To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Yahoo! Article on Baby Names

I just read through this article on Yahoo! about the recent trend in baby naming.  Pretty interesting...

Baby Names Reveal More About Parents Than Ever Before


  1. I saw this! Very interesting. I also read an article a while back about how overly "ethnic" names are being used less by minorities. Apparently they experience a huge problem with job searches when they have names that suggest they are muslim, african-american, asian, etc. People judge by the name and assume a lot about the applicant before they interview. Pretty sad but I suppose we are all guilty of judging someone by their name- even if it's because we really like their name. I had two different roommates in college assume I was black before they even met me- just because of my name!!

    THIS is part of the reason why we're 38 weeks pregnant and have yet to name our baby- it's a HUGE decision!

  2. Oh gosh, I know! And what do we do about naming our child who will be ethnically Ethiopian, American by citizenship and culture, and Irish by way of his/her adoptive parents? It's mind-boggling sometimes. We want to choose a name we love, but we don't want to dishonor our child's past either. At times it seems like a total mess, but we'll have to make a decision sooner or later, right? :-)

    Good luck to you and Steven on deciding on Peanut's name (maybe you could just stick with "Peanut"? Haha!). I'm sure whatever you decide, it will end up being perfect for your wee one!