Fifteen Imaginary Women React to the Idea of a Man Taking Their Name

Today, we at Jezebel—Protectresses of Man Feelings—stumbled upon Thought Catalog’s “15 Men React To The Idea Of Taking Their Wife’s Last Name After Marriage.” We were aggrieved, nay, heartsick as we contemplated the gnawing terror experienced by Poor Men who are asked to take the names of their female partners. » 8/18/15 6:30pm 8/18/15 6:30pm

Just Because His Name Is Sexy Doesn't Mean He Is

I know what you'll say: Yes, there is such a thing as a sexy name. Names can be sexy, just as words can be sexy! But after many long, serious minutes of thinking, I have concluded that it is not so. People are sexy. The sexiness of a person's name is an afterthought, assigned in retrospect after seeing, hearing or… » 8/27/14 1:30pm 8/27/14 1:30pm

It's Illegal to Name Your Daughter 'Harriet' in Iceland

Icelandic officials are refusing to renew one 10-year-old's passport because her name does not comply with the country's strict naming laws. Previously listed on legal documents only as Stúlka Cardew (translation: GIRL Cardew), the little girl and her parents will have to go to court and fight to retain the child's… » 8/12/14 3:45pm 8/12/14 3:45pm

Couple Legally Changes Their Name to Seamonster

When I was a kid, I wanted my name to be Anastasia Shortcake because I really liked the name "Anastasia" and I had a mad obsession with Strawberry Shortcake and also I was a complete idiot. I begged my mother to let me change my name, but after she finished drinking her afternoon peach schnapps and stopped laughing… » 8/04/14 12:30pm 8/04/14 12:30pm

Man's Name Is 63 Words Long, Starting with Kim-Jong Sexy Glorious Beast

A 25-year-old Swedish man who's spent thousands of dollars extending his first name to 63 words claims to have the world's longest first name. Kim-Jong Sexy Glorious Beast Divine Dick Father Lovely Iron Man Even Unique Poh Un Winn Charlie Ghora Khaos Mehan Hansa Kimmy Humbero Uno Master Over Dance Shake Bouti Bepop… » 7/02/14 6:30pm 7/02/14 6:30pm

How the Horses in the Kentucky Derby Got Their Names

Every year when we would sit to watch the Kentucky Derby, my mother would inevitably make corny jokes about the names of all the horses. It was one of my favorite parts of race day. Of course, we'd wonder exactly how or why race horses end up with names like Notacatbutallama, Ononitsmymotherinlaw or Doremifasolatido. » 5/03/14 2:45pm 5/03/14 2:45pm

Dumb Survey Says Your Name Predicts How Much of a Gold Digger You Are

I love the surveys that make it to the top of the Daily Mail. They're personally relevant enough to read and outrageous and trivial enough to be totally entertaining. The latest survey that they cover does not disappoint. According to data pulled by something called DirtSearch.org, a background/criminal… » 4/20/14 2:31pm 4/20/14 2:31pm

'Free Spirited' Woman Legally Changes Her Name to Sexy Crabtree

It's always admirable when you see someone change something that they don't like about their lives. Maybe they move apartments, maybe they break up with a partner who isn't treating them right or maybe they decide to legally change their name to "Sexy" because they think it suits them better than "Sheila." Fair… » 2/12/14 2:30pm 2/12/14 2:30pm