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2/5/2016

How Hillary Clinton Popularized the Name “Hillary” for Babies . . . Or Not

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:18 pm



This story is too good to check.

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The chart above plots the popularity of the baby name “Hillary” between 1970 and 2014. What you’ll notice right away is that the frequency of the name falls of a cliff starting in 1993, the year Hillary Clinton became first lady.

One moment while I wipe the tears of laughter from my eyes.

Like I say, it’s so good it seems like it can’t really be true. But it actually seems to check out. It’s in the Washington Post and it purports to be based on data from the Social Security Administration.

Here is the conclusion I draw from this: people really, really don’t like Hillary Clinton.

39 Responses to “How Hillary Clinton Popularized the Name “Hillary” for Babies . . . Or Not”

  1. Guys. We can beat her with anyone!

    (Anyone but Trump, that is.)

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  2. Don’t listen to that guy.

    Trump, and Cruz can be the VP.

    Have your cake and eat it too.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  3. What’s even more noticeable: the popularity of the name seems to increase dramatically in about 1991, right when her husband first came to national prominence. It continues to grow and peaks in 1992 at the absolute apex of Bill (and presumably Hillary) Clinton’s popularity, then comes crashing down once people start getting a daily dose of her through the media. It’s as if the idea of Hillary Clinton seems really awesome in theory, but the actual real-life product is a complete dud.

    JVW (d60453)

  4. Remember how the left used to love their “Buck Fush” t-shirts and bumper stickers and such? “Tuck Frump” works fine, but “Cuck Fruz” isn’t any better than “Cuck Flinton” or “Suck Fanders.” Actually Suck Fanders is pretty good too.

    JVW (d60453)

  5. I don’t really care all that much who the Republican nominee is. All I care about is defeating the democrat nominee. I’d be equally happy with Cruz or Rubio. Carly or Ben in the VP slot would be fine. Even Carly in the Number One spot would be OK. It’d be fun seeing her skewer Shrillary! or cool down the Bern in the debates. Any of the rest would be OK too. Even Trump although I suspect he would get bored in a short time. But we must beat the dem nominee. No sitting out the election folks. Every vote is needed and counts.

    Bill M (906260)

  6. That graph on the down-stroke from 1992 resembles what conservatives think of republicans.

    mg (31009b)

  7. You’re likable enough, Hillary.

    nk (dbc370)

  8. most people would rather name their daughter bernie i think

    happyfeet (831175)

  9. From Ace regarding Cruz…

    “The case involved an illegal alien, Jose Medellin, who was convicted of raping, torturing, and murdering two girls. The judicial branch of the U.N. tried to intervene, demanding a new trial for this scumbag.

    Unfortunately, because of particular political circumstances at the time, President Bush, Condoleezza Rice, and the U. S. Solicitor General Paul Clement (all Republicans and all people Ted Cruz respected highly) decided that Texas should obey the World Court’s decision. This would have meant that Jose Ernesto Medellin, a rapist, torturer, and murderer of two young girls, could have been set free. Gov. Abbott agreed that Ted Cruz should go before the U. S. Supreme Court to plead Texas’ case, saying that no President — not even a friend and fellow Republican — should be allowed to defy the Constitution by allowing the UN World Court to bind the courts of the United States. Strong forces were gathered against Ted Cruz — opposing legal briefs from 90 foreign nations, the European Union, experts on the World Court, the American Bar Association, and one of the biggest law firms in the world that represented Jose Medellin. After using amazing strategies, Ted Cruz was able to convince six out of eight members of the U. S. Supreme Court to vote his way even though it meant he had to stand against his friends and members of his own Republican Party (e.g., Pres. Bush, Ms. Rice, and Paul Clement).

    A couple of days ago on the ONT we were reminded that Ted Cruz is only five months older than Marco Rubio. That’s one month for every case he’s won before the Supreme Court. So don’t let anyone tell you Cruz has no accomplishments.”

    pieter (ec44a2)

  10. roobs is no-talent trash you can tell cause of how he married a bimbo cheerleader while Mr. Cruz married up into the stratosphere – his wife, Heidi Cruz, is a Harvard graduate who’s a star employee of a successful and influential financial services company

    what a catch!

    if you vote for one senator this year what disdained serving a single term before running for president, vote for Mr. Ted Cruz

    you owe it to your family you owe it to yourself you owe it to America

    happyfeet (831175)

  11. First, you’re on the wrong thread.
    Second, Rubio will have completed his term.
    Third, he owns a luxury yacht which makes him more Republican than a Goldman Sachs wife.
    Fourth, he can probably play the bongos and sing Babalu in a frilly shirt with puffy sleeves and tight pants better than Cruz for a more authentic Latino.

