names

race-identity

From Yulsue to Briana: 11 POC on Changing Their Names to Sound More White

"They reposted the position and I sent the exact same resume and cover letter but used my middle name, Daniel. They wrote me back the next day for an interview."
Janae Price
6.3.19
Culture

How to Pronounce Names You've Never Seen Before

Just because someone's name doesn't conform to the norms of your culture doesn't give you the right to ruin it.
Jumi Akinfenwa
4.18.19
open thread

Please Stop Giving Video Games Such Terrible Names

‘Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden,’ I’m calling you out.
Patrick Klepek
3.29.18
Noisey News

William Patrick Corgan Is Billy Corgan Again

Okay.
Alex Robert Ross
11.17.17
bad luck

The Other Richard Spencer Would Like You to Please Stop Yelling at Him

This is what it's like to share a name with a notorious asshole.
Luke Winkie
10.20.17
Sex

This Man’s Official Job Title Is Vaginal Happiness Manager

“I’m just a normal guy."
Maria Yagoda
10.4.17
famous bugs

Why So Many New Species Are Named After Celebrities

Scientists just named some newly discovered spiders after Bernie Sanders, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Michelle Obama.
Jacob Dubé
9.26.17
Baseball

Are These MLB Draft Names Real Or Fake?

TEST YOUR MIGHT. Or, anyway, look at these beautiful baseball prospect names and see if you can tell which ones belong to real people.
David Roth
5.30.17
CELEBRITIES

People with the Same Names as Celebrities Tell Us How Much it Sucks

"There's nothing worse than having your name called out in a waiting room and everyone turns around to see where the bald Irish singer is, just to be disappointed."
Jessica Pan
5.3.17
marriage

Half of Americans Think Women Should Be Required by Law to Take Husband's Name

A 2017 study published in "Gender Issues" seeks to understand why 70 percent of US adults reported in previous research that they believe a married woman should change her name and half said it should be required by law.
Kimberly Lawson
1.27.17
the internet

What Are the Most Egregiously George Lucas-Ass Names in Baseball?

A dumb question about a goofball auteur with a taste for ridiculous names produces some appropriately ridiculous baseball-related answers.
David Roth
12.20.16
AUSTIN

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Have a New Name: ‘Waymo’

It stands for a new way forward in mobility. Also--the name of a workout in Arkansas.
Madison Margolin
12.13.16
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