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'Barack' poised to rise on baby-name lists [Barf Alert!]
Washington Times ^ | 2/21/08 | Jennifer Harper

Posted on 02/22/2008 6:36:32 PM PST by melt

Perhaps the nation will see some baby "Baracks" arriving over the next few months no matter who wins the presidential election.

Sen. Barack Obama's name brand recognition has much currency these days as Americans mull over the appeal of the Illinois Democrat's name for their own precious offspring.

Barack has been crowned Name of the Year by Laura Wattenberg, creator of Baby Name Wizard, a popular online trend-tracking tool for parents-to-be at IVillage.com, offering instant advice in the crucial baby-name derby.

"This is no political statement, just a statement on names in our culture. Senator Barack Hussein Obama is leading American political names into uncharted territory. If he should win the presidential election, his name would be a landmark for a major party nominee. Already it's started to create the unprecedented spectacle of first name as a campaign issue," noted Mrs. Wattenberg, who also authored the 2005 book "The Baby Name Wizard."

Barack has yet to appear on the official roster at the Social Security Administration, which charts the popularity of boys' and girls' names from year to year, based on birth-certificate statistics.

Findings from the federal agency are not particularly promising for a certain New York Democrat, however. In the current top-1,000 names for girls, Hillary weighs in at 982. A well-known Arizona Republican can feel some satisfaction. On the top 1,000 names for boys, John is at No. 20.

Some wonder whether Barack would play well on the playground.

"Naming babies. Is there a Barack-o-rama in the future?" asked Karen Murphy, a writer for Strollerderby, a blog for new parents.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barack; barackhusseinobama; chebama; cult; cultofobama; nobama; obama; politician
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Creepy. Only 6 1/2 years after 9/11, and people are already naming their babies after a politician with a shady past named--- Barack Hussein Obama.

1 posted on 02/22/2008 6:36:36 PM PST by melt
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To: melt

I doubt the name Barack catches on ... it is missing the all-important ‘q’, like in Shaquena, Quenella, etc.


2 posted on 02/22/2008 6:40:18 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't do anything you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics!)
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To: melt

I’m waiting for the political cartoon that shows Hillary opening a pandora box with Mr. and Mrs. Barry Barak Hussein Obama flying out.


3 posted on 02/22/2008 6:40:26 PM PST by shineon
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To: melt

Interesting to note that articles about rise in popularity of “Hillary” are absent. Why’s that?


4 posted on 02/22/2008 6:40:28 PM PST by Rudder
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To: melt

I stepped in cat Obama today


5 posted on 02/22/2008 6:41:12 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: melt

Hillary was a more popular girls name before 1992. Since that time it’s dropped way down the list. Any ideas why that happened when it’s the name of one of the best known people in America?


6 posted on 02/22/2008 6:41:27 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: melt

Not even for a dog’s name!


7 posted on 02/22/2008 6:43:04 PM PST by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: All

I wouldn’t pick either of those names for my next child...


8 posted on 02/22/2008 6:43:24 PM PST by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets!)
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To: melt
If people would name their child Xander after the Buffy the Vampire Slayer character anything is possible.

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9 posted on 02/22/2008 6:43:25 PM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: melt

They will live to regret it.


10 posted on 02/22/2008 6:43:28 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: melt

>> ‘Barack’ poised to rise on baby-name lists [Barf Alert!]

Yes, that would certainly show up in the list before the boy named ‘Barf’.


11 posted on 02/22/2008 6:45:05 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

How about...

Baraq Husayn ibn Mahomet?


12 posted on 02/22/2008 6:45:11 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I was asked to suggest a name for my nephew and I suggested Ronald, specifically for Reagan. They agreed. He'll be 12 next July.
13 posted on 02/22/2008 6:45:14 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: melt

Barak is also a Hebrew/Israeli name. The word means lightning. A character in the Leon Uris novel Exodus is named Barak Ben Canaan.


