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Famous Name: Samuel

Famous Name: Samuel | Name News | Scoop.it
Last month, on Valentine's Day, actor Samuel Johnson broke a world record by riding a unicycle more than 15 000 km on a zig-zagging route across Australia for 364 days. How did it all start? His si...
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What a good story, good siblings (can't let Hilde go by without a mention), and of course an all-round good name.  (My vocabulary is not up to much at this time of day, but I hope the positive vibes are coming through.)

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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&quot ; USA top baby names 2018: https://www.scoop.it/t/name-news/?&tag=usa+statistics+2018
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White Woman Debates Not Giving Children Husband’s Egyptian Last Name –

White Woman Debates Not Giving Children Husband’s Egyptian Last Name – | Name News | Scoop.it
A white woman wants to protect her future children from racism by giving them her last name instead of her husband's Egyptian Muslim one.
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A very interesting decision. People have written whole PhD theses (like this one) about the choice of surnames in international/multi-race families.

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Baby Name Jones: Vibrant and Unexpected

Baby Name Jones: Vibrant and Unexpected | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Jones fits right in with classics like Joe and James, and rising surname favorites like Hayes and Brooks.
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Names With Unique Meanings Stand Out

Names With Unique Meanings Stand Out | Name News | Scoop.it
Names with unique meanings include quirky choices meaning Puffy Cheeks, Pirate, Pomegranate and more. We bet you'll learn a few new ones!
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Sunday Summary: Forget Unique. Think Significant.

Sunday Summary: Forget Unique. Think Significant. | Name News | Scoop.it
Trying to choose a unique name means putting your happiness in someone else's hands. Plus, LeBron, Antigone + double Theodores.
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Name Help: William, James, Elizabeth, and ...

Name Help: William, James, Elizabeth, and ... | Name News | Scoop.it
After giving three kids classic names, they're feeling a little stuck. Are their kids' names boring? Pretentious!? Time for #namehel
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Finn: Getting to Finn from Finley, Fintan, More

Finn: Getting to Finn from Finley, Fintan, More | Name News | Scoop.it
Finn names include choices from Ireland, Scandinavia, and even Africa, making them a surprisingly versatile and hansome bunch.
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Boy Names Starting with B: Benjamin, Bowie, Bronx

Boy Names Starting with B: Benjamin, Bowie, Bronx | Name News | Scoop.it
Boy names starting with B range from the classic Benjamin to the rising Bowie to the well-why-not Bronx. So many good options!
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Medieval Girl Names: Transforming the Top 25

Medieval Girl Names: Transforming the Top 25 | Name News | Scoop.it
Let's take the most popular choice from our time, and transform them into medieval girl names. Buh-bye Harper, hello Hildegarde!
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Summer Baby Names Showdown 2020: The Winners!

Summer Baby Names Showdown 2020: The Winners! | Name News | Scoop.it
The votes are in! We have a pair of winners in The Great Summer Baby Names Contest 2020, two stylish classics sure to please.
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Girl Names Starting with O: Olivia, Opal, Odette

Girl Names Starting with O: Olivia, Opal, Odette | Name News | Scoop.it
Powerhouse Olivia headlines girl names starting with O, but this letter offers many hidden gems. From ballet's Odette to golden Orla, so many names await.
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Sunday Summary: Vintage, Antique, Retro, What?

Sunday Summary: Vintage, Antique, Retro, What? | Name News | Scoop.it
I'm pro-crazy name, 99.9% of the time. But Lucifer? Nah. And Alibi ... that's a nope. But promise, i'm wild about Bliss, Win + Bonhue
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Name Help: A Sibling for Mabel

Name Help: A Sibling for Mabel | Name News | Scoop.it
They love their daughter's name: Mabel. But now they're team green for baby #2 and trying to figure out what matches best.
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Baby Name Synesthesia: Names Activate the Senses

Baby Name Synesthesia: Names Activate the Senses | Name News | Scoop.it
Synesthetes may expereince words and names as colors or tastes. Here, Bernadette Sheridan and Donna Vaicels share their stories of baby name synesthesia.
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Greek Goddess Baby Names: Penelope's Sisters

Greek Goddess Baby Names: Penelope's Sisters | Name News | Scoop.it
Greek goddess baby names top the charts, from Athena to Iris. Mythological Penelope is more popular still. Let's find more ideas.
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Baby Name Athena: Stylish and Wise

Baby Name Athena: Stylish and Wise | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Athena combines a stylish, on-trend sound with all the wisdom and strenght of the ancient goddess.
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Girl Names Starting with H: Harper, Helen, Heraclea

Girl Names Starting with H: Harper, Helen, Heraclea | Name News | Scoop.it
From chart-topping Harper to classic Helen to oh-so-rare Heraclea, girl names starting with H are everywhere. Find more favorites here!
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Baby Name Crosby: Energetic and Uncommon

Baby Name Crosby: Energetic and Uncommon | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Crosby feels athletic, artistic, and upbeat. But no one is using this name – yet. Thanks to Leitia for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day. LAST NAMES FIRST The boys’ Top 100 reads like a phone book: Carter and Jackson, Hunter and Chase. Y-enders, like Brody, Brady, and Grady feel familiar, […]
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Baby Name Frances: Vintage and Refined

Baby Name Frances: Vintage and Refined | Name News | Scoop.it
File the baby name Frances with classic girl names like Eleanor and Charlotte. Sparky nicknames like Frankie + Franny make it even more appealing.
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Baby Name Edwin: A Winning Classic

Baby Name Edwin: A Winning Classic | Name News | Scoop.it
Classic baby name Edwin benefits from a long history of use, combined with a great final syllable: the victorious win. What's not to love?
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Sunday Summary: Smith or Jones or Something Else

Sunday Summary: Smith or Jones or Something Else | Name News | Scoop.it
Let's talk about last names. Because while we focus on choosing firsts + middles, turns out our last names aren't automatic, either.
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Name Help: Sunshine/Light and Eagle/Hawk Names

Name Help: Sunshine/Light and Eagle/Hawk Names | Name News | Scoop.it
They're looking for a name for Lowen Leone's new sister! It needs to be every bit as meaningful and rare. Time for #namehelp.
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Danish Baby Names: Aksel, Ida, Storm

Danish Baby Names: Aksel, Ida, Storm | Name News | Scoop.it
Danish baby names range from the dusty, but familiar Alfred and Agnes to the wait-what Saga and Storm. Something for everyone!
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'I've decided what I'm calling my baby but family say the name should be illegal' - Mirror Online

'I've decided what I'm calling my baby but family say the name should be illegal' - Mirror Online | Name News | Scoop.it

A woman thought she'd picked a wonderfully 'unique' name for her unborn daughter, but her husband's family weren't quite as keen on her choice as she'd hoped
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Alibi... (found via Abby)

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Summer Baby Names Showdown 2020: Boys Final

Summer Baby Names Showdown 2020: Boys Final | Name News | Scoop.it
We're down to just two boy names in the Great Summer Baby Names Showdown 2020! They're both evergreen classics on the upswing + your vote picks the winner!
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UK Birth Announcements 3/8/20-9/8/20

UK Birth Announcements 3/8/20-9/8/20 | 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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Fascinating long and multicultural names this week!

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