After the vote, the new twin panda cubs at the Atlanta Zoo will receive their names tomorrow, December 12th, on their 100th day of life, as per a Chinese custom. Learn about the name contenders and their Chinese meanings.
Check out this comic about names from smbc-comics.com.
The New York Times is asking. Share your experience with changing (or not changing) your name.
Many famous bands didn’t originally go by the moniker that they are now famous by. Learn the stories behind some terrible original name choices.
Sometimes parents choose the wrong name. The Huffington Post reports on this couple who just had to change their three month old daughter’s name.
Dilvin Yasa ponders whether her ethnic name could affect her book sales, but ultimately, she decides that her own matters to her more.
It isn’t just the American Name Society publication Names that covers onomastic topics. This onomastic collection by Names’ publisher Taylor & Francis includes onomastic articles in other publications including those focused on Women’s Studies, African Studies, and Multilingual Development.
In onomastic election news, fivethirtyeight.com writer Carl Bialik explores why some of us wait in longer voting lines than others: the uneven alphabetical distribution of American surnames.
Most people simply pass the father’s surname on the children, but for some couples it isn’t that simple. Author Lorelei Vashti’s new book How to Choose Your Baby’s Last Name aims to help parents understand their options and find the right one for their family. Learn more about the book on Nameberry.com.