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  Thousands of PLACE NAMES for your dog, horse, cat, pet or child from Chinaroad Lowchens of Australia -
List of names of populated places in Estonia
The Romans, Danes, Anglo-Saxons, Norse, Normans and the Celts have all named places in England.
The names of all counties in the People’s Republic of China that are in Tibetan autonomous areas or, in eastern Qinghai, areas which have a significant Tibetan population.
www.lowchensaustralia.com /names/placenames.htm   (1698 words)

  Place names considered unusual - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Names that describe something that is commonly not a geographical location.
For places with names that match or resemble the name of another much better known place, see List of misleading place names.
Many place names that appear odd to English-speakers are from other languages.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_interesting_or_unusual_place_names   (326 words)

 Learn more about List of reference tables in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
List of mean centers of U.S. population during the 20th century
List of toponyms (with names derived from a place or region)
List of monasteries dissolved by Henry VIII of England
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_reference_tables.html   (1071 words)

 Top 1000 Baby Names - Top Picks and Great Suggestions!
Baby names you may never have considered have proudly found their place a few hundred places lower than the top names you already know and love.
Some place names just seem to choose their gender in the baby names world; others like to associate themselves with both male and female.
Of course, what may be unusual for me may be perfectly normal for you, but these names caught my eye from the top 1000 baby names lists.
www.how-to-choose-baby-names.com /top-1000-baby-names.html   (990 words)

 List of trivia lists - Wikinfo
List of songs in which the title constitutes the entire lyrics
List of songs in which the title pretty much sums up the entire point of the whole song
List of theme songs which mention their show in the lyrics
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=List_of_trivia_lists   (550 words)

 The 12dicts Word Lists
The other list, the 2of12 list, is more inclusive in that it includes words listed in as few as two of the source dictionaries, but less inclusive in that it excludes items of various sorts, including multiword phrases, proper names and abbreviations.
Unlike the 6of12 and 2of12 lists, this list is not based exclusively on the contents of my 12 source dictionaries, and for this reason it has, I feel, less authority than the other classic 12dicts lists.
Because these two lists have the same rules for the kinds of words included, one could easily combine the two to produce a slightly larger list including a number of words whose omission from 6of12 is rather surprising.
wordlist.sourceforge.net /12dicts-readme.html   (4962 words)

 Top Ten Baby Names   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Choosing a name for your baby is a daunting task – after all, they’ll live with it the rest of their lives.
While some new parents have no problems agreeing on a name, other parents spend weeks agonizing over baby names and spellings, and some parents don’t name their baby until it’s time to come home from the hospital.
Whether you’re looking for strong traditional names to use, or looking for common names to avoid, or needing to find a middle name that goes sandwiched between baby’s first and last name, visiting the Top Ten list is a good place to start when you begin the search for your own baby’s name.
www.tummywear.org /top-ten-baby-names.php   (353 words)

 A Consideration of Pictish Names: Material   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The name "ghosts" that appear in the Pictish and Welsh genealogies seem likely to be remnants of an oral formula where the preposition is used to mean "after" (or possibly "before", in which case the interpreted order may be erroneous).
This list is followed by the introduction of Kenneth MacAlpin, whose reign belongs to the mid-9th century, marking the end of the rule of Pictish kings.
Other than these names, the only identifiable elements in the inscriptions are the word "crroscc" (from the Gaelic for "cross"), and a number of instances of Gaelic "maqq" or "meqq", the usual Ogham form of "mac" (son) and possibly its genitive "meic".
www.s-gabriel.org /names/tangwystyl/pictnames/pict2.html   (4034 words)

 Unique Baby Names
I have a friend who named one son "Trevor", one son "Spencer" and her daughter "Taylor" which were her mom's, her husband's mom, and her own maiden name.
In addition to being a unique name, maiden names allow Mom's name to be passed on to the next generation and provides a sense of heritage to your children.
Location Names can be a great way to find a name of significance for your child - especially if you (or your spouse, grandparents, etc.) were born in a unique place, or if there is a special place from your childhood memories.
www.tummywear.org /unique-baby-names.php   (685 words)

 Course Resources page for Online Web Course
A mailing list is a list of people's names and addresses that is used to send certain messages or announcements to many people at once.
It is not unusual to have several list owners spreading the work and responsibility among themselves; in particular, it is common for a "technical" list owner to assist the non-technical person who is formally in charge of the list with administrative matters.
The list address is the name of the list, followed by the name of the machine where it is hosted.
www.und.nodak.edu /instruct/wdougan/liststuff.htm   (1815 words)

