CatchThis Blog / names

Mark Skoultchi

August 19, 2010

With all the hubbub in the naming industry about the Chevy nickname, I felt it was time for a fresh perspective. So here’s Ben 10 sharing his wealth of knowledge from 10 alien species on the topic of names and nicknames.

Mark Skoultchi

March 3, 2009

I love Mental Floss — Everyone should read it. They ran a fun naming piece yesterday on the origins of eight high-tech brand names. The brand names origins they illuminate include: TiVo, Bluetooth, Hulu, Blackberry, Wii, Wikipedia, Asus (um, what?), and Prius. The post is a fun one, giving origin stories that savvy name aficionados […]

Laurel Sutton

October 29, 2007

There is yet another article on baby naming called “What’s in a Name?“, by Sam Kean, at the NY Times this week (get the PDF here) – honestly, every other naming article has this title, so editors, THINK OF A NEW ONE, PLEASE. It cites work done by two members of the American Name Society […]

Burt Alper

September 25, 2007

Forget about the hair, the clothes, the bod. Ever consider if your name has sex appeal? According to a study by MIT grad student/cognitive scientist Amy Perfors, beauty may well be in the ears, and not just the eyes, of the beholder. Perfors posted photos of men and women—labeled with fake first names—on the site […]