I like the romance of Bennifer 2.0 as much as the next person, but her name change makes me wince.
For decades, the ancient Incan ruins in Peru have been called Machu Picchu. But the original name was Picchu or Huayna Picchu, according to two researchers.
Investors give money to pseudonymous developers. Venture capitalists back founders without learning their real names. What happens when they need to know?
The world’s most popular Olympians are household names. But to Chinese fans who delight in creating nicknames, they’re different characters entirely.
Carmen Mola, a novelist publishing under a pen name, seemed to shatter a glass ceiling in the world of Spanish books. But when the author’s true identity was revealed while claiming a big prize, it was a shock.
To understand the process of name signing, a Times team turned to people who knew it best.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are hardly the only new parents gravitating toward quirk, family tradition and “L” names.
At some top companies, Asian Americans are overrepresented in midlevel roles and underrepresented in leadership. The root of this workplace inequality could stem from the all-too-common experience of being confused for someone else.
A decade is an eternity in internet years. But people still haven’t forgotten the British politician’s errant tweet, and he’s still playing along.
How “pandemic boredom” led to an internet sensation and a battle royale (with pool noodles) of many Joshes.
A reader says no other picture has captured our experience as a world since the onset of Covid. Also: Leave Karen alone; yoga as a path to wisdom.
Sometimes just being a Linda is the best reason to celebrate.
Slate Star Codex was a window into the psyche of many tech leaders building our collective future. Then it disappeared.
The expectant parents spend weeks deciding on their new baby’s name. Then the grandparents weigh in.
What’s it like to be name-checked by Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Amy Winehouse, et al? We asked, among others, “our” Sharona.
Accused of a “decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person,” the entrepreneur (and spouse of Alec Baldwin) talks about being the main character in this last week of 2020.
The Quebec town is home to one of the world’s largest former asbestos mines. Residents voted to rename the town Val-des-Sources, or Valley of the Springs.
For some of us, shedding the old is less an act of vanity than of self-respect.
In 1965, it was the third-most-popular baby name in the United States. In 2018, it was the 635th — and today it’s even less popular. How did Karens fall so far?
Mohamed Amghar, a retired software sales manager in France, has filed a discrimination complaint against his former employer, accusing the company of making him use a traditional French name at work.
A discussion of wives, husbands and the names we choose to go by.
Do married lesbians use the title “Mrs.?” The answer is often “no.” Women also have strong feelings about the word “wife.”
A woman’s identity in the world is more than a one-dimensional story about honorifics.
My husband and I gave her names that honor our heritage, but now we wonder if it’s enough.
For people who are not gender conforming, traditional parent names may not fit. Some are trying mash-ups like “Mather” or “Maddie.”