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Image: Shutterstock The Portuguese language is not just spoken in Portugal but is the official language of some countries located across South America and Africa. The Portuguese family names are thus not only famous among the inhabitants of Portugal, but also in Portuguese-speaking nations of Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, and Mozambique. Several Portuguese surnames are
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Growing babies love to play and explore.At six months, your baby is inquisitive. He is ready to play with toys, taste them and protest if the playthings are taken away from him. Therefore, this is the best time to introduce him to constructive skills, through toys (1). Pick toys that
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Image: Shutterstock The Jewish diaspora is spread across the globe, and its members have carried their surnames with them. It is believed that using surnames is a historically recent event among Jews. The first Jewish surnames date to the middle ages from 10th to 11th centuries. These surnames owe to the geographic diversity of the
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Image: Shutterstock Mexico is the most populous Spanish speaking country in the world (1). This is probably the reason that most Mexican surnames are derived from Spanish, and several have their origins in Spain. Mexicans have two surnames. The first name is the father’s last name and the second the mother’s last name. This way,
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Image: Shutterstock Norway has a unique naming pattern. In ancient times, it consisted of three parts – given name, patronym, and address. But as society evolved, so did the Norwegian naming scheme to feature fixed surnames. Some of the most common surnames ended with ‘-sen,’ or ‘-son,’ ‘-datter’ or ‘-dotter,’ meaning ‘son of’ or ‘daughter
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Image: Shutterstock Scandinavia is the European region that encompasses Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. As these countries have strong cultural and linguistic ties, it is no wonder that they have a lot in common in the surnames too. The ancestors of modern Scandinavians used a patronymic naming system. The nobles were the first to take last
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Image: Shutterstock For several decades, pirates have been the figures of adventure and vagrancy. Several movies, such as ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Treasure Island’ follow the lives of pirates. We get a glimpse of their social order, their personal lives, and even their fascinating pirate names. Pirate names have flair, and each name
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IN THIS ARTICLE A clean and dry mattress is essential for your baby to sleep well. But if your little one wets the mattress too often, then maintaining it becomes difficult. Also, you may not want to keep your baby in a diaper for long hours. So, how do you ensure that your infant sleeps
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Image: Shutterstock Wales lies to the west of Great Britain Island and is the part of the United Kingdom. The Welsh, people from Wales, are often identified by a given name and their connection to a family. Most Welsh surnames are patronymic and mainly derived from paternal lineage. During the Middle Ages, they used to
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Image: Shutterstock Romanian, the official language of Romania, is the most widely spoken of the group of languages called Eastern Romance languages. Most Romanian surnames are derived from the language although there is an influence of other European languages too.Romanian names contain a first name and the last name. Last names are often derived from
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Breast milk leakage is a common issue in nursing mothers, who may find it a little embarrassing at times. While you cannot prevent the leakage at all times, you can surely manage it and prevent it from ruining your clothes when you are in company. One way to do it is to use nursing pads,
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Babies need to be fed at regular intervals, and that could become difficult if you are wearing a regular t-shirt. The nursing t-shirts or tops make breastfeeding effortless, especially during the night time. For a new mom or a mom-to-be, maternity and nursing pajama sets could make an excellent alternative. The advantage is that they
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Image: Shutterstock Maharashtra has given some noteworthy individuals to the world, with Bhimrao Ambedkar, Sachin Tendulkar, and Lata Mangeshkar being a few of them. Marathi surnames are interesting and have various origins. A large number of them come with the suffix ‘kar’ next to the name of their town or village. The suffix ‘kar’ denotes
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Image: Shutterstock Germany is a land that has undergone various political and geographical changes. These changes had their influence on German surnames that were often based on the places and the profession of the people. In this MomJunction post, we put across 200 German last names along with their interesting meanings and origins. List Of
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Image: Shutterstock It is fascinating to know how Greek ancestry can be identified with the last name of an individual. Greek surnames started appearing only in the 15th century. They have different roots and etymology. Most of the surnames are influenced by family names, paternal, and maternal names.  Several of these Greek surnames are genitive,
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Image: Shutterstock Muckanaghederdauhaulia is the name of a town in Ireland. Lonnnnnnggg but sounds interesting! And if you thought names of towns and cities in Ireland are such, you will be surprised to learn about their family names. Anglicized versions of these names are shortened and became more popular than the original ones. But imagine
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Image: Shutterstock Ever wondered about how Poland got its name? It originated from the word ‘Polanie’ referring to ‘people living in open fields.’ Just like the origin of the word Poland, Polish surnames also have some deep meanings. Polish surnames are majorly derived either from nicknames that later evolved as last names or they are
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IN THIS ARTICLE Stuffed animals are soft and cuddly, which make them great companions for babies and toddlers. The innocent, cute-looking toys may seem like the ideal choice of toys to buy for your baby or someone else. But are all soft toys suitable for babies? Are they safe for babies of all ages? How
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Winter is coming. But is the baby ready for it with a closet full of warm clothes? Besides the usual winter gear such as sweaters, socks, and gloves, your baby will need a proper winter hat to keep them warm when they go out. The cold winter breeze can make them fall sick, and a
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IN THIS ARTICLE Having the right bath accessories is essential to keep the baby safe in a bathtub. One such accessory is a bath mat, which prevents a squirmy baby from sliding and slipping into the water. There can be different variants of a bath mat that you can choose from. In this MomJunction post,
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Image: Shutterstock The Arabic surnames come from the place, tribe, clan, or region the family originated from. They are also influenced by the minority the family belongs to. Most Arabic last names start with Al-, which basically means, The-. Example: Al-Saud, i.e., The Saud family. In some Arabic speaking nations like Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE North Korea, South Korea, Jeju Island, and several other mini islands together constitute the Korean peninsula. The population of Korea includes natives from the neighboring countries too. Thus, the influence of China and Japan is seen on Korean names and surnames. In this post, MomJunction brings you a list of
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IN THIS ARTICLE Socks are essential to keep the baby warm when the weather is cold. They can also be used to keep the baby’s feet clean when they start to take their first steps. These little socks, available in multiple colors, are appealing to the eye and make your baby all the more adorable.
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A baby doll stroller lets a toddler put their doll in it and stroll around. Since it is a toy, a baby doll stroller is significantly smaller than a real stroller, but it looks like a miniature version of a full-size stroller. These toys may seem to have no specific purpose other than to move
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IN THIS ARTICLE Going out with the baby is not easy especially when you have to carry the baby, the diaper bag, your keys, phone, and handbag all at the same time. You’d wish you had a pair of extra hands. In such times, you can try accessories like the babywearing t-shirt and a baby
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IN THIS ARTICLE Do you love biking? Want to take your baby along on bike rides but don’t know how? Biking helps you bond with the baby while letting them enjoy the outdoors. All you need is to get a baby bike seat. However, it is essential to get the right kind of bike seat
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