16

— Number of American babies born in 2012 who were named Romney, according to data released today by the Social Security Administration
Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney at CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland March 15, 2013.

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cent-fan
cent-fan

  I imagine some girl is named Arsenio (Arsenia?) and some bubba in Texas is named Whooshot, Jr (even if there is no Whooshot Senior).Think of all the kids named Gilligan because he brought so much joy and laughter to the grandparents.

  Like cats playing piano these useless factoids keep us distracted between rapists, bombings, and election analysis.

mscen221
mscen221

Why is Time posting this useless info?

gysgt213
gysgt213

What's the number of people that care?

fitty_three
fitty_three

Zero.

The approximate percentage of all parents who felt the need to honor Mitt by naming their child after him.


Paul,nnto
Paul,nnto

Same number of minority votes Willard received,  what a crazy coincidence. 

TyPollard
TyPollard

I was going to name my child Entitled D-bag if Romney had won.

PerryWhite1
PerryWhite1

Let's hope none of them had the last name "Ryan."

MrObvious
MrObvious

Unlike the guy who tattooed Romneys Campaign R onto his face names can be changed.

formerlyjames
formerlyjames

According to reported babies.  Same deal with Palin babies.  Religious fanatics are more proliferate than they let on. 

Sparrow55
Sparrow55

Maybe the information was misinterpreted.  What the Social Security Administration was trying to say was in 2012, there were 16 kids born in Rome, NY.  

AfGuy
AfGuy

Any numbers on how many were named Rafalca?

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

On the one hand, I feel sorry for those kids

On the other hand, how bad do you have to be to only get 16 named after you the year you are the nominee for one of the two big parties.

PerryWhite1
PerryWhite1

@Sue_N I'm guessing they were going for "Money" and misspelled it.

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@PerryWhite1 Well, at least he would have free office nameplates for the rest of his life.  In flashy colors no less.

Irony
Irony

@forgottenlord Don't be, by the time they're old enough for anyone to bother them about their name no one will remember who "Romney" is anyway. Their peers will probably just think they're gypsies or something.