Irvin

I met Irvin Lin at the 2011 BlogHer Food conference and it didn't take long until we landed on the topic of names. Like so many people I meet, Irvin had an interesting story (or two) to share about his name so our discussion quickly evolved into an official Name Project interview. Come to find out, Irvin is quite the compelling name. At least that's what Roy Feinson says about people with the name Irvin. I think our Irvin Lin is the picture of compelling. Check out the full post to learn more!

Golden Sonia

My series, The Name Project, showcases excerpts of interviews with the people I meet. Names are my inspiration and I hope to share with you photographs of people and stories about their names. I titled this post Golden Sonia because it reflects what I see in the name. Wisdom. Beauty. Growth. It's all good as gold. Join me in taking time getting to know a little more about Sonia.

A Word for Moms

Did you know the word for mom begins with an "M" in the majority of languages? There's madre (Spanish), mère (French), mater (Latin), mama (Italian), mer (Vietnam), and mutter (German), to name just a few.

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Whatever the foundations of the word itself, it's also a name. And it's one of the proudest and happiest names I have. From the moment I heard my daughter utter the first syllables remotely close to mama until today, I have been in love with the sound of it.

Andrea’s Art

My new series is called The Name Project, where I do in-person, brief interviews about peoples' names along with my photograph of them. Names are my inspiration and I hope to share with you photographs of a variety of people and some fun stories about their names.

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Today's interview is with Andrea. Everyone should be so lucky to have an Andrea in their life, especially this one. She likes to call a spade a spade, so to speak, which is not an uncommon trait for people sharing this name. Roy Feinson says that Andrea's, "consider themselves to be realists (rather than pessimists) who are simply being candid about the state of the world...they feel it is their duty to tell the truth."

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Andrea's truth? Names just are what they are!

Happy Name Day, Christos

I have a friend named Christos who recently celebrated his Name Day. European and Latin American countries actually have celebrations for names (I think I live in the wrong …