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Girls Names from Australian Children's Literature

Girls Names from Australian Children's Literature | Name News | Scoop.it
This week it is Children's Book Week, which is run by the Children's Book Council of Australia. Librarians and teachers everywhere will be thinking up exciting new ways to encourage children to rea...
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Reading round-up, birth announcement edition

Reading round-up, birth announcement edition | Name News | Scoop.it
Congratulations to all the parents and siblings, and happy birthday Barbara, Lilly, Lily, Anna, Indy, Chiara, and Valor!!
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Birth announcement: Michael Gabriel! (And a nickname question)

Birth announcement: Michael Gabriel! (And a nickname question) | Name News | Scoop.it
I posted a consultation for girl names for Dana and her hubby back in October, but they ended up having a boy! Dana let me know that they've named him after his dad -- the so angelic ... Michael Gabriel! She writes, "Just wanted to let you know that we gave birth to our baby…
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Birth announcement: Magnus Craig!

Birth announcement: Magnus Craig! | Name News | Scoop.it
I posted a consultation for Amy's fourth baby back in October -- the third consultation I had the privilege of doing for her and her hubby, after having done one for their second baby (and his birth announcement) and their third baby (and her birth announcement). Now I'm delighted to share that her baby BOY…
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Baby name consultant: Baby boy needs a name with great faith connections that also has sci-fi/science/literary ties

Baby name consultant: Baby boy needs a name with great faith connections that also has sci-fi/science/literary ties | Name News | Scoop.it
Krista and her husband are expecting their second baby, a little brother to: Elizabeth Marie Such a fantastic name -- a beautiful, timeless combo that’s biblical, saintly, and Marian -- a perfect trifecta! You can even add in the Visitation for a rosary connection! Love it. Krista writes, "I had the hardest time with names…
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Birth announcement: Felicity Colette!

Birth announcement: Felicity Colette! | Name News | Scoop.it
A mama and I had messaged each other a bit last year about her baby girl on the way, and she's let me know that her sweet baby has been given the so-beautiful name ... Felicity Colette! She writes, "I just wanted to let you know that we named our rainbow baby Felicity Colette. Felicity…
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Amane (あまね)

Amane (あまね) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female, can be male as well Pronunciation: ah-mah-ne [à.má.né̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name comes from the root of classical adjective 普し/周し (amaneshi) meaning "wide, extensive, universal" and adverb 普く/周く (amaneku) meaning "widely, extensively, universally." As a single kanji, the name can also be written as 弥 meaning…
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Yoshimune (よしむね)

Yoshimune (よしむね) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: yo-shee-muu-ne [jò̞.ɕí.mɯ̟̀ᵝ.nè̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: The second element of this name is typically used as 宗 (mune) meaning "principle, aim, central part, pillar," cognate to 棟 (mune) meaning "ridge (of roof)" and 胸 (mune) meaning "chest, breast; heart, mind" (the last kanji not used for names…
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Katsutoshi (かつとし)

Katsutoshi (かつとし) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: kah-tsuu-to-shee [kà.tsɨ́ᵝ.tò̞.ɕì] Etymology and/or ways to write: The first element of this name is usually written as 勝 or 克, from the verb meaning "to win, gain victory," while the second element stems from any of these following derivations: classical adjective 利し (toshi) meaning "sharp" classical adjective 敏し…
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Miwa (みわ)

Miwa (みわ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: mʸee-wah [mʲí.ɰà] Etymology and/or ways to write: The most common form of this name is 美和, made up of 美 (mi) (also 深) meaning "beauty" and 和 (wa) meaning "harmony, peace." Other ways to write this name include: mi (み) wa (わ) 未 sign of the Sheep 輪/環…
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Mebae (めばえ)

Mebae (めばえ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: me-bah-e [mè̞.bá.é̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is stemmed from the word 芽生え (mebae) meaning "bud, sprout," for which 萌/萠 can also be used, as well as the combination 萌生/萠生. As far as other combinations go, 芽映 can be used as a name, the second kanji…
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Melissa Fumero Welcomes A Valentine's Day Baby! | Baby Blogs at

Melissa Fumero Welcomes A Valentine's Day Baby! | Baby Blogs at | Name News | Scoop.it
Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Melissa Fumero has announced the arrival of her second child. She shares that her new baby boy has brought new meaning to this holiday filled with love! View this post on Instagram � Welcome to the world, Axel You have made Valentine’s Day my new favorite holiday! �❤️❤️�� A post share
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Kobe Bryant: Boston Red Sox Player Named Daughter ‘Kobie’

