The election of Donald J. Trump as our nation’s 45th president has not only had a profound effect on both our national and international politics, but it has also impacted what we call our children.
In the most recent survey of baby names conducted by Field and Stream, the top three boys and girls names are all Trump inspired.
The most popular baby girl name is now Kellyanne, in honor of Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and now presidential advisor, Kellyanne Conway. It seems American parents are impressed with Conway’s sticktoitiveness in defending the president at all costs no matter how ridiculous or absurd that endeavor may be.
Coming in second, as might be expected, is Ivanka. Trump’s daughter, and wife of Jared Kushner, is beloved by many new mothers for her poise and grace. Plus she scores points among sentimentalists for having converted to Judaism in order to marry the love of her life.
In third place for most popular baby girl names, for some inexplicable reason, is the name Eric. As you may know, Eric is the name of Donald Trump’s second eldest son.
On the boys’ side of the ledger, the new most popular baby boy name is Michael or Mike (Mick). This comes as no surprise as the name figures prominently in the Trump Administration. Mike is the name of Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence. It is also the name of three current or former cabinet members: Mike Flynn, Mike Pompeo and Mick Mulvaney.
Surprisingly, the second most popular name for baby boys is Reince, the first name of the former chairman of the Republican National Committee and Trump’s current chief of staff.
Even more interesting is that the number three name on the list of boy names is Priebus, Reince’s surname!
Of course the popularity of baby names is subject to popular whims and vagaries. Many are seeing the current popularity of Trump inspired names as an aberration … a flash in the pan. Most people who follow such trends predict we will soon be getting back to names like Emma, Olivia and Sophia, for girls, and names like Liam, Noah and Mason, for boys, once Trump steps down (impeached?) from office.
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