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Verdant Labs has crunched the federal political donation data by first names. Here are the first names most biased toward each of the Democratic candidates:

Below: The number of individuals with each name who contributed to this candidate vs. any of the top 5 candidates. Includes only names with at least 40 individuals. Excludes the candidates themselves.

Name Sanders Any %
Karl 34 71 47.9%
Ian 34 75 45.3%
Aaron 67 154 43.5%
Jacob 33 81 40.7%
Sean 72 177 40.7%
Luke 17 42 40.5%
Zachary 31 77 40.3%
Evan 35 90 38.9%
Ryan 67 176 38.1%
Tyler 20 53 37.7%

In other words, 71 guys named Karl have donated to current candidates and 34 of the Karls donated to Bernie. Coincidence? I’m reminded of Sir Francis Galton’s protege Carl Pearson, the statistician and eugenicist, who changed his name to Karl Pearson in honor of you know who.

Otherwise, Bernie Bros really do have Bro names. Where’s Lucas?

Below: The number of individuals with each name who contributed to this candidate vs. any of the top 5 candidates. Includes only names with at least 40 individuals. Excludes the candidates themselves.

Name Clinton Any %
Mohammad 36 42 85.7%
Liz 43 51 84.3%
Juan 53 63 84.1%
Courtney 53 64 82.8%
Meredith 55 67 82.1%
Stacey 55 67 82.1%
Alexandra 84 103 81.6%
Carmen 39 48 81.3%
Katie 60 74 81.1%
Hilary 33 41 80.5%

I would think that people named “Hilary” would hold a grudge against Hillary for increasing the rate at which their names get misspelled. But, I guess not.

And now highest median donors by name:

Below: Per name, the median of per-individual median amounts donated. Includes only names with at least 40 individuals. Excludes the candidates themselves.

Name Median donation
Akram $1000
Chaim $1000
Chana $1000
Dov $1000
Judah $1000
Mayer $1000
Mendel $1000
Mordechai $1000
Moshe $1000
Murat $1000
Navin $1000
Rivka $1000
Shlomo $1000
Shoshana $1000
Vishal $1000
Yehuda $1000
Javad $950
Ling $875
Meir $875
San $875
Zvi $850
Deedee $825
Jian $750
Kyung $750
Mehmet $750

People with normal American names — except Deedee — don’t really get the concept of being generous toward politicians. In contrast, other cultures seem to find American politicians to be bargains.

Since 1996, the most Republican-leaning first names among common American names are, in order:

Duane
Billy
Brent
Chad
Dale
Kirk
Kent
Donald
Dick
Don
Glen
Earl
Jerry
Wayne
Dean
Ray
Jimmy
Bradley

The most common Democratic-leaning first names among common boys names are:

Alex
Aaron
Benjamin
Laurence
Arnold
Marc
Josh
Carlos
Leslie
Adam
Juan
Joshua
Jonathan
Jose
Luis
Ian

This kind of stuff is useful if you are a novelist picking names for characters, although it’s not super-biased in real life. Ian is the most Democratic common boys name, and Ians go 66-34 for Democrats when it comes to donating. Alexes go 56-44 Democratic.

The most Republican name, Duane, goes GOP 67% of the time, while Bradley is 60-40 Republican.

Among common girls names, Kate is by the most Democratic donating, with 75% of Kates donating to the Ds rather than the Rs. Second place is Rachel at 69% Democratic. My off the top of the head theory is that women who call themselves Kate instead of Katherine, Kathleen, Kathy, etc., tend to be more feminist.

 
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  1. I’m sure nearly all readers of this blog will spot the obvious pattern in the names listed in “Names with high donation median”: yes, almost all are men’s names.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Richard of Melbourne

    Mate, surely you realise your cisgender bias? In this wunerfull day & age, any name applies to any transgender!!

    , @Anonymous Nephew
    @Richard of Melbourne

    That's a remarkable list. I wonder what a UK equivalent would look like?

