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What’s in a name?

Does your name shape your destiny?

How important is picking the right name for your child? Well, if academic studies are correct names can have consequences for a person’s job prospects, where they live, marriage prospects and even school results. Our name confers our sense of identity and uniqueness, which is why they are so important to both us and to society.

Name inspiration may come from family, religion, book or TV characters, celebrity or nature. But decide wisely, as a name is more than just a name!

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PODCASTS

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Baby Names and Baby Name Remorse

(37 mins )

It’s time to name your baby. The concept may seem simple, but many new parents put a lot of thought into the naming process. Do you follow family traditions? Are you looking for the most unique name so your child feels more special? And what do you do if you later decide to change your baby’s name, possibly due to remorse? Fun discussion on Parent Savers Podcast.

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The Importance of Names

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A lot of history and tradition can go into naming a child and our guest has researched how we pick names and why they are important.

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VIDEOS

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What’s in a Name? The Financial Impact of Unconscious Bias

(11 mins)

Despite the growing use of “name blind” applications, unconscious name bias is still more common than we think. This talk examines the financial impact of names, whether it be names of people, businesses or services. Julia Bernard-Thompson speaks about her own experience of changing her name as an immigrant to the UK.

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Decoding the social value of names

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Duana Taha has become a singular voice on first names, discussing not only what they ‘mean’ but how they shape our experiences and ultimately, our lives. She has never met another Duana.

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12 Ridiculous Celebrity Baby Names That Are Barely Legal

(10 mins)

Ever wonder why and how celebrities come up with their unusual baby names? It seems to be a prerequisite for every famous person who gives birth to name their child the most unique and strangest name you can think of.

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ARTICLES

Test Your Baby Name

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On Amy Morrisons, Pregnant Chicken website – a useful action list to double check your baby’s name. She also shares a list of her favourite baby naming websites.

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Fascinating Baby Naming Laws

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Different countries have different laws about what you can legally name your child. Take a look at some countries with pretty strict or otherwise fascinating baby-naming laws.

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What is name-blind recruitment?

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Leading companies and universities are being asked to remove names from application forms in an effort to stop “unconscious bias” against potential recruits from black and ethnic minority backgrounds. But how does “name-blind” recruitment work?

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The power of using a name

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Using a person’s name is the fastest and most reliable way of building rapport and creating a good first impression. Everyone has a name, use it to better connect to them. You will notice a difference in your relationships.

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