Considering the popularity of the Broadway musical Hamilton, we aren’t surprised to see interested in “Hamilton” as a baby name. Theater Mania talks to BabyCenter CEO Linda Murray about which other names from the musical might climb the charts.
Month: September 2016
About Names: From ancient Irish roots to Renée Zellweger’s Jones, a history of the name Bridget
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. This recent column explores Bridget.… Read More
Play the Google Feud “names” category
Can you guess what Google will fill once you start typing in the search bar? There is a category devoted entirely to names. Test your knowledge, Family Feud style.
11th International Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicography (ASIALEX), Guangzhou, China, June 10-12, 2017
The 11th International Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicography (ASIALEX 2017) will be held at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) in Guangzhou, China from the 10th to the 12 of June 2017. This conference will mark the 20th anniversary of ASIALEX. For inquiries regarding paper submission requirements and registration procedures, use the following email address: email@example.com.
About Names: Cameron journeys from the Highlands to Hollywood
Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. This recent column explores Cameron.… Read More
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The application deadline has been extended until October 1st, 2016.
Why we change our names
About 22,000 Canadians change their names each year. This article about changed names, discusses the many issues behind an individual’s decision to go through this bureaucratic process. The author interviews both Diane Dechief, former vice-president of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names, and Dr. Iman Nick, president of the American Name Society.
Controversy over Blackfoot names for new Calgary development
Canadian Council members recently decided to name the streets of an up and coming development adjacent to Canada’s Olympic Park in honor Calgary’s rich indigenous history. After consultation with Blackfoot elders in the area, several toponyms were selected. Although the idea itself was initially applauded by Canadians both inside and outside of the Blackfoot community, an unexpected debate subsequently erupted over the language to be used for the street names. While some would prefer English translations, others argue that the Blackfoot originals should be used instead. Read more about this onomastic controversy.
Names exhibit in Nashville, TN explores identity and prejudice
Donna Woodley’s pop-up exhibition “What’s in a Name?” explores African-American identity and the prejudices in today’s society through names. Why should names like Sarah and Elizabeth be recognized and acceptable spellings by spell-checkers when LaKeisha and Shanica are not?
This event is at Fond Object, 1313 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37216 through October 8th.
Word Meaning Workshop, University of the Basque Country, November 2-3, 2016
From the 2nd to the 3rd of November 2016, the University of the Basque Country will hold an international workshop devoted to examining the underlying meaning of words. The workshop will provide a discursive platform for scholars in the fields of linguistics, pragmatics, philosophy and cognitive science to share their unique scientific perspectives on word meaning. A special focus will be placed on polysemy and the nature of word meaning representation.