    , @YIH
    @Richard of Melbourne

    >I’m sure nearly all readers of this blog will spot the obvious pattern in the names listed in “Names with high donation median”: yes, almost all are men’s names.
    Oh most certainly, add the last names and you have either a Bar Mitzva guest list or the credits to any Hollywood film.
    http://i.imgur.com/mBbEGDH.jpg

    , @Anonymous
    @Richard of Melbourne

    The problem is they appear to probably be mostly "white" men.

    #DonorsSoWhite

  2. This reminds me, there was a website which tracked the people whose first and last names(I think middle name was optional too? can’t remember exactly) made them most likely to vote Republican vs Democrat. It gave predictable results, and one of the names I tried after a minute or two was “States Rights”, a name of a Confederate War General. Bingo, I found the name that was the most Republican out of all the names they had, I think they had a minimum of like 10 people for their name or something

  3. I am struck by the absence of Biblical names.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Twinkie

    All of the following are biblical names -

    Chana $1000
    Judah $1000
    Mordechai $1000
    Moshe $1000
    Rivka $1000
    Shlomo $1000
    Yehuda $1000

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Twinkie

    I am struck by the absence of Biblical names.

    Is this supposed to be irony? I am struck by the large number of Old Testament names on the Democratic side, such as Adam, Aaron, Jonathan, Joshua, Benjamin, and then from the New Testament we have Ian (Scottish for John), Jose, Juan, and Marc. No Matthew, Luke, James (but there is Jimmy), Peter, Paul, or Mary.

    Luis, Carlos are names associated with kings and emperors, and Kent and Earl with the English aristocracy.

    Kirk, Donald, and Ian are names with a Scottish flavor, and I think Alex is too, although the name is classical in origin.

    And Dick is, of course, a common name for Republicans. Not exactly a surprise. Wayne was originally a surname meaning wagon-maker. Brent, Bradley, Glen, and Dale are geographical surnames. Dean could also be associated with the Forest of Dean.

    Kate has been associated with feminist women since Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous Nephew, @Rifleman

  4. @Richard of Melbourne
    I'm sure nearly all readers of this blog will spot the obvious pattern in the names listed in "Names with high donation median": yes, almost all are men's names.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Anonymous Nephew, @YIH, @Anonymous

    Mate, surely you realise your cisgender bias? In this wunerfull day & age, any name applies to any transgender!!

  5. anon • Disclaimer says:

    People with normal American names — except Deedee — don’t really get the concept of being generous toward politicians. In contrast, other cultures seem to find American politicians to be bargains.

    Undoubtedly true, but in this case I think there is a more pragmatic explanation than bribery.

    $1000 isn’t going to get you much more than a picture with a presidential candidate after all. But for entrepreneurial immigrant strivers in the US, that’s just fine as it can be marketed to the bumpkins back home as quite an accomplishment. Just think of the bragging rights mom and the mother-in-law would have!

    This snapshot of a local immigration attorney’s webpage demonstrates the point: http://web.archive.org/web/20100403070801/http://www.georgerwillypc.com/photogallery.htm

    The site had remarkably amateur web design and was prole as all hell, but I’m sure these pictures worked just as intended.

  6. Less predictable: the 3rd most Republican first name out of hundreds is Burl. The only famous Burl is Burl Ives, a New Dealer folk music radio host and blacklisted communist. #1 is Baxter, but I am unaware of anyone with that as a first name, outside of pets.

    The other more rare but ultra-republican names, excluding last names used as first names and misspellings of popular names, are:

    Doyle
    Dieter
    Elwood
    Vern
    Buster
    Gaylord
    Rex
    Otto
    Rupert
    Vance

    All of these are more Republican than “Duane.”

    The most Democratic names seem to be entirely Muslim or Indian, with the exception of “Roosevelt.” You have to go past something like 300 Muslim and Indian names including 20 Mohammad varients before start seeing any diversity with “Ying” “Yang” and then “Gael” which seems to be the most Democratic white person’s name. Next come Aidan, Jonah, and Dylan, probably on the list because they skew extremely young and thus Obama and Bernie-donating.

