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2013-06-06 12:22:59 PM  
Notably, the kinds of uncommon names chosen by upper-class liberals differed from the unusual names picked by people of lower socioeconomic status, Oliver said. Lower-status  black moms tend to invent names or pick unusual spellings of common names (Andruw instead of Andrew, for example).

Fixed for the author

Pretty stupid article with a lot of things that don't make sense.
 
2013-06-06 12:23:25 PM  
Brayden
Kayden
Jaden


Brittney
Britnee
Britneigh


FFFfFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!

/Gah!
 
2013-06-06 12:24:05 PM  
What's dumber is someone got paid to research this crap. What a load of bollocks.
 
2013-06-06 12:25:07 PM  
whointhehellcares.jpg

I only care enough to comment in this thread.
 
2013-06-06 12:25:20 PM  
Ftfa: nobody is out selling baby names

That's a pretty profound error in their assumptions.
 
2013-06-06 12:28:03 PM  
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2013-06-06 12:30:18 PM  
This also depends on the generation in which the person is born. My younger brother's middle name is Freedom, which would make a very good tea party herpy derpy name today but when he was born we were living in a hippy commune.
 
2013-06-06 12:31:11 PM  

MugzyBrown: Notably, the kinds of uncommon names chosen by upper-class liberals differed from the unusual names picked by people of lower socioeconomic status, Oliver said. Lower-status  black moms tend to invent names or pick unusual spellings of common names (Andruw instead of Andrew, for example).

Fixed for the author

Pretty stupid article with a lot of things that don't make sense.


You've clearly never spent any time in Rural KS, MO, or WV..the made-up name spelling thing is no longer just for balck people.  Generally, the younger and less educated the mom is, the more they will try to "brand" thier baby with a name that they just happen to like the sound of, with a non-standard spelling.

IF you really want to make you kid's name difficult to spell, at least do something like using the Gaelic spelling, which at least gives it a veneer of history and class, not ignorance
 
2013-06-06 12:35:49 PM  

EngineerAU: This also depends on the generation in which the person is born. My younger brother's middle name is Freedom, which would make a very good tea party herpy derpy name today but when he was born we were living in a hippy commune.


My friend was named Free.

Then her hippie parents moved to Opportunity Way when she was in high school. Poor gal.
 
2013-06-06 12:39:06 PM  
While not related to politics I do find it funny how my sons tball team and my 3 neiphews baseball team have roughly the same roster.  A rough mix of Isaiah,Isaak, Luke, Kaleb, Jacob, Eli... Kinda strange because this is a not really religious area for that amount of biblical names.   Go figure I named my boy Zeke and I consider myself irreligous.
 
2013-06-06 12:42:23 PM  
My first name is Graham. And my parents used to be very liberal. Now they are very conservative. Does this mean I now have a good enough reason to change my name to Keith?
 
2013-06-06 12:45:47 PM  
I had a client once named Peter Rabbit Ambo

/csb
 
2013-06-06 12:48:40 PM  

Magorn: Generally, the younger and less educated the mom is, the more they will try to "brand" thier baby with a name that they just happen to like the sound of, with a non-standard spelling.


Or maybe they don't realize they're spelling it incorrectly.  Just ask Dwyane Wade.

You should also consider how it's going to look when spelled out in all caps with any hyphens or apostrophes removed, like on a standardized test, hospital bracelet, booking photo, etc.  I can pronounce  La'Dynasty, but I may screw it up when I see LADYNASTY.
 
2013-06-06 12:58:20 PM  

Yes please: Magorn: Generally, the younger and less educated the mom is, the more they will try to "brand" thier baby with a name that they just happen to like the sound of, with a non-standard spelling.

Or maybe they don't realize they're spelling it incorrectly.  Just ask Dwyane Wade.

You should also consider how it's going to look when spelled out in all caps with any hyphens or apostrophes removed, like on a standardized test, hospital bracelet, booking photo, etc.  I can pronounce  La'Dynasty, but I may screw it up when I see LADYNASTY.


