Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Name News - 9/2/15

Now that this "hobby" of name interest has become more of an active activity, my friends, family and coworkers have been tagging me in all sorts of name-related news articles. Some of these are just fun to read, while others spark debate - what does it mean when the popularity of Mohammed (and it's alternate spellings) aren't advertised in name news?

I'd love to hear your views on these articles in the comments, please reach out!

Game of Thrones Baby Names Are All the Rage - Megan Friedman, Esquire
Pop culture baby names are on the rise in the UK - is Khaleesi a one-hit wonder, or the beginning of a popular, acceptable name trend?

Mohammed, not Oliver, is UK's Most Popular Baby Name for Boys - Archbishop Cranmer
A very opinionated article - let's quit name-shaming, shall we? - on the rise of Islamic names in Western countries, as we enter into a multicultural world.

Jenna Bush Hager welcomes second daughter - named after George HW - Eun Kyung Kim, Today
(Autoplay video warning) Now that Poppy has crossed the Atlantic in a very public way, will we be seeing trends similar to those in the UK?

Benedict Cumberbatch And Wife Sophie Hunter Reportedly Name Baby Son Christopher Carlton - Minyvonne Burke, International Business Times
Another celebrity baby name in the news, but this time more traditional. Could tradition be the next trend?

Teenager lives up to a science-inspired name - Carrie Seidman, Herald-Tribune
We've heard of life imitating art, but rarely life imitating... names?

This man’s name means 'God,' and he’s being asked to change it - Herb Scribner, Deseret News
What are your thoughts on "name laws" in various nations? Gender, politics and religion often enter into the rules a country lays down, but when is it protecting the child and when is it censorship?

That's it for today!

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