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It turns out my name is very common and leans Republican.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:28 AM
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I knew half of that.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:28 AM
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I wonder if anyone wearing Google Glass has ever been within 50 miles of here, aside from driving on the highways.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:30 AM
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Buck's leans wildly Republican. I suppose most Bucks out there are named after General Turgidson, so no surprise.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:30 AM
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My name leans much more strongly Democratic than I would have guessed.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:32 AM
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'Holy crap, I'm the target of their anger and hatred.'

If you ask me, some of these Gen Xers are just a bit too detached and ironic.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:32 AM
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I think almost all of the male Anglo names lean Republican, because, after all, so do white males, but as I go through a list of top names what happens with diminutives is interesting:

David: 52.9% GOP
Dave: 48.6%
Richard: 54%
Rick: 55.7%
Rich: 50%
Dick: 57.9%
Dickie: 54.2%
Ricky: 47.2%
Richie: 43.5%


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:34 AM
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I'm 50.3% Democratic, 49.7% Republican. Almost a perfect centrist. 46.3% likelihood of having a gun in the house, which is waay off. I have pretty much 0% chance of ever having a gun in the house.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:36 AM
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Tyrone: 84.4% Democratic
LeSean: 84.2% Democratic
Jesus: 73.8% Democratic
Miguel: 73.4% Democratic


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:38 AM
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Kennedy: 66.5% Democratic
Nixon: 72.4% Democratic


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:41 AM
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Jammies: 86.4%! Is he winning?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:42 AM
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Adolf: 51.5% Democratic


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:42 AM
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Shaniqua: 89.2%
Yael: 70.4%


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:44 AM
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Lefty: 60%
Righty: not in database


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:45 AM
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My name is quite Democratic. This is not especially surprising. Because Jewish.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:45 AM
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Blue: 57.9%
Red: 51.9%
Yellow: Not in database


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:46 AM
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My name is technically Jewish in origin.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:46 AM
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7 beat me to it. This is largely a test whether your name is a common male British name. (All the uncommon male British names I could think of had upper class annotations and swung democratic.)


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:46 AM
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Crystal Gayle is actually 53.2%, so I'm going to assume my real name is Dem.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:47 AM
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Memo to future parents: "Rhett", "Forrest", and "Kent" are good, Republican names.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:48 AM
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It turns out my name is very common and leans Republican.

Mine too!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:51 AM
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I'm surprised my name is as heavily Democrat as it is, though still 55% or something likelihood of having a gun. And it's a lot more popular than I'd have guessed, though I don't know if they're counting people who are deceased or children, both demographics where it's the most popular. My kids' names are so Democratic they're not in the database.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:51 AM
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Adolf leans Democrat.


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:52 AM
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I think we've all already looked up "Adolf" and posted the results above.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:53 AM
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I was thinking I would look up the names of the other people who are nearby at the moment but they have the same name I do.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:53 AM
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Oh wait, an Egyptian grad student is in. His name is 70-odd percent Democratic.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:54 AM
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I guess it does say "registered voters." I'm still surprised Mara's name doesn't make the cut. The identifiably black part of Nia's name is 86.5% Democrat. They boy version of Selah's is only 67.7%. The other version of Mara's name is 63.2% Democrat because Jewish.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:55 AM
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Only non-Godwin Adolf I know of is A. Read, the leftist political scientist with a major piece in the March Harpers.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:56 AM
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My (real) name is just over 60% Democratic. That seems kind of low, since I think it's most popular among African-Americans and Jews.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:57 AM
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Huh. There are 63 registered voters with my surname (which is itself uncommon) as their given name. Probably data issues.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:59 AM
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Shaniqua is still winning.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 9:59 AM
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Sheniqua is now winning! 90.2%

Black women for the win.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:01 AM
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At least they don't thank Woody when they win.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:02 AM
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24: I am shamed.


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:02 AM
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I went through the list of current major-league baseball players to try to find the best young Republican names. It's very hard to find one over 60%!

Tucker, Tyler, Dustin, Wade, Stetson, Cole, Bryce, Brooks, Garrett, Skip, Coby, Cody, Koby and Kody are all between 55 and 57% Republican.
57.1% Grant
57.2% Chad
57.4% Blake
57.5% Brock
57.7% Chase
58.4% Clay
58.9% Heath
59.1% Brent
59.2% Hunter
59.4% Rex
59.4% Caleb
60.8% Tanner


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:03 AM
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My name, John is the second most common and 53% Republican.

I'm actually disgusted that gun ownership and worship attendance are supposed to be tells. Of what? This is Halford's idea of what a liberal is, according to which I'm not.

Nothing about liberties, public/private, taxation, crime, you name it.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:04 AM
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Speaking of Halford, Roosevelt is the highest male name I've found yet: 87.6%


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:06 AM
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"Rhett", "Forrest", and "Kent" are good, Republican names.

