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The Baby Name Color Wheel

September 21, 2021 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 6 Comments

Many babies share their names with colors. But which colors?  What color names are given most to babies? Do American baby names span the rainbow? And have our hue choices changed over time? These seem like straightforward questions, but color usually takes a backseat to other word-name themes. The problem […]

How a Viral Name Post Got the Story Backwards

May 15, 2021 Namerology 3 min read 2 Comments

The Reddit post earned thousands of upvotes and comments. Strangers pointed me to it; friends and family pointed me to it. The data was right there in a graph, the trend unmistakable. And yet the name story wasn’t true. The baby name Karen did not just plummet into obscurity, pushed […]

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