    • Replies: @Ozymandias
    @Lot

    "#1 is Baxter, but I am unaware of anyone with that as a first name, outside of pets."

    That's one way around donation limits.

  7. @Twinkie
    I am struck by the absence of Biblical names.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Jonathan Mason

    All of the following are biblical names –

    Chana $1000
    Judah $1000
    Mordechai $1000
    Moshe $1000
    Rivka $1000
    Shlomo $1000
    Yehuda $1000

  8. Prediction. Steve’s jewish commenters are going to wig out about any comments on “Names with high donation medians”.

    • Replies: @IHTG
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    Most of those are probably donating to Republicans.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    , @Jack D
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    These are not ordinary American Jewish names but names associated either with being ultra-Orthodox or being Israeli or both. Non-Orthodox American Jews (the great majority) give their kids typical white suburban names - Isabella, Madison, Alexander, Michael, etc.

    Replies: @Dirk Dagger, @Anonymous

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    Yeah, you were right. Didn't take long either.

    , @Ragno
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    If you can peruse the "Names with high donation medians" without mentally making a note to start pricing real estate in Uruguay, or Montenegro, or friggin' Guam, then one must presume you enjoy running around blindfolded, in circles, with a KICK ME HARD sign affixed to your fundament.

    Replies: @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

  9. The contrast between Republican and Democrat names reminds me of Ray Wylie Hubbard’s old joke about how country singers these days have names that are good names, “but these aren’t names for country and Western singers, these are names for figure skaters”.

    Republican names are very much country singer names, “Ray” even makes the list.

  10. @Twinkie
    I am struck by the absence of Biblical names.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Jonathan Mason

    I am struck by the absence of Biblical names.

    Is this supposed to be irony? I am struck by the large number of Old Testament names on the Democratic side, such as Adam, Aaron, Jonathan, Joshua, Benjamin, and then from the New Testament we have Ian (Scottish for John), Jose, Juan, and Marc. No Matthew, Luke, James (but there is Jimmy), Peter, Paul, or Mary.

    Luis, Carlos are names associated with kings and emperors, and Kent and Earl with the English aristocracy.

    Kirk, Donald, and Ian are names with a Scottish flavor, and I think Alex is too, although the name is classical in origin.

    And Dick is, of course, a common name for Republicans. Not exactly a surprise. Wayne was originally a surname meaning wagon-maker. Brent, Bradley, Glen, and Dale are geographical surnames. Dean could also be associated with the Forest of Dean.

    Kate has been associated with feminist women since Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Jonathan Mason

    "Kate has been associated with feminist women since Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew."

    Bingo.

    Replies: @a Newsreader

    , @Anonymous Nephew
    @Jonathan Mason

    Luke's there in the Bernie list, along with Jacob. And Zachary's a derivation of Zechariah.

    Replies: @Zachary Latif

    , @Rifleman
    @Jonathan Mason

    And Dick is, of course, a common name for Republicans. Not exactly a surprise.

    And of course like most "white male" Republican dorks they are completely clueless about it.

    Because that's just who they are.

  11. Maybe “out of these preselected names” this is true.

    Maybe “watch while we make guys conservatives look stupid”?

    I’m asleep and skimming but it looks onionesque.

  12. @Richard of Melbourne
    I'm sure nearly all readers of this blog will spot the obvious pattern in the names listed in "Names with high donation median": yes, almost all are men's names.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Anonymous Nephew, @YIH, @Anonymous

    That’s a remarkable list. I wonder what a UK equivalent would look like?

  13. These most Democratic and Republican-leaning names are from among political donors, no? Not the general population.

  14. • Replies: @Lot
    @Ullastret

    There is no greater honor in America than to be a victim of white racism. That's why there are so many made up incidents. You counterfeit things that are valuable.

    Adopting a black child is a loophole to the rule:


    But, we knew, especially in the South, that a white couple with non-white children would draw a myriad of different reactions. There will always be the older white woman in Walmart who stared at us with sheer disgust, or the African-American mother who looked at us and just shook her head
     
    Of course they did knew. I can only hope their racial victimization was as wonderful as they were hoping, planning, and expecting.

