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Kevin is VSAUCE2: http://www.youtube.com/Vsauce2

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Top 1000 US first names over time INTERACTIVE: http://www.babynamewizard.com/voyager

surname geographical distribution INTERACTIVE: http://www.worldnames.publicprofiler.org

Dolphins using names: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/05/060508_dolphins.html

Mental Floss VIDEO: things you didn't know had names: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xJQyj8dSCg

US ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child:

http://www.unicefusa.org/campaigns/public-policy-advocacy/the-convention-on-the-rights.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_ratification_of_the_Convention_on_the_Rights_of_the_Child

Freakonomics "How Much Does Your Name Matter?": http://freakonomics.com/2013/04/08/how-much-does-your-name-matter-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/

Story of two children named "Winner" and "Loser": http://www.sahio.com/the-story-of-two-brothers-named-winner-and-loser/

auto-antonyms: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contronym

Most common surnames: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames

LONGEST NAME: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfe+585,_Senior

Adolf Hitler Campbell: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/adolf-hitler-campbell-custody-battle-nazi-names-new-jersey_n_1561046.html

endonym vs. exonym: http://mentalfloss.com/article/30810/why-are-there-different-names-same-country

name laws:

http://nation.time.com/2013/08/12/from-messiah-to-hitler-what-you-can-and-cannot-name-your-child/
http://mentalfloss.com/article/25034/8-countries-fascinating-baby-naming-laws

Dads_Secret tweet: https://twitter.com/Dads_Secret/status/340242560503128064

Legally mononymous people: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_legally_mononymous_people

Name-letter Effect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name%E2%80%93letter_effect

Quirkology: http://www.quirkology.com/UK/

Quirology on names: http://www.quirkology.com/UK/Experiment_surname.shtml

US State denonyms: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GPO-STYLEMANUAL-2008/pdf/GPO-STYLEMANUAL-2008-7.pdf

New Zealand name laws: http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/02/new-zealand-reveals-a-list-of-banned-baby-names-4real-was-one-of-them/

"hierarchy of disagreement": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Graham_(computer_programmer)

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