Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland: membership

Membership of the society is open to all who are interested in the study of names. As a member, you are entitled to copies of the journal Nomina, two newsletters per year, and reduced rates at the society’s spring and autumn conferences. The present membership of around 200 is drawn mainly from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. We also have members in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Sweden, and the United States.


The subscription year runs from January 1 to December 31. Annual membership subscriptions are individual £20, family £25, and student £5. If you choose to pay by standing order, you will qualify for slightly lower rates: individual £18 and family £23. Please enquire at secretary at to set up a standing order.

Joining is easy!

First download the application form as pdf, or as docx. Fill in the form; you then have two options:

  1. Join by post

    1. Post the completed form and a cheque to SNSBI Treasurer, 5 St Edwards Drive, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham, GL54 1AW.

  2. Join online

    1. Email the completed form to secretary at

    2. Pay your subscription by paypal using the tab below.


The society will protect your personal data in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Details are given on the application form.