    There is something beautiful and enriching being the only white face sitting and chatting with some of my African-American friends as my son gets his hair cut on a Saturday morning. There is also something wonderful in the relationship that is built as my wife asks a black friend on Facebook how to care for our little biracial daughter’s hair.
     
    Some of your African-American friends? You have multiple? There is no way a white person can ascend any higher.

    Replies: @Lot, @Jefferson

  15. Hillary has been in the game long enough that some of those girls donating may be named after her.

  16. The Mohammads of the world love Hildabeast because she is blonde. They love sexy time with the blondes.

  17. @Jonathan Mason
    @Twinkie

    I am struck by the absence of Biblical names.

    Is this supposed to be irony? I am struck by the large number of Old Testament names on the Democratic side, such as Adam, Aaron, Jonathan, Joshua, Benjamin, and then from the New Testament we have Ian (Scottish for John), Jose, Juan, and Marc. No Matthew, Luke, James (but there is Jimmy), Peter, Paul, or Mary.

    Luis, Carlos are names associated with kings and emperors, and Kent and Earl with the English aristocracy.

    Kirk, Donald, and Ian are names with a Scottish flavor, and I think Alex is too, although the name is classical in origin.

    And Dick is, of course, a common name for Republicans. Not exactly a surprise. Wayne was originally a surname meaning wagon-maker. Brent, Bradley, Glen, and Dale are geographical surnames. Dean could also be associated with the Forest of Dean.

    Kate has been associated with feminist women since Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous Nephew, @Rifleman

    “Kate has been associated with feminist women since Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.”

    Bingo.

    • Replies: @a Newsreader
    @Steve Sailer

    That's odd, since Taming of the Shrew is one of the most anti-feminist works in our common culture. Is this a case of feminists not getting the joke? I'm guessing the logic is as such: Shakespeare is good, and feminism is good, ergo Shakespeare is feminist.

  18. @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...
    Prediction. Steve's jewish commenters are going to wig out about any comments on "Names with high donation medians".

    Replies: @IHTG, @Jack D, @Mr. Anon, @Ragno

    Most of those are probably donating to Republicans.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @IHTG

    "Most of those are probably donating to Republicans."

    So?

    Replies: @IHTG

  19. @Jonathan Mason
    @Twinkie

    I am struck by the absence of Biblical names.

    Is this supposed to be irony? I am struck by the large number of Old Testament names on the Democratic side, such as Adam, Aaron, Jonathan, Joshua, Benjamin, and then from the New Testament we have Ian (Scottish for John), Jose, Juan, and Marc. No Matthew, Luke, James (but there is Jimmy), Peter, Paul, or Mary.

    Luis, Carlos are names associated with kings and emperors, and Kent and Earl with the English aristocracy.

    Kirk, Donald, and Ian are names with a Scottish flavor, and I think Alex is too, although the name is classical in origin.

    And Dick is, of course, a common name for Republicans. Not exactly a surprise. Wayne was originally a surname meaning wagon-maker. Brent, Bradley, Glen, and Dale are geographical surnames. Dean could also be associated with the Forest of Dean.

    Kate has been associated with feminist women since Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous Nephew, @Rifleman

    Luke’s there in the Bernie list, along with Jacob. And Zachary’s a derivation of Zechariah.

    • Replies: @Zachary Latif
    @Anonymous Nephew

    For some reason "Zachary" is a very quintessentially American name. It has it's roots in the New Testament (father of John the Baptist & JC's Uncle) but I wouldn't think of it as a quintessentially Biblical name (at any rate I think by what think of as "Biblical" names are usually OT).

    Every time I meet Americans and tell them my name, it's something they immediately remember and clock on to since I think Zachary is a very "American" name (especially the spelling).

    Somebody in Oxbridge or the Ivy Leagues should do a paper on the parallel evolution of British vs. American names.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason

  20. @Jonathan Mason
    @Twinkie

    I am struck by the absence of Biblical names.

