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Today’s Name Game: Who is Raiding Men’s Names

In recent years, females, or more accurately their parents, have usurped male names. Why?

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Excluding possible variations in spelling, what do these names have in common?

  • Addison, Adrian, Alex, Alex, Ally, Andy, Archer, Arden, Asher, Ashley, Aubrey, Austin, Avery, Bailey, Bernie, Bertie, Blair, Bo, Bobby, Brooke, Cameron, Carson, Cary, Casey, Cassidy, Charlie, Chester, Corey, Dakota, Dale, Dana, Dani, Darien, Devon, Dory, Drew, Ellery, Ellis, Emery, Evan, Ezra, Frankie, Glenn, Harlan, Harley, Harper, Harris, Hunter, Ira, Jackie, James, Jaye, Jessie, Jodi, Joey, Joss, and Jules?

What about these names:

  • Kaden, Kai, Kendall, Kennedy, Kerry, Lani, Lee, Liam, Lincoln, Logan, Lonnie, Luca, Lucas, Marti, Marz, Maxie, Merit, Morgan, Nico, Noah, Palmer, Paris, Parker, Pat, Pauli, Perry, Peyton, Quinn, Raleigh, Reese, Reid, Rennie, Riley, Robbie, Robin, Ronnie, Rory, Ryan, Sam, Shannon, Shelley, Skylar, Stevie, Sydney, Tatum, Taylor, Teddy, Terry, Tomi, Tyler, Vic, and Wyatt?

One by One

A strange and mysterious phenomenon has been occurring over the last several decades. One by one, men’s names are being taken over by women. No matter how many centuries a name was in the male domain. Of late, females (or more accurately their parents) have usurped men’s names.

It is now entirely possible, if not likely, to have a foursome phonetically named Tony, Jackie, Bobby, and Teddy (Toni, Jacki, Bobbie, and Teddie) all be women. What could account for such a phenomenon?

Perhaps women or their parents have become disenchanted with the names long ascribed to women, such as:

  • Abby, Abigail, Ady, Agnes, Ailene, Alice, Alicia, Amanda, Amelia, Anna, Anne, Audrey, Ava, Beth, Betsy, Betty, Bonnie, Candace, Carla, Carlene, Carly, Carol, Cathy, Celia, Cecilia, Cheryl, Christine, Cindy, Clara, Clarice, Claudia, Connie, Cora, Corrine, Cynthia, Debbie, Diane, Diana, Dina, Dinah, Donna, Dora, Doris, Dorothy, Dory, Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Ella, Ellen, Emilia, Emily, Esther, Eva, Evangeline, Eve, Evelyn, Evie, Felicia, Gabrielle, Gayle, Gena, Goldie, Grace, Gwen, Gwendolyn, Hannah, Harriet, Helen, Helene, Helena, Henrietta, Hetty, Holly, Irene, Iris, Ivy, Kara, Karen, Kathy, Kristy, Jacquelyn, Jan, Jane, Janet, Janice, Jasmin, Jean, Jenny, Jessica, Jill, Jillian, Joan, Joanna, Joanne, Joy, Judy, June, Julia, Julie, Justine, and Kendra.
  • Lainie, Lana, Lara, Lauren, Laurie, Linda, Lisa, Leah, Lena, Lina, Lorene, Lori, Lorraine, Louise, Lucy, Lynn, Mandy, Marian, Marie, Marilyn, Margaret, Marjorie, Marsha, Martha, Marianne, Maurine, Mary, Mary Jane, Mary Lou, Melanie, Mia, Michelle, Millie, Mimi, Mindy, Molly, Mona, Myra, Nan, Nancy, Naomi, Nicole, Nora, Noreen, Norma, Pamela, Patrice, Patricia, Patty, Peggy, Penelope, Penny, Pia, Polly, Ramona, Rhoda, Rhonda, Rita, Roberta, Rose, Ruth, Sally, Sarah, Shari, Sharon, Sheila, Sherry, Susan, Susanna, Suzanne, Sylvia, Tammy, Thelma, Tina, Trudy, Vanna, Vivian, Wendy, and dozens of others.

