What Baby Names Tell Us

When parents choose a baby name, they could be conveying a message to the world that signals their politics and the child’s future profession.

The Signals Your Name Sends

Your name can indicate which presidential hopeful you support. Bias to Hillary Clinton:   Bias to Bernie Sanders:   Bias to Donald Trump   Rather than focusing on donors, if we just look at Democrats and Republicans, then Miriam, Sarah, Emily,…

Conspicuous Consumption: Baby Names

Yesterday, I met a 4-year old whose name was Ciela. Her grandmother told me the name, meaning sky or heaven, was selected after a family visit to Spain. According to 3 University of Chicago researchers, Ciela’s parents wanted to convey…

Gender Issues: What’s in a Name?

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School Replicating a study carried out by the Guardian last month, Gawker created a Venn diagram, (see below), that compares the top 25 baby names of 1994 to the 25 most popular…