Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Baby Names Reveal Parents' Political Ideology

Baby Names Reveal Parents' Political Ideology


Stephen D. Rogers said...

Hey Bill,

From the article: ""Baby names kind of popped out as a possibility, largely because they're good barometers of taste, and they're remarkably free from market effects, because nobody is out selling baby names," Oliver said."

He means nobody is selling baby names YET. With some strollers costing more than my car, I might do better writing baby names than fiction!


Deb said...

I noticed the guy's theory has not been peer-reviewed.

Baby names to me say more about socio-economic and aspirational characteristics rather than political views, but I suppose there's some overlap. My children are named Lillian, Julia, and Victoria. My husband and I tend to lean left politically. Make of it what you will.

Btw, there are baby-naming services available now; so some people are selling baby names. What a great gig--give me $500 and I'll tell you to name your baby Aiden or Sophia. Obviously, I picked the wrong line of work.

Unknown said...

Time for a career change?

Deb said...

It wouldn't be the first time!