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Twelve Names for Twelfth Night

Tonight is Twelfth Night: the twelfth and final day of Christmastide. In England, it’s traditionally a time for eating, drinking and merrymaking to herald in the New Year and to bring prosperity for the months ahead. 1,536 more words

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Name Profile: Milou

We Brits love a good reason to moan about the weather, and La Niña has given it to us in spades (groan — sorry!) this week in the form of more than a foot of snow in some places around the UK. 481 more words

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A Naming Challenge for the Season of Sugar

Advent has begun! ’Tis the season to be jolly… and, inevitably, for just a little bit of overindulgence.

Since I started this blog a couple of weeks ago, my husband M and I have been throwing around ideas for themed name lists, getting increasingly more ridiculous as time goes on. 230 more words

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Name Profile: Marsaili

Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhuibh!

Today is St Andrew’s Day: the national day of Scotland, and a perfect opportunity to profile one of my favourite Scottish Gaelic names. 402 more words

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Unlikely Inspiration from Bodenland

If you haven’t heard of the British fashion brand Boden, it’s a difficult one to explain — without, that is, opening the can of worms that is the British social class system. 555 more words

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Witty Word Names for Girls

Word names are hot hot hot with no signs of cooling down. Here are some witty word names for girls A to Z.

A cool Amy alternative that shares the meaning of friendship, if you can get over the… 506 more words


Name Profile: Gratian

Happy Thanksgiving to our friends across the pond! It’s just plain old 23rd November here, so I’m dedicating this first Name Profile to everyone celebrating today, and I’ve chosen a fitting candidate in honour of the occasion. 481 more words

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