With all the Petersons, Andersons, and Johnsons around the Badger State, what last names are the most common in Wisconsin? How common are those last names compared to the overall population of the state?
My name is Cathy. Not Katherine, Kathleen or Katie, just plain ole' Cathy. It's spelled with a "c" because my mother said she couldn't make a good looking "k". I don't mind my name and my parents had it picked out long before I was born, but I often wonder what their second choice might have been. Now, thanks to TIME magazine, I can find out and so can you!
LOOK AT THAT FACE! Adorbs! Not one, but TWO sets of lemur twins were born this past summer at the Lake Superior Zoo's Primate Conservation Center! The first set was a male and a female born on May 31. The second set were both female born on June 29. The staff at the zoo have come up with a fun way to name the babies and help biodiversity in Madagascar!
Residents of Toad Suck, Arkansas have long had to explain their unusual town name. At least now they can add to the explanation that they have been recognized as having the “most unfortunate” town name in America.
It’s one thing when Gwyneth Paltrow names her child Apple, or M.I.A names her’s Ikhyd. Those celebrities have the resources to deal with the problems that can arise when a child is given an odd name. However, experts are increasingly seeing ‘naming regret” among normal folks who give their babies not so normal names.