Names http://nhpr.org en The New Hampshire Fisher Cats That Never Was http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-fisher-cats-never-was <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The New Hampshire Fisher Cats hold their home opener tonight in Manchester. It's the 10th season of a team that was originally supposed to be called The New Hampshire Primaries. That plan changed dramatically thanks to a group of vocal and mobilized Granite Staters. To remind us what happened, we talk with Vin Sylvia, the deputy managing editor for sports at the New Hampshire Union Leader. Ironically, the current name was selected through a democratic process not unlike the actual Primaries.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:53:40 +0000 Brady Carlson 46559 at http://nhpr.org The New Hampshire Fisher Cats That Never Was A Rose By Any Other Name: Changing Your Name When You Marry http://nhpr.org/post/rose-any-other-name-changing-your-name-when-you-marry <p></p><p>Suffragette Lucy Stone is remembered as the first modern woman who decided to keep her maiden name after marriage – that was back in the 1850s.&nbsp; The trend took more than a century to peak in the 1990s, when nearly a quarter of women bucked the tradition of taking on their husband’s name. Since then, that number has been in steady decline. According to the wedding website theknot.com, today a mere eight percent of women stick with their given name.&nbsp; Of course, that doesn’t mean the decision has gotten any easier to make.&nbsp; Word of Mouth’s <strong>Taylor Quimby</strong> reports on the reasoning, and occasional regret, behind the decision to keep or leave behind a name.</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:30:10 +0000 Taylor Quimby 21972 at http://nhpr.org A Rose By Any Other Name: Changing Your Name When You Marry Baby Names: The Latest Partisan Divide? http://nhpr.org/post/baby-names-latest-partisan-divide Evan, Elizabeth, Rachel, Abigail and John all have something in common. They were <a href="http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20120422/LIVING11/120421029/Vermont-Births-April-22">born this spring</a> at Fletcher Allen hospital in Burlington, Vt.<p>Around the same time, a group of babies named Paislee, Liberty, Rykan and Scottlynn were <a href="http://www.nptelegraph.com/search/?t=article&amp;d1=1+year+ago&amp;q=birth+announcements">all born</a> in and around North Platte, Neb.<p>Styles of baby names, it seems, are nearly as different in various parts of the country as voting habits. Mon, 14 May 2012 13:55:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 4733 at http://nhpr.org Baby Names: The Latest Partisan Divide?