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Maliyah? More Americans are Naming their Daughters After Malia and Sasha Obama
CBS News ^ | May 7, 2010 | Stephanie Condon

Posted on 05/08/2010 12:13:17 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

More Americans are following the lead of President and Michelle Obama when it comes to naming their daughters, the Social Security Administration said Friday.

"Maliyah," a version of the name "Malia" that the president and first lady gave their oldest daughter, made the biggest jump in popularity among girls names in 2009, moving 342 spots up to No. 296.

The name "Malia" moved up 153 spots to No. 192.

Meanwhile, "Sasha," the name of the Obamas' younger daughter, came in at No. 261 - having moved up 101 spots.

There was no bounce for the first lady: The name "Michelle" actually dropped one spot to No. 104.(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; The Guild; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bho44; daughters; malia; maliyah; michelleobama; name; names; naming; obama; sasha; sheeple
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This is what "investigative journalism" looks like in 2010.
1 posted on 05/08/2010 12:13:17 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Your comment was pitch-perfect. Kudos!


2 posted on 05/08/2010 12:16:16 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How sweet.
I guess if you can’t decide whether you’re an Islamist or a Communist hedging bets with the kids’ names is one way to compensate.


3 posted on 05/08/2010 12:17:37 AM PDT by MadJack ("Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." (Afghan proverb))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We live in a Nation of self important ignorant fools.

Obama goes to bed every night laughing at these idiots.

4 posted on 05/08/2010 12:20:07 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Hitler used a TelePrompter, we would all be speaking German...)
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To: agere_contra

Heaven forbid they use those electrons investigating Democrat’s complicity in the sub-prime mortgage disaster, financial crisis of 2008 or 2010 (pick one), the Blago scandal, Obama inviting terror attacks or Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons! No, let’s do a piece on how popular the Obama family is, even though they’re not!


5 posted on 05/08/2010 12:21:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Earlier tonight I named something “Barack” but now it’s floating with thousands of its own kind in a lagoon several miles from here.


8 posted on 05/08/2010 12:23:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Origin and Meaning of the Name Malia
Gender:
Girl

Origin:
Hebrew

Meaning:
Uncertain, maybe bitter

Origin:
Hawaiian

Meaning:
Uncertain, maybe bitter

Origin:
Swahili

Meaning:
Queen

Pronunciation:
(mah LEE ah)


10 posted on 05/08/2010 12:25:57 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (timendi causa est nescire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What about “Wookiee” ?


11 posted on 05/08/2010 12:27:24 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Earlier tonight I named something “Barack” but now it’s floating with thousands of its own kind in a lagoon several miles from here.”

Good... Real good.


12 posted on 05/08/2010 12:27:29 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: babygene

Leave the kids out of it.


13 posted on 05/08/2010 12:31:01 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: babygene

My favorite is “Phunkreshia”. Top that!


14 posted on 05/08/2010 12:31:32 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: peyton randolph

It is err.. was.


15 posted on 05/08/2010 12:34:19 AM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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To: txhurl

“Leave the kids out of it.”

What? I didn’t mention the kids...


16 posted on 05/08/2010 12:37:25 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Honestly I threw up in my mouth a little bit.

I don’t think I could drag my sorry but to naming my kids after any first family members.

I named my last little girl Tesla. She will turn 1 this next week. I named her after Nicola Tesla. He was a great man and a greater American. He stood for “real” hope and really wanted the best for his fellow man. Not this communist crap. He was a capitalist but not a greedy bastard. We should rely on names that mean something to us. The first family doesn’t mean crap to me.


17 posted on 05/08/2010 12:40:25 AM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Geez who could possibly have so much time on their hands that they care about the kids names. If you do happen to have that much time on your hands please use it consider how garbage like this makes conservatives look like idiots...,
18 posted on 05/08/2010 12:42:44 AM PDT by montanajoe
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To: pandoraou812

I think that Melia is the Hawaiian word for Mary. Maybe they just used a variant spelling.


19 posted on 05/08/2010 12:53:08 AM PDT by married21
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To: babygene

Yeah, leave the kids out of it. They wont be full Communists for another four or five years when their indoctrination is complete. Then we can let them have it.


20 posted on 05/08/2010 12:54:28 AM PDT by fish hawk (Dreaming in my flight, I fly beyond my dreams.)
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To: montanajoe
I found it interesting to find out what Malia meant. It was just a thread saying more parents are naming their children after those girls. It is no big deal. If you are so concerned about conservatives looking like idiots & having time on their hands maybe you ought to go to this thread & complain.

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2508773/posts

21 posted on 05/08/2010 12:56:11 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (timendi causa est nescire)
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To: montanajoe

Are you talking to the reporterette at seeBS news or me? I posted a thread linked to their inane little article, which they wrote, not me. My point is that they wasted a jourbalist’s time with this instead of the rotten fish which is the Obama regime. Get it? I didn’t “pick” on Mr. Obama’s precious little daughters, even though there’s no quarter given to Governor Palin’s children by the media and Democrats, is there? And she’s not even in public office anymore!!


