Category Archives: funny names in science

Arthur Lee Samuel, Three First Names?

Today I am standing on my soap box—because I’m too short for you to see me otherwise—and whispering, because if you want people to pay attention, you whisper. And have a slice of Chocolate Bourbon Cake. I understand it’s one … Continue reading

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Funny-Named Christmas Babies

Merry Christmas, everyone! Today we do not spotlight only one funny-named person, but some of the poor souls who had to share their birthdays with the baby Jesus. One collective gift instead of two. I wonder if anyone born on Christmas … Continue reading

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Salman Khan versus Salman Khan

We recently had a run on twins here at the BoFN. How about twined names. What’s in a name? A lot if your name is Salman Khan. If you Google Salman Khan, the first name to rise to the top … Continue reading

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Birthday Bang-Up: From Iggy To Oaxaca

You may have read that yesterday was long-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II’s 89th birthday. But it was also a day of birth for much funnier-named folk than Elizabeth Alexandra Mary. Yep, that’s her regal name. It’s not quite as interesting as singer … Continue reading

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Greg Bear

Polish up your geek glasses people, I’ve just spent a month driving close to 9,000 miles with my husband and we’re rolling it into high gear. Fortunately for me, jocks need nerds and my husband understands my need to geek. … Continue reading

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