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Japanese Scientists Name Atomic Element 113 'Nihonium'
Offbeat  (tags: study, scientists, atoms, name, 113 )

- 140 days ago -
Japanese scientists who discovered the atomic element 113 named it "nihonium" Wednesday evening.
Do You Come From Royal Blood? Your Last Name May Tell You
Offbeat  (tags: surname, ancestry, name, royalty, family tree )

- 480 days ago -
According to a new study of unique last names from around the world, moving in or out of the upper class doesnâEUR(TM)t take just a few generations âEUR" it takes centuries.
Zoo Backpedals Over Royal Monkey Name
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, Oita, monkeys, zoo, name, Charlotte )

- 538 days ago -
A zoological garden long known for feeding wild monkeys is reconsidering its decision to name a baby Japanese monkey "Charlotte," following objections from the public that it would be disrespectful to the British royal family.
Brian the Police Horse Gets to Keep His Name - After Force Backs Down on Claims It's Too 'Soft'
Offbeat  (tags: Brian, police horse, name, offbeat, horse, rioters )

- 618 days ago -
A one-tonne, 6ft-tall police horse called Brian is set to keep his name, despite fears it needs to be called something tougher to face rioters
Vote on a Name for the Rescued Sea Otter Pup at Shedd Aquarium
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- 689 days ago -
The "otterly adorable" sea otter pup that was orphaned, rescued and taken in by Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is getting along swimmingly and is ready to be named.
Study: Do Dolphins Name Each Other?
Offbeat  (tags: dolphins, name, signals, pitches, signature, whistles, birth, goodnews )

- 1340 days ago -
A new study, published this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggests the gregarious marine mammals not only name themselves with "signature whistles," but they also recognize the signature whistles of other dolphins they know.
Your Morning Adorable: Vienna Zoo's Giant Panda Cub Gets a Name
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- 2141 days ago -
The giant panda born at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo in August reached a milestone -- his 100th day -- and received his name in a ceremony held at the zoo on Monday. His name, chosen by the panda-loving public in an online poll, is Fu Hu
BBC NEWS | What's in a Name?
Offbeat  (tags: name, odd, initial, truman, clinton, eliot, rodham, hillary, literature, mark twain, lewis carroll, book )

- 3188 days ago -
Alfred became Alistair Cooke. Harry Truman added an S. Hillary first refused to add Clinton, only for it to supersede her own. A name can shape one's persona.
Chinese Couple Wanted to Name Son @
Offbeat  (tags: child, off-beat, unusual, odd, china, baby, name )

- 3357 days ago -
A Chinese couple seeking a distinctive and modern name for their child chose the commonly used @ symbol., much to the consternation of Chinese officials. The unidentified couple and the attempted naming were cited Thursday by a Chinese government official

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