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ICOS 2008 Conference Abstract

First Names and Globalization

D Gerritzen
Meertens Instituut, Netherlands

Changes in society are reflected in the names that parents choose for their children. An important aspect of today's social transition concerns the effect of increasing globalization. A study of naming trends in the Western world made clear that in many countries international names are dominant. Since the media play a crucial role here special attention is paid to this factor, focusing especially on television and the internet.

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