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Sophia and Noah take the spot as most popular baby names 2013

Recently released federal data shows that the names Sophia and Noah made the top list of most popular baby names for 2013. Sophia has held the top spot for three years but this year Noah bumped out Jacob and Michael, top names since 1961.
In the Media by Alyssa Sellors

What's in a name? Dummy candidates confuse Indian voters

New Delhi - Indian politician Chandulal Sahu, standing for the second time for a seat in parliament, was irritated but not surprised when he saw he was running against seven competitors who share his name.
In the Media by Abhaya Srivastava (AFP)

Sandy Hook shooting: Authorities release names, ages of victims

Police have released the full list of the names of the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting. The list includes 20 children, 12 girls and eight boys, all six or seven years of age. Six adults are also included in the list.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Can your first name hurt your chances in online dating?

If you're one of the millions of people who use dating sites to find a potential partner, beware, according to a new study by German researchers. Your name could be hindering your chances of finding "the one."
In the Media by Chanah Rubenstein - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The weirdest, funniest, and most bizarre town names in the U.S.

The following fifty town names can be found in almost all fifty states in the U.S. They are the weirdest, funniest, and most bizarre in the entire nation.
In the Media by Matt Harding - 9 comments

Trivia You Can't Live Without: How Hurricanes are Named

Today, June 1, 2009, marks the opening of this year’s hurricane season, which runs through the end of November. Of all the information that can be sought about hurricanes and preparedness, the most trivial question is near the top of the list.:
In the Media by Sandy Sand - 3 comments

Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty. PETA Renames Fish Sea Kittens

Fish. We think they are slimy and "ichy", but PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) thinks that if fish are renamed Sea Kittens, people will think they are cute and fluffy and not want to eat them.
In the Media by Sandy Sand - 15 comments

Child called Hitler taken away from parents

A boy named Adolf Hitler Campbell and his sister Aryan Nation have been taken from their parents by child welfare staff.
In the Media by Richard James - 14 comments

How To Pronounce Foreign Names Correctly

Do you have trouble with pronouncing foreign names? If yes, then a website helps you how to pronounce it correctly with an audio file.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments

Traditional names 'dying out' in England and Wales

Names such as Edna, Gertrude, Walter and Percy have become a rarity in England and Wales, despite being popular more than 100 years ago. Some worry such names will never come back.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 1 comment

Google: No You Can't Have

Pingdom, a website monitoring tool, has found Google in possession of a number of domain names to protect its property from others.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments

A Country By Any Other Name: How Some Places Got Theirs

How did some of our countries and other famous places get their names? Was there a method to the madness of someone in authority or was it just a fit of inspiration? Read on, you lector, you, or whatever else you call yourself these days
In the Media by M Dee Dubroff - 4 comments

Op/Ed: Then Naming of the Cat

The naming of cats is a difficult matter, It isn't just one of your holiday games; You may think at first I'm mad as a hatter When I tell you a cat must have three different names. -T.S. Elliot
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 7 comments

Remains of 3 Babies Found in Austria

A resident undergoing renovation of a multi-family building found plastic bags filled with the remains of three infants in Innsbruck. The bags were found in the basement.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Days of the Week & How They Got Their Names

The history of the days of the week is an interesting and peculiarly human one. It is closely intertwined with the advancement of mankind through the centuries.
In the Media by RobotGod - 4 comments

HIV Patient Names to be Tracked in All 50 States by Year's End

By the end of 2007 the names of all people in the United States infected with the HIV virus will be tracked and recorded by federal health officials. This news comes as a defeat for AIDS advocates that wanted patient names kept confidential.
In the Media by malan - 18 comments

The Cuban's Win The Major League On The Name Game

Strange, and very hard to keep a straight face when your are a sports announcer, yet the Cuban athletes who are set to play in baseball next season in the Major League will have you clutching your sides
In the Media by Michelle Duffy - 1 comment

Girl says all the President's Names Faster than Anyone

A girl says very fast all the names of the US Presidents .
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 5 comments

Ben & Jerry’s names new Ice Cream Flavor for Stephen Colbert

Ben & Jerry introduced a new ice cream flavor today in honor of Stephen Colbert. It is called Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 5 comments

Sticks and stones will break my bones but ...

names will never hurt me. At least that's what the adage says. But how true is that?
In the Media by Viga Boland - 4 comments

Names on Licence Plates

Are you a collector i.e. of things with some value and not just the usual household junk we can't seem to part with?
In the Media by Viga Boland - 11 comments

Brand names vs. knockoffs

You can save a lot of money by going for the usually cheaper knockoff.
In the Media by guj_* - 2 comments

Worst Video Game Names of All Time

Video games are chock full of fun, but even more fun is the silly names some studios give their titles. Check out the worst names you can possibly think of. Some are so terrible you think they're made up.
In the Media by DeliciousGeekery - 6 comments

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