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“Tell Me Your Name Without Telling Me Your Name”

April 27, 2021 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 38 Comments

A social media craze is taking on names. And, my fellow name enthusiasts, I think we can do it better. The game is called a #TellMeChallenge, or “tell me without telling me.” The goal is to convey a piece of information in a sideways manner, with a reference that makes […]

Double Trouble: Transformer Names

April 21, 2021 Namerology 2 min read 4 Comments

Nicknames are a change of pace. Any formal name that comes with an appealing nickname can be a 2-for-1 bargain, letting you adjust your name to suit your setting. But some names take the style versatility further: from elegant to bold, from Bruce Wayne to Batman, from banker to buzzsaw. […]

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The Surprising Story of Boys Ending in -A

April 13, 2021 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 3 Comments

Once upon a time, something happened to boys’ names ending in the letter A. Or rather, two somethings. Starting around 1970 the typically female -a ending was twice transformed, and the sound of American boys hasn’t been the same since. See for yourself. The top black line in this chart […]

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