Names

16 Stages Of Picking A Baby Name

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents

It is a truth universally acknowledged that picking a baby name is easy, that is until you have to do it for yourself. All of a sudden parents-to-be ...

VOTE: The Definitive Ranking of Girl's Baby Names

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents

If you are struggling with naming inspiration for your baby girl then why not be inspired by the most popular baby names from last year? We’ve put ...

Banned Baby Names That Prove Some Adults Really Can't Be Trusted

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Parents

Lots of parents-to-be struggle to think of a baby name, but this is mostly due to other people piping in with their opinions. And not because the gov...

What's In A Name?

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

Getting someone's name right is not rocket science; it just requires a slight amount of observation. Anyone else who has an unusual spelling will know the frustration caused by the folk who simply can't see what's right in front of their face. If I had a pound for every time someone has called me 'Maggie' I'd have holiday home in Tuscany.

Are These The 'Most Ridiculous' Baby Names Ever?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Parents

It goes without saying that all children are special; but sometimes parents surpass themselves when trying to find a unique name for their baby. Redd...

Frustrating Things That Happen When You Have An Unusual Name

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When you have a name like Rachel Moss it's bloomin' difficult to find a Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat handle that hasn't already been taken. But in the ...

Do You Want to Be Someone, Going Somewhere or No One, Going Nowhere?

Kamontip Evans | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

It is your choice: to be someone, going somewhere - with all the fun, stress and strain that comes with your given name and acquired reputation; or being no one, going nowhere, not much fun but standing tall - at peace, with an understanding of where happiness truly lies.

Predicting Popular Baby Names for 2016

Lisa Roberts | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Roberts

Whilst we know names are influenced by celebrities (remember the popularity of Kylie...) and new babies from those celebrities, the most notable new arrival has been Princess Charlotte, with many girls born this year being named after our new princess.

It's All in a Name, or Is It? The Power and Potential of Words

Alison Powell | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Powell

Names do make us think, form perceptions and yes, I am ashamed to admit but know it is universal, judge. Randy may be a perfectly common-place name among Americans, but unless it's just the people I know and I don't think it is, I have yet to meet anyone who wouldn't have to hide a smirk if they were introduced to a Randy from Swansea or Sheffield.

Four Things That Happen When Your Name Is Charlotte

Charlotte Buxton | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Charlotte Buxton

With my first name being thrust into the limelight, - the like of which us Charlottes have not experienced since E.B White decided to name a pig-friendly spider after us - now feels like a good time to let the new addition to our crew know what it's like to be called Charlotte

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

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 10.05.2015 | 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...

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.