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name my kid for a hero of cosmopolitanism

So my wife is pregnant. Hooray! (Still early enough that we don't know the gender). We're starting to think about names. It seems to me that the world's great hope and story of progress is the expansion of rights and consideration of the views & interests of an ever-widening swath of humanity. Which historical figures stand for pluralism, for rejecting provincialism, in word or deed? I've picked up, but haven't yet read Kwame Anthony Appiah's Cosmopolitanism; I'd be grateful for suggestions of books or other resources that might be useful. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2013 - 30 answers

Girl names with a B

Help me come up with a girl baby name within some very special constraints! [more inside]
posted by House of Leaves of Grass on Nov 4, 2012 - 77 answers

Name my (presumably) awesome baby

Help us name our second born so that she/he can live up to the awesomeness of her/his brother. [more inside]
posted by deadcrow on Nov 3, 2012 - 61 answers

Francois, meet Francoise

What are all of the male/female homophone name pairs? I am looking for examples of names that sound alike but are spelled differently depending on whether the individual is male or female. Examples: Don/Dawn, Erin/Aaron, Francis/Frances, Yves/Eve.
posted by bq on Sep 28, 2012 - 76 answers

Hi! My name is.. (what?)

Can we give our first child my wife's maiden name as his/her last name? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Dec 12, 2011 - 39 answers

Where to find foreign-language baby name books?

Need recommendations for foreign-language baby name books. [more inside]
posted by skilar on Oct 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for help naming mah BABY! Daughter...

BABY NAMES! *pistols fire in air* Yes, I'm that desperate curious to come up with a name for my daughter that I'm asking the internet. Can you help me name mah baby? [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Aug 15, 2011 - 178 answers

Baby name that works in two languages?

Another "name my baby" post. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2010 - 36 answers

How to translate Hebrew names to English, particularly Chaim and Yona

I know that some Hebrew and English names are identical (e.g., Maia, Deborah, and Miriam), some English and Hebrew names are similar (e.g., Isaac/Yitzchak, Jonathan/Yonatan, Jonas/Yona), and some are translations (e.g., Eve/Chava). Are there other less obvious correspondences between Hebrew and English names? Specifically, nobody has been named for my late grandfathers, whose Hebrew names are Chaim and Yona. We could use those as Hebrew names for a boy, but what are the options for Hebrew names for a girl and English names for either? My Hebrew name is Chava, so I would not want to use that as a feminine version of Chaim.
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2009 - 14 answers

Keep your Madison's and Miley's.. Give me an Agnes or a Vera!

NameVoyager lists popular baby names dating back to the 1800's. Where could I find something similar for foreign names? Specifically, I'm interested in finding names that were used before the 1970's (as opposed to current baby name lists that show what's popular now).
posted by ellighi on May 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Name Our Baby Boy

Not to be derivative or anything, but my wife and I are in a similar situation as limitedpie, except that we're having a boy and don't agree on names. Any suggestions?
posted by pizzasub on Jan 8, 2004 - 45 answers

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