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Finally, An Answer To Why 'Dick' Is Short For 'Richard'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.19.2016 | Comedy

We all know “Dick” is short for Richard. It’s one of those facts of life you learn at an early age (especially if your name is Richard), but no ...

What Happened When Selena Gomez Met Selena Quintanilla's Family

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.02.2016 | Latino Voices

It's no secret that Selena Gomez was named after Tejano legend Selena Quintanilla. And it seems like the "Hands To Myself" singer has made a point to ...

13 Gorgeous Flower Names For Spring Babies

Nameberry | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.22.2016 | Parents

Spring has officially sprung, ushering in the time of year when flowers bloom and gardens overflow with bright colors. This flower-filled season is al...

The Power of the Limbic Brain

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Feelings and emotions that motivate or paralyze us lie within the limbic system. Our awareness that our emotional life colors our performance can liberate us from some brain chains.

'Phuc Dat Bich' Facebook Name Complaint Reportedly A Hoax

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.25.2015 | Weird News

CORRECTION: A man claiming that Facebook denied him posting privileges under the name "Phuc Dat Bich" admits that he perpetrated an elaborate social m...

If Animal Names Were Totally Honest

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.01.2015 | Science

Shark biologist David Shiffman decided earlier this month to call out animals with #StupidCommonNames by asking fellow scientists to share the common ...

How Do You Spell Your Name?

Brittney Grimes | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brittney Grimes

It's -NEY. "Ohh, I thought you spelled it B-r-i-t-t-a-n-y." It's a common mistake. I've had this error happen to me ever since elementary school, when...

What To Do When Someone Calls You the Wrong Name

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.04.2016 | Women
Jen Glantz

Yesterday, someone on a work conference call called me Jessica. I didn't know they were talking to me at first, but then I realized the question that was asked was directed to me, and only me.

Did I Fail My Son By Naming Him Noah?

Jen Simon | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Jen Simon

I never thought I'd repeat this particular mistake of my parents', yet here I am, a Jennifer with a child whose name is in the (dreaded) Top Ten.

Have You Earned Your Name?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Every moment of life is an opportunity to create the name we make for ourselves. It is the hardest to sustain, and the most important to discover.

What's in a Name?

Ramona Duoba | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty
Ramona Duoba

I always hated my name, and I often wondered what it would be like to have a name other than my own.

What's In a Name?

Vaishali | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living

It is from personal experience that I endorse and prescribe what Vedantic psychology has known for thousands of years. Change the name and you change the person.

Why I Can't Write Like A White Guy

Jaswinder Bolina | Posted 01.18.2012 | Books
Jaswinder Bolina

My father says I should use a pseudonym. "They won't publish you if they see your name. They'll know you're not one of them. They'll know you're one of us."

On Names

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

There is a two-fold complaint nestled in the plumy thicket of today's screed, good people. And while they (the individual issues of the complaint) are...

Macedonian Election Winner Pledges End to Name Dispute With Greece

VOA News | Stefan Bos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The man who has won Macedonia's presidential elections has pledged to solve a dispute with Greece over his country's name, which has delayed its entry...

A McCain-Style Anti-McCain Ad: "John McCain's Dirty Little Secret"

Ron Grande | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ron Grande

John McCain has been hiding something. Something that calls into question his honesty and forthrightness with the American people. Can you trust John Sydney McCain to be president? There are questions but no answers.

Michael Is The Most Popular Baby Name (Or Is It Jayden?)

New York Times' City Room Blog | Jennifer 8 Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says the most popular name for boys last year was Michael, according to its 2006 baby name d...