Name of the Year Nominations

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

to Prof. Evans at cevans[@]

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 “Name of the Year Nominations”

U.S. Board on Geographic Names’ 125th Anniversary Celebration

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names invites you to celebrate its 125th anniversary, with a one-day symposium about geographic names: Traditions and Transition.

Friday, September 18, 2015; U.S. Library of Congress, Washington DC

The symposium will be followed by an open house and special exhibit from the U.S. Library of Congress.… Read More “U.S. Board on Geographic Names’ 125th Anniversary Celebration”