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!
View all available Pods using our Pod Index
(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.Play
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.Watch
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.Watch
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.Read Article
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.Read Article
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?Read Article
BabyNames.com has been a trusted source of names for over twenty years. Find out the name meanings for your entire family, and friends too!Read More
The Power of Names
Book By Mavis Himes. In The Power of Names, Mavis Himes explores both the profound ambivalence that many of us feel toward our names and the conscious and unconscious impact our names have on our lives, sometimes for good and sometimes for ill.Read More