Posts tagged "names"

Girl Talk: Does Every Guy Have A Kate In His Past?

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ | January 13, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Full Disclosure: What Our Names Reveal

What’s in a name? Plenty, at least if you care about race, socioeconomic status, and educational background. That’s according to Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, whose chapter in… | January 9, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Beware If Your Name Begins With The Letter “D”

I know this sounds like some kind of title for a bad horror film, but scientists have discovered that the letter your name begins with can actually affect your lifespan.

Ami Angelowicz | January 6, 2010 - 5:40 pm

The Top 10 Hottest Bad Boy Names

A new study published in The Social Science Quarterly completely backs up Johnny Cash’s story in ”A Boy Named Sue.” As it turns out, calling your baby boy something uncommon,…

Simcha | July 15, 2009 - 3:10 pm

Can A Guy’s Name Be A Dealbreaker? has released what are considered to be Britain’s most unfortunate baby names. Seymour Butts and Ivana Tinkle aren’t on the list, but some of the names include Mary Christmas,…

Persia Ali | February 28, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Poll: Will You Change Your Name When You Get Married?

When I was a lot, lot younger, I used to think I would make my husband take my name; My dad would say, “Good luck finding a guy who’s willing…

Catherine Strawn | December 29, 2008 - 8:30 pm

Go Ahead, Name Your Wang!

For as long as penises have existed, guys — and their girlfriends — have bestowed names on their best buds. In fact, I’m pretty sure back in the caveman era,…

Wendy Atterberry | September 23, 2008 - 1:30 pm

Dogs As Family

Dogs are becoming such a big part of people’s lives that once-popular names for pets (Spot, for example) have been abandoned in favor of more human names, at least when…

Catherine Strawn | March 31, 2008 - 1:30 pm

Friday Quickies!

We thought Pilot Inspektor was a bad baby name. Parents in Venezuela are fond of naming their tots after superheros like Batman and Superman. [Mental Floss]
Well now we know…

The Frisky | March 28, 2008 - 6:30 pm

The Name Game

While celebrities are naming their kids after foods and boroughs of New York City, just to make them unique, they should think twice according to a new academic survey. “Traditional…

Simcha | March 25, 2008 - 4:00 pm
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