Monday, December 28, 2015

Name News - 12/28/15

Who Wins in the Name Game? - Cody C. Delistraty, The Atlantic
As I say all the time, your first name has the potential to change your life - from who you meet to where you're hired to how you're viewed internationally.

Kanye and Kim Kardashian West Name Son Saint - Andrea Park, People
After months of speculation, the name has been announced - Saint West. Whether you love or loathe it, Saint and North make a great sibset - they're both single-syllable word names. And there were 32 Saint's born last year in the US!

High noon for Gary: why is the once-popular name on the verge of extinction? - The Guardian
While I think it's a bit dramatic to say the name is on the verge of extinction - there are names kept viable with much more dismal statistics - it is interesting to see how quickly a name falls out of use once it's been deemed passé.

What Your Name Says About You - Meghan Walsh, OZY
First names are becoming more and more unique in spelling, pronunciation, and origin - what does that say about the society we live in? Are names more or less important now?

Facebook Introduces Major Changes to Their "Real Names" Policy to Support the LGBT Community - Noelle Devoe, Seventeen
For individuals who choose to go by another name for personal reasons, this is a win! Let all names be celebrated!


  1. I got interviewed on the (local) radio when that Guardian article on Gary ran!