14 posted on 02/22/2008 6:45:21 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: MarineBrat
I had fun with my dog's name. Since he's a Shiba Inu/Akita mix I named him Tojo.
15 posted on 02/22/2008 6:46:39 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: melt

Not surprisingly, Barack’s middle name Hussein, may also be poised to rise in popularity.....


16 posted on 02/22/2008 6:47:13 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: melt

Brings to mind the Johnny Cash hit song:

“My name is Sue...How do you do?”

“My name is Barack...My parent is a democrat hack! “


17 posted on 02/22/2008 6:47:14 PM PST by So Circumstanced
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To: Dilbert San Diego

One thing for sure is that Hillary Clinton has wrecked the spelling of the name. For centuries, “Hilary” with one “l” was the standard spelling of the name. After the Clintons showed up, “Hilary” went from #233 in 1992 to #651 in 1993 to dropping off the top 1000 female names forever.


18 posted on 02/22/2008 6:48:15 PM PST by irishjuggler
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

That’s kinda racist....just sayin’


19 posted on 02/22/2008 6:52:02 PM PST by soupcon
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To: melt
Yep. Sure. I can see dumbbunny liberals doing it.

Barack Edelstein

Barack Thorveld

Barack Garrity

Barack Washington, etc.

20 posted on 02/22/2008 6:52:17 PM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: soupcon

sounds more like an observation on justdumbblondes part.


21 posted on 02/22/2008 6:55:39 PM PST by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I suggested naming my youngest, born earlier today actually :), Ronald Reagan ____________ but my wife didn’t go for it. We named him Luke Allen instead.


22 posted on 02/22/2008 7:00:27 PM PST by GlennBeck08
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To: melt

There’s a reason why they don’t name buildings after living people.

Same rule should apply to babies.


23 posted on 02/22/2008 7:01:25 PM PST by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he used to say: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: melt
Barack-ify baby, straight to the top
While the trend lasts, we'll call him "Barack"
When the fad fades, the ranking will fall
And out will come "Barry," the name he'll be called.
24 posted on 02/22/2008 7:03:53 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Bury "Barack.")
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To: fightinJAG
Here's an item for you... Many baby girls born in New Orleans after the hurricane got the name Katrina.
25 posted on 02/22/2008 7:04:52 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: melt

Fact, or Truth?

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56626

You be the judge!


26 posted on 02/22/2008 7:04:54 PM PST by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: melt

Barack Hawk has a bit of a ring to it.


27 posted on 02/22/2008 7:07:14 PM PST by HoosierHawk
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To: Ciexyz
Barak is also a Hebrew/Israeli name. The word means lightning.

Actually, I think it's more likely that it's from the Hebrew/Arabic root B-R-K, which means, in various forms, "bless/blessed/blessing." (The word for "lightning" is close, but not the same.)

28 posted on 02/22/2008 7:10:43 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Have studied Hebrew extensively.)
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To: melt
I’m sure it is becoming very popular, but not in English speaking Western countries.
29 posted on 02/22/2008 7:10:46 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: soupcon
"That’s kinda racist

How? Seriously. Look racist up in the dictionary and tell me how my statement was racist.

30 posted on 02/22/2008 7:15:46 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't do anything you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics!)
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To: melt

Whatever happened to ‘Shaquika’? (The very same babe who took my loot @ Mickey D’s?)


31 posted on 02/22/2008 7:15:52 PM PST by Libloather (February is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
I had fun with my dog's name. Since he's a Shiba Inu/Akita mix I named him Tojo.

I had fun with my dog's name, as well. She's a German Shorthair...named her Memphis Belle.

32 posted on 02/22/2008 7:16:25 PM PST by garandgal
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To: melt
My son and I played a game on the way to school this morning.

We replaced the "R" in the word Barack with every other letter of the alphabet.

My favorite -- BaLack Obama.
33 posted on 02/22/2008 7:16:43 PM PST by elizabetty (Mike Huckabee is such a loser he does not even recognized he lost a long time ago.)
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To: melt

An Orc gladiator in the German video game Gothic 3, located in the town of Sildin, is named Barrack!

