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 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

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 13, 2010

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 their best-selling Freakonomics, “Perfect Parenting, Part II; or: Would a Roshanda by Any Other Name Smell as Sweet?” examines the socioeconomic patterns of naming childre…

DivineCaroline.com / January 9, 2010

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. A study done at Wayne State University looked at the life spans of 10,000 people and concluded that those people whose names began with the…

Ami Angelowicz / January 6, 2010

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, unpopular, or feminine will most definitely “increase the tendency toward juvenile delinquency.” There’s a greater chance he’ll wind up in the slammer … or playing…

Simcha / July 15, 2009

Can A Guy’s Name Be A Dealbreaker?

TheBabyWebsite.com 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, Paige Turner, and Doug Hole. Isn’t this a form of child abuse? Anyway, this got the Frisky girls and I talking about what we’d do…

Persia Ali / February 28, 2009

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 to give up his last name!” I don’t feel that way anymore, but I don’t think there’s a good solution. The best I’ve heard i…

Catherine Strawn / December 29, 2008

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, popular dick-names were Harry, Larry and Bob. These days, however, the naming process has gotten a modern twist. A new website, NameYourWang.com, the first and…

Wendy Atterberry / September 23, 2008

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 it comes to female dog names. According to research by Veterinary Pet Insurance, the most popular female names are Bella, Molly, and Lucy (full list…

Catherine Strawn / March 31, 2008

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 he’s not the one going gay on Gossip Girl (spoiler alert!) [Just Jared]
Should you steer clear of lube that contains silicone? [Dear Sugar]
If…

The Frisky / March 28, 2008

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 names with royal associations are viewed as highly successful and intelligent, and so parents hoping for successful offspring might want to avoid more unusual names,”…

Simcha / March 25, 2008
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