How Much Does Your Name Matter? (Ep. 122 Rebroadcast)

...names a hundred years ago could be really different too. Black baby boys were often given names that relatively few whites had – Ambrose and Booker, Moses and Percy. And...

The Data-Driven Guide to Sane Parenting (Ep. 376)

...their baby, or some other reason. And then the baby falls over, the sofa is very soft. People fall over, they fall over on the baby, the risk there is...

Hello, My Name Is Marijuana Pepsi! (Ep. 387)

...they’re like, “Look at their names. Look at their names.” What kind of names did these kids have? VANDYCK: Jemar, Jamia, Jalia, Linea, Kanea, Dequan, Laquan. They had distinctively African-American...

The Unpredictability of Baby Names

Because we had a chapter in our book about the socioeconomic impact of baby names, we’ve blogged many times about baby names in the past, including just the other day....

Most Popular Names … for Dogs

...kicks, I’ll put in parentheses each name’s rank among the most popular boy or girl baby names in the U.S. If a dog name doesn’t have a number next to...

Talk Derby to Me: The Private Regulation of Roller Derby Names

...have not trademarked their names. And yet nearly all skate names are unique: there is only one Hell O’Kittie, though there are doubtless many derby girls who wish they had...

If you like baby names, you will love this

...site, Laura Wattenberg, has a book on baby names called “The Baby Name Wizard.” I haven’t read it, but given the software, I’m guessing it is a better-than-average baby names...