I suspect, however, that disenchantment is not the case.

It’s Not the Economy, Stupid

One could make the argument that women traditionally received less pay than men for the same work. So, it was economically advantageous to adopt the name of a male, albeit with a female twist, to decrease bias via resumes and offsite encounters.

In an age when women represent the majority of high school valedictorians, salutatorians, honor roll students, National Honor Society inductees, U.S. college students, college graduates, and masters and Ph.D. recipients, as well as lawyers and doctors, something is amiss.

Having a man’s name or variation thereof, for economic purposes, isn’t a plausible reason in present day where academically, and often financially, women predominate. Moreover, in households with opposite-sex income earners, odds are that the woman earns more.

Two Can Play

What about the reverse phenomenon? Have men been adopting women’s names, even if with variations in spelling? The Johnny Cash song of decades ago, “A Boy Named Sue” was written and performed for humorous purposes only. I have yet to encounter, and so have you, a boy actually named Sue.

Still, have traditional women’s names been taken over by men in recent years? When it happens it’s generally rare and singular. Consider Evelyn Waugh, author of Brideshead Revisited. Evelyn wasn’t an unusual name for English men up until the 1880s. In 1903, however, when he was born, his parents might have shown more prudence.

Here are prominent men, some deceased, with gender-bender names: Abbie Hoffman, Carol Reed, Carroll O’Connor, Connie Hawkins, Dana Carvey, Leslie Nielsen, Lindsay Buckingham, Jamie Foxx, Kelly Slater, Kim Coates, Marilyn Manson, Maury Povich, Meredith Wilson, Sandy Koufax, Shirley Povich, and Stacy Keach.

It is notable that most if not all have generated no significant first-name emulation.

Behind it All

It would be illuminating to know if the parents who are most inclined to choose gender-bender names for their baby daughters are ‘progressives’ with an eye on some larger, nefarious society-changing mission, such as to erode the demarcation between male and female genders.

Does this sound somewhat far-fetched? Possibly, but I wouldn’t put it past them.

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With Representatives Like Kelly Daughtry, We Can Take Back America

Daughtry is a soft-spoken woman who gets things done

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When President Trump takes office next January 20th, he’s going to need a cadre of strong-willed Congressional representatives. It’s not enough to simply retake the White House, we need the foot soldiers with the unshakeable resolve to restore America.

In North Carolina’s 13th district, one candidate is firmly rooted in the values that made this country great, and will make it great again. Her name is Kelly Daughtry and, quite frankly, the nation needs many others like her.

Raised in rural North Carolina and the daughter of a U.S. veteran, farmer, lawyer, and entrepreneur, Daughtry has been a practicing lawyer for the past 25 years in Johnston County, where she makes her home. She’s been in the trenches and is not skittish about the slings and arrows that come with taking bold, conservative positions for what is right.

Clear Positions on Vital Issues

Daughtry is exceedingly clear on where she stands and on what will improve the lives of American citizens. She is a vigorous supporter of law enforcement and decries ‘de-fund the police’ movements wherever they arise. She understands that, by and large, the men and women in law enforcement are dedicated, hardworking individuals who, in many instances, put their lives on the line.

Similarly, Daughtry supports the U.S. military and our veterans. She knows that nations around the world with rogue leadership wish to do us great harm, and that we must maintain a strong military at all times. Not coincidentally, a strong military is the best prescription for peace.

On the border issue, Daughtry recognizes that the Biden Administration is firmly committed to swamping our country with illegal aliens. Why? Because the U.S. Census count doesn’t focus on U.S. citizenship, only the number of residents per county and state.

Hence, Democrats can gain a 20-seat advantage in the U.S. House of Representatives by continuing to flood our nation. This ploy is precisely why Biden and company have brought lawsuits against border states seeking to protect themselves.

