Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy to welcome you on the last day of 2014 and on the first day of 2015

Dear readers! This is Dr. Evgeny Shokhenmayer, happy to welcome you on the last day of 2014, here on I would be very surprised if many people visited my blog on New Year’s Eve. Surely you have friends and family to celebrate everything you achieved in 2014 and to share your hopes for 2015.

I don’t want to keep you from the table full of delicious food and from watching the fireworks, so instead of my usual long speech I’ll just say this…

2014 was an amazing year for me, and for e-Onomastics. This blog yet again broke all records receiving over 132 000 visits and getting over 960 posts. Our Google Onomastics community grew from 0 fans to over 25 and counting!

For me personally the biggest achievement of 2014 was presenting and posting from ICOS 2014 in Glasgow together with Elian Carsenat. It took more than one year of research, thousands names' analysis and hard work, but finally it’s done! I'm proud of taking part in NamSor™ Applied Onomastics Software in quality of linguistic expert. We are very excited because it will enable more name recognition software's application to classify and categorize wide range of various names! Our next step will be to undertake the surnames analyses of casualties in memory of the centenary of the WWI 1914-1918. 

I truly am grateful to everyone who contributed to e-Onomastics Blog in 2014, to all the visitors who came here searching for the latest names-related updates, to all the linguists who used this website and recommended it to their colleagues, to everyone who referred their friends here to get help with onomastics, to people who sent their feedback and helped us to improve. Your support means more than I can put into words.

I love you all, and hope you have a wonderful 2015!

onomastically yours,


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