Kobe Bryant: Boston Red Sox Player Named Daughter ‘Kobie’ | Name News | Scoop.it
Athletes across all sports have opened up about Kobe Bryant's vast influence
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Wanted: A Girls' Names That's NOT Popular

Wanted: A Girls' Names That's NOT Popular | Name News | Scoop.it
Growing up as one of the Emilys has this mom seeking a stand-out name for her daughter. Emily writes: My husband and I are expecting our first child and need some name help! We have a boy name, but are struggling to come up with the right girl name. Growing up as an Emily M., …
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Saintly nickname names

Saintly nickname names | Name News | Scoop.it
There are a few names that started as nicknames, by which here I mean short forms or diminutives of other names, but have come to be considered formal names in their own rights. Some examples are Jack (diminutive of John), Pippa (diminutive of Philippa), Alison (diminutive of Alice) and Alice itself (a short form of…
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Birth announcement: Bosco Anthony!

Birth announcement: Bosco Anthony! | Name News | Scoop.it
A mama for whom I've had the privilege of doing two private consultations (one a few years ago, as well as a birth announcement for that baby, and one a few months ago) has let me know she and her husband have welcomed a son and given him the fantastic name ... Bosco Anthony! She…
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Birth announcement: Marigold Azélie!

Birth announcement: Marigold Azélie! | Name News | Scoop.it
I posted a request for prayers for a family in the wake of the stillbirth of their beautiful baby, Zita Marie-Catherine, a while ago, and I was so very happy for them when the mama, Kara, let me know this past fall that they were expecting another baby! Now I'm thrilled to share that their…
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Birth announcement: Lolek Augustine!

Birth announcement: Lolek Augustine! | Name News | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago, a mama messaged me asking about the name Lolek -- the nickname St. John Paul II had gone by as a child. She and her hubby had almost decided to use it for their baby-on-the-way, if they had a boy, and just needed a little encouragement, which I was happy…
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Emi (えみ)

Emi (えみ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: e-mʸee [é̞.mʲì] Archaic writing: ゑみ (Wemi) Etymology and/or ways to write: This name can be written as 笑 or 咲 (the more commonly used kanji) meaning "smile," but they can also be used in a 2-kanji combination, a more typical way to write Emi, as can be seen…
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Kesa (けさ)

Kesa (けさ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: ke-sah [ké̞.sà] Etymology and/or ways to write: Though generally written phonetically with either hiragana or katakana, when writing in kanji, it can be used as either 今朝 (kesa) meaning "this morning," a contraction of keasa (from 此 (ke), the alternative form of ko meaning "this," and 朝 (asa)…
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Nozomi (のぞみ)

Nozomi (のぞみ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female, can be male as well Pronunciation: no-zo-mʸee [nò̞.zó̞.mʲí] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from 望み (nozomi) meaning "desire, wish, hope." As far as gender usage goes, while 望 (including any combinations starting with 望) can sometimes be used on females, though it mainly tends to…
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Mirai (みらい)

Mirai (みらい) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female, can be male as well Pronunciation: mʸee-rah-ee [mʲí.ɾà.ì] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is mainly written as 未来 (also 未來 and 未徠) which refers to the future. Other kanji used for this name include: mi (み) rai (らい) 美 "beauty" 礼 "thanks, gratitude; gift" 実 "seed; fruit"…
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Daichi (だいち)

Daichi (だいち) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: dah-ee-chee [dá.ì.tɕì] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is mainly written as 大地, which means "ground, earth," made up of 大 (dai) meaning "large, big" and 地 (chi) meaning "earth, ground, land; place." Owing to this word being the centrepiece of this name, 陸, normally read as…
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Kazusa (かずさ)

Kazusa (かずさ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female, can be male as well Pronunciation: kah-zuu-sah [ká.zɨ̀ᵝ.sà] Alternative writing: かづさ Etymology and/or ways to write: The name's usage is seemingly inspired by an old province of Japan named Kazusa (上総), which now makes up part of Chiba Prefecture. The name of the province is shifted from earlier 上つ総…
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Cool Names of Children of the U.S. Presidents | Baby Blogs at

Cool Names of Children of the U.S. Presidents | Baby Blogs at | Name News | Scoop.it
They may be leaders of this great nation, but United States presidents are just like the rest of us in some ways: they’ve got all different kinds of families, want the very best for their children, and struggle to find the most perfect names to give their babies. In honor of Presidents’ Day thi
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Chris Noth and Wife Tara Wilson Welcome Son Keats

Chris Noth and Wife Tara Wilson Welcome Son Keats | Name News | Scoop.it
“‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever,'” Noth quoted.

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