Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Name Voyager - what's in a name?

Name Voyager (requires Java) is an amazing online tool. Trace the rise and decline of popular names from the 1900s to the present (US data) and search for names and derivatives. The associated Baby Name Wizard blog contains a fascinating range of posts on naming conventions, international differences, factors which influence naming and other posts about a "cultural accelerator" phenomen and popular culture triggers.

A wonderful resource for educators and schools for creative minds.

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