Sounds like LADYNASTY could use ANUSTART.
 
2013-06-06 01:02:55 PM  
Walt_Jizzney:
Brayden Kayden Jaden
Brittney Britnee Britneigh

FFFfFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!


One of things I hate most about English is that we're no longer a phonetic language.  At least with German, you tend to spell the way you pronounce a word.

Perhaps we need to bring back zombie Webster for another language cleanse.  He helped fix words like towne/town, colour/color, offence/offense.

Or maybe it is time to let the whole thing burn and dump the Latin alphabet for a phonetic one like Shavian:
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2013-06-06 01:04:37 PM  
Lots of whargable in this topic. Libs hate that people can identify their political ideology. It's because they hate the the rational right can understand them better than they understand themselves.
 
2013-06-06 01:07:37 PM  

Yes please: Magorn: Generally, the younger and less educated the mom is, the more they will try to "brand" thier baby with a name that they just happen to like the sound of, with a non-standard spelling.

Or maybe they don't realize they're spelling it incorrectly.  Just ask Dwyane Wade.

You should also consider how it's going to look when spelled out in all caps with any hyphens or apostrophes removed, like on a standardized test, hospital bracelet, booking photo, etc.  I can pronounce  La'Dynasty, but I may screw it up when I see LADYNASTY.


You should have seen the name-change and custody provisions I saw when I worked Domestic Relations in PG County, MD.  "A Dream Come True"  was one of the more normal names I encountered.  The two worst names situations I ecountered was the guy whose name was Danita, and his identical twin brother was named Donita,  which apart from the "boy named Sue"  problem of that name sounding feminine, was a bit of a disaster for him because his borther was a ne'er do well with a bunch of outstanding warrants to his credit which invariably listed his as "Donita Jones AKA Danita Jones"    and just TRY telling a cop he doesn't want you, he really wants your evil twin....

The otehr was a name change from a poor Vitnamese women who petitioned for a name change because "mispronunication of her given name is causeing her extreme embarassment".  her first name? Phuc
 
2013-06-06 01:13:22 PM  

Magorn: The otehr was a name change from a poor Vitnamese women who petitioned for a name change because "mispronunication of her given name is causeing her extreme embarassment". her first name? Phuc


Please tell me her last name was Hu.
 
2013-06-06 01:14:43 PM  
An OB/Gyn friend told me they gave birth to a La-a (ladasha)
 
2013-06-06 01:20:46 PM  
wasn't this a gladwell or freakanomics story/article?

not a persons name story but name of a software product. i work for the government and was stationed in Kabul for two years. We have a financial software program called 'COAST'...pronounced how you would think it should be pronounced. Well, the afghan staff called it COST. One day the Financial Management Officer tells them it is pronounced COAST...he keeps repeating it and tells them to say it. No one does. The women are turning red and getting embarassed and putting their shawls in front of their faces. He gets a little angry and starts saying it louder and with more emphasis...It's COAST, COAST, COAST, COAST, etc...

one brave Afghani FSN (foreign service national) tells him that Coast sounds like the slang word for vagina in Dari. The officer never pronounced it like COAST again in front of them.

My systems staff told me this and were howling with laughter. A few days later one of my staff (the shyest one) was going up to help one of the women in the Financial section with some software on her computer. I deadpanned to him in front of our entire section...'So, you going to fix her COAST.' Took about 30 minutes before anyone could breathe and get back to work. Even the shy guy couldn't stop chuckling about it.
 
2013-06-06 01:23:44 PM  

MugzyBrown: An OB/Gyn friend told me they gave birth to a La-a (ladasha)


Walk through any maternity ward where they put up door hangers celebrating the birth of the newborns and read a few.  There are a few that should be enough to warrant a drop by from CPS, either as abusive or a pretty clear indication of drug use.
 