Odd, because Rhett Butler was, IIRC, a carpetbagger. Ashley was the good loyal Confederate boy.
Forrest, because either Nathan Bedford, or Gump, I suppose.
Kent - Brockman? Bit liberal (TV news).


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:06 AM
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Winston: 67%. Almost as Democratic as Ajay.
Gandhi: 75%.
Stalin: 81%. (Apparently there are about 300 of them in the US. You're more likely to meet one of them than you are an Unfogged commenter. )


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:09 AM
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Kent because only Nick Cage's DNA can pull-off Kal-El.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:10 AM
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God: 86% D, 31% religious


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:10 AM
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Thor barely leans Republican; Odin is heavily Democrat.

All of the inner planets and their Greek equivalents are Democrat.

Car makes tend to be Democratic regardless of origin: Mazda, Honda, Toyota, Kia, Chevy, Chrysler, Daewoo, and Mercedes. No registered Mitsubishis, BMWs, Saabs, Volvos, Citroens, or Pontiacs. Royce is Republican.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:12 AM
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Odd, because Rhett Butler was, IIRC, a carpetbagger.

No.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:13 AM
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Err, oops, forgot a big one Ford is slightly Republican.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:15 AM
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39.last: My sister works with one, although he may be unregistered and not one of those 300. She tells me his name doesn't appear to be any sort of statement; he was born in Latin America, or his parents were, and his siblings all have wholly apolitical names.


Posted by: joyslinger | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:16 AM
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My name is about 50-50 and I'm still registered as an independent.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:25 AM
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It's very hard to find one over 60%!

Right -- when I said Buck's real name was wildly R, I meant that it came up more R than 93% of other names. Still less than 60% itself, though.

38, 43: Southerner himself, so not a carpetbagger, but willing to do business with Yankees.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:25 AM
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Odd, because Rhett Butler was, IIRC, a carpetbagger

I'm curious if you are misremembering Gone with the Wind or you don't know what a carpetbagger is (not that there's any shame in either as a non-U.S. person).


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:25 AM
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Ah, sorry. I thought a carpetbagger was a Southerner who, post-war, ends up helping the Union and Reconstruction. Not quite.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:28 AM
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Car makes tend to be Democratic regardless of origin:

Well, Mercedes is originally a Spanish girl's name (that's where the car company got the name) so I'd expect a lot of Hispanic Mercedeses.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:30 AM
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a Southerner who, post-war, ends up helping the Union and Reconstruction

An American citizen.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:30 AM
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Lily, Rose, Iris, Violet and Hazel all lean heavily Democratic, and all are more likely than not to have a gun in the house.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:32 AM
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50: Agreed, I was going to mentioned that at least Mercedes, Royce, and Ford are clearly not members of the "weird car names" club. I suppose Mazdas could be Zoroastrian.

I suspect that the names of the Roman gods are not ethnically marked but the Greek gods are.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:33 AM
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49: The word is from the luggage imported Yankees still had their things in, from having just arrived down South.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:34 AM
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35: A few names associated with Mormonism took me beyond the 60%-Republican mark. I had to research names associated with the LDS Church before I could search, but:

Nephi: 62.9
Ammon: 62.7
Brigham: 61.7
Kumen: 72.4, but there are only 23 registered Kumens.
Jarom: 74.3 in a somewhat larger sample.


Posted by: joyslinger | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:36 AM
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55: Huh, I guess I'm the only one who spent the weekend playing on the Utah Baby Namer site. (Actually, I know I'm not, but it wasn't with friends from here.)


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:39 AM
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38: Rhett was from Charleston.

35/55: I did a similar thing. It was really hard, and I gave up without finding one. Even "Stonewall" is only 30.4% Republican. Go figure. Maybe we need some ethnicity (rather than trying for WASP or southern) that is pretty much old white guys?

The gun ownership % seems highest with southern women's names.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:40 AM
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Has anyone found a solidly Republican lady name yet?


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:42 AM
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I thought of trying "Magnolia", but the page has stopped working for me.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:44 AM
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!Sheniqua.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:44 AM
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The Utah Baby Namer did come in my Google results, but it looked as though it was doing something other than the standard list I wanted. (All of the LDS names that I came up with without research weren't even majority Republican; I imagined I was getting some overrun from Jewish communities.)


Posted by: joyslinger | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:44 AM
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58: Mulva.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:46 AM
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All the groups that I can think of that are extremely Republican have lots of first-name overlap with not-as-Republican groups. Are there any distinctively Cuban names?


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:47 AM
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A lot of old Republican white guys are registered Democrats, so I was looking for names that nobody had in 1960. The Mormon search had similar result.


