Storm Freya pounds the lighthouse at Porthcawl Point, in Brigend, Wales, on March 3 and 4, 2019.
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Naming storms, streets or buildings is complicated because names are not just benign words. They are powerful cultural workhorses.
If there are a few girls named Noah, we’re not seeing any boys called Olivia.
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Parents are more traditional and risk-averse in naming their sons because boys’ names continue to retain more cultural value than girls’ do.
Young parents often look for the name that will be as unique as their kid.
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How we name our children follows trends like any other cultural expression. It’s about taste as well as broader societal shifts.
Does it matter what something or someone is called?
New research shows that there’s much in a name: people will use the sounds in names to infer someone’s physical and personality traits.
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.
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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.
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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…