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Always wanted to be a host on public radio but don’t have a name with the international punch of Doualy Xaykaothao, an Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, or even a Daniel Zwerdling? Not to Worry! Enter your name below, and we will suggest a new public radio-friendly version. The rest is up to you..

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when i entered my name, here is what was created for me:

Your Public Radio Name is:

Cantara del Barco-Wright

it has a nice ring to it, and i’m kind of liking it.

“i only got interested in radio once,

i talked my way into an internship at npr’s headquarters in washington, d.c. in 1978,

having never heard the network on the air.”

*ira glass

 *American public radio personality. He is the host and producer of the radio and television series This American Life and has participated in other NPR programs, including: Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Talk of the Nation. His work in radio and television has won him awards, such as the  Edward R. Murrow Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Radio and the George Polk Award in Radio Reporting. 

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not me sitting with my three daughters

but hired meercat models looking very similar

after i’ve just called each of them by one or more of their sibling’s names once again

since for some reason i thought it was a good idea to name all of them with the same first letter 

(i’m a fan of alliteration)

and with two syllables

and rarely have called them by the correct name on the first try since birth

so they each pretty much answer to all of them. 

According to Quartz Magazine, if you’re in a particularly bad mood, getting called by your sibling’s name might make you feel like the offending parent doesn’t care enough to keep their kids straight. But according to a 2016 study published in the journal Memory and Cognition, your parents might actually mistake you for your siblings because they care about you.

A team of students in Duke University’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience conducted a series of surveys to find out who gets misnamed, who misnames them, and why it happens. Some instances appeared to have been caused by phonetic similarities between names—e.g. you accidentally called your boss “Katherine” (your cousin’s name) instead of “Kathleen.” But the survey results also pointed to strong semantic trends. In other words, family members are often called other family members’ names, friends are often called other friends’ names, and people outside those two categories are often mistaken for other people outside them.

Basically, as the researchers explained, we build semantic networks in our brains where we can group similar information together and recall it easily. Facts about your immediate family members, for example, may be stored in one semantic network; while details about friends might go in another one. In your mom’s mind, then, your and your sister’s names are essentially in the same basket, and your mom might unwittingly grab your sister’s when she meant to grab yours. What the researchers argue is that it’s a little less about the mistake and more about the basket: Parents love their kids, so they put you all in the same top-tier basket.

The results also suggest that some family member baskets aren’t just reserved for humans. A staggering 41 of the 42 pet-related misnaming incidents involved calling pets by family members’ names or vice versa, rather than mixing up two pets’ names. And most of those incidents involved dogs, specifically.

“Given the scarcity of misnaming episodes involving the names of family pets other than dogs, our data suggest that dogs may be a central part of (at least some) families … as human-like members, whereas cats and other pets, although they may be part of the family, are not categorized as human-like,” the authors wrote in the study.

If you’re about to get defensive on behalf of your cat, whom you very much consider a human-like part of your family, keep in mind that 42 is a small sample size. And the whole study only included about 1700 participants, who were all reporting misnaming episodes remembered from their past—leaving plenty of room for human error. In short, as is so often the case with scientific studies, more research is needed. That said, try not to take it personally if your dad mistakes you for the dog.

 

“i cannot tell what the dickens his name is.”

-william shakespeare

Story credits: Quartz Magazine -By Samantha A. Deffler, Christin M. Ogle, Cassidy Fox, and David C. Rubin

Current and former members of the Noetics Laboratory at Duke University

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Baby names generated by a neural network at Stanford University

in iceland, it’s hard to come up with a creative name for a newborn.

a government committee prevents parents

from giving babies names that it deems ‘too weird.’

the committee’s name – mannanafnanefnd.

 

‘names are not always what they seem.’

-mark twain, following the equator: a journey around the world 

 

 

 

 

easy as abc.

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it amazing to watch

as the lightbulb goes on

and

the transformation begins

when

those who have long names

quickly learn 

to adopt 

a shorter nickname

that they suddenly really love

(but only when written down)

once they have to 

go through the process 

of writing it all out.

sebastian becomes ‘seb’

elizabeth becomes ‘liz’

anniston becomes ‘ana’

christian becomes ‘chris’

and then

there is always

the one

who gets caught up in the spirit of things

and

 jumps on

the shortcut bandwagon

just because

like when

kim becomes ‘km’.


“working hard and working smart

sometimes can be two different things.”

-byron dorgan

fame is a series of misunderstandings surrounding a name. – joni mitchell

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 i’ve been wondering.

were

greenland and iceland

 somehow

mixed up in the naming process?

was the paperwork confusing?

did no one

catch the error until it was too late?

did someone

not have their glasses on?

was there a translation issue?

why did they not fix it ?

 my theory is

that it would have been

too expensive and too much bother

to change all of the logos on the cocktail napkins

once they had already been printed.

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image credits: dailyenglish.in.th

h3-oh!

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 having

 named

all of

my

3 daughters

all close in age

with

names

that

all begin

with the letter

h

has caused

me to

rarely

if ever

call them

 by their

proper name

at least

on

the first

or

the second

try

and

they’ve

all learned

over time

to just

answer

to

any of them

and

when they

all sign their cards

to me

love

your favorite daughter, h

i know i’ve done it right

one thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child’s name and how old he or she is.

– erma bombeck

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