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Gene Weingarten: The name shame of Axl, Anakin, Arya ...

Gene Weingarten: The name shame of Axl, Anakin, Arya ... | Name News | Scoop.it
Banning names doesn’t seem very American to me. I’m not in favor of that. My solution is frequent public shaming in the media. Tie me off, bro.
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Oh dear :-(   Found via The Well-Informed Namer - thanks!

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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 ; USA top baby names 2018: https://www.scoop.it/t/name-news/?&tag=usa+statistics+2018
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Roses and Cellar Doors: Rare but Real (2018)

Here are the names that appear on the very bottom of the SSA lists, given to only 5 babies (of that gender) last year.
As usual, none of these names will have alternate spellings that appear elsewhere on the lists, nor have they appeared on previous 'Rare but Real's.
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Even in the US, I'm surprised there's not more love for Humphrey!

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Popular and Unique Baby Names by State, 2018 –

Popular and Unique Baby Names by State, 2018 – | Name News | Scoop.it
We know what the top names in the country were last year, but what about the top names in each state? Here’s the list, released just yesterday by the SSA. I’ve also included each state&…
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New giveaway items (!), and Timmarie

New giveaway items (!), and Timmarie | Name News | Scoop.it
Every time I see Timmarie, I think it’s so similar to Emery in rhythm and sound, and I wonder why parents today aren’t using it? Is it because it’s an obvious mashup of Tim and Marie, which is a little out of step with today’s naming?
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The Strangest Names In American Political History : Altis Skiles Hopkins (1872-1954)

The Strangest Names In American Political History : Altis Skiles Hopkins (1872-1954) | Name News | Scoop.it
Portrait from the Sandusky, Ohio Register, April 21, 1927.    A leading Kansas oil executive during the first half of the 20t
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The Ephemeral Marpessa –

The Ephemeral Marpessa – | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Marpessa was a mere one-hit wonder in the data, back in 1960: 1961: unlisted 1960: 8 baby girls named Marpessa [debut] 1959: unlisted Where did it come from? The inspiration was a hal…
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UK Birth Announcements 13/5/19 - 19/5/19

UK Birth Announcements 13/5/19 - 19/5/19 | Name News | Scoop.it
A round-up of names from birth announcements announced in British newspapers in the last week. Sources include a national paper (The Telegraph) and a broad range of local newspapers from across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Sibling names are in brackets. Boys: Alexander Paul (Maximillian Walter) Alexander "Xander
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Name Update

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Update (and photo) on Baby Girl or Boy Sounds-Like-Silver, Sibling to Edward (Teddy)
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Welcome, Albert Ernest, aka baby Al!

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Aurora

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�Aurora� Latin meaning “dawn” Mysterious. Mythical. Melodic.  Aurora is a lightly exotic beauty that has swiftly been climbing the charts. Currently ranked at Number 44, Aurora is more popular now than ever. In Alaska Aurora was the most popular name given to baby girls in 2018. Aurora is unique in her diversity. She's a mythological…

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Mystery Monday: Yeneke

Mystery Monday: Yeneke | Name News | Scoop.it
But we’d love to see any concrete evidence that others have connecting forms like Yeneke directly back to the root name John. If you’ve got any, please share in the comments!
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S My Name is Sophie: Celebrity Baby Name Predictions: Volume 32

S My Name is Sophie: Celebrity Baby Name Predictions: Volume 32 | Name News | Scoop.it
The most exciting celebrity baby news of the past few weeks has undoubtedly been that of the birth of Prince Harry an
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'Donald' drops on list of most popular baby names from 2017 to 2018

'Donald' drops on list of most popular baby names from 2017 to 2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
The name "Donald" dropped 39 spots on the 2018 list of most popular baby names, which was released by the U.S.
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Ren's Baby Name Blog: 2018 Top 100

Ren's Baby Name Blog: 2018 Top 100 | Name News | Scoop.it
When you think about it, how many of the top 100 names do you know on babies or someone older?
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Baby Boy Anderson, Brother to Maren: Does Isaac Sound like “I Suck”?

Baby Boy Anderson, Brother to Maren: Does Isaac Sound like “I Suck”? | Name News | Scoop.it
Hi Swistle! I am obsessed with your blog and have been hunting to find previous posts to help my husband and I name our second (and last) child, which is going to be a boy due in July 2019! We have…
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Babies Named for Fort Sumter –

Babies Named for Fort Sumter – | Name News | Scoop.it
Fort Sumter — the sea fort near Charleston, South Carolina — wasn’t fully built yet in the spring of 1861 when the Battle of Fort Sumter kicked off the Civil War. The Second Battl…
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Roses and Cellar Doors: % Changes, 2018

Rankings show how name change popularity relative to each other; if you want to see how much names have changed in actual usage, you have to use statistics, I'm afraid. :p
Here are the names that gained the most usage last year (by % of babies):
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The Top Baby Names in Every US State

Liam and Emma continue to reign as America’s top baby names. Depending on where you live, though, you might be more likely to meet babies named Amelia and Oliver, or Harper and Grayson. For your browsing pleasure, here are the top 5 baby names in each state. While the top …
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Name Update

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Update (and photo) on Baby Girl or Boy ________ Row O’Burn
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Welcome, very welcome, Quincy!

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Say Goodbye to Susan and 16 Other Baby Name Standbys

Say Goodbye to Susan and 16 Other Baby Name Standbys | Name News | Scoop.it
Not every name has the style strength to stick around for generations. This year we say goodbye to 17 of those long-lasting names, as they have dropped off the top-thousand popularity lists for the first time in at least 50 years. In a few cases, it was the first time …
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About Names: Winifred, rooted in a resurrection story, has often come back to life

Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In his May 7th column, he looks at the history of the name Winifred.

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A to Z 2019 reflections

A to Z 2019 reflections | Name News | Scoop.it
This was my eighth year doing the Challenge on my main blog, sixth on my secondary blog. Very uncharacteristically, I didn’t start writing my posts till March. The posts on this blog only began being researched, written, and edited on the 25th, which gave me scant time! As always, I featured both female and male…
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Nature Names for Boys

Nature Names for Boys | Name News | Scoop.it
Their firstborn is Cedar. Now they need another nature name that’s just as perfect for his little brother. Lisa writes: We have a son named Cedar, and we’re expecting another boy in September.
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Starbabies: Predicting the next celebkid names

Starbabies: Predicting the next celebkid names | Name News | Scoop.it
Some A-list celebs are expecting babies--here are our predictions, what are yours?
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Lost Baby Names: Now Back on Track

Lost Baby Names: Now Back on Track | Name News | Scoop.it
Some intriguing names that have reappeared in this year s popularity list--some of them after a long hiatus
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