All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘names’

Milla Jovovich Files to Change Her Name

Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich wants to change her name. No, it’s not because she’s tired of everyone pronouncing it incorrectly (mee-luh yo-vo-vitch is correct, by the way). In fact, it’s just a case of Mrs. Anderson-Jovovich wanting to switch things up a bit. TMZ reports that Jovovich, whose legal name is currently Milla Anderson-Jovovich (she’s married to director Paul …

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Asiana Name Gaffe: Frisco TV Station Takes Blame for Accidental Racism

A few days ago, San Francisco Fox affiliate KTVU was feeling pretty good about its coverage of the Asiana plane crash on July 6. The TV station issued a web promo bragging about having been the first station with cross-platform news of the event, complete with “aerial shots from KTVU NewsChopper 2,” the “first with a live reporter from the …

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‘Xbox’ Was the Best Choice at the Time, Proves Rejected Names List

Say what you want about the name Microsoft decided to give its groundbreaking gaming console back in 2001 – but “Xbox” sure beats “M-PAC” (Microsoft Play and Action Center). Today, we get confirmation that whatever you think about the name “Xbox,” well, it could’ve been a whole lot worse. We get that confirmation from Xbox engineer Seamus Blackley, who discussed …

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‘Khaleesi’ Is Now a Trending Baby Name

Khaleesi is a Dothraki word meaning the wife of the khal in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series (better known to some as HBO’s Game of Thrones). It’s also a baby name that’s rising in popularity in the U.S. Last year, 146 girls were named Khaleesi. That’s 450% more girls than were named Khaleesi in 2011. …

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Parents Are Increasingly Naming Their Babies After Apple Products

Pregnancy and parenting site BabyCenter looked a a sample of 450,000 babies born in 2012 and found that some Apple-related names are on the rise. While these name didn’t crack the top ten for either sex, they definitely saw significant gains this year. The name “Apple” saw its popularity increase by 15% this year for girls (that’s a jump of …

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Hashtag May Be the World’s First Trending Baby

I know that there are a lot of stupid names out there. Believe me, I know. But unless a new parent goes to the extreme and names their kid “Gaydolf Titler” or something, I usually try to withhold judgement. Unless the name you give your child is going to severely disadvantage them their whole life, to each his own, man. …

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