2013-06-06 01:30:16 PM  
I spent a lot of time on the phone with McDonald's "managers" (anyone qualified to answer the phone will insist they are a "manager". To really speak to one you need to imply that they need to make a decision that costs money). I gave up trying to spell some of the names (and yes, goofy names cross colors and cultures).

Scarily enough, the name I thought the worst was a woman who sounded black telling me her name was "Gwen".

Any Welsh speakers care to comment? My understanding that it means something like "pure as the driven snow" which might be ironic in this person.
 
2013-06-06 01:46:16 PM  
I named my son after a big scary robot...

www.comicbookmovie.com
 
2013-06-06 01:48:57 PM  
My son's name is a semi-recursive acronym.

Why, yes, I am a UNIX guy, why do you ask?
 
2013-06-06 01:49:55 PM  
My wife and I are as liberal as they come, but if you judged by our son's name, you'd think we were freaking Pat Robertson. We're the only non-Christians in our group of friends, but our son is the only one with a Biblical name (both first and middle, actually).
 
2013-06-06 01:51:06 PM  

Gonz: My son's name is a semi-recursive acronym.

Why, yes, I am a UNIX guy, why do you ask?


Heh, a friend of mine did that. The kid's initials also spell his first name.
 
2013-06-06 01:51:35 PM  

MythRender: Yes please: Magorn: Generally, the younger and less educated the mom is, the more they will try to "brand" thier baby with a name that they just happen to like the sound of, with a non-standard spelling.

Or maybe they don't realize they're spelling it incorrectly.  Just ask Dwyane Wade.

You should also consider how it's going to look when spelled out in all caps with any hyphens or apostrophes removed, like on a standardized test, hospital bracelet, booking photo, etc.  I can pronounce  La'Dynasty, but I may screw it up when I see LADYNASTY.

Sounds like LADYNASTY could use ANUSTART.


Why the hell did I just get that when I didn't get it when I was watching Arrested Development.

This study has so many holes in it, I could use it to drain my pasta.
 
2013-06-06 01:56:16 PM  
I didn't know using unique names implied uneducated.

I must be the most backward, redneck, inbred farktard on the planet.
 
2013-06-06 02:10:13 PM  
TFA: "Educated liberal mothers are not making names up," Oliver said. "They're choosing more culturally obscure names, like Archimedes or Finnegan - or, in our case, we named our daughter Esme."

...and in so doing, condemned her to a lifetime of Twilight jokes. Nice work there.
 
2013-06-06 02:13:52 PM  

TaskForce26: I named my son after a big scary robot...

[www.comicbookmovie.com image 800x342]


you named your son maximilian?
 
2013-06-06 02:14:30 PM  

Cymbal: My first name is Graham. And my parents used to be very liberal. Now they are very conservative. Does this mean I now have a good enough reason to change my name to Keith?


I don't know; I'd imagine that your initial G counts as one of the "macho" letters.
 
2013-06-06 02:24:02 PM  

FlashHarry: TaskForce26: I named my son after a big scary robot...

[www.comicbookmovie.com image 800x342]

you named your son maximilian?


Maximillian (two 'l's)
 
2013-06-06 02:27:00 PM  
I thought the Mrs. and I did a good job with my daughter's name, it was rare enough that there wouldn't be another one in every class but normal enough not to be weird. Sixteen years later she shares her name with one of the most obnoxious reality show stars on TV.

/  No,we didn't name her Snooki
 
2013-06-06 02:33:32 PM  

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: I thought the Mrs. and I did a good job with my daughter's name, it was rare enough that there wouldn't be another one in every class but normal enough not to be weird. Sixteen years later she shares her name with one of the most obnoxious reality show stars on TV.

/  No,we didn't name her Snooki


RuPaul is a horrible name for a girl. Way too masculine.
 
2013-06-06 03:01:04 PM  

Lord Dimwit: Gonz: My son's name is a semi-recursive acronym.

Why, yes, I am a UNIX guy, why do you ask?

