Two-Thirds of Expectant Parents Google Potential Names for Their Baby . . . To Make Sure It's Not a Stripper or Serial Killer's Name
It's got to be a horrible feeling the first time you announce your new daughter, who you've given the beautiful name Jade Divine, and one of your friends without a filter says, "That's a stripper name." Turns out more and more parents are now doing what it takes to avoid that moment.
A survey found that 64% of couples, or about two-thirds, say they Google a name before they give it to their child . . . to make sure it doesn't belong to a stripper, serial killer, porn star, or sex offender. The other motivation for Googling names is that plenty of parents want unique names, and searching online can prove whether a name is original or not. (New York Times)