Posted by: cryptoc ned | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:48 AM
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In super-Mormon-name land, Dallin hits 77% Republican.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:49 AM
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Magnolia is 80% D. I tried Muffy, which is 51.2% R.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:50 AM
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47 voters with my name. 76% Democratic. The others should be shot; you're named after a Communist, dickheads.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:50 AM
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58: So far the best I've found is "Dixie" at 53.6%.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:51 AM
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Penny clocks in at 50.8 R.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:51 AM
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Ogged's real name is Fidel?


Posted by: dz | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:53 AM
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Beauregard is 59.3% Republican.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:53 AM
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No it isn't.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:55 AM
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Speaking of names, I assume people have seen this already. I find it weirdly fascinating.

I feel like there's a half baked Physical Review Letters paper to gotten out of it somehow. "Nucleation Theory of Baby Names" or something similar.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:56 AM
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72: That's what I meant.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 10:58 AM
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Maci is 54% R. Tammy Lynn is 56% R.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:02 AM
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Prissy leans Democratic.
Fussy is not in the database.
Dusty is 54.6% Republican.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:07 AM
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Franklin, Abraham, Rutherford, Chester, Grover, Woodrow, Calvin, Dwight and Lyndon all lean Democratic. Ulysses leans even more heavily Democratic than Barack. Millard, Zachary and Ronald tilt the other way.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:11 AM
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a Southerner who, post-war, ends up helping the Union and Reconstruction

You're thinking of scaliwag

A lot of old Republican white guys are registered Democrats

?


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:15 AM
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My takeaway is that names do not have much predictive power for political affiliation. Also, that if these data are correct that a hell of a lot of people have guns in their house. (The numbers seem too high, really).


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:16 AM
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Unless they are names that a lot of african-americans have.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:17 AM
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The gun numbers seem ridiculous. 55% of all Darlenes live with a gun?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:17 AM
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Fancy is 60.9% Dem. I've been singing that all day. Jolene is barely Rep.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:19 AM
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78.last -- I don't know, but I expect the thinking was elderly Southern white guys who haven't changed their registration since the South was Solid, but haven't voted Democratic since Reagan. I wouldn't have thought that there were many of those left, but I suppose there could be.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:21 AM
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Jammies has always wanted to name one of our girls Jolene. I vetoed.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:21 AM
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Registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans in West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma...


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:24 AM
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Once worked on a complicated matter that among other things involved an impossibly overpriced condo development, one individual's name that kept in coming up was unusual so did a search and turned up as the name of some horrifying early 20c Balkan fascist. But the individual I searched for was born in the US in the late 70's. So - momma and poppa thought this was a fine and dandy name! Sweet! The name was very unusual but for those "in the know" was basically like naming your newborn baby Adolf H. Other things led me to fill in a colleague on the background as colleague was set to attend a hearing where son might show up and I wouldn't have been surprised to hear that arms where brandished or discharged.


Posted by: sissi of bavaria | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:33 AM
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Osama 70% D.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:35 AM
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Sissi of Bavaria ?

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.... Romy Schneider reverie ...

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Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:37 AM
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some horrifying early 20c Balkan fascist.

"Ante" is now a solidly Democratic name.

So is "Miklos", but "Gyula" goes the other way!


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:38 AM
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Getting some R results with two-part female names (but it is hard to predict). So far Barbara Sue with 59.6% R is the most. Some with very small totals. (just found Betty Lynn with 60.2% for only 23 voters.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:46 AM
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The Utah Baby Namer just made my day. My objine's office is covered with birth announcements and my goodness, the names. "Tytyn" I think was our favorite.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:52 AM
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Zu - 29.6 R
Suzana - 32.4 R
Zuzu - 33.0 R
Hsu - 34.0 R
Tsu - 35.9 R
Su 37.4 R
Soo - 38.3 R
Suzzanna 39.5 R
Zuzana - 42.2 R
Susanna - 43.0 R
Sioux - 43.3 R
Sussanna - 45.0 R
Suzan - 47.7 R
Susan - 49.7 R
Suzanne - 50.5 R
Sue - 52.5 R
Suzann - 52.7 R


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:55 AM
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Wanda Sue, Marie & Lee all >60% R on small samples. 65% highest.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:58 AM
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Common names for the generation that came up age under Reagan, ones that became uncommon later, might be fertile ground.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 11:59 AM
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Tsu City Soo, how I love you.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:00 PM
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These numbers come from a Democratic outfit, don't they? They probably have more Dems than Rs in their database.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:00 PM
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And, because Series 3 arrived in the post this week:

Tywin: 79% Democrat
Tyrion: 85% Democrat
Joffrey: 65% D
Jaime: 65% D
Kevan: 51% Republican

Ned: 53% R
Arya: 70% D
Sansa: 50% R
Catelyn: 54% R
Jon: 57% R
Robb: 55% R


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:03 PM
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Brayden is 61% R.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:06 PM
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Bubba (itself) is only 54% R.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:06 PM
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15 Mussolinis. 84% Dem.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:11 PM
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Trying the nickname versions of my first and middle names made me more Democratic than the formal ones.

