“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 of three is so obsessed that she only wears pink, lives in a pink house, and works at a pink salon. Her family calls her “Pink Nice” or “mum” for short since “Pink Sparkly And All Things Nice” is a bit of a tongue twister. I’m considering changing my name to “Likes To Drink Coffee In Bed And Look At Tumblr” or “Cat Hater Cookie Lover.” Thoughts? [Mirror UK]
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, not mine. Guys with these names have more sexual partners in their lifetime than others—while the average guy in the study has slept with 5.2 partners, these guys have had sex with more like 10 or 11. Ditto for Matts and Lukes. Apparently, you’re better off finding an Edward, Dylan, Frank, or Jason—who, according to the survey, have only had a single partner. Unless of course, more experience is what you’re after.
Oh, but they did the same analysis on ladies’ names, too. Keep reading »
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 end in the letter “a” have more sexual partners over the course of their lifetime than the average woman, who typically has 4.4 partners. Um, try way, way, way above average. I’ve always been an overachiever. [Time] Keep reading »
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 critical part of the female-to-male or male-to-female transition. Taking a new name marks the definitive end of their old self and the beginning of a new identity — but it’s also plagued with problems.
Transgender writer Juliet Jacques chose the name Juliet for her new MTF moniker and says that making the choice (and signing over herself legally to being female) was a big moment that was difficult on her friends and acquaintances. Keep reading »
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 and gave me some other interesting tidbits about him, to which I replied, “He sounds hot!” My friend didn’t get how I had deduced that this guy would be good-looking based on so little info and without seeing a pic.
“His name,” I said. “Ninety percent of guys named Hunter are hot.” Keep reading »
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 name definitions (supposedly, the Germanic origin of my name means “work”), Urban Dictionary’s definitions seem to be far more accurate!
Amelia: A crazy, awesome, loud, lovable girl. Impossible not to be smiling when around her. She lights up the entire room when she comes in. The bestest friend you will ever have. “Amelia did a crazy dance move that only she can pull off!”
The secondary definition is slightly less flattering.
To have sex with blondes; To perform the act of sexual bondage in a way in which some one has a longer erection because of the tightness of the bondage equipment.
Whatever. Try it yourself! [Urban Dictionary]
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You’ve already heard the upsetting news that folks whose name starts with the letter “D” live shorter lives. But now I need to have a chat with all of you named Andy or Sarah. If you’re actually at work right now, and not out pretending to be sick, you may want to make sure no one is spying on you in your cubicle before you read on. Keep reading »
My name is Kate. Just Kate—not Kathleen or Catherine or anything like that. I’ve always really liked my name. I like that it’s one quick, strong syllable. I like that it means “pure.” I like that it’s a woman’s name and isn’t at all girly like Katie. I even like the celebrities—Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett—who share my name.
However, I don’t like that it’s really freaking common. Keep reading »