Hmmm. I have a Roman and an Evelyn, and we’re searching for a name for baby girl #2. I’m leaning toward Cecelia or Sylvia, but my husband likes neither. Apparently my first two have conservatives names but the names I like for my unborn are liberal!
I don't like the name "Sasha" for a girl--in Russia, it's a boys name, the counterpart of "Alex" in English. However, I do like the name Malia.
Frank Zappa, who considers himself a conservative, named his kids Dweezil and Moon Unit. Discuss.
The main difference seems to be in the vocal stops vs. aspirants and other “soft” consonants. Stops include the sounds P, B, T, D, CH, J, and K (or C depending on how it’s pronounced). Aspirants are F, V, S, Z, Th, and Sh, and the soft consonants L, R, W, and Y. Vowels shouldn’t matter since they’re required in both cases. I’m not sure where the nazals M, N, and Ng fit. It seems like that to me, anyway.
I myself was named after my father, and I know why he was named-—for a priest at my grandmothers parish.
how does ‘Malia’ translate into Spanish?
I was born to two very liberal parents in the sixties. They wanted to give me an obscure name so they picked Jason.
That didn’t work out as planned...
When I was in kindergarten and first grade, I remember people saying “what was that name again? Did you say Justin? Could spell it?”
By the time I was in seventh grade, I never had that problem again. I decided I liked having a common name.
I gave my son a common name that people would know and could spell. My son is not my possession. It’s not right to use him to prove that I’m arty or sophisticated or whatever.
I’ve always favored names that don’t sound weird or non gender appropriate and avoided any that would lend my children to potential ridicule. I’ve never been fan of split masculine/feminine names like GeorgeAnn either.
I have a Johnathan, Ryan, Jason, Mason, Jackson and a Kathryn who is my oldest.
The middle names I was a bit more flexible with but I still wanted to make sure they flowed with and fit well with the name.
Life is challenging enough without having a weird name and I strongly believe names are a building block affecting how one sees themselves. I also avoided having a son named after me. I wanted all my kids to see themselves as unique.
The Afro-name-generator kicks out a lot of liberal names.
I have a 52 yo daughter named Kenya. How could I have known............
What a bunch of Bolshevik!
George Foreman had it right!
Both of my daughters were born in the 1980s and I went for the Irish names. Don’t ask me why, as I have no Irish blood in me (hubby has some); just liked the names — Erin and Kerry.
My wife and I struggled over names for our baby for sometime. The only boys name we could agree on was Chase. A girls name we never agreed on. Thank goodness we had a boy !
Liberal Republicans give their boys girls names like, Lindsey and Haley.
Conservatives, on the other hand, seem to pick traditional names that will distinguish their kids as economically successful.
That is a stupid statement.
Enjoyed the excerpt until I got to that.
I guess my little Fortinbras and Farquharson don’t fit any mold...
“As I’ve always had a fascination with names and naming trends, I found this article quite interesting.”
Agree. The first thing you see on a resume is the name. You can immediately tell a lot about a person, just from the name. You may infer that the person got preferences, or got anti-preference (Jewish or Asian). And yes, if they have white, whacked out, parents, you’ll get some weird names, like “Moon Unit”. But one can ALWAYS file those away in the trash.
Someone wanna tell Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson they have wimpy names?