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Pagan child naming trends
« on: May 13, 2018, 01:15:40 PM »
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  • It looks like the name Emma will not go out of style any time soon.
    For the fourth year in a row, it's No. 1 for girls on the Social Security Administration's annual list of most popular baby names in the United States.
    The name Noah didn't have much luck after four consecutive years as No. 1 on the boys list; Liam took the top spot in 2017.

    Liam first appeared on the top 10 list in 2012 and has been crawling up the ranking ever since. It was ranked second from 2014 to 2016.
    There are other big changes on this year's list.
    Michael, once a hugely popular name, was pushed off the boys' top 10 list, where it had been since World War II. It now sits in the 12 spot, alongside Emily, a name that had been in the girls' top 10 since 1990.
    The new top 10 contains several traditional names. Amelia made the girls' list for the first time, and Evelyn did so for the first time since 1915. For boys, the names Logan and Oliver made their first appearances on the top 10 list.

    Politics and pop culture are shown to affect naming trends.
    President Trump might be well-known, but Donald didn't make the popular list. However, Melania, the name of the first lady, was the fifth fastest-rising girls' name.
    The list also likes to keep up with the Kardashians: Dream, which celebrities Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna named their daughter; was the third fastest-rising girls' name.
    In sports, a fast riser for boys was Nova -- possibly inspired by the Villanova University Wildcats' 2016 NCAA men's basketball championship.
    The Social Security Administration began compiling the baby name list in 1997, with names dating to 1880. Parents provide newborns' names when they apply for Social Security cards.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/11/health/popular-baby-names-2017-trnd/index.html
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    Re: Pagan child naming trends
    « Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 01:17:44 PM »
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  • Amazing that people actually look up to and imitate the stupid Kardashians.

    I still think their name sounds like "Cardassian" which is one of the many ugly aliens in the Star Trek universe (TNG and onward).

    And naming your boy after a university whose team did well in a sports game? Give me a break.

    And for those who aren't aware -- Logan is a super-popular boys name, even among Catholics, because of the recent X-Men movies. Wolverine's real name is Logan. So the popularity of the name Logan is a testament to all the man-boys out there who still like their super hero movies, comic books, and man caves -- and not just a moderated, casual interest either: we're talking enough interest to permanently name (usually your only) son after one of the super heroes!

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    Re: Pagan child naming trends
    « Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 01:45:20 PM »
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  • Amazing that people actually look up to and imitate the stupid Kardashians.

    I still think their name sounds like "Cardassian" which is one of the many ugly aliens in the Star Trek universe (TNG and onward).
    The first time I heard about a television show called, "Keeping up with the Kardashians", I thought that it was a Star Trek spin off or a Star Trek spoof show.  Needless to say that people laughed at me when the subject of the show came up in some social setting.

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    Re: Pagan child naming trends
    « Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 03:29:57 PM »
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  • It looks like the name Emma will not go out of style any time soon.
    For the fourth year in a row, it's No. 1 for girls on the Social Security Administration's annual list of most popular baby names in the United States.
    The name Noah didn't have much luck after four consecutive years as No. 1 on the boys list; Liam took the top spot in 2017.

    Liam first appeared on the top 10 list in 2012 and has been crawling up the ranking ever since. It was ranked second from 2014 to 2016.
    There are other big changes on this year's list.
    Michael, once a hugely popular name, was pushed off the boys' top 10 list, where it had been since World War II. It now sits in the 12 spot, alongside Emily, a name that had been in the girls' top 10 since 1990.
    The new top 10 contains several traditional names. Amelia made the girls' list for the first time, and Evelyn did so for the first time since 1915. For boys, the names Logan and Oliver made their first appearances on the top 10 list.

    Politics and pop culture are shown to affect naming trends.
    President Trump might be well-known, but Donald didn't make the popular list. However, Melania, the name of the first lady, was the fifth fastest-rising girls' name.
    The list also likes to keep up with the Kardashians: Dream, which celebrities Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna named their daughter; was the third fastest-rising girls' name.
    In sports, a fast riser for boys was Nova -- possibly inspired by the Villanova University Wildcats' 2016 NCAA men's basketball championship.

