Monday, November 10, 2008

I "Heart" Irony.

According to an article written by Jennifer 8. Lee and published in the International Herald Tribune "Barack" is set to become the hot, new name for babies.
The article says,
"In the last week, Barack, Obama, Michelle, Malia and Sasha have become inspirations for first and middle names across the United States........"
Of course, the irony of this isn't lost on me. It's fitting that the most pro-abortion President in the history of our republic should be the namesake of so many babies whose mothers choose life.
It's difficult to say just how accurate this article really is, however.
Lee writes, at one point, that naming babies after U.S. Presidents was once very common.
She writes,
"There have been other presidential naming trends in the past century, according to Social Security Administration data. Franklin jumped to No. 33 in 1933, up from No. 147 in 1931. Dwight surged in the 1950s and Lyndon in the 1960s. Theodore hit its peak in the first decade of the 20th century."
Dwight surged in the 1950s? Honestly, other than Dwight Yoakam (born in 1956) I can't think of one.
Lyndon in the 1960s?......she's kidding, right? I can't say I've ever met a Lyndon.
Every Monday, my local newspaper publishes the names of babies born in our city. I'm going to be keeping a sharp eye out to see just how popular the name "Barack" becomes.

3 comments:

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Fortunately, any future kids I have, will all be named with Saints from the Roman Canon :)

LarryD said...

But if Barack is the Messiah, wouldn't naming any child that name be sacriligous?

Robert said...

It's common for Hispanic Catholics to name children Jesus and Mohammed is the most common male name in Arab countries......so I guess it's OK for the Obamites to give their children the name Barack.

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