WONDER #681: What's in a Name?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. how to create a new and unique name.
  2. why some names are more popular worldwide than others are.
  3. how people choose names and what some of the most popular names in the U.S. are.
  4. why people from different cultures tend to choose different names for their children.

Question 2 of 3

The study of names and their origins is called ____________.

  1. linguistics
  2. nameonics
  3. nephology
  4. onomastics

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is a common reason parents choose a specific name for their child?

  1. It’s a family name passed down for generations.
  2. They like the name’s historical meaning.
  3. They like how the name sounds.
  4. All of the above.

Check your answers online at https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/What’s-in-a-Name.