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Can Your Name Seal Your Fate?

Parents obsess over baby name choices, but do those choices really matter? Can the names we give our children really affect their life paths? That question is ostensibly asked by this promotional video for the new film "Freakonomics" (NSFW)....Parents obsess over baby name choices, but do those choices really matter? Can the names we give our children really affect their life paths?

Why Does Everybody Get My Name Wrong?

My birth first name is Garold. My mother intended for it to be pronounced like Harold, but with a G instead of a H. She went to school with a Garold. I've had an English teacher tell me my name is not spelled correctly -- that my mom made a mistake...

Do We Need New Baby Name Etiquette?

What about the people who choose a name for their child and expect it to be pronounced a certain way, yet it goes against English pronunciation? Then they actually get angry that you aren't smart enough to realize they are using a non-standard...

A Peek Into the Name Lady's Inbox

Every day I receive naming questions of all kinds, and I can only answer a small fraction in print. Believe me though, it's "all kinds." Here's an inside peek at some of the more unusual questions and comments from the Name Lady's Inbox. "My...

Company Charging to Decode Your Baby's Name

Today Translations will tell you what your baby's name means in 100 languages - for a price. Credit: BalaGopalanA, Flickr
Worried about what your little one's name means in other languages? A London company called Today Translations is charging...

Abcde: A Creative Baby Name?

Someone I know just named her baby girl "Abcde." What do you think of that??? - Julie Someone you know? Not just someone you heard about? I'm just asking because reports of babies named Abcde outpace real Abcde's by a mile. That said, this...

April Fools! Can you Spot the Fake Baby Names?

Hey, did you hear the news? M.I.A., that singer who did the third-trimester cartwheels at the Grammy Awards? She named her baby Ickitt! Isn't that simply unbelievable? Yes. Yes it is. In fact, it's so unbelievable that you shouldn't believe...

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