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Name of the Year Nominations Sought

The American Name Society requests nominations for the “Name of the Year for 2007.” The name selected will be the one that best illustrates, through its creation and/or use during the past 18 months, important trends in North American culture. All categories of names and naming, including given names, surnames, brand names, place names, street names, building names, pseudonyms, and names from fiction, are eligible! All members of the American Name Society attending the annual meeting in Chicago will select the winner from among the nominees on January 4, 2008. The winner will be announced that evening at a joint celebration with the American Dialect Society.

Nominations must be received by December 31, 2007. Please send your nominations, along with a brief one paragraph rationale, by United States mail or e-mail to:

Dr. Cleveland K. Evans
Psychology Department
Bellevue University
1000 Galvin Road South
Bellevue, NE 68005-3098

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Grant Barrett