quinta-feira, 27 de setembro de 2012

Name In Spotlight: Tennessee

So the latest celeb baby name making waves across the internet today is Reese Witherspoon's newborn son, named Tennessee James. With such a bold first name, people are either gonna love it or hate it. I'm actually on board with it, sounds like a fun strong name. State names have been used as human names for a very long time, we don't bat an eyelid anymore whenever we hear about someone named Montana or Dakota. However, most state names haven't transformed into popular human names, and when we hear about them being used, we are usually surprised.

sexta-feira, 7 de setembro de 2012

How US Naming Influences The World

I've been thinking about this issue for quite a while now, and I've decide to share with you my thoughts. We all know how the US adopts names from all over the world, and sometimes it doesn't respect the names' origins by not using a certain name on the appropriate gender. We all know how that works, right? The so called "unisex" names have been migrating from boys to girls for over a century now, at the very least. But how do these naming trends influence the rest of the world you say? Well the most obvious answer is because the US is definitely the most influential country of the world, at least the western world, from its celeb culture, from movie stars and singers, to TV shows, to products, to pretty much everything.

terça-feira, 4 de setembro de 2012

Name In Trend: Zoey

Zoey, an alternative spelling of Zoe, is a greek name in origin that means "life". Zoe and Zoey have recently exploded in popularity, and there seems to be no stopping these names.

Zoey, the alternative spelling, is quite trendy right now, and zooming super fast up the girls ranking. So why is this spelling so popular? One reason might be the show "Zoey 101" on Disney, that ran from 2005 to 2008, making this spelling more noticed. Another reason might be because there is a character named Zoey on "How I Met Your Mother", one of the most watched sitcoms in the US. However, I think one of the biggest reasons is because Zoe can be pronounced "zoh", rhyming with the name Joe. For example, this is how stylist and designer Rachel Zoe pronounces her last name. With the spelling Zoey, there is no issue with the pronounciation.

So let's see how Zoey has performed in the ranking shall we?