Friday, October 16, 2015

Name News: 10/16/15

Red panda cubs get fiery names - Angie Haflich, The Garden City Telegram
This week in cute animal news! Names inspired by fire are way too cool, and I think these red panda cubs were given great monikers. Click for adorable pictures!

Baby Name Meanings: 20 Names That Mean Thankful - Isabelle Khoo, Huffington Post
Another great set from Ms. Khoo - I featured an article of hers on the last Name News installment - that arrive just in time for those expecting Thanksgiving babies!

These Are the Most Attractive Names in the World - Sean Griffis, Brit + Co
The title of this article promises a lot, but check out the comments for some valid critiques. Are these names really the most dateable, or just popular?

A Linguist Explains the Grammar of Shipping - Gretchen McCulloch, The Toast
For any fans of fanfiction out there, this is a hilarious article on how mashing together names of your favorite fictional couples works - Castiel or Faberry, for example.

Battle of the Baby Name - Emily Yoffe, Slate
What to do when a family member names their baby the same name as yours? Act like an adult, of course! Thanks Prudie for the frank advice!

Snorri’s Trollwives - William Sayers, Scandinavian-Canadian Studies
This academic article explores the names of the female trolls in Snorri Sturluson’s Skaldskaparmál - I'd be lying if I said I understood all of it, but it's fascinating.

More Names Approved and Rejected - Paul Fontaine, The Reykjavik Grapevine
Iceland has released more names approved for public use, and rejected a few as well. For those of you following naming laws, here's an update!

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