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A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but ...

… roses don’t indulge in matrimony, to the best of my knowledge.

They do have individual names, so you know what to expect by way of leaf and blossom and flowering habit. 836 more words

Thinking, Or Ranting, Or Both

The name Breckenridge

I have been asked why I would name my blog by my last name. I couldn’t really figure out a catchy title, and I thought if this is… 41 more words

Surnames and Sexism

I recently read an article online on the subject of women changing their surnames when they wed and sexism. Personally, I do not think that those two topics have much in common. 461 more words


Humor in Science (Episode 3: surname-sharing in co-authored publications)

My friend Engin pointed me to this very instructive paper by A Few Goodmen (2014) about the phenomenon of surname-sharing in co-authored publications. Absolutely frontier-pushing, as these few Goodmen explain: 45 more words


Tasmanian Name Index

The link below is to an article reporting on the Tasmanian Name Index – a great research tool.

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Hello ..... I'm me .....

It seems that everyone is crazy about George Clooney. He got married. His wife is a lawyer. They’ve bought a house in Sonning. She’s taken his surname. 334 more words