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David Bruce: Names Anecdotes

Carl Linnaeus became the father of classification by virtue of creating a new way of naming plants and animals using a binomial system of nomenclature, with the first name identifying the plant or animal as belonging to a specific group and the second name giving a specific characteristic of the plant or animal. 1,085 more words


By Any Other Name

On tentative little tiptoes I’m overjoyed to share that one of my weird short stories has been accepted for publication in a very cool (and meaningful) publication – but more to come about that later. 619 more words

Baby names I love and MIGHT use // WhatWants

Before we get into this I just want to say that I am not pregnant and don’t plan on becoming pregnant anytime soon. Me and the BF were talking yesterday about baby names (My cousin has just had a baby, he was not hinting) and I thought I’d do a fun little post on here. 603 more words


NEW NAMES FOR FAME — Mr. Rosenberg & Ms. Rosenbaum

Arthur Leonard Rosenberg
determined a non-ethnic handle
would fire up his acting career,
so he re-named himself Tony Randall.

Only the rich and the strong… 45 more words

Tombeck: A story of being second

Many of you may be the youngest child in your family and don’t you worry! This post is your time to grab the limelight rather than that shadow with your inferior hand crippled by rickets and relish in it. 170 more words


The grey Mr Gray

I see Mr Gray,

clad in a grey suit.

Reading as his train pulls


To Reading.

He wishes to meet his companions,

Featherstonehugh and Fanshaw, 14 more words

Baby names (and other names) websites

Baby names websites are useful tools as well as dangerous traps. There are dozens, if not hundred of them, and when it comes to non-european/northern american names they are often full of inaccuracies — some may even be offensive. 524 more words

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