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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 02.14.2014 | 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

Wait But Why | Posted 03.14.2014 | Parents
Wait But Why

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.

Just Christian You Say

Ron Nikkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

See, I claim to be a Christian and I'm true to that Ya' favorite rapper claimed he strapped, but never packed a tool In fact, I know some Christian ca...

The States Where Boys Are More Likely To Be Named After Their Fathers

Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: 11/11/2013 08:53 AM EST on LiveScience Dale Earnhardt Jr., was one. So was Martin Luther King Jr. And who could ...

Girl Changes Name From 'Keisha' To 'Kylie' After Being Bullied

Posted 11.05.2013 | Black Voices

What's in a name? For some people, that question is more complicated than it is for others. Everyone feels an emotional tie to how a name can signi...

Why Shed Your Maiden Name in the Digital Age?

Simone Collins | Posted 10.20.2013 | Technology
Simone Collins

Sociological arguments aside, is it still a realistic expectation for a professionally-inclined woman to change her name when she gets married?

Stop Judging Kim Kardashian's Baby Name

Lyz Lenz | Posted 06.21.2013 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

Like obesity and crotch shots, one of America's favorite pastimes is baby name judging. And now that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby name has been revealed (North West, no middle name), everyone is jumping on the name-judging bandwagon.

What's in a Name?

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 08.03.2013 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but would it sell as well? That's a fundamental question which consumes countless hours and dollars as ...

People With These Names Are Likely To Make More Money: Study

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.07.2013 | Small Business

While longer names may sound more sophisticated, shorter first names are the ones that lead to a bigger paycheck, according to a new study that co...

Leave Your Title at the Door, Then Remove the Door From Its Hinges

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

What new title do YOU want to see on your next business card? What name more creatively describes what you really do at work?

What's Your Seashell Name?

Laura Wattenberg | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Laura Wattenberg

A thick but otherwise unremarkable clamshell takes on gravitas as the Ponderous Ark. A tiny cone of whorled white, like a miniature serving of soft-serve ice cream, goes by the improbably Dickensian name of Humphrey Wentletrap.

What's In a Name? An Immigrant's Perspective

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Andrew Lam

Vân, Cúc, Trúc, and Trang; Dũng, Dai, Khôi and Phát. In my mother tongue these names carry music, cadence, poetry. They evoke for the listener i...

Your Diabolically Lazy Brain

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhy should we when we can outsource it to our cell phones? Our brains, honed to remember key people in our lives, cannot possibly remember the myriad numbers of celebrities and acquaintances we meet, which is why we call in Google.

Bill Parcells and 7 Athletes Who Go By Fake First Names

Danny Groner | Posted 04.05.2013 | Sports
Danny Groner

He made a name for himself as the Giants head coach, but what you may not know about Bill Parcells is that his actual first name is "Duane." And "Bill" isn't even his middle name he uses instead -- it's a nickname.

Baby Names for Foreign Parents

Hulya Aksu | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents
Hulya Aksu

My son is competitive, and he is certainly touchier than my daughter when it comes to criticism. He's identical to me. I wonder if the fight for his name is the source of his ambition. It certainly had something to do with mine.

5 Unconventional Routes To Baby Name Happiness

nameberry | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents

Written by Pamela Redmond Satran for Nameberry In our best fantasies, here's how we name our babies: MOM-TO-BE: Darling, I just love the names S...

What's in a Name?

Sam Sommers | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
Sam Sommers

Names matter. Whenever we hear one, we draw a wide range of assumptions about the individual person (or item) in question. Just ask the fish merchant whose stroke of naming genius turned the undesirable Patagonian toothfish into the haute cuisine Chilean sea bass.

America Fears Your Non-Anglicized Name

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Shirin Sadeghi

It is your name, more than anything these days, that terrifies the American government and its various security branches.

Take Time to Make This Day a Memorial Day

Rachael Freed | Posted 07.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

Traditionally Memorial Day is to honor the memories of those we've lost, particularly those who sacrificed their lives in military service for our country.

6 Things Not To Say To Women Who Keep Their Maiden Names

Meredith Bodgas | Posted 02.07.2013 | Weddings
Meredith Bodgas

Everyone has their own reasons for changing or keeping their original surnames, and to judge them for or make assumptions about a choice that has no bearing on your day-to-day is pretty pointless.