    nk (dbc370)

  12. Second, Rubio will have completed his term.

    yes yes but i phrased my locution very carefully

    pls to reparse

    happyfeet (831175)

  13. yes yes tight pants and lifts are muy authentico

    plus they drive the cheerleaders wild is what i heard

    happyfeet (831175)

  14. Morning, happy. On marriage, Trump’s turpitude VS Cruz’s conviction?

    pieter (ec44a2)

  15. Yes, yes, that sentence parses, but your opening sentence made Rubio the subject of the essay and the implication relates back to him.

    nk (dbc370)

  16. i hate Rubio Mr. nk he’s a disgusting rent boy

    is hard to compare the two Mr. pieter

    Trump’s a real guy what has worked and built

    Roobs is a sleazy cheesy oiled up pansy who’s never had a real job his whole life

    happyfeet (831175)

  17. Greetings:

    For some reason or other, that graph reminds me of that Hillary guy Mrs. Clinton was named after.

    11B40 (6abb5c)

  18. I love how Trump Fan Boy is always playing a card from chapter one in the Trump Playbook by attacking people’s physical appearance, and even cribs from chapter three by throwing in a healthy dose of the New Jersey Shore lexicon, with words such as “bimbo,” “slut,” and “pansy.”

    Fan Boys of a 69 1/2 year old man who uses a tanning bed, has a bad comb-over, and who wears a Hugh Hefner style bathrobe with gold-embossed monogramming probably shouldn’t be throwing rocks. Tantrums, yes—but not rocks. That Trump Tower is made out of glass—just as his jaw is. And it was all bought and paid for courtesy of his “self-made” quarter billion dollar inheritance.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  19. i love it too

    you love it and i love it both together!

    happyfeet (831175)

  20. and i am not a trump fan boy i abjure this idea

    i just look at this execrable slate of candidates and i sigh

    i know Mr. Trump is better than roobs or bushfilth

    this is obvious to anyone who is willing to do the analysis

    i was pretty ok with Cruz except for his trashy harvard education and his obama-like one senate term pedigree

    but then he went to raccoon fart kentucky and did the obscene butt snuffles on Kim Davis

    he said happy no thank you I do not need you support!

    and I said well that’s very disappointing but if a man gotta snuffle he gotta snuffle i understand Mr. Cruz

    but still it made me feel sad

    happyfeet (831175)

  21. tomato leaves.

    NOT
    actually poisonous

    happyfeet (831175)

  22. happyfeet, yes, I do love the playful bantering with you. And I admit, I’m just jealous that I don’t have a gold-embossed monogrammed bathrobe. I got my bathrobe at JC Penney’s.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  23. oh my goodness

    that was very brave to defy the boycott

    mazel and also tov Mr. Supporter

    happyfeet (831175)

  24. happyfeet, my first choice nominee for this election would actually be Jack Kemp, because I think his “urban empowerment zone” message could really appeal to disaffected minorities who may finally realize that 8 years of Obama’s “hope and change” is a total fraud.
    Unfortunately, Kemp is no longer with us. I don’t understand why Dead-Americans are allowed to vote for candidates in elections, but we’re not allowed to vote for them as a candidate.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  25. Third, he owns a luxury yacht which makes him more Republican than a Goldman Sachs wife.

    When one perpetuates falsehoods perpetrated by leftists one enables leftists, nk. No less a leftist rag than the New York Times reported “Rubio spent $80,000 on a luxury speedboat”. First of all Rubio purchased an Edgewater 245CC Deep-Vee Center Console. In other words, a fishing boat. That boat meets not one generally accepted qualification for “yacht” and certainly “luxury” is not usually used to describe a fishing boat. Generally, a yacht must exceed 35′ and have both living quarters and a head and usually a galley. Rubio’s little 24′ CC has none. Plus, $80,000 may purchase a luxury tender for a real yacht, but it wouldn’t cover much more than the sales tax.

    Just because one does not like another does not give him carte blanch to prevaricate to besmirch the person.
    Rev. Hoagie™

    Rev. Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  26. Jack Kemp was cool he showered with black guys like all the time

    where’s Jack you’d say

    then after awhile you didn’t even have to ask

    true story

    happyfeet (831175)

  27. Same old story, same old song and dance… http://rlmblog.blogspot.com/2016/02/media-bias-in-two-pictures.html

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  28. “HOMELAND SECURITY IS A JOKE: The Hill: DHS ordered me to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/268282-dhs-ordered-me-to-scrub-records-of-muslims-with-terror

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  29. happyfeet, I clicked on that link to the ridiculous boycott of J.C. Penney’s.
    The world is on fire, and ISIS is on the march, yet there’s a silly group that fears a J.C. Penney’s tv commercial featuring Ellen de Generes and some of Santa’s elves is somehow transmitting secret messages to turn America’s youths “gay.”

