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129 is the Scottish rank. 209 is the rank in England and Wales listed in the section above. Hope that helps.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Name of the Week: Cora at British Baby Names
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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: Alan Leslie Archer Lee Chester Reid Connor... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at British Baby Names
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Origin: Cora is the Latinised form of the Greek name Kore — literally meaning "maiden, daughter," — an alternate name of the Spring Goddess Persephone. Persephone was referred to by the name Kore specifically in reference to her role as the goddess of spring's bounty and as the daughter of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at British Baby Names
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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: Albert Olaf Alfie Michael John (Freddie John)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at British Baby Names
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Origin: Cillian is an Anglicised form of the Irish name Cillín (earlier Cillíne, Cilléne) most likely derived from the Old Irish cell "a church, a cell." In some cases, Cillian may also be an Anglicised form of Ceallachán, a diminutive of Ceallach (earlier Cellach). This, too, has been traditionally derived... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2018 at British Baby Names
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Vida and Tim are awaiting their first child -- gender a surprise. Their surnames begin with an F and they are particularly keen on having an alliterative name. Vida writes: We’re looking for both boys and girls names that are alliterative but there just aren’t that many ‘F’ sounding names... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at British Baby Names
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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: Dylan Taylor (Ethan Alan) Esteban Philip Jesse... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at British Baby Names
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Origin: Lyra derives from the Greek lýra (λύρα) meaning "a lyre." Similar to a small harp, the lyre was an important instrument in Ancient Greece. It was used to accompany recitations of lyric poetry (the word lyric literally meant "singing to the lyre" in Greek) and was considered to have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at British Baby Names
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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: Arthur David (Juliette May) Beaufort Ted (Archer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2018 at British Baby Names
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Origin: In the Old Testament, Abel is the second son of Adam and Eve. Some scholars derive it from the Hebrew hebel "breath, vapor" which figuratively meant 'vanity'.* Others, derive it from the Assyrian ablu "son," perhaps with the meaning of 'true son.'* According to the Book of Genesis, Cain,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2018 at British Baby Names
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Jude and Alfonso are awaiting their first child -- gender a surprise. They have girls' names sorted, but are struggling for boys. Jude writes: "My husband, Alfonso, and I are expecting our first baby in June 2019. He is Spanish and I'm English, and although the baby will be raised... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2018 at British Baby Names
Little Rory Falconer was named after is grandfather named Falconer! Picton is indeed a family name. Grandfather is Sir John Jeremy Picton Bagge, 7th Baronet Bagge. His father was Sir John Alfred Picton Bagge (6th), son of Sir John Picton Bagge (5th) whose maternal grandmother was Mary Picton Baines. I do find that surnames repeated for siblings is often a significant family surname. It is much more common among the upper classes.
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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: Caspian Hugh Charles (Rory Robert Doric) Clark... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2018 at British Baby Names
Generally short. The Norse goddess Idunn was pronounced with a short 'i'. However, the Latin ideoneus (which the Latinised Idonea was based on) is classically with a short i (and ecclesiastically 'ee') but becomes a long i in botanical Latin. It's now so uncommon that I think you could get away with either pronunciation.
Thank you! I'm so glad you find them useful. I'll definitely look into a unisex list.
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2018 on Name Lists at British Baby Names
I wish Idony would get revived. It's gorgeous.
Cornwall was one of the few places where Petronille and co. (Parnell, Peronell etc) survived! The George Redmonds book is excellent. Lots of lists and in-depth research. He proves that a lot of names previously considered to be "post-Reformation" actually have much earlier use.
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Origin: Ariana is a younger form, in many European Romance languages such as Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, of Ariadna. It is also found as Arianna and Ariane (pronounced ah-ree-AH-nə in German and Dutch, and ah-ree-AHN in French). Ariadna itself is a Latinisation of the Ancient Greek name Ariadne, derived from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2018 at British Baby Names
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Here are 20 names for girls and for boys which were unexpectedly common during the Middle Ages. My main source for these names comes from George Redmond's Christian Names in Local and Family History in which he ranks 1000 names from ten counties in the poll taxes between 1377 and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at British Baby Names
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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: Aleksandr Timothy Clyde "Sasha" Baxter Craig (Brodie... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at British Baby Names
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Origin: Magnus derives from the Latin magnus "great, mighty, important." Magnus was used in ancient times originally as a cognomen: a nickname which eventually became hereditary, often used much like a surname to distinguish a certain branch of a Roman clan (gens). Magnus was also used to Latinise the Old... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2018 at British Baby Names
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Below is a selection of British siblings with Otis, from the last century to modern times. The year relates to the decade of birth for that set. Brackets around the first name indicates that the person was called by their middle name. For example "(William) Henry" would mean that person... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at British Baby Names
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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: Arthur Sim (Alfred Joseph) Arthur William John... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at British Baby Names
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Jo is due soon with her second child, and is looking for girls' names to go with her daughter's name: Everly Pearl. If it's a boy, they have a name sorted, but they are still struggling for girls' names. They want a name that is an established name that isn't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at British Baby Names
Added to the list for you!
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2018 on Name of the Week: Willow at British Baby Names