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2013 in review

2013 in review | Name News | Scoop.it
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,0...
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'I changed my name because it sounded foreign'

'I changed my name because it sounded foreign' | Name News | Scoop.it
Aaliyah Harris recollects how she was called 'liar' by classmates who mispronounced her name.
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Ben Boulos: ‘Why I changed my name from Bland’

Ben Boulos: ‘Why I changed my name from Bland’ | Name News | Scoop.it
The name helped his family escape prejudice. But for the BBC’s Ben Boulos, it is time for a change.
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'Employers ignore you if they can't pronounce your surname'

'Employers ignore you if they can't pronounce your surname' | Name News | Scoop.it
Young black people are three times more likely to be out of work than white peers, research shows.
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Knives Out: What The Character Names Really Mean | Screen Rant

Knives Out: What The Character Names Really Mean | Screen Rant | Name News | Scoop.it
The wealthy Thrombey family in Knives Out take their names from a classic murder mystery book, some '70s musical icons, and C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy.
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Sunday Summary: Heroines

Sunday Summary: Heroines | Name News | Scoop.it
Hero names, Southern nicknames, Rhodes, Banks, Lucullan ... and how DID all those Knives Out characters get their names?
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Most Popular Names by Mothers' Age 2020

Most Popular Names by Mothers' Age 2020 | Name News | Scoop.it
For the third year in a row, the Office for National Statistics have this year released detailed charts in their dataset of the most popular names according to the age of the mother. As with the previous years, there is a broad pattern where younger mothers prefer modern name
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The name ‘Nigel’ is now extinct – yet another thing we can probably blame on Brexit

The name ‘Nigel’ is now extinct – yet another thing we can probably blame on Brexit | Name News | Scoop.it
In Australia, the name Nigel is so deeply unpopular that it’s used as shorthand for someone without any friends
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Baby Snow arrives during record-breaking N.L. blizzard | CBC News

Baby Snow arrives during record-breaking N.L. blizzard | CBC News | Name News | Scoop.it
Levi Jacob Snow was born during the height of a raging blizzard that knocked out power and hit eastern Newfoundland so hard that the military has been called in.

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Where did the baby name Brycie come from? –

Where did the baby name Brycie come from? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Brycie The baby name Brycie was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data, appearing a single time in the 1960s: 1965: unlisted1964: unlisted1963: 6 baby girls named Brycie [debut]1962: unlisted1…
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The 10 Children of Arthur Guinness –

The 10 Children of Arthur Guinness – | Name News | Scoop.it
In 1759, Arthur Guinness founded Ireland’s now-famous Guinness Brewery. A couple of years later, in 1761, he married his wife Olivia. She had 21 pregnancies — 10 live births and 11 misc…
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Baby Name Story: Handa –

Baby Name Story: Handa – | Name News | Scoop.it
Puffins on Handa Island (Scotland) English ornithologist Reynold Bray was “an Arctic explorer of considerable achievement and much promise” who was lost at sea during a visit to norther…
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Name Help: A Sister for Lucinda Kate

Name Help: A Sister for Lucinda Kate | Name News | Scoop.it
They love their daughter's name, Lucinda Kate. Now to find an equally unexpected, nickname-rich choice for her sister. Time for #namehelp!
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Publication Announcement — “Name as National Archive Capturing of Yoruba Masculinist Names”

Publication Announcement — “Name as National Archive Capturing of Yoruba Masculinist Names” | Name News | Scoop.it
American Name Society member Ayokunmi Ojebode recently published the essay “Name as National Archive Capturing of Yoruba Masculinist Names” in the edited volume The Cinema of Tunde Kelani: Aesthetics, Theatricalities and Visual Performance.

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WhereIsMyName: Afghan women campaign for the right to reveal their names

WhereIsMyName: Afghan women campaign for the right to reveal their names | Name News | Scoop.it
Afghan women are often forced to keep their name secret, even from doctors. But some are fighting back.
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That’s not my name: Why getting the pronunciation right matters

That’s not my name: Why getting the pronunciation right matters | Name News | Scoop.it
Whether traditional Irish or of an ethnic minority, names should be pronounced correctly
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Please sir, I want to know why: how Oliver and Olivia became the go-to names for millennial parents

Please sir, I want to know why: how Oliver and Olivia became the go-to names for millennial parents | Name News | Scoop.it
They are this generation’s James and Sarah – but experts perplexed over ongoing popularity
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Nicknames YouÍll Only Hear in the South

Nicknames YouÍll Only Hear in the South | Name News | Scoop.it

We like our formal monikers passed down, but when it comes to nicknames we don't hold back. 

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The Hottest Baby Names in England, Featuring Maeve and Kylo

The Age of Olives continues, and more lessons from the 2020 English baby name stats
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Unpacking our cultural obsession with baby names

Unpacking our cultural obsession with baby names | Name News | Scoop.it
As the ONS’s annual statistics on the most popular baby names in England and Wales are released, Moya Crockett asks why we are so fascinated by what other people choose to call their children
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Top 100 Most Popular Names in England and Wales 2020

Top 100 Most Popular Names in England and Wales 2020 | Name News | Scoop.it
The #1 names in 2020 were Olivia and Oliver once again! Olivia, since 2016 and Oliver since 2013. New to the top 100 are Milo, Yusuf, Otis and Myles, Myla, Lyra, Maeve, Elodie, Eden and Olive. Of these, Milo, Otis, Maeve and Lyra were the largest risers. Maeve move
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Sienna Elizabeth Mozzi: Princess Beatrice announces name of baby daughter

Sienna Elizabeth Mozzi: Princess Beatrice announces name of baby daughter | Name News | Scoop.it
The royal welcomed her first child in September
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Welcome, Sienna!

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Where did the baby name Dulcey come from? –

Where did the baby name Dulcey come from? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Dulcey Coopersmith The baby name Dulcey first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in 1967 and saw peak usage the very next year: 1971: 9 baby girls named Dulcey1970: 12 baby girls named Dulcey1969:…
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Where did the baby name Kawhi come from? –

Where did the baby name Kawhi come from? – | Name News | Scoop.it
The unusual name Kawhi debuted in the U.S. baby name data in 2013 and has been on the rise ever since. 2016: 42 baby boys named Kawhi2015: 12 baby boys named Kawhi2014: 25 baby boys named Kawhi2013…
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Where did the baby name Arcilia come from? –

Where did the baby name Arcilia come from? – | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Arcilia popped up in the U.S. baby name data several times during the 1940s and ’50s, starting in 1942: 1944: unlisted1943: unlisted1942: 7 baby girls named Arcilia [debut] 5 bo…
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UK Birth Announcements 20/9/21-26/9/21

UK Birth Announcements 20/9/21-26/9/21 | Name News | Scoop.it
Below is a round-up of the birth announcements from British newspapers. Sources include a national paper (The Telegraph, The Times) and a broad range of local newspapers from across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Sibling names are in brackets. No official surnames are included; any name ending i
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