Amazon continued its assault on real people named Alexa in 2021, degraded the cultural value of the name through association with its robot servant product. The trend in girls given the name Alexa is very dramatic: I've been writing about the Alexa trend since 2018. You can see the previous posts here. I would also…
Not only named after a robot, but a subservient female one.
And a few other highlights. Data from the Social Security Administration show that the names Kobe and Gianna had the greatest increase in popularity of any names in the country in 2020; as Kobe boys increased from 499 to 1500 and Gianna girls from 3408 to 7826. Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna died in…
All the people who claim to love the Donald don't really want their boys to be him, they want to be able to hide their deplorable allegiance from polite society when the shit goes south.
Marital Name Change Survey first results and data release.
If 1,000 of you share this with 1,000 other people, I will have very large convenience sample. Worth a try.
As girl Charlies have gained ground, Charlie is rising in the rankings for boys. Parents are now naming their boys Charlie at twice the rate they did in 1968.
Over the long run, the U.S. is becoming a less sex-binary society, but that evolution is far from direct.
A growing (tiny) proportion of US kids are speaking Yiddish at home, too.
Mary is back on the skids; Donald is going down, Alexa is over, and Malia shows that the resilience of humanity is not. Here are the details.