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. You can list your specific interests on our interests page, which will help you make contact with others with similar interests. 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!

  1. Fill out your application using our simple online form.
  2. Make your membership payment. The easiest way to do this is via PayPal using the button below (you do not need a PayPal account, just a credit or debit card), but you can also pay via cheque or standing order. The secretary will email information about this after you fill out the membership form.


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