Monday, November 10, 2008

Obama influencing baby names

The recent election of Barack Obama is apparently influencing new baby names:
Hollywood, Fla. — Barack Obama may have a “funny name,” as he once said — but it might just catch on among the nation’s newborns.

A Florida couple became among the country’s first to bestow it on their child, even before most news outlets had declared the Illinois senator the president-elect.

Sanjae Obama Fisher was born at 8 p.m. at Hollywood’s Memorial Regional Hospital to Patrick and Sasha Hall Fisher.
And in the spirit of following the example of their Messiah-Elect, "Barack '?' Obama", they are insisting to family members not to EVER mention Sanjae's middle name.

The iht says:
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.

"Honoring new presidents with baby namesakes used to be an American tradition," said Laura Wattenberg, author of "The Baby Name Wizard."
Unlike years past though, it may take awhile for this trend to gather steam (what with Obama's "pro-infanticide" tendencies). Babies actually making it out alive to see their first birthday will become rarer and rarer. But occasionally, just like a few salmon are successfull in sneaking past the anglers and the bears feeding in the stream, some babies will actually still be born. These lucky few will need names.

The most popular baby names from the previous two Democrat presidents of "Lewinsky", "Impeachment", and "Malaise" will certainly be replaced now with The One's election. I predict it won't be long before these names start to appear:

Taxandspender Jones

Marxist Smith, but people call him "Marxie".

Infanticide Johnson, "Infanty" for short.

Spreadthewealthius Bartholomew II.

ACORN Fraud Brown.

Other popular first names:SenatorGovernment, PresidentGovernment, Arrogant, Elitist, Lier, Billofgoods, Disillusioned, Misery, Nowwe'vedoneit, Destitute, Surrender, Retreat, Inflationary, Unemployed, impecunious, penurious, and Tohellinahandbasket.


  1. People will be steeped in beast worship and they will wake up when it's too late. Not all that glitters is gold.

  2. Sometimes baby names are from famous people but it is quite not good to name to our babies because it will be a start of funny things with others to our child.

  3. Maybe Kerry Washington will name her baby Baraca.

  4. Name your son Ben Ghazi in honor of Obama.

  5. dmarks, what's up my Michigan brutha!? I'd stop by but you have me closed out. Probably not the worst choice you've ever made :) Happy New Years!!