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Tue Jun 18, 2013, 01:05 PM

Republicans and Democrats canít even agree on baby names

From Washington Post's John Sides, Published: June 4, 2013.

"Republicans and Democrats donít seem to agree on very much these days. Theyíre divided on the kinds of television shows they watch, cars they drive and beers they drink. And now new research by political scientists at the University of Chicago adds one more thing to that list: baby names."

Whole article at:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/04/republicans-and-democrats-cant-even-agree-on-baby-names/

Interesting read, but not sure what can be drawn from it.

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Reply Republicans and Democrats canít even agree on baby names (Original post)
FSogol Jun 2013 OP
DirkGently Jun 2013 #1
FSogol Jun 2013 #2
JustAnotherGen Jun 2013 #3
blkmusclmachine Jun 2013 #4
blkmusclmachine Jun 2013 #5
FSogol Jun 2013 #7
ThoughtCriminal Jun 2013 #6
BillyRibs Jun 2013 #8
FSogol Jun 2013 #9

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 01:21 PM

1. Cultural differences.


Not too surprising that conservatives are more traditionalist, and like hard sounds, old names, and the names of famous leaders or Biblical figures, or that liberals sometimes favor the esoteric or pretty-sounding names.

There's a lot bound up in naming a child. Attitudes and beliefs of the parents, hopes and aspirations for the child. A desire to carry on tradition or blaze a new trail.

It is interesting to see someone study enough to actually see it.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 01:23 PM

2. Economic too. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 01:27 PM

3. Interesting read

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 08:31 PM

4. They do protest too much.

 

1 Party, 2 Faces

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 08:32 PM

5. Good kabuki theater, though. Fools the sheeple.

 

1 Party, 2 Faces

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 09:41 PM

7. So, you are just going to spam the board with "both parties are the same" nonsense?

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 08:48 PM

6. I'm guessing that Republicans might prefer

One or two syllable names that are easy to spell.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 10:37 PM

8. Have you ever Known

 

Anyone Named Angle, Or Angela? Bet They weren't!

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Response to BillyRibs (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 19, 2013, 06:30 AM

9. No, but some people can be pretty obtuse.



Kidding aside, the Angela I knew was the devil!

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