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Baby Boy Roberts T_________i

Baby Boy Roberts T_________i | Name News | Scoop.it
Hi Swistle, Big time nerd fan of your blog here. I’ve been reading every post religiously for years, and when I initially found your website I went back and read all the archives too! The time has …
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Name Profile- Griffin

Name Profile- Griffin | Name News | Scoop.it
A masculine surname name whose sound and style factor are as high as they get on the trendy potential chart, Griffin is the name I’m going to be analyzing this week. Edgy with a heavy dose of strength in his undeniably slick and effortlessly cool sound and appearance, Griffin is definitely a boy name that many parents
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Llinos

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Photo by Dan Hamill on Pexels.com Origin: WelshMeaning: "linnet; finch."Gender: feminineApprox Phonetic Pronunciation: (she-nose)(North Wales) IPA:ˈɬɪnɔs/(South Wales) IPA: /ˈɬiːnɔs/, /ˈɬɪnɔs/ The name comes directly from the Welsh word for the linnet or finch bird. The name came first into use in Wales in the 1880s. It is sometimes listed as a unisex names on other sites, but I have…
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Iorwerth

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Pexels.comPhoto by Marina Abrosimova on Pexels.com Origin: WelshMeaning: "handsome lord."Gender: masculinePronunciation: YORE-werth The name is composed of the Welsh elements, iôr (lord) and berth (fair; handsome). It is traditionally used as a Welsh form of Edward, though the names are not related. It is an ancient…

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Arianwen

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Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Origin: WelshMeaning: "holy silver; white silver."Gender: femininePronounciation: (AH-ree-AHN-wen) The name is composed of the Welsh elements, arian (silver) but in modern Welsh has taken on the meaning of "cash; money; finances; valuables," and gwen (white, holy) and gwyn (white, holy). This is recorded as the name of an 5th-century Welsh…
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Caradoc | The Beauty of Names

Caradoc | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
King Arthur's Knights Seeing a Vision of the Holy Grail (King Caradoc is in blue) Origin: Welsh Gender: Male Meaning: "Love" Pronunciation
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Welsh woman’s husband refuses welsh baby names claiming the child will be bullied

Welsh woman’s husband refuses welsh baby names claiming the child will be bullied | Name News | Scoop.it
The husband also feared people won’t be able to pronounce it
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Excuse me, this story has made my blood pressure rise.

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Dr. Sara Louise Wheeler on the Baby Names Podcast, with Jennifer Moss

Dr. Sara Louise Wheeler on the Baby Names Podcast, with Jennifer Moss | Name News | Scoop.it
On the Baby Names Podcast, ANS Member Jennifer Moss interviews ANS Member Dr. Sara Louise Wheeler, Welsh Names academic, author, and poet. They also discuss the current celebrity baby news and take
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Olwen

Olwen | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Welsh Meaning: "white footprint." Gender: feminine (OLE-wen) The name is composed of the Welsh elements ol "footprint, track" and gwen "white, fair, blessed." The name is borne in Welsh mythology by the beautiful daughter of the giant  Ysbaddaden. Her story appears in Culhwch and Olwen in the Mabinogion. Olwen's father is cursed to die…
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Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson Welcome Third Child

Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson Welcome Third Child | Name News | Scoop.it
Milla with Dashiel and Ever Actress and model Milla Jovovich of "Resident Evil" fame and husband, director Paul W.S. Anderson, hav
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Rhys

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A classic masculine Welsh name, it was borne by 2 early Welsh rulers, Rhys ap Tewdwr who died in the battle of Brecon (1040-1093) and his grandson Rhys ap Gruffydd (1132-1197), who fought against the invading Normans. The name is derived from the Old Welsh rīs which means "passion, ardor, fiery, enthusiasm." The name is…
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Name of the Week: Rhiannon

Name of the Week: Rhiannon | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Rhiannon is an Old Welsh name, derived from the Proto-Celtic route *r-gan "great queen" and was famously borne in Welsh mythology by one of the key female figures in the Mabinogion. In the Welsh prose, Rhiannon is portrayed as a strong-willed, intelligent, generous and beautiful woman who come
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: Namemas: Brecon

