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Naming

A Quandary of Quadruplets in Mississippi

Amram Shapiro | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Amram Shapiro

What to call the whole deal? I mean "sets" of quadruplets, "sets" of quintuplets and so forth seems to miss the grandeur of the moment, and the challenge ahead for the parents of such miracles.

What's In A Name? Royal Baby Provokes Thought

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Rev. Christopher Keating | Posted 07.27.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Naming rites and rituals are seldom in the news — except, of course, when the person in question will be the future king of England. George...

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.

Is the NCAA Losing Its Identity?

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Gregg S. Lipman

I would strongly urge the NCAA to take back some branding equity building control and start thinking about how these haphazard groupings of schools will affect their brands -- and its own organization -- in the long run.

Notes of an Adopted Self, Part 2

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 01.27.2013 | Women
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

I signed the letter "Christina." I had never used that name before and it seemed so alien to me as my hand forced the signature. Yet, when Sarah called me one month later asking for Christina, I answered "this is she" without hesitation.

Is 'Shakespeare' Bad Branding?

Howard Sherman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Howard Sherman

If Shakespeare is less prominent on the stage, perhaps it is best to not fly him as the company banner, especially since conventional wisdom holds that many people find the works of the playwright to be difficult and off-putting, a perception aided by years of dull literature teachers in secondary schools.

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...

Baby Names: What They Say About Our Times

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

What we name our children speaks a lot more about where we are emotionally at the time than where they may be headed in the future, and therein lies the problem.

It's Elementary

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 02.04.2012 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

As anyone who ever took grade-school chemistry knows, elements are the building blocks of the universe. Do you really want to be built out of livermorium or flerovium? I didn't think so.

The Do's and Dont's of Naming a Business

Robert Jordan | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business
Robert Jordan

If you're in the process of naming your company, or even a new product or service, there are a number of factors to consider -- not least of which is how the name translates into the world's major languages used in commerce.

Brands Just Want to Be Friends

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

Just as protecting one's good brand name requires attention, companies need to also be aware of how their name is being used -- and recognize when it may be time to get a little friendlier.

How iPad Is Naming the Game

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marc Hershon

Lots of pundits took their potshots at the iPad as it was first coming to market in early last year. Now, a year later, with Apple reportedly having sold 15 million of the devices, no one's laughing.

What Is In Your Name?

Gangaji | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

Even if we rebel against them, our names can seem like a kind of map of our persona, a map that defines how we are separate from others.

On Naming Diversity, or Why We Never Asked if Mary Had Jumped the Shark

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Individuality emerged as a project -- starting with naming -- of creating an identity for children.

Nazis Need Birthday Cakes, Too

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Disgrasian

All the Campbell's wanted was a birthday cake for their little Aryan, Adolf Hitler, who turned 3 last week. But, sadly, they just don't teach cake-writing in white supremacy class anymore.

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...