Latest Given name Stories

2013-08-30 23:26:31

In appreciation for all the hard working folks across America, we thought we’d take a look at which baby names have etymological origins derived from occupations.

2010-05-11 05:17:00

LONDON, May 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a study by http://www.bounty.com, one in five parents REGRET the names they have chosen for their children and 19 per cent of folk are fed up with the sheer number of other children sharing the same moniker. In hindsight mums and dads claim they wouldn't have chosen names such as William, Oliver and Jack.

2009-12-31 00:00:00

LONDON, December 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack and Olivia were the most popular baby names of 2009, it emerged today (31st December 2009). Jack, the moniker of Messrs Tweed, Nicholson and Straw, retained its title for the 15th year on the trot. Olivia secured a second successive stint as the girls' favourite having taken over from Grace in 2008. The highest climbers this year were Lucas, which raced 24 places up the charts to make number 15, and Maisie, which rocketed up a staggering...

2009-07-29 15:27:27

The Swedish Tax agency has denied a family's request to have their newborn daughter named Michael after late pop star Michael Jackson. The agency, which is charged with approving names, said it rejected the tribute to the King of Pop because it considers giving well-established boy names to girls to

2008-12-29 03:00:00

LONDON, December 29 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Bounty, the UK parenting club, Olivia and Jack are the most popular names in Britain in 2008. The elegant female first name reclaimed the top spot from Grace after just twelve months.

2006-06-01 17:52:02

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If you have ever wondered what's in a name, consider: Brooklyn, Moxie Crimefighter, Bluebell Madonna, Suri, Phinneaus, Apple and, debuting just last week, Shiloh.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).