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The name of a new polar research vessel will be chosen by a panel of experts, even if the public overwhelmingly votes to call it Boaty McBoatface. Lord West, ex-First Sea Lord, said he was rather proud "silly names" had been suggested but hoped none were chosen...
 boat name polar poll
China is considering forcing its citizens to use their real names when they post comments on internet bulletin boards.

2010-05-11

 China anonymity Internet privacy name surveillance
In many Latin American countries, traditional names like Jose or Isabel remain popular, but in Cuba anything goes. Parents just love to experiment.

2012-06-01

 name child Cuba experiment
The UK ambassador to Argentina has been summoned to explain to officials in Buenos Aires why part of Antarctica has been renamed in honour of the Queen.

2012-12-22

 Argentina UK Antarctica land ownership queen name