Most Common Names That Sound Like Something Else

As we go through life, we meet an endless number of people and learn thousands of different names. We get so used to hearing certain names over and over, but we don’t often stop to think about what they actually mean or sound like.  Celebrities have become famous for naming their children odd names that sound […]

20 First Names Based on Products

Did you know that there are many common first names derived from natural products? Yes, the world’s natural resources are potential first names that you probably wouldn’t even think to consider. But like the natural world itself, the names are beautiful.               1. Barack The first name of the charismatic 44th […]

Most Common First Names in the American Midwest

First names come and go in popularity, and it is always interesting to see how trends change with time. Names that were common ten years ago are often nowhere to be seen today. Go back 50 years, and some may be making a comeback. It can be equally interesting to compare national trends against regional […]

Tracking How Last Names Evolve in Society

Did you know there are about 45,000 surnames or last names used in England? Each of these surnames comes with its own special history. Like many others, you might be wondering if last names have always been important. And how did surnames change over time? If you want to get to know their history, let’s take the […]

Common Mispronunciations of Last Names

Commonly mispronounced names have been at the heart of seemingly harmless jokes for decades. But could mispronouncing last names have an even greater effect on the person than we realize? How Mispronouncing Last Names Affects Us  Recently, I stumbled on an article written by Ruchika Tulshyan about how her colleagues’ struggle to say her name was negatively affecting her […]

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