April, or Xiaoyi? --A Discussion on Names and Culture

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

s someone who loves exploring foreign languages, I like having a name that could be directly translated in any language. It's my way of accepting different cultures, embracing them, and attempting to blend in.

Why Does It Matter If Muhammad Is the Most Popular Name in the UK?

Zarah Sultana | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

Is it too much to ask that we stop singling out Muslims, feeding into racist narratives and instead start to focus and invest our energy into more important issues?

Louise Ridley

Breaking Bad And Game Of Thrones Have A Lot To Answer For... | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The most popular names given to babies in England and Wales have been revealed, and some unusual names have made an appearance in the charts for the f...

Mrs Miss or Ms

Deborah C Dooley | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
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Deborah C Dooley

The young policeman stared at me. 'Are you married or not?' he demanded. The irritation in his tone was catching and my own voice was a tad prickly as I told him that was none of his business.

What Does Your Name Say About You?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Romeo's Juliet may have thought there was not much in a name, but new data analysis reveals that actually, a person's life is influenced by what we a...

Forget About What They've Called the Royal Babe, How Do You Feel About Your Own Name?

Jonathan Romain | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Jonathan Romain

It is astonishing how many people do not know what their name means. It is not because they lack intelligence, but because English is a language with so many foreign roots that we have often lost touch with the origins of words. So whereas 'Myrtle' or 'Lilly' obviously refer to plants and flowers, many others are much less clear.

Edinburgh Fringe: Will Joy Help Me Get Through?

Catie Wilkins | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Catie Wilkins

The Fringe is nearly upon us and I'm going through that classic 'why on earth did I agree to do this' phase of the preparation process. Unfortunately for me that phase has lasted for, well, lets see, it started in May... How is it July now? How?

I Feel Like a Fraud Not a Froude! Marriage and Changing Your Name

Rachael Simpson | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Simpson

The nuptials are impending and soon I must choose a moniker. Or not. My fiance and I are in the middle of 'Simpson VS Froude: The 2012 surname showdown' ahead of our wedding this July.