Posts tagged "names"

The AP Cuts “Rodham” From Hillary Clinton

The Associated Press announced Monday that due to an official style change, they’ll now only refer to Hillary as Hillary Clinton, officially dropping her maiden name Rodham from campaign references.

Bronwyn Isaac | November 30, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Frisky Rant: Yes, My Name Is Maybe Hard To Pronounce (And, No, You Can’t Opt Out)

As I write this, I’ve just come home from a new gym. A man training a small group of us shouted personalized encouragement throughout in an effort to spur us…

Phylisa Wisdom | November 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm

14 Signs You’ve Got Hyphenated Last Name Problems (In GIFs!)

We might be a bit biased, but we think hyphenated last names are awesome. They’re more unique and egalitarian than a single last name, and trust us, they’re great conversation…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger & Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 3, 2014 - 11:00 am

2013’s Most “Extraordinary” Baby Names Include Lohan, Pinky & Pepsi

The Bounty Parenting Club, which I had no idea existed until just now, released its annual list of the most popular and “extraordinary” baby names of 2013, if by “extraordinary”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 26, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Girl Talk: On The Significance Of Names

Relationships and experiences are a big part of what defines who we are. For many, names become guideposts or signifiers of those relationships or experiences. For a long time, I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Your Baby Name Choice Reveals Your Political Leanings

Choosing a baby name may be one of the hardest things a parent has to do. I’d say it’s harder than potty training — which has become my nemesis right now. Giving…

The Stir | June 10, 2013 - 12:50 pm

The Most Popular Baby Names — A State-By-State Comparison!


The fine folks at Nick Mom put together a helpful map detailing the most popular boy and girl baby names across the country. You may be surprised to learn…

Julie Gerstein | May 24, 2013 - 10:20 am

Nope, My Name Is Not “Vagina,” Despite What Starbucks Says

Starbucks’ baristas getting customers’ names wrong is the stuff of legends — and “Saturday Night Live” skits.

As a “Julie” I’m pretty much guaranteed to get a cup…

Julie Gerstein | May 1, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Girl Talk: My Name Is Fancy, But Me? Not So Much

There are two main versions of my name story. The first is the one I like telling, which is that I was named after my grandmother’s best friend, Charlotte. It…

Chanel Dubofsky | January 7, 2013 - 1:00 pm

And The Name Change Award Goes To …

Twenty-eight-year-old British bartender, formerly known as Emma-Louise Hodges, will heretofore be referred to as Miss Pussy Galore Honey Rider Solitaire Plenty O’Toole May Day Xenia Onatopp Holly Goodhead Tiffany Case

Ami Angelowicz | November 2, 2012 - 12:40 pm

10 Worst Names A Person Can Possibly Have

We’re all guilty of it; when reading anything written about anyone, we talk about the meaning behind that person’s name. It’s because we tend to associate different names with different…

YourTango.com | June 11, 2012 - 11:50 am

Which “Hunger Games” Character Topped A 2012 List Of Popular Baby Names?

It’s not a new trend to name your child after a favorite character from pop-culture but the last few years have lent themselves to trendy names from film making their…

The Mary Sue | April 13, 2012 - 4:10 pm

And The Name Change Of The Year Goes To …

“Pink Sparkly And All Things Nice” (pictured above). That’s what UK woman Charlotte Price changed her name to. Why? Ding, ding, ding! Because she loves the color pink. The mother…

Ami Angelowicz | December 28, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Which Names Get Laid The Most?

Beware of guys named Chris, Charles, Dennis, and James. According to a new study from SmartDate.com, dudes with names that end in the letter ‘s’ tend to be “players”—their word,…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | February 17, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Women Whose Names End In “A” Have More Sex

I don’t need a study to tell me that I was destined to be a hoochie mama, but here one is anyway. According to a French study, women whose names…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 19, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Is Insistent That I Take His Name If We Marry”

I have been dating a wonderful man for two years and we have been talking about getting married. The only problem is that it’s very important to him that I…

Wendy Atterberry | November 3, 2010 - 2:30 pm

What’s In A Name When You Can Choose Your Own?

If you had your way, would you choose the name given to you at birth? For many transgender people, shedding their birth names and choosing a new name is a…

Julie Gerstein | August 13, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Some Names Are Hotter Than Others

Yesterday, a guy friend of mine was telling me about a dude he knows who I might want to do a story on. He said the guy’s name was Hunter…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 19, 2010 - 11:50 am

Urban Dictionary Will Define You

Have you ever looked your name up on Urban Dictionary? Apparently it is the new thing to do and being the follower that I am, I did it. Unlike most…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 3, 2010 - 3:40 pm
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