The drugs, the crime — the murders — and the bursting budgets of towns and states trying to cope with the onslaught of illegals should never have happened in the first place. Daughtry knows what needs to be done, and done immediately.

Reversing Biden’s Reckless Agenda

Daughtry will go to work on restoring our nation, dismantling Joe Biden’s reckless agenda for America. She understands that Biden’s policies towards China in particular, and the bribes he has taken, have been nothing less than devastating for hard-working Americans and for our national security.

Most notably, she is firmly opposed to the Chinese Communist Party and their representatives who are seeking to buy farmland throughout North Carolina as well as every other place in the United States.

Biden’s out-of-control spending has particularly hurt North Carolinians. Farmers have taken the brunt of the punishment. The unending inflation that we’ve faced for 38 months also has dealt a crushing blow to North Carolina small business owners and families in general. One of Daughtry’s first agenda items will be to help steer our country back towards fiscal sanity, which in turn will have a direct impact on the cost of groceries and gasoline.

Americans First

Like President Trump, Daughtry understands the importance of putting Americans first and of safeguarding or voting procedures, elections, and indeed what it means to be an American citizen. Of note, she has no misconceptions about the differences between men and women and will work to stop the malarkey that the Left imposes on us every day, with their “56” types of genders.

Daughtry is a soft-spoken woman and in her quiet way, gets things done. If Donald Trump had an army of Kelly Daughtrys, the country would be on firm footing in relatively short order. She knows what hard-working Americans want and need, and is exactly the type of politician that North Carolina must send to Washington D.C.

It is not an exaggeration to say that in Wake, Harnett, Johnson, and Wayne counties in North Carolina, as well as the entire state and entire country, the 2024 election will be the most important in our lifetimes. This has been said about other elections at other times, but considering the damage that the Democrats have wrought on America, the time is now to reclaim our great nation and, with the likes of Kelly Daughtry, we can.

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Why East Coast Workers are Blurry Eyed on Monday Morning

Most major television events start at 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. in the eastern times zone and many end far later than 11 p.m.

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Take a good look at the list below. What do all these events, listed in reverse order of occurrence, have in common? The answer: they all occur on Sunday evening.

 

* Jan 07 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards

* Jan 14 Miss America Finals, NFL Wildcard Playoffs

* Jan 21 NFL Divisional Playoffs

* Jan 28 NFL Playoffs Conference Championship

 

* Feb 04 Grammys, NFL Pro Bowl

* Feb 11 Superbowl

* Feb 18 NBA All-Star Game

* Mar 10 Academy Awards

 

* Mar 17 Selection Sunday

* Mar 24 March Madness, round two

* Mar 31 March Madness, round four

* Apr 07 NCAA Women’s Final Four

 

* Apr 14 Masters Golf Finale

* Apr 21 NBA first round playoffs

* May 05 NBA Conference Semi-finals

* May 19 NBA Conference season finals

 

* May 26 National Memorial Day Concert

* Jun 09 NBA Finals, 2nd game

* Jun 16 Tony Awards

* Nov 17 Billboard Music Awards

As much as we’d like to think that Sunday is the most relaxing day of the week, too often, for much of the U.S. population, some late-night television event captures our attention and renders us blurry eyed for the next day.

Some television networks, such as HBO (now “HBO Max”), have a predisposition to air new episodes of recurring shows on Sunday evenings. Sunday nights are also considered prime time for sports such as football and basketball.

Problematic?

If you live in the Pacific time zone, the vast array of specialized television events on Sunday evening is not problematic, as most events start at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. and end between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Mountain time residents benefit nearly the same as Pacific time zone residents.

If you live in the Eastern time zone, you’re in trouble because most events start at 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. and many end far later than 11 p.m. Those in the Central time zone enjoy a one-hour earlier end to such events, which is often enough to avoid the issue addressed here.

The obvious solutions are to either rest up on Sunday with a long nap, so that you can stay up late to watch the shows to their conclusion and not head in to work the next day blurry-eyed, or limit yourself to watching half of a show, pause it, and finish watching it the next day.

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