June 15, 2007
Who Names Babies?
My recent post on the rise in popularity of "Landon" got me thinking about something. Has there been research done on which parents name their children? And on whether or not that varies by the sex of the baby? I am wondering whether any variation in those matters might explain the rise and fall of certain names.
Posted by armand at June 15, 2007 11:54 AM
| Posted to Culture
An interesting law in my former country of residence... fathers had the right to name the child, and fathers were the only ones who could go to the registry and formally give the name. I heard tell of more than one occasion where the husband and wife agreed on a name, and then the father went to the registry and gave the child something else.
Those relationships sound lovely. Not. And long live the partiarchy in South America, eh? Though I bet that's true in lots of places.
I guess what I'm wondering about most specifically is whether or not there's a significant difference between men and women on whether or not to choose traditional names (though it seems that might also turn on the sex of the child).
Interesting question. I don't know about that, but referring again to my former home, I did read a survey once that concluded that the most popular/common name men gave their penises was "Braulio."