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August 5th, 2013 09:31 PM #1
Names That Sound Liberal vs Conservative?Mom to 2 girls ♥ Bayard McConnell "Bay" & Marguerite Davis "Maple"
August 5th, 2013 09:45 PM #3
With the statistically demonstrated differences between liberals and conservatives in education, intelligence, and knowledge of world events, I definitely tend to associate trendy names like Braden and Nevaeh with conservatives and classic names like Elizabeth and Nathaniel with liberals. I would also assume that literary names like Ophelia are given by liberals, while names that glorify violence (Remington, Gunner, Rekker, Maverick, Hunter) were bestowed by conservatives.Simon, Eloise/Louise, Faye, Judah, Thea, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Conrad, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Dashiell, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Archer, Gabriel, Persephone, Raphael, Dov
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August 15th, 2013 05:00 PM #5
So, names like Nevaeh are absolutely not conservative. Names like Elizabeth and Nathaniel are very conservative.
The definition of liberal is "Open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values," which doesn't make names like Nevaeh fall into that category, but it certainly would fit better there than in conservative.
Maybe a fake conservative? haha is there such a thing?
Not meaning to be rude at all, just pointing out the facts
August 5th, 2013 10:12 PM #7
I was on a radio show -- I think it was an LA NPR station -- with the professor who did the widely-reported recent study on liberal vs. conservative names. He matched baby names to voting records in different areas and so there was a lot of quantitative data behind the parsing of names as liberal or conservative. Here's one story on the study: Republicans and Democrats can’t even agree on baby names
And here's a list of specific names and how often the parents who choose them are considered liberal: Circle of MomsPam Satran
August 12th, 2013 02:40 PM #9Member
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I'm slightly surprised but not too much really. I was thinking before though the violence names mentioned, Hunter, Gunner etc. make me cringe. I honestly can't stand those names. I'm sorry I just can't. And yes they (even before reading the articles. I was looking through names yesterday and had come across Hunter and Gunner) do make me think of conservatives.
I never would have thought of the connection before though.Just a 24 y/o writer in love with names.
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