About Names: Once-popular Carol has royal roots

“Hello, Dolly!” star Carol Channing. AP photo

Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. To celebrate entertainer Carol Channing’s 96th birthday, his most recent column looks at the history of the name Carol. Throughout history it has been used for both men and women and although it’s now a “grandma name”, there have been quite a few prominent Carols in American history, including one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

About Names: Bittersweet distinction for once-proud name “Aleppo”

The city of Aleppo, which has survived for 7,000 years, has been devastated by relentless bombing during Syria’s civil war. Photo by Associated Press.

Dr. Cleveland Evans writes about names for the Omaha World-Herald. In this week’s column, he discusses the name Aleppo, which was chosen as the American Name Society’s 2016 Name of the Year, as well as the other nominations.… Read More