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mechtilde:

--- Quote from: Betelnut on December 06, 2013, 06:08:45 PM ---An interesting one in the birth announcements today:

Rhamiya Money (girl).

Money might be a family name though.  The paper didn't say.

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It is a surname- a variant of Mooney. I was at school with a girl with that surname.

Lynn2000:

--- Quote from: Ereine on December 10, 2013, 03:24:59 AM ---Treasure, Aarre, is a pretty common Finnish male name. Hope and Faith (Toivo and Usko) are male names too and my cousin's son's name is Ilo, Joy.

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That's cool! I like books like The Baby Name Wizard and Beyond Aiden & Ava that talk about name popularity trends and the perceptions of names (cool, old-fashioned, classic, etc.). The ones I find (in the US) are all about US popularity and perceptions, though. Does anyone know of other books/websites that give similar information about names from other countries? They would have to be English-language, which is limiting I'm sure (why would you be doing that much research into Finnish names if you didn't speak Finnish?). But the UK, Australia, and New Zealand are surely possibilities.

Mal:
I recently issued a library card for a child named Nepomuk Waldemar (both first names). Even in Germany, these are some very wacky names to give to a newborn...

Ereine:

--- Quote from: Lynn2000 on December 10, 2013, 10:16:21 AM ---
--- Quote from: Ereine on December 10, 2013, 03:24:59 AM ---Treasure, Aarre, is a pretty common Finnish male name. Hope and Faith (Toivo and Usko) are male names too and my cousin's son's name is Ilo, Joy.

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That's cool! I like books like The Baby Name Wizard and Beyond Aiden & Ava that talk about name popularity trends and the perceptions of names (cool, old-fashioned, classic, etc.). The ones I find (in the US) are all about US popularity and perceptions, though. Does anyone know of other books/websites that give similar information about names from other countries? They would have to be English-language, which is limiting I'm sure (why would you be doing that much research into Finnish names if you didn't speak Finnish?). But the UK, Australia, and New Zealand are surely possibilities.

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It doesn't talk about perceptions but if you're interested in name statistics, this one is in English and has all the first names that are in the population register (pretty much everyone born since the beginning of 20th century, if I remember correctly). There are lists of the most popular names and you can search for names (which is less useful, if you don't know Finnish names already but here are the statistics for Aarre for example). I really like that site, I find it interesting to see the naming trends, though as they also include middle names it doesn't really show what first names are popular. At the moment old-fashioned names are in, but not really romantic, old-fashioned names but the sort of short practical names that were popular in maybe 1920s (which means Urho, "brave", Jalo, "noble", Helmi, "pearl", Onni, "happiness" and names that don't mean anything in particular like Unto, Vilho, Eino). Nature names have been popular too, like super trendy Lumi (snow), Aamu (morning), Lilja (lily), Valo (light) and I've met one Tuisku (snow storm). 

kglory:

--- Quote from: Lynn2000 on December 10, 2013, 10:16:21 AM ---
--- Quote from: Ereine on December 10, 2013, 03:24:59 AM ---Treasure, Aarre, is a pretty common Finnish male name. Hope and Faith (Toivo and Usko) are male names too and my cousin's son's name is Ilo, Joy.

--- End quote ---

That's cool! I like books like The Baby Name Wizard and Beyond Aiden & Ava that talk about name popularity trends and the perceptions of names (cool, old-fashioned, classic, etc.). The ones I find (in the US) are all about US popularity and perceptions, though. Does anyone know of other books/websites that give similar information about names from other countries? They would have to be English-language, which is limiting I'm sure (why would you be doing that much research into Finnish names if you didn't speak Finnish?). But the UK, Australia, and New Zealand are surely possibilities.

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http://www.behindthename.com/top/  :)

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