    Is this supposed to be irony? I am struck by the large number of Old Testament names on the Democratic side, such as Adam, Aaron, Jonathan, Joshua, Benjamin, and then from the New Testament we have Ian (Scottish for John), Jose, Juan, and Marc. No Matthew, Luke, James (but there is Jimmy), Peter, Paul, or Mary.

    Luis, Carlos are names associated with kings and emperors, and Kent and Earl with the English aristocracy.

    Kirk, Donald, and Ian are names with a Scottish flavor, and I think Alex is too, although the name is classical in origin.

    And Dick is, of course, a common name for Republicans. Not exactly a surprise. Wayne was originally a surname meaning wagon-maker. Brent, Bradley, Glen, and Dale are geographical surnames. Dean could also be associated with the Forest of Dean.

    Kate has been associated with feminist women since Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous Nephew, @Rifleman

    And Dick is, of course, a common name for Republicans. Not exactly a surprise.

    And of course like most “white male” Republican dorks they are completely clueless about it.

    Because that’s just who they are.

  21. @Richard of Melbourne
    I'm sure nearly all readers of this blog will spot the obvious pattern in the names listed in "Names with high donation median": yes, almost all are men's names.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Anonymous Nephew, @YIH, @Anonymous

    >I’m sure nearly all readers of this blog will spot the obvious pattern in the names listed in “Names with high donation median”: yes, almost all are men’s names.
    Oh most certainly, add the last names and you have either a Bar Mitzva guest list or the credits to any Hollywood film.

  22. Are you kidding me?

    The Karl the Cuck meme is reality. What a time to be alive.

  23. My off the top of the head theory is that women who call themselves Kate instead of Katherine, Kathleen, Kathy, etc., tend to be more feminist.

    I saw a study once that showed that women think men with short, staccato names are sexier than men with long names. If Maximilian wants to get laid, he should refer to himself as Max (but not in a way that invites humor…). Tucker Max, the douchiest douche and bro-est bro, has “Tuck” and “Max”–obviously a made-up name…

    I would suggest that women wanting to sublimate their femininity would choose names like “Kate,” based on the fact that when they think about the men they would like to bonkulate (confusion over bonking and emulating), they think about “Rick”s, “Nick”s, and “Dick”s…

    BTW, this is a great post… great!

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Chrisnonymous

    BTW, apparently "bonkulate" is a neologism. Who knew?

    Here's the definition:
    https://chrisnonymous.tumblr.com/post/143213010089/bonkulate


    And here's an image shot of a Google search...

    https://41.media.tumblr.com/ed82bc5d5eb0aae63f5a55e8606bdaf3/tumblr_o61b9x8lKo1vn2qq4o1_1280.png

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

  24. @Chrisnonymous

    My off the top of the head theory is that women who call themselves Kate instead of Katherine, Kathleen, Kathy, etc., tend to be more feminist.
     
    I saw a study once that showed that women think men with short, staccato names are sexier than men with long names. If Maximilian wants to get laid, he should refer to himself as Max (but not in a way that invites humor...). Tucker Max, the douchiest douche and bro-est bro, has "Tuck" and "Max"--obviously a made-up name...

    I would suggest that women wanting to sublimate their femininity would choose names like "Kate," based on the fact that when they think about the men they would like to bonkulate (confusion over bonking and emulating), they think about "Rick"s, "Nick"s, and "Dick"s...

    BTW, this is a great post... great!

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    BTW, apparently “bonkulate” is a neologism. Who knew?

    Here’s the definition:
    https://chrisnonymous.tumblr.com/post/143213010089/bonkulate

    And here’s an image shot of a Google search…

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Chrisnonymous

    Maybe "lustulate" would have been better... Too late! There's a word for that!!

  25. @Ullastret
    OT (or is it?!?!): https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/04/21/my-wife-and-i-are-white-evangelicals-heres-why-we-chose-to-give-birth-to-black-triplets/

    Replies: @Lot

    There is no greater honor in America than to be a victim of white racism. That’s why there are so many made up incidents. You counterfeit things that are valuable.

