Naming Baby After Dad

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Naming Baby After Dad
Fri, 11-15-2013 - 9:02am

Does geography have anything to do with how youname your baby boy? It might.

You either know a mess of juniors and boys with Roman numerals in their full nameor hardly any at all, depending on where in the US you reside. According to a new study from the University of Oklahoma viaYahoo! News, parents from Southern and Western states tend to give boys a name (also known as a "patronym") that pays tribute to their dad or another male relative more often because of their "honor culture." This means that they deeply value reputation, which often goes hand-in-hand with being brave, strong and aggressive when it comes to protecting their families.

I didn't realize there was a geographic trend behind naming baby after his father.  Is this something you've considered?

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