Topics related to given names, surnames, and linguistic aspects of naming in English.

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How do I address an envelope to a married couple, who are respectively Professor and Dr?

The form Mr & Mrs (or Ms) gives way to Dr & Mrs, or Professor & Mrs, or The Rev'd and Mrs, where the lady is a traditionalist who does not have a profession of her own, and stays at home ...
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How should I include names which are written in non-Latin scripts in a list of software authors?

I have a list of the authors of a software program, some of whose contributors are from such places as China and Russia. I would like to include both their transliterated Latin-script names and their ...
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Google the true meaning

Sometimes it takes a long time to recognize what words mean. It took thirty years for the public to recognize that Elton singing Rocket Man was not about a spaceship but about a penis. I started ...