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Titles + Names = Mixed Messages: A Raving, Edu-taining Substi-tutor's Rant

Joanne Dagonese | Posted 02.13.2015 | Education
Joanne Dagonese

Because my personal teaching style tends to cross the boundaries that most traditionalists have drawn around themselves, I always risk the chance that I may not be requested to sub for them again.

Your Name Says More About You Than You Think

Mic | Marcie Bianco | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices

When it comes to stereotyping others, it takes no more than a name. That goes double for non-Anglophile names that carry a strong cultural currenc...

Why I Don't Want to Be My Husband's Wife

Alexandra T. Mai | Posted 01.27.2015 | Weddings
Alexandra T. Mai

Reflecting on my own upcoming marriage, I don't buy into the idea that I'd be the gentle caregiver preoccupied with the household and children while my husband, the strong breadwinner, occupies his mind with the family's finances and ponders the 'big things' thoughtfully by swirling his scotch.

Two Beautiful, Miraculous Syllables, Inspired by 'The Names They Gave Me' by Tasbeeh Herwees

Aia Hawari | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Aia Hawari

Without my consent my name was chosen for me. I learned my name as Baba and Mama crouched down and cooed my name at me as I took my first steps. "Ma-...

How Do Car Companies Name Their Cars?

Quora | Posted 03.02.2015 | Weird News
Quora

The naming of cars is much the same as any other product you would care to buy and a lot of times is heavily influenced by the market in which they are (or are going to be sold). Some names are very market specific, some more worldly and some just plain made up.

Denali Dilemma: Can Ohio Native -- And Alaska's Newest Senator -- Dan Sullivan Get Mount McKinley Renamed?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaskans of any political persuasion can agree that we should get to name our own state's highest mountain, currently misnamed Mount McKinley. And Sullivan is uniquely positioned to do something about it.

7 Tips for Remembering Someone's Name

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Not everyone is equipped with the ability to remember someone's name; however, remembering another person's name, when being introduced or reconnecting, can make a tremendous impact.

Un-naming the Enslaved

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 11.16.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

In the collections of Philadelphia's Independence Seaport Museum is a large, leather-bound ledger. Old, unassuming, and rare, its now-faded pages document business transactions that took place almost 250 years ago

Nickname Dilemma: To Name or Not to Name

Bushra Alvi | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Bushra Alvi

Why do we twist and turn and squeeze the name till we come up with our own version of a carefully thought about form of address? And this is a universal phenomenon, more in some countries than others.

What's in a Name? What Happened When I Changed My Name on My Resume

Jillayna Adamson | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Jillayna Adamson

In 1987, my father was newly 30, and in the ripe of his moderate obsession with philosopher and writer Ayn Rand. I was baby number three, and in the dead of winter, just six days before Christmas in a town outside Toronto, my father would insist on a little spelling homage in my name. Jillanna, how it is to be said, would be come Jillayna.

The Case Against the 'F' Word

Heather Stewart | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Stewart

I don't need to call myself derogatory names to get my ass on the road. I just go do it. It is a matter of believing in yourself because you can, not because you can in spite of how much you weigh.

Long Last Name Problems Are Real

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy

If your last name is two syllables or more, then you may have #LongLastNameProblems. You know, the kind of problems you experience when you're try...

The Perils of Naming Your Kid

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

You're in charge of what this person will be called for the rest of his/her life. And you have literally thousands of choices in hundreds of baby-naming books. It's a lot of pressure.

Bad Weather and Sexism Lethal Combo

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Bring social science and...

Here's Why It's Impossible To Pick The Perfect Baby Name

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents

All the little things you might not consider when picking a name, as told by the people who use them every day.

What's in a Name? Amal Alamuddin, Barack Obama and the Rest of Us With 'Funny Names'

Asma Uddin | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment
Asma Uddin

Earlier this week, news broke of the latest celebrity engagement: Hollywood actor and self-proclaimed perpetual bachelor, George Clooney, proposed to Amal Alamuddin. Frantic Google searches began as everyone wanted to know who this 'exotic beauty' was.

The World's Worst Chain Restaurant Names

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.06.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Whoever started these 10 chains obviously didn't give it much thought.

Why Do Strange Names Keep Popping Up in My Facebook Feed?

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Lila Nordstrom

It hasn't been scientifically proven, but for the record, age 28 is the year that your Facebook newsfeed turns into an unfamiliar landscape -- and it's not that you get too old to fully understand what the "kids" are doing or stop catching the latest pop culture references.

Why This Mom Really Wanted Her Daughter To Share Her First Name

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents

It's not unusual for a son to inherit his father's name. Think Martin Luther King Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., and Robert Downey Jr. The same isn't true for ...

Should We Have Name Police?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Some unusual names can actually work -- and might be enjoyed. And, more importantly, it shouldn't matter what your name is. Or how you look, or where you're from, or your sexual orientation or whether you have disabilities. We are each as worthy as anyone else -- and deserving of respect and kindness.

But Really... What's in a Name?

Natalie Bounassar | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Natalie Bounassar

The simple act of acknowledging someone by name fuels them -- tasks on the lower level are done with more enthusiasm, with more precision, with greater desire for accuracy, with a refusal to disappoint. It's an exchange of value.

Yagana Shah

The One Thing Parents And Grandparents Never Want To Hear

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty

What's in a name? Well, respect, for starters. A recent poll from BabyCenter.com found almost half of parents want their children to refer to their...

7 Newly Popular Baby Names That Have Been Hiding In Plain Sight

nameberry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

By Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry It always strikes me as somewhat curious when a name that has been hidden in plain sight for decades -- or longe...

How to Name A Baby

Tim Urban | Posted 03.14.2014 | Parents
Tim Urban

Beware of what I call the "Name Fad." Sure, it sounds hip now, but in 30 years, the names Natalie, Chelsea, Samantha, and Lindsay will sound how Nancy, Cheryl, Susan, and Linda do today. And in 60 years, the names Ethan, Cody, Brandon, and Matthew will be Earl, Chester, Bernard, and Melvin. These are all just Name Fads -- only difference is when they happened.

What Rudely Awakened Me To The Reality Of My Age

Joan Lebow | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Joan Lebow

There's always something that rudely awakens us to the reality of age. The blank stare of the thirty-something at the office when I mentioned 'fiddling while Rome burns.' The moment I hesitated to use the words 'pay phone' to describe a telecom job on my resume. Or simply that slightly panicky feeling I've felt when I've left home without even a tiny tube of concealer in my makeup bag.