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NPR says that your baby’s name tells the world your party affiliation. Not like “ooh I like to party” or “I’m home by 8” but rather your child’s name may proclaim blue state or red state.
If your daughter is named Brooklyn you’re probably from a red state. My daughter is Jane, blue state. Your son Pepper? That just screams red state, while my Alexander is obviously from the liberal left.
Ooh I hate the whole obviously thing, don’t’ you?
According to the Social Security Administration younger parents are choosing more creative names, including odd spelling or androgynous ones. Older parents are sticking with tried and true names Elizabeth, Jacob and Olivia.
You’re probably wondering how this applies to politics. Apparently there’s a huge divide in the age of parenthood from red to blue states. Red state mothers are younger than blue state mothers, so your rockstar names actually label your children conservative.
My dear friend Rebecca has four kids: Archer, Fable, Boheme and Reverie. I cannot WAIT to tell her that this means she’s got to vote for Romney.
Do you make snap judgments about the age or affiliation of parents when you see a child’s name? I think I do, and I’m also pretty sure that I’m statistically wrong because I think wacky names are for liberals and then I remember Brisol Palin. What do I know?