    The Social Security Administration began compiling the baby name list in 1997, with names dating to 1880. Parents provide newborns' names when they apply for Social Security cards.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/11/health/popular-baby-names-2017-trnd/index.html
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    Re: Pagan child naming trends
    « Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 03:32:40 PM »
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  • The first time I heard about a television show called, "Keeping up with the Kardashians", I thought that it was a Star Trek spin off or a Star Trek spoof show.  Needless to say that people laughed at me when the subject of the show came up in some social setting.
    Oh TKGS, you're just not hip enough!  ;)
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    Re: Pagan child naming trends
    « Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 03:46:42 PM »
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  • The Armenians survived a genocide at the hands of the Muslim Ottomans, the bloodbath of Joseph Stalin and 70 years of Soviet Communism only to end up with the Kardashians. :facepalm:
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    Re: Pagan child naming trends
    « Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 03:53:54 PM »
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  • All of my life I never had any heroes. When I came back to the Church at 40, I discovered the saints. The only heroes I have are the saints, and all of my children are named after those heroes. Any person that wants me to name my next child after them, will have to jump in front of a bullet for me, like the saints would do and do for me every day.

    People of the world name their children according to what they have been brainwashed to name their children by the media.

    In South America, practically all the children today have made up names, like Yuesmail (US Mail) , believe it or not!
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    Re: Pagan child naming trends
    « Reply #7 on: May 13, 2018, 05:25:05 PM »
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  • Why should we take an interest in what others choose as names for their children? 


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    Re: Pagan child naming trends
    « Reply #8 on: May 13, 2018, 05:35:08 PM »
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  • The first time I heard about a television show called, "Keeping up with the Kardashians", I thought that it was a Star Trek spin off or a Star Trek spoof show.  Needless to say that people laughed at me when the subject of the show came up in some social setting.
    Thanks for the mental image of all those so-called celebrities with Cardassian reptilian-esque heads complete with spoon-rest shaped indentions. Amusing. However, it will probably stick with me all day whether I want it to or not. 
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    Re: Pagan child naming trends
    « Reply #9 on: May 13, 2018, 05:53:35 PM »
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  • So Emma is #1 and Emily #12?  Isn’t that the same name, basically, like Liz/Beth?

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    Re: Pagan child naming trends
    « Reply #10 on: May 13, 2018, 05:59:18 PM »
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  • Why should we take an interest in what others choose as names for their children?
    If we are truly Catholic, we take an interest because we are obligated to educate them.

    If we are just of the world, because these invented names are impossible to remember. 
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    Re: Pagan child naming trends
    « Reply #11 on: May 13, 2018, 07:39:48 PM »
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  • Oh TKGS, you're just not hip enough!  ;)
    I thought that the fact I knew about the Next Generation Star Trek made me hip!  I guess not.   :furtive:

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    Re: Pagan child naming trends
    « Reply #12 on: May 15, 2018, 01:53:25 PM »
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  • There is hope. A protestant friend who is now Catholic named his 6th child, Clement. The other children all have new/old Testament names. But lil' Clement is my favorite :)

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    Re: Pagan child naming trends
    « Reply #13 on: May 16, 2018, 02:57:09 PM »
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  • So Emma is #1 and Emily #12?  Isn’t that the same name, basically, like Liz/Beth?
    So many common names (or, once common names) are actually derived from the same name.  Mary, Maria, Marie, and Miriam.  John, Jonathan, Jean, Sean, Shawn, and Shane.  Etc.

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    Re: Pagan child naming trends
    « Reply #14 on: May 16, 2018, 03:04:30 PM »
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  • It is interesting that while many of the "celebrity" names are quite awful, the Top 10 most popular names are actually "old-fashioned" names that are quite nice.  Here's the top 10 list for 2017 in the United States:

    1. Emma
    2. Olivia
    3. Ava
    4. Isabella
    5. Sophia
    6. Mia
    7. Charlotte
    8. Amelia
    9. Evelyn
    10. Abigail

    1. Liam
    2. Noah
    3. William
    4. James
    5. Logan
    6. Benjamin
    7. Mason
    8. Elijah
    9. Oliver
    10. Jacob

    Almost any of these names would be perfectly acceptable for a Catholic to name their child.

     

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