From Brooklyn to Bella: What Your Baby's Name Says About You

Whether your baby's name is biblical, vintage or inspired by nature, here's what it says about you! (11 Photos)

Raven Snook on Oct 31, 2012 at 11:40AM

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From Brooklyn to Bella: What Your Baby's Name Says About You

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Political Names

Names like: Jackson, Jefferson, Kennedy, Lincoln, Reagan
What it says about you: The boom in presidential surnames as baby names should not be interpreted as a political statement. As Wattenberg points out, "The name Kennedy is particularly popular in Southeastern red states, and it's a good bet that few parents of a young Tyler could tell you about President John Tyler's disputes with his political party the Whigs!" Instead, parents who pick these names like their strong sound and the fact that they're grounded in tradition. Whatever their politics, these names have been associated with leaders -- and that's what parents are gravitating towards. Plus, these names have another kind of power: staying power -- and they speak of parents who want to avoid appearing too trendy. As Barden says, "These names will stand the test of time."

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