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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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This Fun Naming Tool Predicts Which Career Baby Will Be Most Famous In

This Fun Naming Tool Predicts Which Career Baby Will Be Most Famous In | Name News | Scoop.it
Read about a fun naming tool from USDirect.com that, based on their collected data, looks at five career categories your name or baby's name will be most famous in.
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Bosses Tell BAME Employees to Get a 'Western Work Name'

Bosses Tell BAME Employees to Get a 'Western Work Name' | Name News | Scoop.it
Black Asian Minority and Ethic workers, also known as BAME, revealed they have directly or indirectly been told to use more English sounding names in the workplace.
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“What’s My Line?” Baby Names

“What’s My Line?” Baby Names | Name News | Scoop.it
What’s My Line? (1950-1967) was one of the longest-running game shows on television — not to mention one of the earliest. The word “line” in the title didn’t refer to …
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"Darris Miller (f), who made one-piece pajamas for dogs" ...

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Duana Names: We Do These Here

Duana Names: We Do These Here | Name News | Scoop.it
If you go by Aileen or Eileen and then go back to your old name, that’s okay. Nobody’s keeping score.
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Naming experts tell Moneyish why the fastest-growing baby name is a ‘Star Wars’ villain – and how that could cost kids in the future.

Naming experts tell Moneyish why the fastest-growing baby name is a ‘Star Wars’ villain – and how that could cost kids in the future. | Name News | Scoop.it
We love bad boys when it comes to naming our babies
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A financial slant on the new top names.

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Nomenclator: Ancient Roman Name Remember-er

In ancient times, well-to-do Romans didn’t have to worry about remembering people’s names. Why? Because they had special name-remembering slaves to do the job for them. These slaves wer…
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Names at Work: Name News From the World of Business and Employment

Names at Work: Name News From the World of Business and Employment | Name News | Scoop.it
Name Blind CVs Numerous studies demonstrate that certain names are more likely to be chosen for a job than others. Not only is it harder to get a job if your name isn't Anglo-Saxon, but there is a preference for names that are common and easy to pronounce. Because of this unconscious name bias, several…
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Baptiste Coulmont » Line ? un prénom de coiffeuse ! = Line? That's a hairdresser's name!

J'avais apprécié la lexicologie commerciale de Mathieu Garnier (@matamix). J'ai donc téléchargé les données disponibles sur infogreffe (greffes des tribunaux de commerce). Et j'ai exploré la fréquences des prénoms dans les intitulés des entreprises (dans les données de 2013).
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Translating names – Dariusz Galasiński

Have you actually met a John or a Maggie who became Jan or Gosia in Poland, or Juan and Greta? No? Me neither. And if this is so, there is more to name translation than meets the eye. Translating names mostly goes one way. Somehow ‘we’ must translate our names into English, and ‘you’ don’t have to translate yours into Polish, Estonian, Romanian or Slovak. 
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What’s the gender gap among economists? –

What’s the gender gap among economists? – | Name News | Scoop.it
Since 2018, NamSor has been used append gender to authors in RePEC (Research Papers in Economics). Overall, 25.8% of economists are female.
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Miss Manners: That's not my name; is it petty to complain?

Miss Manners: That's not my name; is it petty to complain? | Name News | Scoop.it
Miss Manners: I feel like they should know my correct name by now. Plus: They'll ask me where my husband is, and I don't want to say he's being a jerk.
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Stephanie Clifford's journey through stormy names

Stephanie Clifford's journey through stormy names | Name News | Scoop.it
Inspired by the name which the bassist of the band Mötley Crüe’s gave his child, “Storm”, she changed her name her name to Stormy Waters
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Name calling

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Freakanomics made me think, can a name be damaging to one’s psyche?

I asked my friends on Facebook to tell me about actual people they know or knew that I could add to the list. These are real people, remember. Here they are:
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The beauty of unpronounceable names is that we all eventually learn them

The beauty of unpronounceable names is that we all eventually learn them | Name News | Scoop.it
Most importantly, let us become conscious of the role each of us play in society in ensuring that we don't merely tolerate difference, be in it in name or otherwise, but rather, we celebrate it.
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Why Korean companies are forcing their workers to go by English names

Why Korean companies are forcing their workers to go by English names | Name News | Scoop.it
“Dropping your pants and [urinating] in the person’s briefcase would be only a little ruder than calling him/her by his/her first name.”

But some companies are looking to eliminate some of this hierarchy. The best way to do that, it seems, is dictating that employees take English names.
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Prénoms d’entrepreneurs : Sébastien le boucher, Mohamed le taxi = Entrepreneur names

Prénoms d’entrepreneurs : Sébastien le boucher, Mohamed le taxi = Entrepreneur names | Name News | Scoop.it
La base Sirène de l'INSEE nous donne les prénoms des entrepreneurs et des entrepreneuses. Il est ainsi possible de voir que des secteurs différents ont des entrepreneurs différents.
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The results of a study, showing the most common names for business owners in different sectors.

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Do Americans Have an Obsession with Nicknames?

Do Americans Have an Obsession with Nicknames? | Name News | Scoop.it
Which (if any) of these theories do you think makes the most sense? What others can you think of?

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Dr. Cato und Pfleger Denny

Fünf Jahre lang arbeitete ein gelernter Krankenpfleger als Arzt. Die Schwindelei flog auf, weil er seinen Vornamen nicht leiden konnte.
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The story of how a nurse managed to work as doctor under a false name - supposedly changed because he didn't like his real name.

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What's in a name? Introducing yourself in academia

What's in a name? Introducing yourself in academia | Name News | Scoop.it
Any way you decide to go, if you want to stay in academia, you should make your choice wisely and hang on to it. As the Polish saying goes: “Half your life you work for your name, and the other half…your name works for you”.

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