From now until November, in a patriotic branding campaign, Budweiser is replacing its own name with “America.” The new label looks almost identical, but yes, the name is changed.
“An indispensable Wikipedia list captures the prolific nicknames generated by GW to refer to the people around him.”
Few people have creatures named after them. Even fewer people have multiple creatures named after them. Atlas Obsura reports on all the creatures named naturalist for David Attenborough.
Need a hobbit name? Try this hobbit name generator.
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. This week’s column discusses that most popular baby names of 2015.
How do bands create names? TaxoDiary shows some interesting graphical band name classifications.
As modern parents because increasingly concerned over what to name their babies, more of them are hiring expensive experts to help.
Just as The French Republic is known as France, The Czech Republic wants to be known as Czechia. It’s a marketing decision.
According to Wikipedia, “in machine learning and cognitive science, artificial neural networks (ANNs) are a family of models inspired by biological neural networks (the central nervous systems of animals, in particular the brain) which are used to estimate or approximate functions that can depend on a large number of inputs and are generally unknown.”
In this case, Karpath fed the neural network 8000 real baby names as input and generated plausible baby names not in the original data set.
Examples: Antley, Nerille, Chelon, Walmor, Evena, Jeryly, Stachon, Charisa
In Duana Taha’s book, The Name Therapist, this “half-Gaelic, half-Egyptian TV screenwriter-slash-baby-name blogger turned advice columnist (on LaineyGossip.com) and self-declared ‘name therapist’ ” explores why names matter. This book review gives additional insight into the name concepts covered in the book and the style in which the author approaches them.