Name of the Year Nominations

To nominate a name, send:
  • nomination name
  • short justification of the nomination

to Prof. Evans at cevans[@]bellevue.edu

Nominations are judged based on their

  • linguistic innovation
  • ability to capture national attention
  • demonstrated potential to influence language use.

REMEMBER: Popularity or notoriety of the person, place, or thing named isn’t important.

The ANS also selects sub-categories winners:

1.) Fictional names: names of characters in movies, film, music, literature; can also include names of works.… Read More