Turkey terror attack; What do baby names say about our child and ourselves?

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Guests: Adam Alter and Pamela Satran

Yesterday’s deadly terror attack at the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey has claimed the lives of at least 41 people and injured over 147 people, according to the latest reports. We’ll check in with BRIAN KATULIS, senior fellow for national security at the Center for American Progress, about the attack and what it means for Turkey’s security, future attacks in the region, and the role ISIS may have played in the attack.

Emma and Olivia, Liam and Noah. Those were the most popular baby names from 2015. But some people prefer more unusual monikers, like trend-setting celebrities, who are opting for the names Boomer, Heiress, Ode, Talon and Story.  Parents spend hours racking their brains to come up with the perfect name for their newborn – some even hire a consultant.  So what does a baby’s name say about our aspirations for ourselves and for our child? And can a name really influence a kid’s personality or their future success?  That’s our conversation today on Radio Times.  Marty’s guests are ADAM ALTER, associate professor of marketing and psychology at New York University, and PAMELA REDMOND SATRAN, co-creator of the website Nameberry and the co-author of over 10 baby naming books.

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