    Adopting a black child is a loophole to the rule:

    But, we knew, especially in the South, that a white couple with non-white children would draw a myriad of different reactions. There will always be the older white woman in Walmart who stared at us with sheer disgust, or the African-American mother who looked at us and just shook her head

    Of course they did knew. I can only hope their racial victimization was as wonderful as they were hoping, planning, and expecting.

    There is something beautiful and enriching being the only white face sitting and chatting with some of my African-American friends as my son gets his hair cut on a Saturday morning. There is also something wonderful in the relationship that is built as my wife asks a black friend on Facebook how to care for our little biracial daughter’s hair.

    Some of your African-American friends? You have multiple? There is no way a white person can ascend any higher.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Lot

    The desire to be cool by being a white with a black baby was parodied by Absolutely Fabulous in 2004:

    http://www.spike.com/video-clips/8ld59c/absolutely-fabulous-series-5-mixed-race-baby

    , @Jefferson
    @Lot

    "There is something beautiful and enriching being the only white face sitting and chatting with some of my African-American friends"

    Will you ever see a Black person say there is something beautiful and enriching being the only Black face sitting and chatting with some of my White friends?

  26. @Lot
    @Ullastret

    There is no greater honor in America than to be a victim of white racism. That's why there are so many made up incidents. You counterfeit things that are valuable.

    Adopting a black child is a loophole to the rule:


    But, we knew, especially in the South, that a white couple with non-white children would draw a myriad of different reactions. There will always be the older white woman in Walmart who stared at us with sheer disgust, or the African-American mother who looked at us and just shook her head
     
    Of course they did knew. I can only hope their racial victimization was as wonderful as they were hoping, planning, and expecting.

    There is something beautiful and enriching being the only white face sitting and chatting with some of my African-American friends as my son gets his hair cut on a Saturday morning. There is also something wonderful in the relationship that is built as my wife asks a black friend on Facebook how to care for our little biracial daughter’s hair.
     
    Some of your African-American friends? You have multiple? There is no way a white person can ascend any higher.

    Replies: @Lot, @Jefferson

    The desire to be cool by being a white with a black baby was parodied by Absolutely Fabulous in 2004:

    http://www.spike.com/video-clips/8ld59c/absolutely-fabulous-series-5-mixed-race-baby

  27. @Lot
    Less predictable: the 3rd most Republican first name out of hundreds is Burl. The only famous Burl is Burl Ives, a New Dealer folk music radio host and blacklisted communist. #1 is Baxter, but I am unaware of anyone with that as a first name, outside of pets.

    The other more rare but ultra-republican names, excluding last names used as first names and misspellings of popular names, are:

    Doyle
    Dieter
    Elwood
    Vern
    Buster
    Gaylord
    Rex
    Otto
    Rupert
    Vance

    All of these are more Republican than "Duane."

    The most Democratic names seem to be entirely Muslim or Indian, with the exception of "Roosevelt." You have to go past something like 300 Muslim and Indian names including 20 Mohammad varients before start seeing any diversity with "Ying" "Yang" and then "Gael" which seems to be the most Democratic white person's name. Next come Aidan, Jonah, and Dylan, probably on the list because they skew extremely young and thus Obama and Bernie-donating.

    Replies: @Ozymandias

    “#1 is Baxter, but I am unaware of anyone with that as a first name, outside of pets.”

    That’s one way around donation limits.

  28. Duane, the most common Republican name? I don’t think so. Duane’s may vote Republican at a higher incidence than any other name, though even that seems surprising.

