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Keep up with news about baby names, adult names, fictional names, and more. To search: click on the filter-shaped icon on the grey bar at the top of the page. YouTube playlist of the best baby name videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-wd0Y9BxIZcsz2-X5DmspY3KR9vC5Otb ; USA top baby names 2018: https://www.scoop.it/t/name-news/?&tag=usa+statistics+2018
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Name Help: A Sister for Gwendolyn

Name Help: A Sister for Gwendolyn | Name News | Scoop.it
Lauren is expecting her second daughter imminently—a little sister for Gwendolyn Paige "Gwen". Lauren writes: "We're set on Maude as a middle name. Both my husband and I love it, and we're currently tossing up between two first names we both love and neither of us can make
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Spastic Onomastic: 2018 Names: Girls' Highlights-- biggest gaining names

Here are the names that gained the most namesakes in 2018:
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Fastest Rising Boy Names 2019 Update

Fastest Rising Boy Names 2019 Update | Name News | Scoop.it
These are the fastest rising boy names 2019 - if you look at the number of births, not the change in rank on the popularity charts. A twist on the list!
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Popular Baby Names in Jersey, 2018 –

Popular Baby Names in Jersey, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
According to the Annual Statement published by Jersey’s Superintendent Registrar, the most popular baby names on the island of Jersey (the largest of the Channel Islands) in 2018 were Sienna …
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Bradstreet Stinson Rairden (1858-1944)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Bradstreet Stinson Rairden (1858-1944) | Name News | Scoop.it
From "Travels from the Grandeurs of the West to Mysteries of the East", 1909.   Bradstreet Stinson Rairden can rightfully lay clai
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The Helsinki Scientific Award was granted to name researcher

The City of Helsinki Scientific Award in 2019 was granted to Finnish onomatologist Terhi Ainiala, professor of Finnish language specialising in onomastics at the University of Helsinki. 
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Bizarre Baby Names in Paraguay –

Bizarre Baby Names in Paraguay – | Name News | Scoop.it
A few months ago, the government of Paraguay released a long list of rare-but-real Paraguayan baby names. Here are some of the highlights: Amorcito, “sweetheart”Dublina, “Dublin&#…
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What it's like to be a white woman named LaKiesha

What it's like to be a white woman named LaKiesha | Name News | Scoop.it
When you're a blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman named LaKiesha, life can get complicated. This Ohio woman with a name that blurs racial boundaries says people often treat her as an imposter.
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Somerville Pinkney Tuck (1891-1967)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Somerville Pinkney Tuck (1891-1967) | Name News | Scoop.it
From the Gloversville Leader-Herald,  August 13, 1956.   U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Somerville Pinkney Tuck was, like Charlemagn
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Greek Onomastics: East of the Mediterranean Naming and Culture in the Roman Near East and the Greek Far East, June 28-29 2019, Oxford, UK

A two-day conference of the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names “Greek Onomastics East of the Mediterranean: Naming and Culture in the Roman Near East and the Greek Far East” will be held at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, Oxford University, in June 28-29 2019.

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#87 | You Give Leanbh A Bad Name: Baby Names with Colm O'Regan

#87 | You Give Leanbh A Bad Name: Baby Names with Colm O'Regan | Name News | Scoop.it
Éimear, Darach and Clodagh are joined by Colm O'Regan, the talent behind the Irish Mammies books and columnist with The Examiner.
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Southern Charm New Orleans' Reagan Charleston Welcomes Daughter

Southern Charm New Orleans' Reagan Charleston Welcomes Daughter | Name News | Scoop.it
"We have never known love like this," Reagan Charleston and husband Reece Thomas tell PEOPLE exclusively of their new bundle of joy
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Welcome, Reece Ellis!

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Spastic Onomastic: 2018 Names: Girls' Names Biggest Falling in Popularity

Here are the girls' names that lost the most popularity:
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Do you know what onomatophobia is?

Onomatophobia means an abnormal dread of certain words or names because of their supposed significance. It is also a kind of the fear of hearing particular names.

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Cliff Dwelling: Who'd have guessed? Some unusual baby names given in 2018

According to data published by the Social Security Administration, this is how many children were born with each name in 2018.
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"A name is a name." But is it?

"A name is a name." But is it? | Name News | Scoop.it
names are about a lot more than personal taste or trends; they can never be entirely neutral, and that’s what makes them interesting.
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Slavic flower names

As promised, here's a list of Slavic names primarily beginning with the roots Cvet-, Kvet-, and Tsvet-. This element means "flower" in the Slavic languages. Female: Cveta is Serbian. Cvetana is Serbian and Croatian. Cvetka is Slovenian. Cvijeta is Serbian and Croatian. Cvijetka, Cvita, Cvitana, and Cvitka are Croatian. Cvjetana is Serbian and Croatian. Cvjetislava…
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UK Birth Announcements 27/5/19 - 16/6/19

UK Birth Announcements 27/5/19 - 16/6/19 | Name News | Scoop.it
Internet! Blessed internet! I'm finally connected back on the web, ready for a round-up of the birth announcements we've missed in the last three weeks from British newspapers. Sources include a national paper (The Telegraph) and a broad range of local newspapers from across England, Wales, Scotland and Norther
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Cliff Dwelling: That's a LOT of kids with such an unusual name!

According to data recently released by the Social Security Administration for the year 2018 GIRLS Davina - 391  babies were give
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Cliff Dwelling: Can you believe this many babies were given these names in 2018?

Names from the Social Security Administration's data for babies named in 2018
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Name Update

Name Update | Name News | Scoop.it
Update on Baby Boy Rivas, Brother to Georgia
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Welcome, Shawn Jameson! Hoping the name works out for him.

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