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Let's Close Read the Animal Crossing Names

Let's Close Read the Animal Crossing Names | Name News | Scoop.it
As we speak, millions of people are sheltering at home on remote islands with only animals for company. And those animals have names. The Nintendo game Animal Crossing: New Horizons serves up a much-needed escape, a cheery world with a cast of cartoon critters. A glance at their cherubic faces, […]
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104 BEAUTIFULLY RARE BABY GIRL NAMES! I Took The SIMS 100 BABY CHALLENGE! SJ STRUM - YouTube

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Ailis, Amberley, Amethyst, Arianelle, Bellarose, Boheme, Bess, Bronte, Cosima, Clemency, Clarimonde, Dove, Delphine, Dorelia, Dulcie, Elvie, Estrella, Elthea, Estee, Floris, Felicia, Faelynn, Fredi, Genevieve, Gwenith, Gaia, Gypsy, Harlow, Habiba, Haya, Hunter, Indira, Idalina, Icelyn, Inka, Jovie, Jilly, January, Journey, Kensington, Koraline, Karisa, Kinvara, Lovisa, Lumi, Lilou, Leilani, Mabli, Magenta, Mailis, Marcheline, Nyla, Neema, Nizana, Nyx, Opal, Odette, Ozma, Orion, Pia, Posy, Pilvee, Pomeline, Quilo, Quigley, Quanha, Qamar, Rumi, Rosalba, Reiko, Reverie, Scout, Story, Sukhy, Simcha, Tansy, Topanga, Tuppence, Tessadora, Ualda, Ulla, Undine, Urbi, Vionette, Visby, Vilmaris, Vatsala, Vaigha, Waverley, Wanda, Waterlily, Ximena, Xuxa, Xahria, Xochitl, Yvaine, Yardley, Yejide, Yesenia, Zelie, Zizi, Zosia, Zuleika.

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Mother of the Late XXXTentacion's Son Breaks Her Silence - XXL

Mother of the Late XXXTentacion's Son Breaks Her Silence - XXL | Name News | Scoop.it
"He took a couple of letters from these different characters from his favorite video game, Kingdom Hearts, and he just mashed them all together," Sanchez says with Baby 'Yume cradled in her arms. "I know it's kind of hard to say Gekyume, but he goes by 'Yume as well."
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20 Adorable Pokemon-Inspired Baby Names Nerdy Moms Will Fight Over

20 Adorable Pokemon-Inspired Baby Names Nerdy Moms Will Fight Over | Name News | Scoop.it
In a world full of celeb-inspired baby names, nerdy moms can stay true to themselves and choose a playful name.
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Video Game Inspired Baby Names That Everyone Will Love

Video Game Inspired Baby Names That Everyone Will Love | Name News | Scoop.it
These trendy baby names are inspired by video games and pop culture.
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BABY NAMES | THE BABY NAMES TAG 2019 | BABY NAME IDEAS

I'm Nicola, a twenty-something mum of two and step mum of one! My step daughter Maya is 14 and you're typical teenager. Aria is our cheeky little 4 yea
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Nothing Like a Name: Uncommon Names from Ancient Persia

Nothing Like a Name: Uncommon Names from Ancient Persia | Name News | Scoop.it
Hello, readers! Along with at least 40 million other fans, I've become a Civilization player. For those who don't know, this game allow
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I was all about Civ II, back in the day. But this version seems to have better names.

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My Personal Top 100 Favorite Names! Part 5: #60-51 - YouTube

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Halloween

Halloween | Name News | Scoop.it
  Halloween has never been my favourite time of the year since I've always had a preference for Bonfire Night which happens a few days later here in the UK. However, new blog attempt, new postive outlook and all that. I was originally going to do a list of sorts of names associated with Halloween,…
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Wren and Reynold!