Ren's Baby Name Blog: Namemas: Brecon | Name News | Scoop.it
I have to say I had trouble picking today's name! I was going between 2 names. The one I posted and Adler. Original plan was to go wit
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Baby Name Gwendolyn: Regal and Retro

Baby Name Gwendolyn: Regal and Retro | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Gwendolyn first belonged to a legendary - and fearless - queen. Since then it's become a quirky classic + rising retro charmer.
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Eirlys

Eirlys | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Irina Iriser on Pexels.com Origin: WelshMeaning: "snowdrop."Gender: femininePronunciation: AYRE-lis The name comes directly from the Welsh word for "snowdrop," a type of flower known as galanthus. The word itself is composed of the Welsh words, eira (snow) & llys (vegetable; herb). The galanthus flower is known to flower in February. Sources https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/eirlyshttps://www.behindthename.com/name/eirlyshttps://appellationmountain.net/eirlys-baby-name-day/https://welshgirlsnames.co.uk/eirlys/
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Aderyn

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Photo by Magali Guimaru00e3es on Pexels.com Origin: WelshMeaning: "bird."Gender: femininePronunciation: ah-DEH-rin The name comes directly from the Welsh word for bird. It was first recorded as a female given-name in 1900 when Welsh revivalism came to the fore. It is most notably the name of a large hill in Wales known as Craig yr Aderyn…
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Is Rhonda The Noisiest Name?

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https://nameberry.com/babyname/Rhonda#popularity
https://ohbabynames.com/all-baby-names/rhonda/#:~:text=The%20first%20etymology%20suggests%20Rhonda,referring%20to%20the%20River%20Rhondda).
http://outhistory.org/exhibits/show/queer-lusitania/viscountess
https://www.behindthename.com/name/rhonda
https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-beach-boys/help-me-rhonda
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Glesni

Glesni | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Shivam Patel on Pexels.com Origin: WelshMeaning: "blueness; verdure."Gender: femininePronunciation: GLESS-nee The name is derived from the Welsh word glesni (blueness; verdure). Sources https://geiriadur.uwtsd.ac.ukhttps://www.wales101.com/welsh-baby-girls-nameshttps://welshgirlsnames.co.uk/
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Is Idris The Next Popular Name?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idris_Elba
https://nameberry.com/babyname/Idris/boy#popularity
http://ancienttexts.org/library/celtic/ctexts/giants_wales.html
https://nameberry.com/babyname/Idrissa#:~:text=The%20name%20Idrissa%20is%20a,in%20North%20and%20Western%20Africa.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadair_Idris
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The Children of Owen Philipps, 1st Baron Kylsant

The Children of Owen Philipps, 1st Baron Kylsant | Name News | Scoop.it
Owen Philipps, Ist Baron Kylsant Owen Philipps, 1st Baron Kylsant, was born Owen Cosby Philipps to Reverend Sir James Erasmu
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About Names: Where did the name Glenda come from? And where did it go?

About Names: Where did the name Glenda come from? And where did it go? | Name News | Scoop.it
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his May 9th column, he looks at the history of the name Glenda. Glenda is a modern name with obscure origins. Most baby
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Welsh Names Celebrate St David's Day

Welsh Names Celebrate St David's Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Looking for a Welsh name that's usable and deserves more love? We've picked 30 of the best.
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Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson Welcome Daughter Osian

Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson Welcome Daughter Osian | Name News | Scoop.it
Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson also share daughters Dashiel, 4½, and Ever, 12
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Top 10 baby names in the 2019 Census Rehearsal local authorities, 2018

Top 10 baby names in the 2019 Census Rehearsal local authorities, 2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
Last October, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) carried out a census rehearsal in preparation for the next census in 2021. The census rehearsal took place in four local authority areas across England and Wales. These were: Carlisle (North East England) Ceredigion (Mid-Wales) Hackney (London) Tower Hamlets (London) Hidde
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This is such an interesting find! I spent a long time looking at these lists, they really capture the diversity of the different communities.

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Caterina Scorsone Welcomes Daughter Arwen

Caterina Scorsone Welcomes Daughter Arwen | Name News | Scoop.it
Caterina Scorsone announced her pregnancy with a photo of herself, her husband and their two older daughters dressed up as the Addams Family for Halloween
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Welcome, Arwen!

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