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I’m A Black Woman Who Had To Change Her Name To Get Ahead Professionally

I’m A Black Woman Who Had To Change Her Name To Get Ahead Professionally | Name News | Scoop.it
Black women are discriminated against for our names. The least you can do is learn them.
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The Name on My Coffee Cup

The Name on My Coffee Cup | Name News | Scoop.it
The most contentious aspect for me when ordering a cup of coffee—until now, at least—has been the perpetual misspelling of my name on the side of the cup.
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Why Every Regency Romance Hero is Named Sebastian

Why Every Regency Romance Hero is Named Sebastian | Name News | Scoop.it
When it comes to Regency fantasies, the historically unlikely Sebastian, ironically, is the ideal name for the job.
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Duana Names: We Want A Sexy Name. Yes, I Said That

I want a name that you can imagine being purred.
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Dad Daze: When thinking about a baby's name, go with your heart | The Spokesman-Review

A former colleague recently revealed that she's pregnant. My friend asked for advice. Dealing with Colic, diaper rash and cradle cap are common topics discussed among new mothers.
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Are Blacks Names ‘Weird,’ or Are You Just Racist?

Are Blacks Names ‘Weird,’ or Are You Just Racist? | Name News | Scoop.it
A Reddit thread has ignited a new debate over unconventional black names.
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How Karen became a meme and what real-life Karens think

In addition to a shared first name, Sun, a 23-year-old Chinese-American, doesn’t exactly match the stereotype of a middle-aged
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Does My Child’s Name Erase My Identity? - The New York Times

Does My Child’s Name Erase My Identity? - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
At first I thought her four names were a beautiful compromise. But at 18 months old, her eyes are bluish-gray, her hair is light brown. While I’ve tried to wrestle with what it means for her to appear so light in a society that hugely privileges whiteness, I’ve grown more uneasy about her name. Her first and last names, the most salient parts, look and sound as white as her features.
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Hello, My Name Is Marijuana Pepsi! (Ep. 387)

Hello, My Name Is Marijuana Pepsi! (Ep. 387) | Name News | Scoop.it
Research shows that having a distinctively black name doesn’t affect your economic future. But what is the day-to-day reality of living with such a name? Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck, a newly-minted Ph.D., is well-qualified to answer this question. Her verdict: the data don’t tell the whole story.
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The Bridgerton Names Show Off an Age-Old Cultural Bias

The Bridgerton Names Show Off an Age-Old Cultural Bias | Name News | Scoop.it
The aristocracy is integrated, the orchestras play Taylor Swift...but the names stick to a surprising convention
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Hakeem, Mondaire, Drew, Terri, Nanette, Stephanie

Hakeem, Mondaire, Drew, Terri, Nanette, Stephanie | Name News | Scoop.it
Applying the Supreme Court Test leaves us with too small a pool of names. But look at Congress, and it becomes obvious that any name can be destined for achievement.
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2020: The Year of the Karen

2020: The Year of the Karen | Name News | Scoop.it
She is everywhere. She is inescapable. Who is she? She is KAREN, or rather, a Karen, a newly pejorative term that (usually) refers to a white woman who uses her privilege to demand things from others or to police others
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Column: What’s in a name? Trouble!

Column: What’s in a name? Trouble! | Name News | Scoop.it
Bob Waite talks about names and how one like Karen has come to mean something else.
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The Blind Date Test

The Blind Date Test | Name News | Scoop.it
Now imagine that your friend has suggested you go on a blind date with this great person, FillintheBlank.

For FillintheBlank? Insert your all-time favorite baby name.
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Name Quotes 85: Karen, Blane, Friedemann –

Name Quotes 85: Karen, Blane, Friedemann – | Name News | Scoop.it
From the 1986 movie Pretty in Pink, Duckie’s reaction to learning that Andie is dating a guy named Blane: Blane? His name is Blane? That’s a major appliance, that’s not a name! Fr…
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Sunday Summary: The Judi Dench Example

Sunday Summary: The Judi Dench Example | Name News | Scoop.it
The problem isn’t necessarily cutesy names. The problem is that, for too long, we’ve equated feminine with less capable. And so we choose Madison over Madeline, Sloane instead of Jane.

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You Know Karen

You Know Karen | Name News | Scoop.it
She's been having a moment — and that's not a good thing. Using baby name data, we found other names that are equally as “Karen” as Karen.
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A depressing study of how people respond to stereotypically black and white names

A depressing study of how people respond to stereotypically black and white names | Name News | Scoop.it
"I've never been so disgusted by my own data."
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Implicit Bias in Names: An Unintentional Case Study

Implicit Bias in Names: An Unintentional Case Study | Name News | Scoop.it
The fact that the name Kevin is far more common and cross-generational than Jamal further reinforces the impression of the white character in the video as the everyman, and the black character as the other.
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This is a really good read - very insightful of Laura.

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Let's Close Read the Animal Crossing Names

Let's Close Read the Animal Crossing Names | Name News | Scoop.it
As we speak, millions of people are sheltering at home on remote islands with only animals for company. And those animals have names. The Nintendo game Animal Crossing: New Horizons serves up a much-needed escape, a cheery world with a cast of cartoon critters. A glance at their cherubic faces, […]
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