"David" is hilariously Republican, though: 87% of names are "more Democratic."


Posted by: DaveL | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:11 PM
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11 Mobutus. 95.5% Dem. We have a winner?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:11 PM
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98,99: I'm trying old wasp names to see if we can pop a high 60 for men (non-Mormon category). But not getting any so far. Farnsworth 60% D.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:12 PM
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100: Yeah, the run of dictators are almost all > 70% (Mao, Genghis, Tamerlane, Benito).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:14 PM
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I just went through the 100 top female names in 1966. Average is 46.3% GOP. Only 15 are greater than 50% GOP, and they are:

Lori: 52.5%
Holly: 51.4%
Julie: 51.1%
Jill: 51.1%
Beth: 51%
Heidi: 50.9%
Bonnie: 50.8%
Lynn: 50.6%
Suzanne: 50.5%
Kathryn: 50.5%
Laurie: 50.1%
Connie: 50.1%
Sherri: 50.1%
Judy: 50.3%

Something to do with r's and l's?

Darlene, interestingly, is 44% GOP. The outliers on the low end almost all end in -a (Monica, Regina, Tonya, Maria, but also Jacqueline).

96: This is presumably from official voter registration records, as slurped up by Democrats.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:15 PM
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All the planets come up as Democrats.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:16 PM
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Wilberforce: 86.1% D
Frodo: 54.6% D
Gandalf: 53.2% D
Thorin: 53.4% D
Peregrin: 75.1% D
Meriadoc: not found
Balin: 57.6% D
Durin: 65% D
Darth: 50.8% R


Posted by: Tom Scudder | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:16 PM
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It's hard to see staying registered as a Democrat without voting for one in 30 years. There may be some quixotic examples, but after all this time, how many?

People who like local Democrats, dislike and mistrust Republicans for reasons not far from our own, yet have disagreements with the priorities and image of the National Democrats, especially on social issues must on the other hand be very common.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:16 PM
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My takeaway is that names do not have much predictive power for political affiliation. Also, that if these data are correct that a hell of a lot of people have guns in their house. (The numbers seem too high, really).

Agreed. I can't find a name with below 40 percent gun ownership.

I also can't find the name "Azair" at all, which surprises me because I have a neighbor with that name. Maybe he's not registered to vote, but even if so, I think this is missing big chunks of the population.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:19 PM
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47% of Americans report that there is a gun their house. This doesn't surprise me at all.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:21 PM
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108: At least in 2004, there were lots in rural Florida as painfully learned by comparing Bush/Kerry totals to county registrations.

And just looked--still some like that - Calhoun County FL. 70% Romney, 3:1 Dem registrations.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:21 PM
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Lots of guns.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:22 PM
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I just tried an interesting variant of John, "Jno." Written that way in some bibles, some of the time, the name appears to come from that source.

Yet those having it, while more gun-owning--54%--are substantially less churchgoing--38%--and much more likely to be Dems.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:23 PM
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Jihad: 77.7% Dem, 48.3% gun, 35.6% religious, 54.3% college.


Posted by: Tom Scudder | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:26 PM
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I tried to find "Dweezil" but he isn't in the database.


Posted by: Tom Scudder | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:26 PM
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15 Jim Bobs and 11 Joe Bobs; each is 67% Republican.

170 James Roberts are 50.9 percent Republican, and 50 Joseph Roberts are 52.7% Republican.

The fact that 50 individuals cannot, mathematically, divide into groups of 52.7% and 47.3% causes me to question the validity of the whole enteprise. Likewise, I wonder how, with 11 Joe Bobs, they got 67%.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:27 PM
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113: I suspect those are mistyped Jons. There are only 180 Jnos.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:28 PM
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The gun numbers aren't really surprising. You get out of the cities, and it seems that most people have a gun.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:28 PM
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Just discovered that "Stalin" is not as uncommon a name, at least among Latinos, as I'd have guessed.

A couple with interesting names.


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19.6% Republican.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:29 PM
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116.last: I saw tat as well. most charitable explanation is that they are removing unaffiliated voters leaving a different denominator.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:30 PM
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pwned on preview, but . . .

102: this presents an interesting math problem.

"There are 11 Mobutu's. 95.5% are democratic, 48.6% have guns, 50.2% have college degrees and 22.6% attend religious services weekly. From this information, what can we conclude about the dataset?"


