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An Atlas of Biblical Place Names

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By Luke Williamson

Looking into Biblical names? You don’t need to limit yourself to those that have always belonged to people. Check out the place names!

Place names often have a wide range of associations, because places exist for hundreds of years. An example is the way Shiloh is referred to in three books of the Bible: it’s a backdrop for a prophesied king in Genesis, a disturbing event in Judges and holy gatherings in 1 Samuel.

Bible places are a source of fresh names (and some bizarre ones). While the flavors of the original languages are almost lost in the familiarity of the personal names Timothy and Hannah, the place names Athens and Kadesh still strongly savor of Greek and Hebrew. Only a handful of Biblical places are familiar as personal names (Jordan, Sharon). If you do pick a less familiar name, research the pronunciation.

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Expanding the Boundaries of Nature Names

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By Brooke Cussans, Baby Name Pondering

People often talk about choosing a name with “meaning”, and I feel that nature names can have meaning for everyone. They can help to give us a spiritual connection to the world around us, a respect for the power and beauty that surrounds us.

Normally, when we talk of nature names people think of names like River, Willow and Lily – nature words that are also used as names. But nature names can be so much subtler and diverse than that. So instead of breaking them down by the usual categories such as trees, flowers, animals, gemstones etc., I thought I’d look at them in a slightly different way.

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3rd sister solution

Sarah writes:

We have two girls, Lavender Miriam and Cordelia Rose.

My husband and I cannot figure out a name for another girl.

Both daughters have eight letter first names and a flower/color name. Any ideas?

The Name Sage replies:

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Lofty Mountain Baby Names

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By Nick Turner

President Obama caused a stir last week when he scrubbed the name Mount McKinley from America‘s highest peak, bringing back its traditional moniker — Denali.

Fans of William McKinley complained that our 25th president — assassinated in 1901 — was getting snubbed for political reasons. Supporters of the Denali name, meanwhile, pointed out that McKinley had no connection to the area (he never set foot in Alaska, which became a state almost 60 years after his death).

For me, the controversy is less interesting than the implications for baby name picks.

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Shades of Purple Baby Names

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Of all the colors on the artist’s palette, I can’t think of one that holds more captivating baby name possibilities than the royal color purple. From the soft lavender and lilac hues to the vivid magenta and fuchsia, baby namers are suddenly showing a real passion for the various shades of purple. By Linda Rosenkrantz

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