NAMES is issuing a call for paper on Children's Literature, Names, and Naming.
Since 2008, the American Name Society has selected its choice Name of the Year during its annual conference. Nominations are judged based on their linguistic innovation, potential to influence language use, and ability to capture national attention. Neither popularity nor notoriety of the entity named is considered important in the deliberation. Below is a listing of the some of the category winners over recent years.