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Judson –

Judson – | Name News | Scoop.it
Judson comes from an English surname, a patronymic name meaning "son of Judd", Judd being the Medieval English form of Jordan, the name of a country in the Middle East named after the river that runs between it and Israel. The name comes from Hebrew yarden meaning “to go down, descend” or “flow down”. It was a popular name in the…
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The Meaning Behind the Royal Baby's Name Archie Harrison

The Meaning Behind the Royal Baby's Name Archie Harrison | Name News | Scoop.it
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have named their first child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Here's the significance behind that name.
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Name of the Week: Hudson

Name of the Week: Hudson | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Hudson is an English surname meaning "son of Hudd." Hudd itself was medieval pet-name for Hugh, and sometime Richard. Usage: According to Reaney and Wilson*, "Hudde was very common," and they show several examples of how it was well used as a pet-name, or possibly even a vernacula
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Baby Naming Issue: Father Wants Child Named After Him, Mother Dislikes the Whole Concept and Also the Name

Baby Naming Issue: Father Wants Child Named After Him, Mother Dislikes the Whole Concept and Also the Name | Name News | Scoop.it
Hello! What do you do when you and your husband can’t agree on a baby boy name? I’m currently due with our second child in a month, and don’t know the sex of the baby. We can agre…
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One commenter puts it perfectly:

"It’s interesting to me how often name advice is really relationship advice, but thankfully I think Swistle is up to both tasks!"

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Emerson –

Emerson – | Name News | Scoop.it
Emerson comes from an English surname, a patrynomic surname meaning "son of Emery", Emery being the Norman form of Emmerich, a German name. While the second element of the name comes from ric meaning "power, rule" from Proto-Germanic *rīks (king, ruler) from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) via *h₃reǵ- (to straighten; move in a straight line). The first part of the name is a little more complicated. It…
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Jameson

Jameson | Name News | Scoop.it
In recent weeks I have slowly been working on redoing my top 5 names. One of the names that is making a debut on that list of Jameson,
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Watson

Watson | Name News | Scoop.it
Pinterest Origin: Germanic Meaning: Watson is a patrynomic surname meaning "son of Wat/Watt", Wat/Watt being a medieval Englis
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Huggins

Huggins | Name News | Scoop.it
Pinterest Origin: Germanic Meaning: Huggins is a patrynomic surname coming from given name Hugh, a male given name meaning "heart
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To do or not to do: Non-firstborn Junior

To do or not to do: Non-firstborn Junior | Name News | Scoop.it
What do you all think? Do you have any other examples for either the pro or con list?

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Sanders

Sanders | Name News | Scoop.it
Pinterest Origin: Greek, Old English, Germanic Meaning: Sanders was originally a patrynomic surname meaning "son of Sander"
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Addams

Addams | Name News | Scoop.it
Pinterest Origin: English Meaning: Addams is a patrynomic surname meaning "son of Adam", Adam being a given name derived fro
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Pierson | Names Daily • Jan 7, 2017 at 4:45pm UTC

Pierson | Names Daily • Jan 7, 2017 at 4:45pm UTC | Name News | Scoop.it
If @therock ever has another baby, I pretty much found the perfect name.
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A brief primer on Arabic and Islamic names | Dan Peterson

A brief primer on Arabic and Islamic names | Dan Peterson | Name News | Scoop.it
    I repeat a few words about Arabic/Islamic names that I hope some will find helpful.   There are certain basic elements.  For instance, there is the kunya, an honorific given to married parents that includes the name of their eldest son.  The father of Yusuf ("Joseph") would thus be known as Abu
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Tom Welling and Fiancée Jessica Rose Lee Welcome First Child

Tom Welling and Fiancée Jessica Rose Lee Welcome First Child | Name News | Scoop.it
The Smallville actor and his fiancée shared the news on Instagram
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Welcome, Thomson Wylde!

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Lawson: Baby Name of the Day

Lawson: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Handsome and just slightly unexpected, Lawson might make a great alternative to chart-topping surname names for boys like Logan + Landon.
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The Beginning of Broderick –

The Beginning of Broderick – | Name News | Scoop.it
The first name Roderick has been in use for centuries, but the similar name Broderick is relatively new. It debuted in the U.S. data in 1950: 1953: 29 baby boys named Broderick 1952: 25 baby boys n…
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Serena and the Female Junior

Serena and the Female Junior | Name News | Scoop.it
Want to see how sex-skewed our naming culture remains? Try to picture a son named Serena Williams, Jr. That's the real threshold our society isn't close to crossing.
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How babies are named in Iceland | Mum's Grapevine

How babies are named in Iceland | Mum's Grapevine | Name News | Scoop.it
How babies are named in Iceland is all down to a naming system that keeps the Icelandic tradition alive for generations to come.
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...unless you know about approve name lists and patro/matronyms. Then you most likely will believe it.

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Jackson

Jackson | Name News | Scoop.it
In Pixar's Cars 3, Jackson Storm was a race car who became the chief competitor to Lightning McQueen. He enjoyed taunting Lightning.
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McShane

McShane | Name News | Scoop.it
Pinterest Origin: Gaelic Meaning: McShane is an Irish and Scottish surname, the Anglicised form of Gaelic  Mac Seáin meaning "so
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How to Use Jr, Sr, II, III, etc. (with Cartoons) | The German-American Genealogist Blog

How to Use Jr, Sr, II, III, etc. (with Cartoons) | The German-American Genealogist Blog | Name News | Scoop.it
Learn how to use generational suffixes, with a little help from cartoons.  (Who doesn’t love cartoons?)
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This is fun! Thanks to Kate for sharing it on Sancta Nomina.

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Lawson | Names Daily • Apr 21, 2017 at 3:39pm UTC

Lawson | Names Daily • Apr 21, 2017 at 3:39pm UTC | Name News | Scoop.it
I feel like this name could never go out of style.
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Davis

Davis | Name News | Scoop.it
Pinterest Origin: Hebrew Meaning: Davis is a patrynomic surname meaning "son of David", David coming from a Hebrew masculine nam
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10 Things You Never Knew About American Names - The Mash-Up Americans

10 Things You Never Knew About American Names - The Mash-Up Americans | Name News | Scoop.it
So much to learn about Leslie.
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Includes fun facts and a podcast.

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