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  30. it’s unexplicable

    happyfeet (831175)

  31. Guys. We can beat her with anyone!

    (Anyone but Trump, that is.)

    Patterico (86c8ed) — 2/5/2016 @ 10:19 pm

    I say I can beat her with a shovel.

    The reason I call her Sir Hillary is she was so famously named after Sir Edmond Hilary, never mind that his achievement was a few millenia years after she was born. Anyone who thinks so highly of this nasty old crone needs to have their head examined.

    Bill H (dcdd7b)

  32. Greetings:

    I’m still serving my deportation to the San Francisco Bay area. A couple of months back Campbell’s was airing a soup commercial out here that started off with a male adult feeding a boy-child soup while saying “I am your father.” in a kind of Star Wars off-take, I guess. After a couple of renditions of that, a second male showed up on the other side of the child also feeding him soup and saying, “I am your father.” So there’s that.

    I don’t think that the goal is to turn America’s youth homosexual as to delude them about what that sexual dysfunction entails and that they should be supportive or shut up. And as some people realize, repetition is the essential when it comes to propaganda.

    Has anyone come across any negative portrayal of homosexuals or homosexuality lately or even the use of the “H-word” ???

    11B40 (6abb5c)

  33. How many born in the early 90’s and gifted with the name Hillary have since applied to change their names?

    LTMG (94c4c3)

  34. happyfeet, I clicked on that link to the ridiculous boycott of J.C. Penney’s.
    The world is on fire, and ISIS is on the march, yet there’s a silly group that fears a J.C. Penney’s tv commercial featuring Ellen de Generes and some of Santa’s elves is somehow transmitting secret messages to turn America’s youths “gay.”

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 2/6/2016 @ 9:56 am

    CS, look at the date: 12/12. If I can get past my mom passing away on that date, the world can get past some ridiculous, meaningless boycott.

    Bill H (dcdd7b)

  35. Edmund Hillary was famous as an explorer, including attempts to climb Everest, for decades before finally succeeding in going where his Sherpa had just gone before. Not that it means Hillary told the truth. She’s a Clinton which means she’s a liar.

    Hoagie, irony is not what iron is like. It’s from the Greek eiron, to dissemble, to tease somebody with something you know is not true.

    nk (9faaca)

  36. I don’t think that the goal is to turn America’s youth homosexual as to delude them about what that sexual dysfunction entails and that they should be supportive or shut up. And as some people realize, repetition is the essential when it comes to propaganda.

    As we speak the estimate of population to be homosexual is about 2%. Let’s revisit this topic in five years after the leftist propaganda machine has mainlined homosexuality in schools pre-K to PhD, all media, the movies, TV and music. I’ll bet by 2021 10% of the population will “Identify”(as leftists love to say) as homosexual or “having homosexual leanings”.

    Has anyone come across any negative portrayal of homosexuals or homosexuality lately or even the use of the “H-word” ???

    Of course not Pieter, don’t be ridiculous. On TV and everywhere else they are portrayed as these happy-go-lucky, friendly open sweethearts one just wants to hug. They’re always successful, always smart, always morally astute and always happy. Always the hero, never the villain. But mostly always great human beings who rise above a continuous barrage of bigotry to better themselves and “educate” the poor dumb Christians who disapprove of buggering not because of God’s Natural Law but out of HATE!

    Rev. Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  37. poor dumb Christians who disapprove of buggering

    they just have to find their inner rebel duggar Mr. Reverend

    let her journey be your journey

    happyfeet (831175)

  38. Former longtime University of Iowa football coach Hayden Fry had the visiting locker rooms painted pink. It must have worked, because I hear that’s when football players began the rituals of patting each other on the butt and taking post-game communal showers. (LOL)

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  39. Edmund Hillary was famous as an explorer, including attempts to climb Everest, for decades before finally succeeding in going where his Sherpa had just gone before. Not that it means Hillary told the truth. She’s a Clinton which means she’s a liar.

    That’s the joke, NK. She has stated that she was named after the explorer/manly man/KBE. That’s why I call her Sir Hillary.

    Bill H (dcdd7b)


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