American Name Society

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The American Name Society, founded in 1951, is a learned society founded "to promote onomastics, the study of names and naming practices, both in the United States and abroad [and] to investigate cultural insights, settlement history, and linguistic characteristics revealed in names."[1] Its publications include The Ehrensperger Report and Names: A Journal of Onomastics. Notable members include founding member George R. Stewart as well as A. Ross Eckler, Jr., Fritz L. Kramer, and Hubert Blaine Wolfe­schlegel­stein­hausen­berger­dorff, Sr.[2][3]


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  2. ^ Eckler, Albert Ross, Jr. (1986). Names and Games: Onomastics and Recreational Linguistics: An Anthology of 99 Articles Published in Word Ways: The Journal of Recreational Linguistics from February 1968 to August 1985. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. ISBN 978-0-8191-5350-0. 
  3. ^ Kramer, Fritz L. (1960). "Names Not Brief". Names: A Journal of Onomastics (American Name Society): 87–88. 

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