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Tillie Is Just a Name May. 30, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 17 and will graduate from high school in June. My given names are Tillie and Juanit... Read More

Call Her Nan May. 14, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 19 and have a three-year-old daughter. My mother is a very attractive woman who is ... Read More

I'm Sort of Like My Pen Pal Jan. 09, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 15 and have been pen pals with a 16-year-old boy from Ontario, Canada, for the past... Read More

Eagles and Rams and Bears ... Oh, My! Oct. 03, 2018

The Word Guy

NFL owners aren't generally known for supporting liberal legislation, but the investors who founded ... Read More

Undermining America Oct. 25, 2017

Walter E. Williams

Our nation's leftist progressives have long sought to undermine the American values expressed in our... Read More

Mass Murderers Should Be Deprived of Fame Oct. 12, 2017

Steve Chapman

On Oct. 1, a 64-year-old Nevada man opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers from a high-rise hotel in... Read More

Who Gets to Name These Storms? Sep. 16, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

The day after Hurricane Irma pounded Florida, I heard a story about a woman who had gone into labor ... Read More

K-9 Names Jul. 08, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

Why aren't dogs named Shannon anymore? The bimbo yellow Lab next door was named Shannon. I know this... Read More

Name Game May. 13, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

My son holds up six nearly identical Crayola crayons in his hand and presents them to me one by one.... Read More

The Sound of History Sep. 10, 2016

Mark Shields

What comes to mind when you listen to the two last names of a presidential ticket spoken as one word... Read More

We Should Rethink Naming Wild Animals Jul. 05, 2016

Froma Harrop

Animals do not name themselves. The lion illegally hunted down in Zimbabwe last year did not know he... Read More

In Hulk and Trump Scandals, the Girls Do Have Names Apr. 07, 2016

Froma Harrop

If you've been following Hulk Hogan's successful suit against Gawker or Donald Trump's rumble with a... Read More

Baby Names Oct. 31, 2015

Katiedid Langrock

I never thought I'd be in this situation. There are nine full months to think, obsess, make lists, c... Read More

Flogging the Flag Where There Is None Jul. 30, 2015

Debra J. Saunders

When South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill to boot the Confederate flag from State House gro... Read More

Smell You Later Jul. 17, 2014

Lenore Skenazy

Maybe we should just go back to Old Spice. At least with Old Spice, a gal knew what she was getting:... Read More

This Week, the Answer Man Looks at Names Mar. 22, 2014

The Answer Man

1. Barbie has been a popular fashion doll since 1959. What is Barbie's full name? 2. Carlos Irwin Es... Read More

I Can't Remember Your Name Jan. 21, 2014

Alison Rosen

The second of the three new years resolutions I made this year — the first to be more punctual... Read More

Predators and Real Estate Mar. 21, 2012

Lenore Skenazy

Normally, I can't say I read a lot of tips real estate agents give one another. It's sort of like re... Read More

Honoring a Fallen Marine, One Baby at a Time Jul. 05, 2011

Connie Schultz

On Aug. 3, 2005, Lance Cpl. Edward "Augie" Schroeder II was one of 14 men in the 3rd Batta... Read More