likely to vote this year for Joe Biden or Donald Trump based on their first names.
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Presidential Names

Presidential Names | Name News | Scoop.it
There's an election in the US right now, with the margins painfully close between each candidate and a very limited grey area or absence of opinion. However, I thought I’d offer a diversion from this highly controversial and disputed event by providing baby naming entertainment with a marvelous list of the best preside
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The 2020 Vote Preferences of 102 Common First Names - The New York Times

The 2020 Vote Preferences of 102 Common First Names - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
We found some unexpected trends when we sorted our polling data by first name.
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Biden VP pick Kamala Harris poised to inspire a baby name bump

Biden VP pick Kamala Harris poised to inspire a baby name bump | Name News | Scoop.it
Other political luminaries and trailblazers have also triggered notable if temporary baby name bumps immediately after their initial turns on the national stage, an Insider analysis of Social Security Administration data indicates.
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Ike: Baby Name of the Day

Ike: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Likable Ike shares roots with traditional boy name Isaac, but it also owes something to 34th president Dwight Eisenhower and a famous musician or two.
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Cool Names of Children of the U.S. Presidents | Baby Blogs at

Cool Names of Children of the U.S. Presidents | Baby Blogs at | Name News | Scoop.it
They may be leaders of this great nation, but United States presidents are just like the rest of us in some ways: they’ve got all different kinds of families, want the very best for their children, and struggle to find the most perfect names to give their babies. In honor of Presidents’ Day thi
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Name Quotes 77: Shyra, Jordan, Haroon –

Name Quotes 77: Shyra, Jordan, Haroon – | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for this month’s batch of name-related quotes! From the 2008 novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (which is narrated by character Katniss Everdeen): The girl with the arrows, Glimme…
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Jenna Bush Hager and Husband Henry Hager Welcome a Son

Jenna Bush Hager and Husband Henry Hager Welcome a Son | Name News | Scoop.it
Jenna Bush Hager announced in April that she was "very pregnant" with her and husband Henry Hager's third child, revealing the baby's sex later that day
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Welcome, Hal!

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Chelsea Clinton Welcomes Third Child

Chelsea Clinton Welcomes Third Child | Name News | Scoop.it
Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant on Twitter in January, sharing how thrilled she was for her children to become a big brother and sister
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Welcome, Jasper!

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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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Sunday Summary: Robinette?

Sunday Summary: Robinette? | Name News | Scoop.it
Let's unpack Robinette, as well as the new first family's heirloom names, plus Danish favorites, Gigi + Zayn's name reveal, + Drax/Taz/Hatch.
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Baby Name Kamala: Meaningful and Strong

Baby Name Kamala: Meaningful and Strong | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Kamala could be a hero name - both for the history-making political candidate, as well as Ms. Marvel.
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The Name Joe Finally Gets Presidential

The Name Joe Finally Gets Presidential | Name News | Scoop.it
The name Joe, long the ultimate good guy down-to-earth popular male name, has finally been elevated to the ranks of presidenital names.
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This New York Times article about who's voting for whom in 2020 election based on names sent me into a tailspin

This New York Times article about who's voting for whom in 2020 election based on names sent me into a tailspin | Name News | Scoop.it
not only is this list incredibly white-centric, it’s also almost entirely focused on voters who are 50+
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The Vice-Presidential Name Field, 2020

The Vice-Presidential Name Field, 2020 | Name News | Scoop.it
As Joe Biden has vetted prospective VP candidates, the leading names have been analyzed and dissected in the media in every imaginable way. Every way but one, that is: the names themselves. Because while the nominee is expected to be ground-breaking—likely the first woman of color on a major ticket—the […]
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Garfield vs. Winfield, 1880 –

Garfield vs. Winfield, 1880 – | Name News | Scoop.it
The presidential election of 1880 involved two men with “-field” names: Republican candidate James A. Garfield, and Democratic candidate Winfield Scott Hancock. The nominees were chosen…
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Joe Robinette Biden and the Shocking Intimacy of Discovering Someone’s Middle Name

Joe Robinette Biden and the Shocking Intimacy of Discovering Someone’s Middle Name | Name News | Scoop.it
Joe Biden has a great middle name (Robinette), and he is far from alone. Why do so many public figures not embrace their eccentric hidden names, like you, Michael Rubens Bloomberg?
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All About Belva –

All About Belva – | Name News | Scoop.it
One of the most interesting usage patterns in the very early baby name data is that of Belva, which spiked twice: in 1884 and again in 1888. In fact, it was the fastest-rising girl name of 1884 by …
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What a woman!

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Unusual Baby Name: Vice President –

Unusual Baby Name: Vice President – | Name News | Scoop.it
my best guess at this point is that “Vice President” was a fake name the parents gave the enumerator
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Eric and Lara Trump Welcome Second Child

Eric and Lara Trump Welcome Second Child | Name News | Scoop.it
Eric Trump announced the news Monday night on Twitter
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Welcome, Carolina Dorothy!

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Jenna Bush Jokes Dad George 'Mad' She Didn't Name Son After Him

Jenna Bush Jokes Dad George 'Mad' She Didn't Name Son After Him | Name News | Scoop.it
“My dad was a little mad that the name wasn’t George but [was] just kidding,” said Bush Hager, 37, who welcomed her son with husband Henry Hager on Friday. “He said [Henry] was a cool name.”

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