Posted by: unimaginative | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:36 PM
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And of the top 100 female names in 1992 (about a quarter of which were also in the 1966 top-100 list), the average goes down to 43.7% GOP, with only 12 being above 50%:

Haley: 53% GOP
Taylor: 52.3%
Katelyn: 52.5%
Kaitlyn: 52.1%
Paige: 51.5%
Holly: 51.4%
Shelby: 51.3%
Brooke: 50.8%
Kathryn: 50.5%
Caitlin: 50.4%
Lindsey: 50.5%
Kelsey: 50.2%

The two least-Republican are Jasmine with 18.4%, followed by Bianca with 25.7%.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:39 PM
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122: It contains fractional Mobutus!?!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:42 PM
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122: Hmm, yeah, that one isn't really salvageable unless you have multi-year data or some form of model-based adjustment to the raw data.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:44 PM
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Incidentally, Frodo only has a 28.1% chance of having a gun. Gandalf has 49.4%.


Posted by: Tom Scudder | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:45 PM
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Incidentally, Frodo only has a 28.1% chance of having a gun. Gandalf has 49.4%.


Posted by: Tom Scudder | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:45 PM
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Oops, sorry.


Posted by: Tom Scudder | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:45 PM
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Is there some tool to divine the whole numbers most likely to underlie rounded-up percentage figures? Something on WolframAlpha?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:50 PM
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Me and the kids were all blue, that's Democrat, right? I was the one most likely to have a college degree, but they were all bluer than I was. Youngest two nearly 70% (black names?).


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:55 PM
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Molotov's? For real? What, was "Von Ribbentrop's" already taken?


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 12:59 PM
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Is there a Von Ribbentrop cocktail?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:00 PM
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There are 16 registered voters named Mutombo, making it the 166,775th most common name. 17.6% Republican, so at least one Mutombo is voting a split ticket.

If you know what I mean.


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I'm about even on D/R. I'm guessing there are probably a big chunk of Mormons with my name.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:03 PM
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131: yes for real. Really puts a spotlight on this woman's cluelessness, wouldn't be surprised if she had no idea what the ref was.


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130: Your son's name crosses racial lines (white/black/Hispanic all would be typical) but the girls' seem pretty exclusively white to me and they're blue because they're education/class-linked in terms of what parents would choose them.


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132: Chopin vodka & Jaegermeister, with float of flaming 151.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:07 PM
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I guess I can't really say that attacking someone in a bar for wearing Google Glass is the right thing to do, exactly, but if everyone knew in advance that wearing Google Glass meant that they would get beaten up, the world would be a better place. Many acts of heroic resistance are ill-advised and/or illegal. In any event I'd buy the assailants a drink.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:15 PM
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The gun numbers seem ridiculous. 55% of all Darlenes live with a gun?

Huh. I actually put Darlene in as a test of a (postulated) high gun ownership name. I thought the result seemed low.


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139 was me.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:18 PM
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I've long thought there's a massively viral video lurking in a re-staging of the rumble dance from westside story with Mission hipsters vs Marina frat boys subbing in for the jets/sharks. Stage it at UN Plaza.

But then I also firmly believe we (i.e. SF) could totally win Eurovision if only we had the former rhythmic gymnastics champ in charge of stretch at the kid's dance studio doing choreography and then trolled the Castro nightclubs for the dancers.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:24 PM
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Art from social dislocation, in sum.

Make art people! Not war!


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:26 PM
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It at least light entertainment.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:26 PM
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Some over-70% Republican women's names:

Hortense: 2900 of them, 78.5% Republican
Fannie: 23,062, 76.7%
Lolita: 11,657, 72.6%
Bertha: 94,189; 70.5%
Veronica: 224,622, 70.2%


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:34 PM
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I knew a girl called "Reagan Lee." I'm guessing that name skews pretty Republican.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:41 PM
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Nearly half of all voters with the first name "Obama" own guns.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:42 PM
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Obama's weakness is the cause of all problems that aren't caused by his dictatorial nature. It's in the papers.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:44 PM
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The 1,560 registered voters named Bubba skew pretty much the way you might guess, though I'd expect a higher percentage of gun owners.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:46 PM
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147: Thread merge!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:46 PM
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I have been known to "pitch" my inspirations sotto voce to my better half during the particularly boring/cringe-inducing/aesthetically appalling bits of kid's studio's performances. He still seems to be caught unawares leading to inadequately muffled reaction and mild social disapproval by fellow attendees, for which I am blamed. I think we can all agree this is unjust.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 1:47 PM
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I suspect those are mistyped Jons. There are only 180 Jnos

Not all, although maybe enough to skew results. I would certainly expect bone fide Jons to skew Dem, but some Jnos--pronounced "John"--are real. The one I'm thinking of is a decent guy, but a conservative Christian, and I had thought him likely to be typical for the name.

And I can't say this often enough: Some conservative Christians are Democrats, and for good reason. Many are union members, in coal country or rural areas, where they belong to public employee unions.


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Lily, Rose, Iris, Violet and Hazel all lean heavily Democratic, and all are more likely than not to have a gun in the house.

Time to go check under her bed.


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Veronica: 224,622, 70.2%

Does Heather skew Democratic?


