danidee
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What America names their children often says a lot about what's currently going on in society.

Charlie, for example, has long been a popular boys' name, but as feminism and gender equality become more and more prevalent, it's quickly becoming a top girls' name too!
And now that we're officially more than halfway through 2016, social researchers are finding a pretty interesting new reason among what's inspiring the year's trendiest baby names - this year's presidential election!

Yes, in the past six months, there's been a 'HUUUGE' jump in the names associated with this year's presidential candidates!

Don't believe me? Just check out the growth in Clinton family-inspired names that pregnancy site BabyCenter recently reported:

Hillary (including alternate spellings) - 142%

Bill - 113%

Chelsea - 18%

And then on the Trump side of things, even the more unique family names are getting plenty of baby name love:

Donald - 8%

Melania - 36%

Ivanka - 4%

And then there's Bernie Sanders - who uh... let's just say that apparently no one's ready to name their kids Bernie any time soon.

Bernie - 50% DECREASE?!?!?!?!

According to Linda Murray, BabyCenter's editor-in-chief, in some ways, people who are naming their kids after presidential families are more or less already making their vote:
"A presidential election is a big deal, and new parents who choose names like Hillary and Donald are placing a bet that their new baby will share the name of the next American president."

So what do you guys think? Do you think the baby name trend is indicative of who will win presidency in 2016?

Let me know in the comments below, and for more WTF news, follow my WTF Street Journal collection!
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Dude like I'd frickin' cry too...
these names are ugly ( in my opinion) anyway. then not only thAt but that they are those people name sucks even more.. like did you ever dislike someone so you automatically scratch that nAme of baby list? this is that lol
@YumiMiyazaki I did too! I wonder what she's up to these days..
@danidee Chelsea. Because I had a friend named Chelsea back in high school and she was really nice.
@arnelli I WOULD HAVE NEVER GUESSED.
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