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.