Names

Names, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

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If your name is on this list, you’re probably a Viking descendant

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Kayleigh Dray
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    Long Reads

    How do you talk about a long-term partner you’re not married to?

  • Roald Dahl
    Books

    Roald Dahl fans, we’ve been pronouncing his name wrong all this time

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    Careers

    How to write a CV: changing your name can boost career success

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Rihanna reckons you’ve been saying her name wrong all this time

RiRi has a question for you all: “Ooh na na, what's my name?”

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Kayleigh Dray
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How the #MeToo movement has been influencing baby names in 2018

And one has become extremely unpopular.

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Susan Devaney
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Revealed: the most popular cat and dog names of 2017

We're having trouble handling the cuteness

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Megan Murray
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The 20 rarest baby names in the UK – and their meanings

Is yours on the list?

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Kayleigh Dray
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Some people only just realised that Rihanna’s real name isn’t Rihanna

Erm, did we not all know this already?

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These 24 baby names are at risk of going extinct in 2017

Experts have claimed that these once-beloved baby names are “endangered”

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Kayleigh Dray
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These are the most-searched gender-neutral baby names in the UK

Parents are increasingly leaning towards androgynous names, according to new research.

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Moya Crockett
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36 fashionable Irish baby names taking the world by storm

These melodic baby names all hail from the emerald isle…

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Kayleigh Dray
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Sasha Obama’s real name has been revealed, and the internet can’t cope

“Everything I thought I knew was a lie”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Listen up, hipsters: these are the 100 most unique baby names ever

Can you believe that absolutely none of these names were used last year?

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Kayleigh Dray
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These are the most popular middle names in the UK right now

Unlike first names, second names tend to be inspired by our ancestors.

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Moya Crockett
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These will be the trendiest baby names of 2017 (apparently)

Rosamund, Moana and Gunther: these will be the trendiest baby names of 2017

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The 20 most fashionable Swedish baby names

For parents (and pet owners) searching for the perfect Nordic name

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Kayleigh Dray
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These will be the hottest baby names of 2100

An algorithm has been designed to predict future naming trends.

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Moya Crockett
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This amazing new research can reveal the origin of your surname

Were your ancestors butchers, bakers or candlestick makers?

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Moya Crockett
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“Breaking free from heartbreak: why I chose to change my name”

One writer explains her struggle to carve out a new identity, aged 30

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Would you pay a “professional” £20,000 to name your baby?

Anxious parents are hiring “baby name consultants” – and they're crazy expensive

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Moya Crockett
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The old-fashioned baby names going extinct

A world with no more Nigels or Elaines? Say it isn't so.

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This is the world's most popular baby name for girls

There's one name with global reach

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Amy Swales
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