NPR blog post: How Not To Name Your Baby

Another naming-related article, this one from NPR:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2014/02/24/281815610/how-not-to-name-your-baby?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=npr&utm_campaign=nprnews&utm_content=02%2F24%2F2014

The author of this essay is a cognitive psychology professor with seriously impressive academic credentials, but I actually found the piece rather fluffy. I had hoped that she would delve deeper into the idea of trying to use objective data to find the perfect name, and how/why it doesn't work. But maybe I'm expecting too much of a little blog post like this.

Replies

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March 4, 2014 12:14 PM

I had many of the same feelings, EVie.

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March 30, 2014 11:06 AM

Yeah research is good but only to a point. People these days are concerned about the image a name portrays, rightly so, I think in this day and age where our names represents us more than our person does than it has been in the past. After a certain point though the data is only anxiety producing and not helpful in producing answers, especially with people always trying to beat the popularity numbers.