Thursday, April 7, 2016

Name News: 4/7/16

VA family names 4 kids after presidents - Julie Zauzmer, Daily Gazette
I found this through Appellation Mountain's Sunday Summary! I really like this trend, it's subtle but very unique! Who will join Grant, Madison, and McKinley?

The Most Unisex Names in US History - Nathan Yau, FlowingData
Great graphs on the most common unisex names for boys and girls. I've noticed a lot of names start out for boys, then end up on girls. Anyone know of a name with the reverse effect?

Baby Names Can’t Be Stolen—but It’s Not Surprising That Some Parents Think They Can - Elissa Strauss, Slate
An excellent article on "name-stealing", which I think says a lot more about the parent than the name. Can't we all just get along?

From Twitter:

Let's get personal - Nancy Friedman, Fritinancy
Super cool comparison between corporate names and personal names - it's hard to imagine, but there was a time when Siri was more likely to be a name than an iOS.

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