  29. In Britain Duane is invariably a Black name:

  30. Many Indian names. What are the political goals of Indian Americans?

  31. Karl, like the son of Herschel Mordechai (Heinrich Marx)?

    Heinrich had his son educated at home until the age of twelve. After graduating from the Trier Gymnasium, Karl enrolled in the University of Bonn in 1835 at the age of seventeen; he wished to study philosophy and literature, but his father insisted on law as a more practical field of study. At Bonn, Karl joined the Trier Tavern Club drinking society (Landsmannschaft der Treveraner) and at one point served as its president. Because of Marx’s poor grades, his father forced him to transfer to the far more serious and academically-oriented University of Berlin, where his legal studies became less significant than excursions into philosophy and history.

    or more like the Carl the Cuck?

    http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/carl-the-cuck-and-aids-skrillex

  32. My God.

    This is a beautiful example of the truth in the kind of work people like Steve do. Could there be a data set that proves our gut feelings and stereotypes any more than this one?

    These are the things you see when you take the red pill.

  33. @Chrisnonymous
    @Chrisnonymous

    BTW, apparently "bonkulate" is a neologism. Who knew?

    Here's the definition:
    https://chrisnonymous.tumblr.com/post/143213010089/bonkulate


    And here's an image shot of a Google search...

    https://41.media.tumblr.com/ed82bc5d5eb0aae63f5a55e8606bdaf3/tumblr_o61b9x8lKo1vn2qq4o1_1280.png

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Maybe “lustulate” would have been better… Too late! There’s a word for that!!

  34. @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...
    Prediction. Steve's jewish commenters are going to wig out about any comments on "Names with high donation medians".

    Replies: @IHTG, @Jack D, @Mr. Anon, @Ragno

    These are not ordinary American Jewish names but names associated either with being ultra-Orthodox or being Israeli or both. Non-Orthodox American Jews (the great majority) give their kids typical white suburban names – Isabella, Madison, Alexander, Michael, etc.

    • Agree: Thea
    • Replies: @Dirk Dagger
    @Jack D


    white suburban names – Isabella, Madison, Alexander, Michael, etc.
     
    Or Chico which is short for Cholmondeley.
    , @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    Names like Aaron, Adam, Jonathan, Joshua, Jacob, etc. tend to be pretty Jewish, although gentiles have those names often.

  35. @Steve Sailer
    @Jonathan Mason

    "Kate has been associated with feminist women since Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew."

    Bingo.

    Replies: @a Newsreader

    That’s odd, since Taming of the Shrew is one of the most anti-feminist works in our common culture. Is this a case of feminists not getting the joke? I’m guessing the logic is as such: Shakespeare is good, and feminism is good, ergo Shakespeare is feminist.

  36. @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...
    Prediction. Steve's jewish commenters are going to wig out about any comments on "Names with high donation medians".

    Replies: @IHTG, @Jack D, @Mr. Anon, @Ragno

    Yeah, you were right. Didn’t take long either.

  37. @IHTG
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    Most of those are probably donating to Republicans.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    “Most of those are probably donating to Republicans.”

    So?

    • Replies: @IHTG
    @Mr. Anon

    So why wig out?

    If there's anything to wig out about it's the Joshuas and Aarons in the Democratic-leaning names list.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  38. what I don’t get is why anybody would give a pol money.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @tris

    Those who do get it are the ones who run the country.

  39. No Kats listed anywhere.

  40. @Anonymous Nephew
    @Jonathan Mason

    Luke's there in the Bernie list, along with Jacob. And Zachary's a derivation of Zechariah.

    Replies: @Zachary Latif

    For some reason “Zachary” is a very quintessentially American name. It has it’s roots in the New Testament (father of John the Baptist & JC’s Uncle) but I wouldn’t think of it as a quintessentially Biblical name (at any rate I think by what think of as “Biblical” names are usually OT).

    Every time I meet Americans and tell them my name, it’s something they immediately remember and clock on to since I think Zachary is a very “American” name (especially the spelling).

    Somebody in Oxbridge or the Ivy Leagues should do a paper on the parallel evolution of British vs. American names.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Zachary Latif

    Somebody in Oxbridge or the Ivy Leagues should do a paper on the parallel evolution of British vs. American names.

    In case you didn't know, the field of research you have in mind exists, and is called onomastics.

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Zachary Latif

    Zachary is the Greek word for sugar.

