I am a sociology consultant to individuals, journalists, businesses and organisations.

Examples of my general consultancy services include:

  • expert commentary for journalists
  • briefings in support of marketing campaigns
  • information gathering via qualitative research and desk research
  • research ethics advice
  • help with choosing baby names.

Insights about people’s names

Consultancy for journalists

Are you putting together a feature about emerging trends in baby names, or people’s changing practices of surname changing at marriage, or whether it matters if a name is mispronounced?

l am (probably) the UK’s leading expert on all aspects of people’s names and I would love to share my thoughts with you and your audience. Use the contact form to get in touch.

Consultancy for businesses and organisations

Organisations need to understand the experiences of their people and of their service users or customers.

I support organisations to develop inclusive cultures where people’s name-identities are understood, enabled, respected and celebrated. I can help you find out what the name issues are for your people, and will work with you to develop solutions to these issues.

Examples of my names and identities consultancy services include:

  • finding out information by reviewing existing practices and systems, and via focus groups and/or surveys
  • making recommendations that will lead to greater recognition of names diversity and enhance names inclusivity among people in your business or organisation
  • delivering equalities-themed names and identities workshop to your people.

Consultancy for individuals

Do you need expert advice about changing a name, whether yours or someone else’s?

Have you got a name-related problem or dilemma that you need expert help in solving?

Want some guidance about choosing a baby name from an expert?

Whatever your name issue, use the contact form to get in touch and find out what I can do for you.