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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: Home on the Range

Name Help: Home on the Range | Name News | Scoop.it
He says Brock, Case, or Marshall. She says we're not cowboys. Where's the middle ground when parents' styles seem miles apart? Time for #namehelp!
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The Baby Name Hud –

The Baby Name Hud – | Name News | Scoop.it
The unusual name Hud first appeared in the baby name data in 1964: 1966: unlisted 1965: 6 baby boys named Hud 1964: 9 baby boys named Hud [debut] 1963: unlisted 1962: unlisted Where did it come fro…
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The Art of Naming: Southern Boy Names for your Little Cowboy

The Art of Naming: Southern Boy Names for your Little Cowboy | Name News | Scoop.it
These southern-inspired names have that country charm. What would you name a little cowboy?
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Name Help: A Sister for Hutch and Scout

Name Help: A Sister for Hutch and Scout | Name News | Scoop.it
They love rustic chic baby names. We helped them find a name for Hutch's sister, Scout - now it's time to work on a name for baby #3!
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Name of the Week: Wesley

Name of the Week: Wesley | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Wesley is a geographical English surname which derives from places of the same name such as Westley in Suffolk, Westleigh in both Devon and Lancashire, and Westley Waterless in Cambridgeshire. The name derives from the Old English elements west "west" and lēah "wood, clearing." Usage: The surname wa
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Duana Names: We Got It – But What IS It? 

Duana Names: We Got It – But What IS It?  | Name News | Scoop.it
I feel like your style is ‘Traveller’, subset ‘Literary Character,  subset ‘Feminine’, subset ‘unusual sounds’
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Here's What a Cowboy Name Looks Like Today

Here's What a Cowboy Name Looks Like Today | Name News | Scoop.it
My target was names that are especially popular in states like Wyoming, Oklahoma and their neighbors, and not elsewhere.
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Baby Name Battle: Clint vs. Flint vs. Quint vs. Vint

Baby Name Battle: Clint vs. Flint vs. Quint vs. Vint | Name News | Scoop.it
It’s the end of The Week of Int! We’ve looked at the names Clint, Flint, Quint, and Vint — all four of which were associated with TV cowboys during the second half of the 1950s, a…
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Right now it's a 3-way tie. Poor Vint is lagging behind.

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The Week of Int: Vint

The Week of Int: Vint | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Vint debuted in the baby name data in 1958: 1964: unlisted 1963: 5 baby boys named Vint 1962: unlisted 1961: 9 baby boys named Vint 1960: 15 baby boys named Vint 1959: 35 baby boys na…
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Country Boy Names: The best of the west

Country Boy Names: The best of the west | Name News | Scoop.it
Call em country, call em cowboy, call em rustic--these are great choices for boys!
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The Friday role call has a new format (which I love), and the names are as great as always.

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Duana Names: To Pin Down The Twang|Lainey Gossip Lifestyle

Duana Names: To Pin Down The Twang|Lainey Gossip Lifestyle | Name News | Scoop.it
I have used up valuable vetoes on the above, and couldn't even bring myself to pretend to have dated a Ricky in order to have it excluded without penalty.
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Americana Baby Names for Boys - Appellation Mountain

Americana Baby Names for Boys - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Americana baby names for boys come painted in the colors of red, white, and blue. They’re patriotic, but they’re subtle, too. Gone are the days when people named their sons George Washington Jones or Abraham Lincoln Smith. Today, Americana baby names for boys bring to mind a mix of rugged individualism and the American West of …
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Nothing Like a Name: Halloween Costume Names, Part Two

Nothing Like a Name: Halloween Costume Names, Part Two | Name News | Scoop.it
Tell me in the comments what costumes you're planning. My boyfriend and I will be going as Cosmo and Wanda from the Fairly Oddparents this year!
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17 Truly Unique and Cool Country Music Baby Names

17 Truly Unique and Cool Country Music Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
In recent years, stars have reached outside the box when choosing names for their offspring. These are some of the coolest.
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Name Quotes #66: Brenton, Jacob, Gene Autry –

Name Quotes #66: Brenton, Jacob, Gene Autry – | Name News | Scoop.it
“Gene Autry Sullivan…said he was told he was named after legendary cowboy movie star Gene Autry “because his parents had run out of names by then.””
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I'm cracking up at those gritter names!

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The Art of Naming: Sweet, Sassy, Southern Names for Girls

The Art of Naming: Sweet, Sassy, Southern Names for Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
What would you name a sweet, southern baby girl? Here's a great list full of ideas for your little sunflower.
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Name Help: Newborn Boy Needs a Name

Name Help: Newborn Boy Needs a Name | Name News | Scoop.it
They love their newborn son, but choosing a name has proven challenging! Both parents favor something country and just a little bit different, but where's the overlap on their lists? Time for #namehelp.
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Western Names 2: Cowboy Names

Better late than never, here are the "most Mountain Western" names (by % of babies given that name) in the Mountain states' combined Top 1000:
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The Debut of Hoby

The Debut of Hoby | Name News | Scoop.it
Westerns were the hottest thing on television in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and we can see it in the baby name data. Here’s yet another Western-inspired debut, Hoby: 1961: 10 baby boys n…
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The Week of Int: Flint

The Week of Int: Flint | Name News | Scoop.it
The final “Week of Int” name is Flint. It has been on the charts since the 1910s, but the only year in which it was able to achieve triple digit usage was 1959: 1963: 35 baby boys named…
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The Week of Int: Quint

The Week of Int: Quint | Name News | Scoop.it
Today’s “Week of Int” name is Quint, which debuted in the SSA’s data in 1959 and saw peak usage in 1964: 1965: 56 baby boys named Quint [rank: 992nd] 1964: 87 baby boys name…
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The Week of Int: Clint

The Week of Int: Clint | Name News | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Week of Int! “The week of what?” The Week of Int! It’s a week of posts focusing on the four -int names that were popularized by fictional TV cowboys (or the actors …
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Baby Name Battle: Sundance vs. Cassidy

Baby Name Battle: Sundance vs. Cassidy | Name News | Scoop.it
Teenage thief Harry Longabaugh served an 18-month jail sentence in Sundance, Wyoming, in the late 1880s. During his imprisonment, he was nicknamed “the Sundance Kid.” In the 1890s, Harr…
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Country Names!

Rugged, cowboy/cowgirl, outdoorsy, fun country style names
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McKinley, Tatum, Anniston, Delaney, Gatlin, Presley, Daisy, Chesney, Landry, Cassidy, and more; Hayes, Canyon, Roper, Trace, Boone, Nash, Lane, Cortland, Baylor, Fisher, and more.

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Cowboy-Inspired Baby Names

Cowboy-Inspired Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Using data from PrettyFamous, MooseRoots found the most common names of cowboys and ranked them by frequency.
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