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Names from Succession

Succession is one of the biggest hits of HBO Max since, well, probably The Sopranos. In fact, there are many similarities in the two series: Succession is a drama about a family-based business... READ MORE

Character Naming Tips

If you’re a writer, one of the first and most exciting things you’ll do is name your cast of characters. You’d think it would be like naming your imaginary friends as a kid,... READ MORE

Star Trek Names

It’s not unusual to look up into the sky for inspiration when it comes to searching for the perfect name. After all, many parents feel babies are heaven-sent. From Sunny, Moon and Star... READ MORE

The Americans / The Catch

The Americans (FX) and The Catch (ABC) have both violated character naming rule #1 – Make the Name Age Appropriate. In the FX period series The Americans, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings have two... READ MORE

Names from SUITS

I’m a huge fan of the show, huge fan. And because I’m a name-o-phile, the unusual character naming convention on SUITS (USA Network) did not elude me. As a lay person, you may... READ MORE

Iconic Creeper Names

It’s becoming all the rage to name babies after favorite fictional characters. The names Atticus, Hazel, Elsa and Piper all come from popular movies, books and television shows. But here are a few... READ MORE