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Baby's Name Reflects Politics

Baby Names Linked to Political Leanings

Worried you might make a faux pas by talking politics in front of your child's friend's parents?

Before sharing your political views, consider the child’s name, a new study suggests. You might be able to tell a parent's political preferences based on the child’s name, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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According to researchers at the University of Chicago, liberal parents tend to like names with "L" and "A" sounds, especially with the "A" falling at the end of the name, like Liam and Lena. Meanwhile, conservatives prefer names with harder, stronger, more masculine sounds, like "D," "K," "T" and "B," as in Kurt, Kim, Donald, and Bryce.  The study also indicates that well-educated conservatives prefer more common names like Mary or Elizabeth, while educated liberals are more likely to name their child something unusual. 

For the study, researchers analyzed California birth records from the 545,018 babies born in California in 2004, representing 52,589 different names, according to Live Science.


Does your child's name reflect your political preference?

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