For decades, native-born American Jews changed their names to improve their job prospects.
The demographics of name change petitioners today – and the reasons that they give – tell a complicated story of race, class and culture.
Reigning Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen, left, from Norway, and American challenger Fabiano Caruana will face off in the World Chess Championship, which begins Nov. 9 in London.
With the World Chess Championship set to begin Nov. 9 in London, Alexey Root, who teaches online courses about chess in education, tackles some myths and unknowns about the royal game.
On the up.
A Rose by any other name might not choose to become a gardener, and other odd quirks in how names affect us.
‘I’m called what?!’
The latest UK baby name data is in. But a name is more than just a noun, it can reveal who you are and where you come from.
What you name your child might affect them more than you know.
Imagine you’re on a spaceship with engine trouble. Your captain knows she must land the ship for repairs. The navigator identifies two viable planets that could do the job. Little is known of either, other…
People with a name that is easy to pronounce are more likely to be offered promotions and rise through the professional and…
Celebrities Jay-Z and Beyonce called their newborn child Blue Ivy. But can the rest of us get away with less orthodox names?
American rock band Modest Mouse’s song Black Cadillacs (2004) has a particularly wonderful opening: And it’s true we named our children / After towns that we’ve never been to Inside a song filled with…