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November, 2016

  • 23 November

    Watch Political Baby Naming Change Through the Years…

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    Baby name trends are one of the most sincere reflections of an era’s tastes, values and dreams. So what does it mean that we no longer name babies after presidential candidates? Once upon a time we would have expected this election to yield a bumper crop of baby Trumps and Clintons. Today the idea sounds excessively partisan, or even thoughtless ...

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  • 23 November

    Uber and Name Discrimination in the New "Name Only" Wor…

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    More and more, you are your name. As our public interactions increasingly turn virtual, names are bearing a bigger burden of first impressions. That means they’re bearing a bigger share of prejudice and snap judgments, too. The latest evidence of this comes from a study that reveals racial discrepancies in the ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft. Researchers requested rides under different ...

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  • 23 November

    Super-Powered Girl Names For Your Future Heroine (or Villainess)…

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    We all want our children to aim high and achieve their dreams. For some of us, though, high means leaping tall buildings and dreams mean conquering the realm of Asgard. Superhero and supervillain names are no longer pure fantasy. Each year, hundreds of American boys are given names like Kal-El (Superman’s birth name) and Loki (Norse trickster, and bane of ...

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  • 23 November

    50 Boys' Names That Are Pure Victorian England…

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    Queen Victoria reigned in Britain, not America. That’s hardly news, but when we talk about Victorian style — in architecture, or in baby names — we tend to let geography slide. In fact, some of the names that we associate with the “Victorian period,” like Cora and Pearl, were mostly American hits. What was the unique baby name style of ...

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