Thursday, February 12, 2009

The honor of naming

What have you named? Were you the person who came up with the names for your children or pets? Did you successfully suggest names for other people's children or pets? Have you given names to your cars, homes, computers, or other things? Did you ever provide a name for a club, a product, a rock band, or a street? What are some of the things in the world that were named by you?

Who named you? For whom were you named? If you don't know, or if you weren't named for anyone specific, for whom would you like to have been named?

Just for fun: NameVoyager is an interactive graph of the most popular first names in the US over the last 120 years. Was your name a trendy name in the decade when you were born?