With all the talk about unusual celebrity baby names the past few years, it’s no surprise that Americans have selected a Mitt and a Barack to go up against each other in this Presidential election. (Choosing a candidate with a weird name is probably the most bipartisan thing Democrats and Republicans have actually accomplished recently.) There are interesting names all over the political theatre, like those of withdrawn Presidential candidates Newt, Herman and Thad. We’ve got lots of great names in the Senate already — Orrin, Rand, Olympia — but what about the great gubernatorial names like Butch, Deval and Lincoln? Even mayors are bringing their A name game with monikers like Dewey, Annise and Rahm.
Because of the lies, flip-flopping and straight-up confusion over what political candidates really stand for, some of you remain undecided about who you’ll vote for today. Maybe you undecided voters should just vote based on which candidate has the coolest name! If you do, here’s how our pals Miek Bruno and Kerry Sparks, authors of the hilarious book “Hello, My Name Is Pabst: Baby Names for Nonconformist, Indie, Geeky, DIY, Hipster and Alterna-Parents of Every Kind” see the following races winding up:
For all their social conservatism and love of khaki, when it comes to strange names, it looks like the Republicans take the lead. Liberal hipsters: the next time one of your conservative relatives berates you for naming your kid Pterodactyl or Atari, just remind them that you could have chosen Rush, Mitt, Newt or Tripp.
For more cool, weird, unique baby name ideas, visit www.mynameispabst.com.
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