 Place Names and other family resources - FamilyEducation.com
The fashion for giving children names related to where they were conceived or where their parents were when they learned that they were expecting has become very visible, thanks to several celebrities who gave these reasons for their name choices.
Names derived from geographical characteristics or places are one of the fastest-growing name fashions today.
A pretty name, and probably one of the better, albeit unusual, uses of a place name for a given name.
life.familyeducation.com /baby/baby-names/45494.html   (1057 words)

 Word Records > Longest Words
Interesting long chemical terms and place names are listed separately afterwards.
The name means: the summit of the hill, where Tamatea, who is known as the land eater, slid down, climbed up and swallowed mountains, played on his nose flute to his loved one.
The name means: the Mawddach station and its dragon teeth at the Northern Penrhyn Road on the golden beach of Cardigan bay.
www.fun-with-words.com /word_longest.html   (1000 words)

 Angie's List Magazine
An Angie's List membership includes a subscription to our magazine (commonly referred to as "the little book"), which arrives at the beginning of each month and includes a wide assortment of articles and other information of interest to homeowners.
As the name implies, the feature story is the centerpiece of our magazine and an in-depth look at a topic that — we hope — is both informative and interesting to members.
Those companies are placed in the box for three months or until we hear their side of the story.
www.angieslist.com /AngiesList/Visitor/Magazine.aspx   (482 words)

 Missy's World - Newfoundland Place Names
It is, of course, impossible to list all of the unusual place names in Newfoundland in a publication of this type.
The origin of many Newfoundland place names is a fascinating study in itself, and, at some time or other, nearly all her historians have devoted considerable time and research in an attempt to explain just some of them.
Whether interest is academic or merely casual, however, the unique quality of out Provincial place names must fire the imagination of everyone, resident and visitor alike.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Bungalow/1040/names.html   (395 words)

 Baby Names
Everyone's criteria for finding the perfect name is different, but whether you are looking for something unusual, or a classic name that will never go out of style, there will be something here for you.
Not to fear...if unusual names are needed, this list should help.
Place names are a very big deal at the moment.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/baby_names   (253 words)

 What to Pack - travel packing list for backpacking travel (what to take)
Many packing lists are aimed at mid-range travellers or are featured in travelogues as examples of 'I took this' whether or not it was useful/necessary.
Mosquito coils for instance appear on many lists: these are almost always available abroad and always at a fraction of the cost compared to Western countries, leaving aside that there are much better ways to tackle mosquitoes.
Technology is moving fast and places are opening up in touristed less-developed countries like Guatemala, Nepal, India, Thailand (not to mention all the other techy Asia countries) where you can download your pictures off a camera and onto a CD with ease.
travelindependent.info /whattopack.htm   (11045 words)

 A Hotlist on Meteors   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It gives a few interesting pictures of the various showers and tells the reader that the next big meteor shower is expected on December 20, 2007.
Another helpful feature of the site is the extensive list of links at the bottom of the page, allowing the reader to investigate further on some of the topics discussed in the main body of the site.
The studies which lead to this conclusion also showed that the P/Tempel-Tuttle was an unusual formation for a comet, as it came extremely close to the earth’s orbit but its period is long enough that it is left un-disturbed by the movement of the planets.
www.kn.sbc.com /wired/fil/pages/listmeteorsja.html   (1866 words)

 Unusual Baby Names
Whether you are the mother or father of a newborn, a member of the family or a close friend you are sharing in a major life event and taking a serious interest in choosing a special name from one of the thousands of baby names that are available.
Unusual punctuation - Create an unusual name by making unusual use of punctuation such as the placing of an apostrophe, a hyphen or a middle Capital Letter.
Remember that although the name is unusual it will be widely used - so other people must be able to say it and spell it easily.
www.babynames.org.uk /unusual-baby-names.htm   (845 words)

 Helsinki travel guide - Wikitravel
This fine neighbourhood place outside the city centre is famed for the "catch of the day", often caught by the fishing enthusiast owners themselves.
If you're not interested in the more trendy downtown nightclubs/bars, or are on a budget, you might want to head over to Kallio district that has heaps of bars with relatively cheap beer and an offbeat atmosphere.
Named after the forge where the mythical Sampo of the Kalevala was made, this is a slick modern bar-lounge with two sides to it: a pure white space as you enter, with a bar counter and sofas, and a darker back room with nooks and crannies for a quieter chat.
wikitravel.org /en/Helsinki   (8045 words)

 interesting sites - relaxation corner (abelard's news zone)
There is also an interactive map and an interesting timeline of when Stonehenge was built.
This is an interesting developing resource, with much information for those concerned with the current state of sea fishing and its ecological impacts.
interesting, if limited, collections of events and other items relating to the twentieth century.
www.abelard.org /news/interesting-sites.htm   (981 words)