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Vanellope: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Vanellope: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Vanellope leapt off the silver screen onto a handful of birth certificates in 2013 and beyond. But can this vanilla-Penelope smoosh go mainstream?
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Link’s Full Name Is “Link Link,” Shigeru Miyamoto Says | American Name Society

Link’s Full Name Is “Link Link,” Shigeru Miyamoto Says | American Name Society | Name News | Scoop.it
Did you know that Mario’s last name is also Mario? He’s not alone. Apparently, it’s an ongoing gag spanning multiple games over at Nintendo HQ, where they jokingly give characters silly full names. In a new interview at Kotaku for Game Informer, legendary game developer Shigeru Miyamoto and Breath of the Wild producer Eiji Aonuma answer 51 fun questions about life, Link, games, and names. NB: If you’re not a gamer, you’ll still enjoy it!

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Good to know!

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L Names – My Favorites

My Favorite L Names for Boys:
Lucas
Levi
Leo
Llewellyn
Ludo
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Baby named after Pokemon| Man convinces sister to name her baby after a rare Pokémon | Trending & Viral News

Baby named after Pokemon| Man convinces sister to name her baby after a rare Pokémon | Trending & Viral News | Name News | Scoop.it
He jokingly suggested his family, "Hey Zacian is a kool name. It means sword in Japanese." To his surprise, the family approved of the name and now it's official.

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Baby Names from Elder Scrolls: Serana, Tamriel, Jagar… –

Jagar Tharn from the game Arena (1994) Elder Scrolls video games have been coming out since the mid-1990s — initially on MS-DOS, then on Windows and Xbox/Playstation, and now online as an MMO…
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Baby Names Rising in 2018: Boy Names –

Baby Names Rising in 2018: Boy Names – | Name News | Scoop.it
Which boy names increased the most in popularity from 2017 to 2018? In this post we’ll answer the question two different ways: first by looking at the top absolute (raw number) rises, second …
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Video Game Baby Names: The Best Ones And Their Meaning

Video Game Baby Names: The Best Ones And Their Meaning | Name News | Scoop.it
No, you don't have to give your kid a video game baby name like Pac-Man, Pikachu, or Donkey Kong. These names are inspired, but still usable.
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30 Baby Names For Gamer Parents

30 Baby Names For Gamer Parents | Name News | Scoop.it
We are living in a world where millennials grew up with specific hobbies and now these same kids are adults about to have babies.
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Name of the Year 2018 –

Name of the Year 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
Another year has gone by and the likes of T'Challa, Meghan and Abcde had got us talking. Now which name did I choose as my Name of 2018? For this particular post, I might as well write out the clues in bite-sized bullet points for you to chew on without choking yourself to death: It…
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Baby Names Blog: Blog of author Laura Wattenberg | 33 Brand New Out-of-this-World Baby Names

Baby Names Blog: Blog of  author Laura Wattenberg | 33 Brand New Out-of-this-World Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
This year, dozens of names from the heavens and imagined worlds entered the land of baby names. Each of the names below just appeared in the U.S. name stats for the first time ever.
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It's really good to have some of these names explained!

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My Personal Top 100 Favorite Names! Part 6: #50-41 - YouTube

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One Viral ’Dragon Ball' Tweet Just Named A Kid Goku

One Viral ’Dragon Ball' Tweet Just Named A Kid Goku | Name News | Scoop.it
“My wife said if I get 1 [million] like [sic] I can name our son Goku,” the poster read.
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Chinese parents name daughter after Honour of Kings mobile game

Chinese parents name daughter after Honour of Kings mobile game | Name News | Scoop.it
A baby girl in the Shaanxi province of China has been named Wang Zhe Rong Yao, or Honour of Kings, after the much-loved Chinese video game, reported local publication The Paper. 

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Interesting Names from Creative Gamers

Interesting Names from Creative Gamers | Name News | Scoop.it
Gamers can be quite creative when it comes to naming. Here are some of the interesting choices I came across.
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Some wonderful names in this list, from the international to the fantastical.

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Isis and Alexa? 5 impossible-to-predict causes of baby name regret

Isis and Alexa? 5 impossible-to-predict causes of baby name regret | Name News | Scoop.it
In 2013, a mythological girl’s name was soaring in popularity. Then, abruptly, it crashed and parents worldwide found themselves with children whose names are associated with terrorism.
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The "Alexa" video is quite funny.

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