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:10 PM
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129: Try the continued fraction calculator at: http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hosted-sites/R.Knott/Fibonacci/cfCALC.html

Enter the value you want on the left hand side (in this case .955), and click the "Show Convergents" button on the right. This shows that the "best" approximations to .955 are 21/22, 85/89, and 191/200 (which is exact). So if there are supposed to be 11 Mobutus, my best guess is that 10 were registered Democratic, and the 11th was unknown/independent/other, so was represented as half a Dem, giving us that 21/22 fraction.

You could also use the best rational approximation calculator at that same site: http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hosted-sites/R.Knott/Fibonacci/cfINTRO.html#bestapproxCALC
That gives all the fractions that are best approximations up to a given denominator size, not just the convergents.


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:22 PM
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Bort: 69.5% Democratic
Bart: 58.9% Republican


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:28 PM
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Teh: 55.2% Democratic


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:29 PM
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Bee: 60.2% Dem
Ant: 60.3% Dem
Cricket: 53.2% Dem
Beetle: 46.8% Dem
Peenie-walliie not in database.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:31 PM
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Elb: 60% Dem


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:33 PM
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There apparently is no registered voter named "Ragnarok," sadly.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:33 PM
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Rapture: 67.5% Dem


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:34 PM
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Norb: 57% GOP


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Marigold, Petunia, Primrose, Daisy, Poppy, Zinnia, Fuschia, Nigella, Pansy, Viola and Verbena also are likely to be gun-owning Democrats not given to regular churchgoing, so approach with caution.


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Bog: 61.8% Dem
Pond: 66.1% Dem
Lake: 53.1% Dem
Creek: 50.9% Dem
Pool: 66.1% Dem
Bath: 55% Dem


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144: those are over 70% Democratic, not Republican.

Which is almost as odd. Hortense?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:37 PM
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Assman: 45% Dem


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:37 PM
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Frito: 88.1% Dem


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:39 PM
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You just made that up.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:40 PM
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Lucifer: 31 registered voters, 61.7% Democratic, 43.7% gun in the house, 41.1% attend religious services weekly.


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:40 PM
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Tit: 69.3% Dem


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:42 PM
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There was an NFL player named Stalin for a while.

I wonder if in the Dominican Republic it's the same name as "Starlin" and "Starling".


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Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, Diamond, Topaz, Opal, Pearl, Jade, Amethyst, Crystal, Amber and Jewel all lean the same way. 88.4 percent of the 567 registered voters named Turquoise vote Democratic, just over half own guns and fewer than 20 percent regularly attend church services. I should sell this research to the DNCC.


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12 registered Sifus, 75% D, 59% with college degree, 45% attending weekly religious services.

34 registered Mobys, 64% D, 57% with college degree, 38% attending weekly religious services, 43% gun owners.


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Has anyone found a solidly Republican lady name yet?

So far the best I've found is "Dixie" at 53.6%.

Dicksie: 62.8% Republican.


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Tit: 69.3% Dem

Booby: 56.1% Dem


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:49 PM
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Gay: 52.5% GOP


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:51 PM
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Mancy: 59.7% Dem


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:51 PM
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33 cooters pretty evenly split.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:52 PM
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No wrys.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:52 PM
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177: Oh dear lord. Evenly split?!


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:53 PM
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As noted upthread, Dicks tend to be Republican, but Peters, Johnsons, and Members lean Dem.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:53 PM
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As you might imagine, Dongs and Wangs trend sharply left.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:55 PM
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Wang and Dong obviously Democratic as well.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:55 PM
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180 comments, and we finally got a cock joke out of it. Whatever it takes, peopoe.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:55 PM
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Bum: 59% Dem


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:56 PM
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Add Kok to the Wang/Dong category.

Fedora is 66.2% Dem, but Trilby is only 54.5%.


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107: Darth: 50.8% R

48.7% of them have a gun in the house, which is either surprisingly high (who needs a gun when you have a light saber and can Force-choke your enemies) or surprisingly low (you live in a Death Star; your house IS a gun.)


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185.2: Fez is 71.1% Dem.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:59 PM
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Bocephus (43 registered voters) - 58.4% Democratic. I did not see that one coming.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 2:59 PM
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Cap: 50.7% Dem
Panama: 67.3% Dem
Ball: 62.3% Dem
Helmet: 57.5% Dem


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 3:01 PM
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180-183: Hence the "dress left/dress right" distinction.


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 3:01 PM
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Hank Williams Jr. is a man with a variety of fans.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 3:02 PM
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Thanks for making that dick joke explicit, Ego (77.1% Dem).


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 3:02 PM
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Hank: 53.2% GOP


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192: Surprisingly, "Id" is 60.2% Dem. I'd have expected it to be more conservative.

Also surprising: Money is 76.7% Dem.


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 3:08 PM
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Has anyone found a solidly Republican lady name yet?

