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The U.S.'s Most Popular Baby Names By State -- Regional Differences, Trends And Surprises!

Mallory Moss | Posted 07.28.2016 | Women
Mallory Moss

By now, many of us in the baby naming business (whether a parent-to-be or a name enthusiast) are aware of the 2015 Most Popular Baby Names as reported...

Night Thoughts On A Trump World From A Grandson Of Immigrants

Sherman Yellen | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

What's in a name? Being neither Capulet or Montague I responded to Ancestry.com's offer of a free peek into mine. They came up with this: "English: probably a variant of Yelland or Yellin. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Hjellen, from the definite singular form of Old Norse hjallr 'terrace', 'ledge' (see Hjelle). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Jelen."

Poets Break Down Why They Won't Let You Mispronounce Their Names

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 06.27.2016 | Latino Voices

If you can't pronounce Yesika Salgado and Aman Batra's names correctly, don't bother saying their names at all. In a powerful spoken word performanc...

What's My Name?

Peter Aceto | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

I've done many self-assessments and am in tune with who I am. I enjoy achieving things but I am also quite affiliative in nature. Relationships and connections mean a great deal to me. Yet, I still have a tough time remembering people's names! I find this frustrating, annoying and embarrassing.

20 Names More Suitable Than Spring 'Break'

Chris Cate | Posted 03.24.2016 | Parents
Chris Cate

Spring break might be a break for kids, but isn't there a better name for the week parents must survive when their kids are at home all day from school?

Apparently, Some Countries Really Hate The Name ‘Kevin’

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Weird News

"What name is considered to be trashy in your country?" This question was recently posed to Reddit users, and some of the results were a little surpri...

Raven-Symoné and the Nuclear Holocaust of Self-Hatred

Khanh Ho | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
Khanh Ho

The take-away from Raven-Symoné's statement is to indeed agree with her own self-assessment that she is a victim--a broken, twisted soul that has suffered some kind of trauma.

What Is in a Name? An End to Healthy Hot Goddess

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 10.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

Names aren't often something we chose. They are given to us. And may or may not truly fit us. Sometimes it's absolutely right to rename ourselves. A...

Raven-Symoné Speaks Out About Her Offensive 'Black' Names Comment

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.12.2015 | Black Voices

Raven-Symoné posted on Facebook Sunday night to apologize for saying she would not hire someone with a "black"-sounding name. "I’m not going to hi...

Here's How Much President Nixon Dicked Up The Name "Richard"

The Huffington Post | Graham Nelson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weird News

The 37th president of the United States receives blame for misdeeds as varied and sordid as throwing a monkey wrench in the 1968 Vietnam War peace tal...

Here's How Much President Nixon Dicked Up The Name "Richard"

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Nacho! Nacho! Wherefore Art Thou Nacho?

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 08.04.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

I love Nacho's name. It comes from the category of names I consider cute. People in general have loved it and laughed when they heard it, but one or two folks have backed off from it, preferring more traditional names I suppose.

For Anyone Who's Ever Been Called a Nickname They Don't Like

Jenny Evans | Posted 07.02.2016 | Comedy
Jenny Evans

"Phillip" is what you'll see written on my husband's birth certificate, and his family has never called him anything other than Phillip. He's never gone by anything else in his life. His name has two syllables in it: Phil-lip. You can clap it out if you want to.

Our Names, Our Identities

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.05.2016 | Women
Fran Moreland Johns

I've been writing since college, and I often joke -- though this is not a source of pride, only comic relief -- that my literary resume reads like an anthology. Each name still bears its own notoriety, as well as its own burdens.

How Marriage Taught Me To Embrace My Name

Emilie Bahr | Posted 06.01.2016 | Weddings
Emilie Bahr

Growing up, I hated my name, and my last name in particular. Yet somewhere along the line, I developed an affinity for my very long, often mispronounced, and always misspelled name. I hadn't realized just how attached I'd grown to it until I was given the perfect opportunity to shake it.

14 Things Only People With Tough Names Understand

TueNight | Posted 05.22.2016 | Women
TueNight

I grew up with a tough name. Siobhan Adcock. Look at it. There's almost no part of that name that's not sort of a pain in the ass.

Name Signs, What's That About?

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Many hearing people are surprised to learn that the deaf community has it's own unique naming system. The only true way to get a name sign is to be given one by individuals who are deaf, since ASL is their native language.

Here's Why You Can't Remember Anyone's Name

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Meeting someone new and remembering their name is no easy feat for the brain. As a new AsapSCIENCE video explains, remembering people's jobs and f...

12 Interesting Baby Names That Are Newly Popular

nameberry | Abby Sandel | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents

One of the most exciting parts of the Social Security Administration's list of the top 1000 baby names is the debuts and returns list. A name made the...

What's In a Name? Great Expectations. Just Ask Your Baby.

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.21.2015 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

Does it really matter what name we're given, or give ourselves? As I was holding dialogues for my newest philosophy book one of the questions that came up on more than one occasion -- especially when I was holding dialogues with expecting parents -- was, "What should a newborn expect?"

What Name Will Your Grandchildren Call You?

Teresa Kindred | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

When you learn you are going to be a grandparent, one of the first things you may wonder about (after you get over feeling old) is what name will your grandchild call you.

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

Joanne Dagonese | Posted 04.14.2015 | 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 03.29.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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-...