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Celebrity Baby News: Guy and Jules Sebastian

Celebrity Baby News: Guy and Jules Sebastian | Name News | Scoop.it
Pop star Guy Sebastian, and his wife Jules, welcomed their second son on April 17, and have named him Archer Jones. Archer Sebastian joins big brother Hudson, aged 2. Hudson's birth was announced o...
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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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How To Name Your Baby Series: Sibsets

You’ve used up all of your favorite girl names on your first daughter. Her first name is an elegant moniker you’ve adored since childhood, and her middle name is a smoosh of you and your partner's mother. Nothing can compare to the meaning and sentiment of this name. But then you find out you're expecting another girl.
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Obscure Word Names

Faith based word names have dominated popularity charts for centuries: think Grace, Faith, and Hope. More recently, word names with botanical roots such as Ivy and Lily are getting a lot of use for girls, and occupational word names like Mason and Carter are topping charts for boys. But as commonplace as word names can
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Names Meaning Freedom Celebrate Independence Day

Names Meaning Freedom Celebrate Independence Day | Name News | Scoop.it
Celebrate July the Fouth with names meaning freedom and independence. Besides Liberty there are lots of great options, from Saoirse to Scheherazade.
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Illegal Baby Names Banned Around the World

Illegal Baby Names Banned Around the World | Name News | Scoop.it
Illegal baby names don't have to be that crazy to get banned. These baby names wound up in courts around the world, and some were judged forbidden.
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A very Lordly name

A very Lordly name | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait of a Man, self-portrait of Greek-born painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos, El Greco (1541–1614), ca. 1595–1600 The English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch, and French name Dominic comes from the Latin name Dominicus, "of the Lord." It was traditionally bestowed upon boys born on Sunday. In the Anglophone world, it came into widespread usage in the 13th century thanks…
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Boy Names Starting with A: Asa, Arlo, Abram

Boy Names Starting with A: Asa, Arlo, Abram | Name News | Scoop.it
Boy names starting with A range from classic Alexander and Adam to rising favorites like Arlo and Atlas to well-why-not Avion and Arrow.
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Retro-cool naming with @rachelandthelittlebirds

Retro-cool naming with @rachelandthelittlebirds | Name News | Scoop.it
Last year on the @wren_and_rose  IG account, I featured photos and captions from over 100 namers. The diversity of name stories an
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Baby Name Solenne: Tailored and Strong

Baby Name Solenne: Tailored and Strong | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Solenne is rare in the US, familiar in France. With a spare, tailored sound, and a serious meaning, this name feels sophisticated and strong.
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Botan (ぼたん)

Botan (ぼたん) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: bo-tahn [bó̞.tã̀ɴ̀] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name comes from 牡丹 (botan), referring to the Chinese tree peony, generally known there as the "king of flowers." Popularity: As there was only 1 Botan (牡丹) recorded in the telephone book data and a real lack of any records…
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Choosing Unisex Twin Names

Choosing Unisex Twin Names | Name News | Scoop.it
They'd love to find unisex twin names - traditional firsts and middles with gender-netural nicknames - for their boy/girl twins on the way!
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My Not-Namesake

My Not-Namesake | Name News | Scoop.it
Turns out that most of us do. I came *thisclose* to having a canine namesake this week, and while it didn't happen, I realized I would have been thrilled ...
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An Egyptian lotus and a Hebrew rose

An Egyptian lotus and a Hebrew rose | Name News | Scoop.it
U.S. suffragist and political activist Susan B. Anthony, 1820–1906 Susan, a name most popular from the 1940s–1960s, traces its etymology back to a rather unexpected source—Ancient Egypt. This is one Indo–European name that didn't originate among the Vikings, Anglo–Saxons, Normans, Goths, Romans, or Greeks. Sšn means "lotus" in Egyptian, and later morphed into the Ancient…
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Name Profile- Esmeralda

This beautifully long gemstone name was suggested by a reader who loved this stunning Spanish moniker. If you’d like to get your suggestions heard, submit your favorite names for a name profile, and I would be delighted to write in-depth articles about pros and cons of the names you’re considering. Now, without further
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Secret names: Cracking the medieval code (Part 1)

Secret names: Cracking the medieval code (Part 1) | Name News | Scoop.it
Editor's Introduction: The DMNES staff are super delighted to host a three-part guest blog by Dr. Anna Dorofeeva. Dr. Dorofeeva is a historian specialising in Western Latin book history and culture, and her current work focuses on ciphers and cryptography in medieval manuscripts; you can follow her on Twitter at @LitteraCarolina. In this series of…
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I LOVE an Anglo-Saxon colophon! I didn't know about these ciphered ones.

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Names from Agatha Christie: From Ariadne to Septimus

Names from Agatha Christie: From Ariadne to Septimus | Name News | Scoop.it
Zo ë  Wanamaker as Ariadne Oliver and David Suchet as Hercule Poirot I have a confession to make: I am addicted to Agatha Christie shows
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Oakland professor asks student to 'Anglicize' her name

Oakland professor asks student to 'Anglicize' her name | Name News | Scoop.it
Laney College professor Matthew Hubbard refused to call a student by her given Vietnamese name, saying the pronunciation "sounds like an insult."
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How I Named My Baby: Rose Teresa

How I Named My Baby: Rose Teresa | Name News | Scoop.it
Our Berry Paige tells the story of how she and her husband Andrew chose the beautiful baby name Rose Teresa for their daughter.
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Grandparent Names Today May Surprise You

Grandparent Names Today May Surprise You | Name News | Scoop.it
Grandparent names are moving on! Many new grandparents today have hot names of the 1970s and 1980s: the age of Grandpa Taylor and Grandma Tiffany has begun.
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Summer Baby Names Showdown 2020: Boys Quarter Finals

Summer Baby Names Showdown 2020: Boys Quarter Finals | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for the boys' quarter finals in this very different Summer Names Showdown! We say good-bye to two favorites + vote to advance four more!
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Hitachi (ひたち)

Hitachi (ひたち) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: khtah-chee [çì̥.tá.tɕì] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name comes from the place name Hitachi (常陸), an old province that is today occupied largely by Ibaraki Prefecture. There are two theories as to its etymology, the first being a simple one - a derivation of 日 (hi) meaning…
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Ireland vs. England: Are Protestant Names Different Than Puritan Names?

In the process of finding literature for Dr. Uckelman’s project on Protestant and Puritan names, I came across a very interesting paper about naming customs in medieval Ireland and how they compare to medieval England:  Tait, Clodagh. “Namesakes and Nicknames: Naming Practices in Early Modern Ireland, 1540-1700.” CONTINUITY AND CHANGE, vol. 21, pp. 313–340. https://search.proquest.com/openview/00ff26214014a0f70a55c2e539f048ce/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=37442
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Girl Names Starting with E: Eva, Emery, Evangeline

Girl Names Starting with E: Eva, Emery, Evangeline | Name News | Scoop.it
Time for girl names starting with E, from the chart-topping Emma to rising favorite Ember to ever-so-rare choices like Elowen.
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