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The most popular cat names in the US

Dogs may be a man’s best friend, but cat owners will tell you that their feline friends are just as lovable. According to the 2017-2018 American Pet Products Association’s National Pet Owners Survey, almost half of US households (47%) own

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Marvel Comic Baby Names

Marvel is totally crushing it in the baby-naming sweepstakes! “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War” have made history at the box office this year, so it’s only natural that fans pay tribute to their favorite superheroes, right? Some superfans have

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So Why Do We Even Have Middle Names?

Finally, an explanation behind the name that randomly sits between your first and your last. We use our middle names when filling out official documents, coming up with a new email or username, and when we write our initials on

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Why People Look Like Their Names

Have you ever successfully guessed a stranger’s name or told someone they “look like an Anne”? It’s strange how well some people match their names. That’s not just a glitch in the Matrix: research shows that people really can match

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The Most Common Surnames in Europe by Country

The most common surnames in the United States are Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown, and Jones. For Europe, let’s look at this map created by Reddit user Teepr. Does anything surprise you, or look like it needs updating? Everything I can

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Nicknames

1. Why is Dick from Richard? The name Richard is very old and was popular during the Middle Ages. In the 12th and 13th centuries everything was written by hand and Richard nicknames like Rich and Rick were common just

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New Planet Names

NASA announced last week they discovered a solar system that could support life, located 40 million light years away. Twitter took to naming the 7 planets. Here’s some of the ideas: ‪#7NamesFor7NewPlanets‬ Far from Trump1 Far from Trump2 Far from

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Top Baby Names

According to BabyCenter Canada, the top name of the year was Liam for boys and Sophia for girls. Other countries had their unique favourites. The National Records of Scotland says, Olivia and Jack were the most popular name for newborns

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Where Does Your Namesake Live Today?

Many of us are interested in our family history. This site shows where people with your last name live today. You may also see a little history and information you didn’t know. There is no fee and you don’t have

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And The Names Are In…

These are the some of the most popular baby names so far this year according to the website Nameberry. They’re quite unique. Tops for girls are Thomasin (feminine version of Thomas)  and Leire (LAY-ree). Those names jumped 1000 and 850%

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4 O’clock Fact: Earth

Earth. Who named it? No one knows.

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