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Name churn

Name churn

  • There's a ton of name churn now - new names coming in, old names dropping out of use
  • Names that were rising fastest in popularity in 2021 apparently included Loyal, Ozzy, Emberlynn, and Raya
  • These are names meant to define one's individuality rather than blend into the crowd
  • Originality is the point
  • An entire pop-culture subgenre dedicated to making fun of made-up baby names
  • On Facebook, there are many groups dedicated to this.


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Why do we mock the names we mock?

  • For decades, social psychologists have researched the links between given names and life experiences
  • Names represent an act of possibly futile branding on the part of parents.
  • "Cultural" names are very often "made up."


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Status and class

  • Status is a way that people help make sense of their social worlds.
  • When deciding how to approach a stranger, we look for clues in their dress and their manner. These clues help us decide how we want to behave.
  • Class is a major way that status is experienced and communicated. And over the last few decades, class has become less stable, less guaranteed - for everyone, including white people, for a change.


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