Two friends, formerly known as Daniel Knox-Hewson and Kelvin Borbidge Daniel Knox-Hewson and his friend Kelvin Borbidge of Nottingham, United Kingdom, decided in 2011 to have their names reflect their love of […]
Would They Let You Name Your Baby “Red Tape”?
Choosing a baby’s name is exciting. If you live in Denmark, it is also complicated.
Consider the Consequences of Marriage
One has to marvel at how much Miss Fannie loved Mr. Licker to have agreed to take his name: source
Don’t Try to Pronounce It If You Are Wearing False Teeth
The 85-characters long Maori name for a hill in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, is the longest place name found in any English speaking country. It is, Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteaturipukakapikimaungah-oronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, which roughly translates as, “the […]
Maybe a Name Change Should Be Considered?
A man named Never Fail filed for bankruptcy in 1990 in Oklahoma City, Oklahama. source
Easiest Middle Name to Spell
President Harry Truman’s parents agreed their son’s middle name should honor his grandfather, but they were not in agreement about which one: Anderson Shipp Truman or Solomon Young. They decided that “S” […]
A Bank Account in Every City
Promotional Poster for WC Fields’ 1940 feature film, “The Bank Dick” As a young vaudeville performer, WC Fields (1880-1946) lived in poverty and near starvation. He had a recurring nightmare of being […]
That’s a Big Muster, Mister
Everyone knows a group of cattle is known as a herd and a bunch of fish is called a school, but how well do you know the collective names for these animals? […]
Appropriate Name in the End
In the late 1880s, Lester Moore worked as a Wells Fargo Station Agent in the Mexico-United States border town of Naco, Arizona. One day a man named Hank Dunstan arrived at the […]
How Many Zeros In…?
Most of us are pretty confident with what to call numbers that end with three or six zeroes. After that, things can get a little fuzzy. Part of the problem arises from […]
So That’s Where They Got the Name
Torchwood is a spin-off of the highly-successful science fiction television program Doctor Who. The word torchwood is actually an anagram of the words doctor who.
The Name is Bigger than The Village
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest village name in the world (and third longest geographical name). it is located in Wales, and yes there are four l’s in a row!
Do They Need to Widen the Borders for the Name?
Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is “Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.”
Big Name for Little Guy
The dinosaur with the longest name is Micropachycephalosaurus (“small thick-headed lizard”). Its fossils are usually found in China.