Rebekah: 58.2% Republican (52,798 registered voters)


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 3:08 PM
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144 to 58, 68, 173 and 195.


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Generic pronouns lean Democratic:

You: 70.3%
Me: 64.4%
He: 67.9%
She: 73.2%
Him: 57%
Her: 65.3%
It: 61.3%
Them: 58.5%
Us: 51.3%


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164 to 196


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At least one of Frank Zappa's kids appears not to be registered, or at least in the database. And Republican Moons are more numerous than I'd have guessed.


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164 to 144, 196


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You: 70.3%
Me: 64.4%
He: 67.9%
She: 73.2%
Him: 57%
Her: 65.3%
It: 61.3%
Them: 58.5%
Us: 51.3%

What is this I don't even. I try not to be judgmental about people naming their children, but come the fuck on.


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Mine: 308 69.6% D
Shaft: 71 86% D


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 3:23 PM
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201: There may in fact be some data quality issues.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 3:24 PM
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Truman, Carter and Clinton lean R; Eisenhower, Nixon and Bush lean D. They're just making this shit up, right?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 3:35 PM
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Panama: 67.3% Dem

Which reminds me -

...damn, not a single Ekranoplan in the whole country. Poor show, America. Still, at least now I know that the future son and heir of the future mrs ajay and myself will be nominally unique.

No Astrolabes either.


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115 to 199


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Fido: 14 81.5% D
Spot: 25 62.5% D
Rover: 36 67.1% D


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 3:44 PM
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Neveah is 71% Democrat, which really surprises me.


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(Nor very likely to attend religious services. 23%! I suppose the main crop of Neveah's probably aren't at voting age yet.)


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Argh, I can't spell backwards. Dear me, where's the delete button? (For the record, when spelled properly Democrat affiliation remains the same but church attendance climbs to 31%.)


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Red: 1200 51.9% D
Lefty: 157 60% D
Central 75 85.6%
Neo: 230 70% D
Con: 801 52.8% R
Tea 624 64.4% D
Nazi: 43 77.2%


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Stop me.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 4:03 PM
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Truth: 61.8% D
Justice: 66.8% D
American: 79.7% D
Way: 64.2% D

I REST MY CASE


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Gay: 17,210 52.5% R
Trans: 27 67.3% D
Bi: 936 71.6% D
Strait: 13 59.1%


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Yo: 468 63.2% D
Mama: 77 88.5% D


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JP: 232 58.9% D
Storm: 1,514 57.3% D
Crow: 65 65.4% D


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 4:19 PM
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OK mom, I'm done.


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115 to 199

Damn it, Scudder, nobody reads the threads.


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Ayn: 61.5% D
(Also 61.5% college educated)


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Ayn: 61.5% D
(Also 61.5% college educated)


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Seriously, I am surprised!


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 4:26 PM
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217: Mom, 66% Dem


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213, the moralizers are definitely Democratic:

Love - 73.6
Hope - 57.5
Faith - 54.9
Chastity - 61.8
Prudence - 57.3
Wisdom - 74.6
Knowledge - 88.1
Courage - 74.4
Charity - 52.9
Peace - 75.7
Temperance - 71
Patience - 65.6
Kindness - 84.4
Purity - 69.4
Justice - 66.8
Mercy - 66
Diligence/Industry - No registered voters
Modesty - 72.3 (none for Humility)


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Faith:
34.4 attend religious
54.8 have a gun

Darwin:
58 attend religious


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The Polish version of my name is a lot more Dem, less religious, and better educated than the English one. Also quite a bit less common.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 5:10 PM
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If you want your kid to graduate college, name them after a German mathematician or philosopher.


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 03- 3-14 5:11 PM
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Heidegger Cohen?


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Looked up the Russian versions of the first three which are very common Russian names (Lyubov, Nadezhda, and Vera) and they're all Dems too. And now I'm struck that Polish doesn't have such names, nor do the French. Perhaps a Catholic thing?


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I come out almost 50/50, leaning Dem by decimal points. I'm only slightly more likely than not to go to church or to have a degree. Oddly enough, if I use the full length version, as I tend to with my nearest and dearest, I flip Republican by the same trivial margin, but less religious and better educated.

I think I shall change my name to Beowulf. 75% Dem, 25% gun owner, 38% religious, 58% educated. Plus there are only 10 others, so we could meet in a pub and not be crowded.


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I think I shall change my name to Beowulf. 75% Dem, 25% gun owner, 38% religious, 58% educated. Plus there are only 10 others, so we could meet in a pub and not be crowded.

Breca: 55.8% Dem, 55.4% guns, 34.7% religious services, and 61.4% educated. An important lesson there about carrying a gun while swimming.


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Oh sweet. Grendel: 77.8% Dem, 61.4% guns (surely they don't need them), 43.6% religious services, and 47% college degrees.

