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Perspectives

That’s Not My Name: Difficult Spelling and Pronunciation

When my husband and I married, I joked to him that perhaps I would have kept my maiden name only if it had been more interesting than “Smith.”

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Feminism

Is Ms. vs. Miss vs. Mrs. Still an Issue?

Or it as big of a deal as it used to be? Do people even think about this anymore? Prior to a few weeks ago, I’d considered this issue to be a thing of the past, something our mothers or grandmothers had to consider. I don’t know if it was a lack of attention to the […]

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Feminism

A Rose By Any Other Name

Firstmute posted “Marriage: Sharing Whose Name, Exactly?“ on November 29, 2011. The piece is thoughtful and persuasive. However, my point of view is different and rests on the idea that as postmodern feminist theory evolves, so does the name game. I hope to add more ideas and perspectives on this debate.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: What’s In a Name?

I think most people spent at least part of their childhood wishing they could change something about themselves. My best friend and I had opposite hair types (mine: corkscrew curls, hers: pin straight) and always wished we could switch.

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Writing

How To Find the Perfect Names For Your Characters!

If you’re writing a story, the names you give your characters can help your readers get an idea of what they’re like. Here are some things to keep in mind!

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: 3/18

What’s in a name?  We’ve talked a bit about the last name issue (to change or not to change, that is the question), but I want to look at first names today.  As you can see, my name is Sara.  Now that I’m an adult, I love my name.  It suits me down to the […]

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Life

My Name Is What I Say It Is

My name is Buster Blonde (well, not really, but for the purposes of this post, let’s say that it is). Most people who know me, know that fact, and most of them call me by that name”¦or some derivation of it: Busty, Blizzle, Licensed & Blonded, etc. When I was 4 or 5 my nanny, […]