Monday, November 28, 2005

On Thomas Sowell and...Baby Names?

Thomas Sowell has a change-of-pace column on baby names.

An interesting point to note is that although, as Sowell points out, the top 10 girls' names of 1960 were not in 2000's top 10, 25% of the top 20 names of 2004 were in the top 20 in 1880.

Perhaps traditional names are in greater vogue than Dr. Sowell realizes?

2 Comments:

Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

An extremely interesting study on baby names is in the book "Freakonomics." If you don't read the whole book, at least sit down in Barnes & Nobles with a coffee and read that chapter.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks, I'll make it a point to check it out. Enjoyable subject.

9:50 PM  

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