What a great name for an orc!


34 posted on 02/22/2008 7:19:16 PM PST by Corinthian Warrior
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To: melt

I’m going to be original and name my next baby Sanjaya.


35 posted on 02/22/2008 7:19:33 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: melt

"Well its about time!"
36 posted on 02/22/2008 7:26:26 PM PST by Bommer ("He that controls the spice controls the universe!" (unfortunately that spice is Nutmeg!)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Re: Post 28, questioning the name Barak as being Hebrew: I just checked out a baby name site that listed it as a Hebrew boy's name meaning lightning, flash of lightning. They spelled it with two r's, Barrak.
37 posted on 02/22/2008 7:31:24 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: GlennBeck08

So Barack was pretty far down the list for you and your wife then?Congrats to you on your new son.


38 posted on 02/22/2008 7:31:57 PM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Naming one of your kids Barack get you stuck in a nursing home with no visitors when you get older.


39 posted on 02/22/2008 7:34:11 PM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

OK. Maybe not racist, but certainly stereotypical, which is kinda racist.


40 posted on 02/22/2008 7:35:31 PM PST by soupcon
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To: soupcon

I really think you’re trying too darned hard to be offended.


41 posted on 02/22/2008 8:06:36 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't do anything you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics!)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I really think you’re trying too darned hard to be offended.
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Judging by your screen name, I might claim the same.


42 posted on 02/22/2008 8:13:06 PM PST by soupcon
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To: Ciexyz
just checked out a baby name site that listed it as a Hebrew boy's name meaning lightning. . . .

As I said, the word for "bless" and the word for "lightning" are similar. The root for "bless" is transliterated B-R-K. The root for "lightning" is transliterated B-R-Q. Two of the three consonants are the same, but the last consonant is a different letter, although it is close in sound. (Arabic would be like the Hebrew.)

Based on the English spelling of the name "Barack," plus the meaning, I'm guessing his name is the "blessed/blessing" one, not "lightning." It's actually a good name, too bad it's wasted on this socialist.

BTW, I have advanced degrees in the Hebrew Scriptures, I have taught Hebrew, and I have dozens of Hebrew reference works here in my study.

43 posted on 02/22/2008 8:13:53 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (M.Div., S.T.M., and "A.B.D." on a Ph.D.)
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To: melt
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I believe Barrack is Swahili for "one whose head is too small for his ears."
44 posted on 02/22/2008 8:14:06 PM PST by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: GlennBeck08
Congrats!!! You shouldn't be FReeping right now. SLEEP!!! You wont get any when mom and the baby come;)

I have a friend who used Reagan as a middle name (hubby wouldn't let her use it for the first name).

I am Irish Catholic (born in the early 60s). Have several Carolines in my family...Camelot anyone?

45 posted on 02/22/2008 8:18:00 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Michelle Obama: this seasons Teresa Heinz.)
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To: elizabetty
My favorite -- BaLack Obama.

LOL!

46 posted on 02/22/2008 8:20:24 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt

Oh good grief....this is pathetic.

And for what it’s worth, in proper Arabic it’s spelled Barak...no C. Mubarak means “blessed.” Talk about the worst name for a politician.


47 posted on 02/22/2008 8:44:56 PM PST by G8 Diplomat
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To: soupcon

You are an idiot ... thank you for revealing yourself. Let’s review. You say I’m being racist. When I ask you how, you acknowledge that I’m not being racist, but then again state that I am. Now you want to make smartass remarks about my screen name, which is pretty much the last argument of every head case who can’t defend something they’ve said.


48 posted on 02/22/2008 8:45:35 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't do anything you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics!)
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To: melt
Partial Birth Abortion Obama
49 posted on 02/22/2008 9:07:37 PM PST by littlehouse36
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To: soupcon; JustaDumbBlonde

I would not take the insult personally. He is one of the people who defends Obama at every chance. It is funny how Obama people interject race into every issue.


50 posted on 02/23/2008 2:14:34 AM PST by John Robie
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