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Adesina .. Often used to mark a birth if a couple has had difficulty conceiving, implying that this will be the first of many children.
Alouette .. Familiar from the children's song, "Alouette, gentille alouette, je te plumerai", which is actually a threat to pluck all the feathers from the poor bird.
Bedelia .. Literary: a very literal-minded maid named Amelia Bedelia features in a popular series of children's books ..
Celeste .. The name may be associated with Queen Celeste, wife of Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff's children's book character Babar, the Elephant ..
Eloise .. Literary: name of a character in Kay Thompson's books for children.
Fatima .. The name of the favorite daughter of the prophet Muhammad who was his only child to bear children .. The name is sometimes used by Christians in honor of "Our Lady of Fatima" due to a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1917 by three Christian children in Portugal.
Faustine .. The Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla, added Felix "happy, fortunate" to his name and named his twin children Faustus and Fausta, which then became Latin Faustinus ..
Harriet .. Literary: "Harriet the Spy" is a well-known children's book ..
Heidi .. Literary: the name of a girl of the Swiss Alps in Johanna Spyri's beloved children's novel "Heidi".
Linnea .. Literary: there is a character named Linnea in a popular series of children's books by Christian Bjork.
Madeline .. Literary: Ludwig Bemelmann's children's books had a French schoolgirl character wearing a wide-brimmed hat named Madeline ..
Nana .. Nana and Nanny have come to mean "grandmother" or "person who looks after children".
Nevaeh .. One way that this was shown was in the names chosen for children, bringing us now to Nevaeh.
Niobe .. Mythology: Niobe was a boastful queen of Thebes whose children were killed by Apollo and Diana as a reprimand for her arrogance ..
Pascale .. Early Christians often gave this name to children born at Passover.
Ramona .. Also a character in a popular series of children's books of the same name by Beverly Cleary.
Scarlett .. The middle name of one of Mick Jagger's children with Jerry Hall.
Tanisha May be connected to a Hausa (African) day name for children born on Monday ..
Taylor .. Made popular due to characters named Taylor on the soap operas "The Bold and the Beautiful", "All My Children", and "Melrose Place".
Xuxa .. Nickname for Susana used by the hostess of a very popular children's TV show in Brazil.
Celeste, Eloise, Fatima, Harriet, Heidi, Linnea, Madeline, Nana, Ramona, Scarlett, Tanisha and Taylor are commonly used names, while Adesina, Alouette, Bedelia, Faustine, Nevaeh, Niobe, Pascale and Xuxa are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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