No Hrothgars or Unferths, alas.


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now I'm struck that Polish doesn't have such names, nor do the French. Perhaps a Catholic thing?

I don't know... the Spanish name their kids after virtues and they're fairly Catholic. Mercedes, Fidel, that sort of thing.


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It had never occurred to me what Fidel meant before now.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 6:01 AM
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Angustias has gone right out of fashion for some reason.


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Everyone uses tonic water instead?


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Tonic: 13 86.1% D
Water: 31 62.1% D


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Quinine sounds like a character from Gormenghast.

Fuchsia: 76% Democrat
Sepulchrave, Steerpike, Abiatha, Sourdust, Barquentine: not found
Flay: 52% Democrat
Thing: 60% D
Kelda: 59%
Cora: 66%
Clarice: 62%
Cheetah: not found


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 7:08 AM
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Tonic: 13 86.1% D
Water: 31 62.1% D

Martini: 177, 71.9% D
Gin: 684, 66.1% D
Rye: 264, 57.6% D
Bourbon: 29, 59.4% D
Rum: 35, 76.1% D
Daiquiri: 100, 63.9% D
Tequila: 2,198, 87.1% D
Margarita: 86,295, 74.3% D
Wine: 21, 48.6% D
Beer: 23, 57.4% D

Listen, folks: you don't need to name your kid after the kind of booze you were drinking the night they were conceived.


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 10:58 AM
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Listen, folks: you don't need to name your kid after the kind of booze you were drinking the night they were conceived.

Boone's Farm isn't even in the database.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 11:03 AM
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Boone is 54.9% Republican. I overlooked that one in my scan of MLB players.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 11:04 AM
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But "Boone" (as opposed to "Boones") is what you name your kid when he was conceived while you were wearing a raccoon-skin cap.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 11:06 AM
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That's just a published scientific fact.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 11:07 AM
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Absinthe not in database :(


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 11:08 AM
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And if booze is not your drug of choice . . .

Ecstasy: 17, 73.9% D
Weed: 18, 53.5% D
Meth: 45, 59.6% D
Speed: 58, 50.8% D


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 11:12 AM
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I'm changing my daughters' names to Weed and Speed.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 11:17 AM
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And from the parents who choose their kids' careers at birth:

President: 27, 88.2% D
Senator: 37, 75.8% D
Governor: 161, 78.8% D
Lawyer: 402, 85.3% D
Doctor: 122, 76.1% D
Professor: 18, 88% D
Minister: 11, 84.4% D
Priest: 154, 79.3% D
Bishop: 1,467, 68.2% D
Pope: 229, 59% D


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 11:24 AM
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And from the parents who just couldn't be bothered to pick an actual name:

Baby: 700, 74.2% D
Infant: 14, 61.1% D
Kid: 29, 66.9% D


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 11:28 AM
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Please tell me this is a typo for "Allen" or "Aileen" or something:

Alien: 43, 64.1% D

And you meant to name the kid "Martin", right?

Martian: 25, 73.7% D


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Punk: 25 52.5% D
Rocker: 11 50.8% D


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 11:46 AM
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Mom: 123, 66% D
Father: 27, 40.8% D
Brother: 33, 71.3% D
Sister: 377, 62.2% D
Cousin: 37, 59.8% D


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 11:59 AM
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249: Sheena - 25,600 68.2% D


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 12:08 PM
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Cindy Lou, 109, 43% D
Horton 438, 52% D

Jim Bob 15, 33% D
Eustace, 1030, 77% D


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 12:16 PM
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238: Using ones that are actually common-ish names,
Alize: 78% D
Brandy: 54.9% D
Sherry: 51.3% D

I thought this one had already been run, but I'm not seeing Mara's new friend from afterschool program, Aryan: 66.7% D. (He's biracial, and I hope it's not spelled that way.)

And while I'm outing/mocking people's names, Mara's cousin Ny/ger apparently shares his name with 13 adults and they clock in at 92.3% Democrat, which I think makes that the new winner. It's pronounced, at least for him, nigh-JEER, and his mother seemed baffled when Lee took her aside and asked whether she wasn't worried people would mispronounce it.


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Cooter 33, 48%D
Scooter 91, 46%D
Skeeter 463, 47%D
Skipper 774, 44%D


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 03- 4-14 12:22 PM
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Clayton, Dayton, Brayton, all 43%D


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President: 27, 88.2% D
Senator: 37, 75.8% D
Governor: 161, 78.8% D
Lawyer: 402, 85.3% D
Doctor: 122, 76.1% D
Professor: 18, 88% D
Minister: 11, 84.4% D
Priest: 154, 79.3% D
Bishop: 1,467, 68.2% D
Pope: 229, 59% D

To be fair, there are plenty of career oriented last names that we consider unremarkable (including Bishop).


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 03- 5-14 10:38 AM
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