 FAQ on the Radicore Development Infrastructure
When you access a database table through its own table class the name of the database is built into the class and does not have to be specified again.
Because it would be unusual for a PHP installation to have both the MySQL functions and Improved MySQL Extension installed at the same time it is possible to detect which is available at runtime and to create an object from the relevant class.
In a screen which deals with two database tables in a parent-child relationship, such as a LIST 2 screen, there is no problem if they are different tables as the table names are used to identify which data goes where in the screen.
www.tonymarston.net /php-mysql/infrastructure-faq.html   (14340 words)

 Plumbing and Other Utilities   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Note that the message does not name a port, but the rule set that matches the message does, and that is sufficient to dispatch the message.
The intent of this rule is to permit one to plumb an include file name in a C program to trigger the opening of that file, perhaps at a specified line, in the text editor.
Plan 9 uses a shared file name space to combine multiple networked machines—compute servers, file servers, and interactive workstations—into a single computing environment; plumbing’s design as a file server is a natural by-product of, and contributor to, the overall system architecture [Pike92].
plan9.bell-labs.com /sys/doc/plumb.html   (6955 words)

 Zoinkies! Finds Unique Baby Names List and Baby Names Meanings.
The Institute for Naming Children Humanely is a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving a better society through better names for children.
WordGirl doesn't claim to have every baby name known to man, which was all right with us, we didn't have time to see a fraction of the names she does have.
You can see made up names, sci-fi names, color baby names, homestyle names, medieval names, place names, etc. Now these are sure to be names you won't see on every kid in first grade.
www.zoinkies.com /baby-names/index.html   (1167 words)

 Why Middle Names Are Important - FamilyEducation.com
If your child has four names (two of them being middle names), there's a good chance that he or she will often be limited to using only one of them.
If a middle name wasn't indicated, the program would insert NMI, which is military shorthand for “no middle initial.” While most folks do know what this acronym means, there are still some who don't, and if it shows up on a list of any sort, they think it's some exotic middle name.
Or they may be asked to use their middle name to differentiate themselves from others who have the same first name (just like centuries ago!), such as in classrooms where popular naming styles have resulted in a few too many Courtneys or Michaels or Emilys.
life.familyeducation.com /baby/baby-names/45471.html   (855 words)

 123 Baby Names: Boy Names
There are many resources that you could use if you are looking for boy names, but not all of these resources are easily accessible.
Pay a visit to 123-baynames.com if you are interested in finding boy names together with information about their origins and meanings.
Therefore we cannot be held responsible for the authenticity of the names.
123-baby-names.com /map2/boy_names.html   (136 words)

 List Info Page
To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the List Archives.
To post a message to all the list members, send email to list@sthelena.se.
This is a hidden list, which means that the list of members is available only to the list administrator.
lists.kulturservern.se /mailman/listinfo/list   (301 words)

 Duh Com...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to the article, those generic brand names are grossly overvalued and may even be detrimental to the success of the companies that use them.
If generic names were really counter productive, the leading dandruff shampoo wouldn't be Heads and Shoulders and Shake n'Bake would have long ceased to exist.
Of course, supplies for unusual pets with special needs would be the exception, but not a market large enough to make a business.
www.jrcanda.com /art_duhcom.html   (1252 words)

 The Art & Logic Programming Style Guide v3.x
If the project manager elects to use this keyword, it should be placed at the very end of the file so that the log information is available to anyone interested, but doesn't force readers of the code to page through years of modification history just to find the beginning of the source.
To avoid name clashes, we use a set of reserved prefixes that indicate the use, scope, or function of the identifier.
All class names should begin with a capital letter "A", followed immediately by another capital letter (or digit) that begins the "real" name of the class.
www.artlogic.com /careers/styleguide.html   (6257 words)

 Angies List Press Angies List News Angieslist.com Press Releases Angie's List news on the Web
Angie's List is present in 124 cities, and will increase its American reach to at least another 25 cities in the next year and will venture into Europe in 2008.
Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List, a consumer organization based in Indianapolis, said a ticket broker can be a great resource for consumers who have waited until the last minute.
The Angie's List Web site opened a section for the Syracuse market as a result of an online contest held in the summer of 2006 to determine where consumers wanted to see the list available next.
www.angieslistpress.com   (1680 words)

 Steve's place - Vegetable Empire
If you're interested in some of the science that goes with these plants, there's a whole other page devoted to it.
Hymen, as a result of asking someone to think of a nice, virginal name for her.
The Jack-in-the-pulpit, also known as Lords-and-ladies, also known as about a million other local names, is closely related to this plant, as is the titan arum, whose Latin name (Amorphophallus titanum) means the shapeless penis of god.
www.steve.gb.com /vegetable_empire/index.html   (2037 words)

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