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

Jenny Evans | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 05.19.2015 | 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 06.23.2015 | 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-...

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.