A new study claims that baby names reveal more variety and carry information about the parents, their education, socioeconomic status, and other details. As the number of names used for new babies increases, the amount of information conveyed by the names also increases.
Neither of the articles I looked at had anything to say about what, exactly, was conveyed by a particular name. This does not seem like a particularly useful study, in that case. If all the researchers can tell us is that more variety in baby names generates more information about the parents, then I could have told them that myself.
Come back when you can give me some really useful information, like what tax bracket I fall in based on what I named my kid. Then I’ll be interested.
- Parents Choosing More Unusual Baby Names Now
- Baby names reveal more about parents than ever before (today.msnbc.msn.com)
- There’s a Reason for the “Oj” (self-reference Alert): (brothersjuddblog.com)