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Image: Shutterstock The culturally rich Western Indian state of Gujarat has given the world some lip-smacking delicacies, dance moves, and popular surnames.  Gujarati surnames and last names come with varying backgrounds— occupational, toponymic, and ethnic. If Gujarati surnames fascinate you, then read on as MomJunction brings you a list of 50 most common and popular
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Image: Shutterstock The Swiss surnames or last names mostly have an occupational origin, representing the profession of an individual. But some surnames are toponymic, referring to one’s geographical origin while some denote a person’s social status. It is also common to see surnames, which are shorter forms of personal names. Swiss surnames thus have an
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Image: Shutterstock Studies suggest the occasional use of the Scottish surnames or last names started somewhere between the 10th and 12th centuries when the Normans introduced them in 1066. However, the more frequent use of Scottish surnames started around the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of the Scottish surnames are known to have patronymic, habitational,
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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 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 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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IN THIS ARTICLE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education comprises a significant part of the child’s academics. So, anything you do to help the child get better in these subjects is not a waste. Of the many ways to teach the basic concepts of science and mathematics to children, STEM toys are among the
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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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