The more progressively an area votes, the more conservatively it names its babies
From this article about why Michael continues to be the most popular name for baby boys born in the state of New York.
I’m totally obsessed with the process of baby naming. OBSESSED. I want to know exactly how people came up with their baby’s name, what names they eliminated in the process, middle name, all of it.
For example: Jason is the oldest child in his family of three yet it is his younger brother who was named after their father. Additionally, both he and his brother share a middle name. And his sister doesn’t have a middle name at all. I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS FOR MY MOTHER IN LAW ABOUT IT.
(Tumblr, tell me about your babies’ names. How did you pick ‘em? I WANT TO KNOW!)
P.S. My absolute favorite quote from the article is as follows:
“The inverse correlation between politics and baby-naming behavior, Ms. Wattenberg said, reflects the fact that women in progressive states tend to be older when they have their children, and therefore less likely to name their children after a drink or a tattoo or a pop star. Indeed, a federal map showing age of mothers at first birth puts New York and New Jersey in the oldest-moms category, with Southern states, including Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, having the youngest moms.”
Three cheers for falling into the oldeset-moms category! I guess? …
I am totally on board with Selena. I want to know exactly why people name their kids what they do. And I have such a long list of baby names I want to use but no desire to have 10 children. Ah! Baby names! SO MUCH FUN!
Tell me how you named your children.
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Dressed to impress at today’s tennis tournament. But unwilling to smile.
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