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A graduate of the University of Cambridge, K. M. Sheard is the author of the encyclopedic reference Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Names, and writes Nook of Names, a blog on all things onomastic.
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Baby Name Nicknames: Getting to Gus

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Do you like the nickname Gus, but would prefer a more unusual route to it than August or Augustus? K.M. Sheard provides a selection ranging from the familiar Angus to the less known Zygus.

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Artist Names: The ultimate comprehensive list, from Ayala to Zoffany

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A few artists’ surnames, like Monet, have already been adopted, but here Kay Sheard offers an enormous selection of other arty options.

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Twelfth Night Names: From Airi to Wren

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What names do partridges and pear trees bring to mind? K. M. Sheard of the blog and book “Nook of Names” has some imaginative, free-associative, Twelfth Night ideas.

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Happy St. Andrew’s Day: Scottish names for the Scottish national day

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It’s St. Andrew’s Day, the Scottish equivalent of St. Patrick’s Day, so have a look at K. M. Sheard’s pick of her favorite unusual names from Scotland.

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Halloween Baby Names: Greatest Ghost Names– Araminta, Caspar and Claudia

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The second of our pre-Halloween week blogs–ghostly names from Araminta to Linnet to Simon, summoned up by K. M. Sheard.

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