Heh, a friend of mine did that. The kid's initials also spell his first name.


Yep, that's what we did. Well, almost. His proper first name is different than his name, hence semi-recursive.
 
2013-06-06 05:29:10 PM  

MugzyBrown: Notably, the kinds of uncommon names chosen by upper-class liberals differed from the unusual names picked by people of lower socioeconomic status, Oliver said. Lower-status  black moms tend to invent names or pick unusual spellings of common names (Andruw instead of Andrew, for example).

Fixed for the author

Pretty stupid article with a lot of things that don't make sense.


Aww, the racism showed up early.

I believe the data show that well-educated black people tend to pick more conventional names for their kids (see, Michelle Obama). This has implications for the kids' future success, as bosses are more likely to give interviews to people with conventional names (there's a whole chapter in Feakonomics about it).

of course, due to systemic racism, black people are much more likely to be poor in the US. It is sad!
 
2013-06-06 05:32:09 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: Brayden
Kayden
Jaden


Brittney
Britnee
Britneigh


FFFfFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!

/Gah!


Just listing your favorite porn stars?
 
2013-06-06 05:59:56 PM  
I'll name him Freedumtoopointoh.
 
2013-06-06 06:34:30 PM  

Lord Dimwit: Gonz: My son's name is a semi-recursive acronym.

Why, yes, I am a UNIX guy, why do you ask?

Heh, a friend of mine did that. The kid's initials also spell his first name.


My initials spell someone else's name :( I usually work around it by leaving out the middle one when initialing.
 
2013-06-06 06:59:20 PM  

nytmare: Lord Dimwit: Gonz: My son's name is a semi-recursive acronym.

Why, yes, I am a UNIX guy, why do you ask?

Heh, a friend of mine did that. The kid's initials also spell his first name.

My initials spell someone else's name :( I usually work around it by leaving out the middle one when initialing.




DIK!
 
2013-06-06 07:04:20 PM  

Millennium: TFA: "Educated liberal mothers are not making names up," Oliver said. "They're choosing more culturally obscure names, like Archimedes or Finnegan - or, in our case, we named our daughter Esme."

...and in so doing, condemned her to a lifetime of Twilight jokes. Nice work there.


Funny - to me that's a joke about a hyena. At least, I assume that's what it was.
 
2013-06-06 09:16:43 PM  

nytmare: My initials spell someone else's name :( I usually work around it by leaving out the middle one when initialing.


I had a friend whose initials were SNM. Loved that one, she did.
 
2013-06-06 11:12:06 PM  

THE GREAT NAME: Lots of whargable in this topic. Libs hate that people can identify their political ideology. It's because they hate the the rational right can understand them better than they understand themselves.


The rational right? Have you just woken up from a 30 year coma?
 
2013-06-07 09:41:37 PM  
My first name is unusual for America, slightly commoner in Ireland and Scotland. It's one of those 'Scottish portmanteau' names you get sometimes, like 'Carolyn' for a baby girl with Aunts Carol and Lynn or 'Marianne' for the granddaughter of a Mary and an Anne, and I have it for pretty much the same reasons. My last name is fairly common, but the currently best-known person with it is an African-American actor, though there are people from several races who have it, too.

In college I was invited to pledge an African-American sorority after the sisters saw an article I'd written, liked it and made an assumption from just my printed name. They were very startled when a bespectacled, brunette version of Merida from 'Brave' dressed like Roy from 'The IT Crowd' showed up. (I'm seriously pale n' freckled and without significant heat and chemical intervention, my hair does that 'poing!' curly-mess thing.) But they didn't want to discriminate and I didn't want to turn down their kind offer lest I look like a racist, and...yeah. It was quite awkward.

So I wound up just becoming their go-to tech-support sister and it was joked about that I was there because of affirmative action for geeks. Happy times.
 
2013-06-07 09:48:10 PM  

THE GREAT NAME: Lots of whargable in this topic.


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Thar gable!
 
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