For all those Disney-aficionados who were wondering “what DO all those character names mean?” you can following the link to find some of the answers.
Month: August 2016
About Names: ‘Madonna’ as a name is never in vogue
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. This recent column explores Madonna.… Read More
Symposium on Bavarian-Austrian Onomastics, Augsburg, Germany, September 22-23, 2016
From the 22nd to the 23rd of September, 2016, the University of Augsburg (Germany) will be holding a symposium on Bavarian-Austrian onomastics (ABÖN). The specific theme of this year’s conference is “Names in Poetry and Literary Prose.” Interested attendees are encouraged to email Prof. Dr. Klaus Wolf [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Reminder: Apply for Open ANS Officer Positions
Open Executive Council Positions for January 2017:
- Information Officer
To apply for one or both of these positions, please complete and return the ANS 2017 Application Form and email it to Dr. I. M Nick (email@example.com). Applications are due September 1st, 2016.
ICOS 2014 Proceedings Published
The 2014 conference proceedings are now published and available on the ICOS 2014 website:
Names and Their Environment. Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Glasgow, 15-19 August 2014. 5 vols, edited by Carole Hough and Daria Izdebska. Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 2016.
The proceedings are available for download either by volume (five volumes in total) or by individual paper (organized by thematic section on the website).
48 Names for Things You Didn’t Know Had Names
Two Poets Unapologetically Reclaim Their Names: “Say It Right, Or Don’t Say It At All”
Poets Yesika Salgado and Aman Batra present a powerful poem as a duo, calling for respect for people of color. Their poem is centered around their names. Watch the video.
Call for Papers: Special Journal Issue of NAMES devoted to Indigenous Names and Toponyms
The American Name Society (ANS) is inviting abstracts for scientific papers providing an analysis and discussion of indigenous names and toponyms found in former European colonies in the Americas, Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Antipodes. Any area of the use of indigenous names may be the subject of analysis. Suggested issues for discussion include, but are by no means limited to the following: the transcription (spelling) of indigenous names and/or determining their meanings, indigenous naming practices, indigenous names as identity markers, the reinstallation of indigenous toponyms, the reclamation of indigenous language and culture through their names, and the appropriation of indigenous names, etc.… Read More
NPR Sunday Puzzle: Name That Celebrity! All You Have To Do Is Rhyme
This week, the NPR Sunday Puzzle answers are names. Listen here and play along.
We’re Naming Babies After Pokémon
Pokémon Go has even inspired baby names.