22 posted on 05/08/2010 12:57:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
dum de dum dumb
23 posted on 05/08/2010 12:58:22 AM PDT by montanajoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To be expected when famous people’s children are famous, too. More of an observation than actual news. Wonder what the author got paid for the article?


24 posted on 05/08/2010 12:59:50 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: pandoraou812

I thought “Michelle” meant “bitter queen.”


25 posted on 05/08/2010 12:59:54 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: montanajoe
"Geez who could possibly have so much time on their hands that they care about the kids names. If you do happen to have that much time on your hands please use it consider how garbage like this makes conservatives look like idiots..."

Who knew CBS News was made up of "conservatives?" So Dan Rather was right about why he was fired? When did that happen?

26 posted on 05/08/2010 1:01:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The girls are the more pleasant aspect of this regime. Poor things, it can’t be easy having a self important, narcissistic ice cube for a father.


27 posted on 05/08/2010 1:02:23 AM PDT by riri
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To: married21
Maybe or could be Maria. They may have just liked the name. Out of 4 of my natural children 3 have family names. My youngest at 10 yrs old would love to change her name. It is Michaelee. You pronounce it Michael Lee & I am glad I named her for my sister who has since passed. My grandfather was named Michael & all of his 1st born grandchildren were named after him. And the first ones were all girls! So we have all kinds of Michael names lol. We call her Sassy & that fits her really well.
28 posted on 05/08/2010 1:03:16 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (timendi causa est nescire)
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To: riri

I read/listen/watch as little as possible about Michelle and her daughters. They weren’t elected to any office that I’m aware of and should have absolutely no say in any government policies.


29 posted on 05/08/2010 1:05:13 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

I just coped what I read. I thought Michelle was from Michael as I have a cousin named for my grandfather Michael. If I was snarky I could say it meant Wookie lol.


30 posted on 05/08/2010 1:07:15 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (timendi causa est nescire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cheesy, Entertainment Tonight-style.


31 posted on 05/08/2010 1:39:46 AM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

** snicker **


32 posted on 05/08/2010 2:01:02 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why be so boring and name them ‘Malia’ and ‘Sasha’ when you could have gone with something more memorable like ‘JoyceLYnn Arian Nation’ and ‘Honszlynn Hinler’.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,479904,00.html

What could be better than that if you want to give your children the best possible start in life?


34 posted on 05/08/2010 2:19:06 AM PDT by AussieJoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I actually, and my mom said this too, think both names are cute, pretty names. However, I do not think I would personally use the names for my own kids.


35 posted on 05/08/2010 2:19:07 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any jump on the list for the name Omarosa?


37 posted on 05/08/2010 3:43:58 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: Carley

LOL!!!!!


38 posted on 05/08/2010 4:22:02 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

I think “Malia” is a nativist version of “Maria” or Mary”

At least he didn’t name either of his daughters “Stanley”


39 posted on 05/08/2010 4:32:26 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: silverleaf

Both names are Islamic in origin.


40 posted on 05/08/2010 4:39:34 AM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: usmcobra

Never thought of that. Damn!


41 posted on 05/08/2010 4:44:49 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: usmcobra

the name of Mary mother of God and many semitic variants (Miriam, Mariamne) predates the new religion of “islam” by many years

In Hawaii where obama presumably spent some formative time, Malia is a Hawaiian version of Mary as brought by Christian missionaries

admittedly an odd choice for a man raised muslim


42 posted on 05/08/2010 4:49:04 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: W. Power

Glad I have no children.


43 posted on 05/08/2010 4:51:36 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
How about Vagina and Fe ma le? ;0)
44 posted on 05/08/2010 5:00:44 AM PDT by seemoAR
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To: seemoAR

I think you topped it!


45 posted on 05/08/2010 11:28:04 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: riri

Reminds me of that scene in Anchorman where Ron is dreaming of his future. He has two sons who are ironing their suits and they look at him and he tells them “No eye contact”.


46 posted on 05/09/2010 8:14:22 AM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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To: pandoraou812

Family names “suck”. I hate the fact that people think that we should have family names or they impose their name crap on us. I have 6 daughters and 1 son. I decided early on that there would be no real family influence on first names. There are a couple with middle names but I minimize that.

I have the most anonymous name on the planet and I don’t particularly care for it. People confuse me for my father and I often have to field calls for him from jilted lovers.

If you leave your son with a particular name you Better make it a good one.


47 posted on 05/09/2010 8:20:12 AM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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To: seemoAR

http://wesclark.com/ubn/


48 posted on 05/09/2010 8:21:55 AM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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To: pennyfarmer

Michaelee is a girl’s name & I didn’t mind naming my daughter for my sister. We call her Sassy anyway.


49 posted on 05/09/2010 4:24:13 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (timendi causa est nescire)
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To: pandoraou812

Wow! Bitter Queen! The fruit doesn’t fall far from that tree.


50 posted on 08/09/2010 3:45:33 PM PDT by Pigsley
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