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America Ruined My Name for Me

America Ruined My Name for Me | Name News | Scoop.it
So I chose a new one.
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A very thought-provoking read, thanks to Abby for sharing. I remember Beth Nguyen from this post too: http://www.nancy.cc/2014/05/02/vietnamese-name-bich/

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La jolie histoire d'un prénom // Elvia = Name story

La jolie histoire d'un prénom // Elvia = Name story | Name News | Scoop.it
Comment choisir un prénom dans le cas d’une adoption ? Faut-il conserver le prénom d’origine de l’enfant, ou bien lui en attribuer un nouveau choisi par les parents adoptifs ? Elvia, enfant adoptée devenue jeune adulte, nous parle de son joli prénom. Un récit touchant qui pourrait inspirer des futurs parents à la recherche d’un prénom rare …
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The story of Elvia Anna Lucie Cam, adopted from Vietnam by French parents, now a young adult. Elvia was the name of one of her father's employees. Anna and Lucie were great-grandmothers. And Cam was the name given to her by staff in a Vietnamese orphanage.

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Babies Named After “This Girl Tron”

Babies Named After “This Girl Tron” | Name News | Scoop.it
Years before Vietnamese names like Viet, Hoang, and Ngoc popped up en masse on the U.S. baby name charts, Tron debuted all by itself. Here's why.
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S My Name is Sophie: 10 Vietnamese Names You Never Thought of Using: Boys

S My Name is Sophie: 10 Vietnamese Names You Never Thought of Using: Boys | Name News | Scoop.it
This is one of my favorite series on the blog. I love introducing you guys to names from cultures you never would have considered for naming inspiration. Like I said last week, I think Vietnamese names are perfect for American use. There are so many of them out there, but I picked ten of my favorites that I would love to hear on a little boy.
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It's one of my favourite series here too. It gets even more exciting as Sophie ventures into (relatively) lesser-known languages.

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Phuc Dat Bich: Man posts passport to Facebook to prove his name is real - Times of India

Phuc Dat Bich: Man posts passport to Facebook to prove his name is real - Times of India | Name News | Scoop.it
The 23-year-old, whose name according to the Evening Standard is pronounced Phoo Da Bic, has posted an image of his passport on the social media site after it banned him several times. His picture of proof, and its accompanying message, has been shared more than 123,000 times.
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Duana Names: Middle Name! Time Crunch!|Lainey Gossip Lifestyle

Duana Names: Middle Name! Time Crunch!|Lainey Gossip Lifestyle | Name News | Scoop.it
Our daughter will be taking my husband's short last name. So Anabelle Vu, which is all right as is, but now I feel like she'll need a middle name.
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I don't know, I like the name as is so much that I'm not sure she needs a middle name.  I hope all goes well, anyway.

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Growing Up with the Name Bich - Nancy's Baby Names

"By second grade I was being regularly informed that I was a bitch. I started fantasizing then about being Beth, or maybe Vanessa or Polly."
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The Baby Name Chaffee - Nancy's Baby Names

The Baby Name Chaffee - Nancy's Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Why did a handful of Vietnamese-American babies get the name Chaffee in 1975?
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Vietnamese Refugee Baby Named for USS Kirk - Nancy's Baby Names

Vietnamese Refugee Baby Named for USS Kirk - Nancy's Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
A baby girl born to a Vietnamese refugee after the Fall of Saigon was named Kirk in honor of rescue ship USS Kirk.
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Opinion | America, Say My Name - The New York Times

Opinion | America, Say My Name - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
Yaseen. Ellison. Viet. Nguyen. All American names, if we want them to be.
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Duana Names: Bonne Chance, Duana!

Duana Names: Bonne Chance, Duana! | Name News | Scoop.it
What about a name that doesn't feel 'French' but doesn't feel not-French, like Seth?
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Annoyed by a racist question, these girls nailed their yearbook quote with a final mic drop.

Annoyed by a racist question, these girls nailed their yearbook quote with a final mic drop. | Name News | Scoop.it
A group of girls graduating from high school dropped the mic on their way out, in a photo surfacing on Imgur this week. Using the space allotted for a cheesy, inspirational senior quote, they seized the opportunity in thei
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Found via the American Name Society.

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S My Name is Sophie: 10 Vietnamese Names You Never Thought of Using: Girls

S My Name is Sophie: 10 Vietnamese Names You Never Thought of Using: Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
Names from Asian cultures are some of the trickiest to import into the English-speaking world. Many of them use sounds we can't pronounce, or have slightly "off" translations. However, Vietnamese uses an alphabet rather than characters, so many of their native names are ripe for American use. The following ten names would work very well on a mixed-culture baby, for first or middle names.
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Name Quotes for the Weekend #33

Name Quotes for the Weekend #33 | Name News | Scoop.it
we are citizens of our languages. Choosing names is a way of expressing emotions. The things of this world can exist with as many names as we choose to give them, and the biggest among them can take on many identities without getting any smaller.
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Including mountains, Vietnamese names, The Grapes of Wrath and a baby sloth. Happy weekend!

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Sunday Summary: 22nd of 2015 - Appellation Mountain

Sunday Summary: 22nd of 2015 - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Big news: I'm offering a limited number of private baby name consultations. Self-promotion done! Now, let's talk Full House, Brit names & Rebel. Yes, Rebel!
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Vietnamese Names in America, 1975 - Nancy's Baby Names

Dozens of Vietnamese names debuted on the national baby name list in 1975, the year tens of thousands of Vietnamese immigrants arrived in the U.S.
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Vietnamese Refugee Baby Named for Rescue Ship - Nancy's Baby Names

Vietnamese Refugee Baby Named for Rescue Ship - Nancy's Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
A baby girl born in 1975 to a Vietnamese refugee aboard the Danish ship Clara Maersk was named "Clara."
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The Tale of Oi - Nancy's Baby Names

The Tale of Oi - Nancy's Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
I go out for pho, I discover a new name. Life is good.
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What a story.

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