Naming Tips and Quips
Bowen Theory Of Executive Advancement
Is it possible that the more unusual a person's name is, the
more successful they will be in life?
Your Name Is Almost Like Changing Your Life
About rookie outfielder, Willie Dean McGee, and how he felt
about his name.
Off The Old Block
According to Arlene Gregory of Delaware, Ohio, a man from that place, named Douglas Fir Trees, married Jane Wood.
Other members of the Trees family have also taken tree
names. Read about this unusual family.
Choosing a Middle Name
We have received quite a number of emails from users wanting
advice on choosing a middle name. Therefore, we have set up
this page in hope that it will be of use to anyone else
needing help in that area.
a Name for Your Baby
20 Questions to think about.
Children's First Names Affect The Grades That Teachers Give
Herbert Harari, a psychologist at the University of California in San Diego, made a study
of this in 1973; you'll be surprised at what the results
One Pierre to Another
Read about a little boy who was embarrassed about his name
until he became acquainted with another Pierre.
L. Mencken's Unusual Names For Girls
A list of some unusual girls' names that were found in newspapers of the 1930s and 1940s, mainly in the South and Southwest.
For A Genealogist
About siblings with duplicate names.
Many Johns Aren't Named John?
There are many variations of the name John in different
languages. Some are quite surprising.
To Avoid A Baby Name You Dislike
If you don't like the name your spouse has chosen for the
baby, use tact.
You Have A Hundred Sons
Why would anyone give all their sons the same name?
Names Most Of Us Answer To
A list of 100 most common American surnames.
That Brighten The Day
Another list of unusual names, including some for twins.
About the tendency of people to choose names related to current
events, including some examples from the past.
People often numbered their children in olden days. Do they
The First Choice Was Better
About a couple who named their child for Adolf Hitler. They
later changed it; but perhaps they shouldn't have.
More unusual names - very, very! unusual.
You Really Need To Have A Middle Name?
Did you know that in the U.S. armed forces everyone is
assumed to have no fewer than three names. Read more about