  41. No Kats listed anywherw. What a pity

  42. Sanders made more pro-Pal comments than Clinton, but ‘Mohammed’ gave more to Clinton. Apparently Muslims can’t get over something about Sanders they don’t like. Good.

  43. Dirk Dagger [AKA "Chico Caldera"] says: • Website
    @Jack D
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    These are not ordinary American Jewish names but names associated either with being ultra-Orthodox or being Israeli or both. Non-Orthodox American Jews (the great majority) give their kids typical white suburban names - Isabella, Madison, Alexander, Michael, etc.

    Replies: @Dirk Dagger, @Anonymous

    white suburban names – Isabella, Madison, Alexander, Michael, etc.

    Or Chico which is short for Cholmondeley.

  44. @Jack D
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    These are not ordinary American Jewish names but names associated either with being ultra-Orthodox or being Israeli or both. Non-Orthodox American Jews (the great majority) give their kids typical white suburban names - Isabella, Madison, Alexander, Michael, etc.

    Replies: @Dirk Dagger, @Anonymous

    Names like Aaron, Adam, Jonathan, Joshua, Jacob, etc. tend to be pretty Jewish, although gentiles have those names often.

  45. Baby names are reflective of time periods in our culture.

    I wonder what the ages are as well? Karl isn’t that popular for a baby name while Jose and Alex are. So Karls may also be older. Jennifers, for example, tend to have been born in the 60-80s for example. I guess Hilary voters where born in the 40s-60s. I’m surprise Mary Ellen didn’t make her list.

    I do appreciate that none of the made up “unique” names that have no history or meaning are on the list. Those seems to be another indicator of civilization decline. And many whites are sadly guilty of this, too.

    Baby name trends are a hobby of mine.

  46. @Zachary Latif
    @Anonymous Nephew

    For some reason "Zachary" is a very quintessentially American name. It has it's roots in the New Testament (father of John the Baptist & JC's Uncle) but I wouldn't think of it as a quintessentially Biblical name (at any rate I think by what think of as "Biblical" names are usually OT).

    Every time I meet Americans and tell them my name, it's something they immediately remember and clock on to since I think Zachary is a very "American" name (especially the spelling).

    Somebody in Oxbridge or the Ivy Leagues should do a paper on the parallel evolution of British vs. American names.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason

    Somebody in Oxbridge or the Ivy Leagues should do a paper on the parallel evolution of British vs. American names.

    In case you didn’t know, the field of research you have in mind exists, and is called onomastics.

  47. Personally, I find it hilarious that the top ten contributor names for Bernie are all guy names, whereas the top ten Hillary contributor names are eight female names, plus two foreigner names ie., Juan and Mohammed.

  48. @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...
    Prediction. Steve's jewish commenters are going to wig out about any comments on "Names with high donation medians".

    Replies: @IHTG, @Jack D, @Mr. Anon, @Ragno

    If you can peruse the “Names with high donation medians” without mentally making a note to start pricing real estate in Uruguay, or Montenegro, or friggin’ Guam, then one must presume you enjoy running around blindfolded, in circles, with a KICK ME HARD sign affixed to your fundament.

    • Replies: @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...
    @Ragno

    "If you can peruse the “Names with high donation medians” without mentally making a note to start pricing real estate in Uruguay, or Montenegro, or friggin’ Guam".
    Get with the plan man. All the Nazis were in Brazil.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  49. @Richard of Melbourne
    I'm sure nearly all readers of this blog will spot the obvious pattern in the names listed in "Names with high donation median": yes, almost all are men's names.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Anonymous Nephew, @YIH, @Anonymous

    The problem is they appear to probably be mostly “white” men.

    #DonorsSoWhite

  50. Marty [AKA "coot veal or cot deal"] says:

    Is Ryan really a “bro” name? The only Ryan I ever knew was a California water polo guy.

  51. Steve, stop! You made up those names for highest donors, didn´t you? You are quite the comedian!LOL

  52. Where is Jeff? For the Bernie peeps? I can’t swing a dead animal without hitting a Hebrew named Jeff. Everytime I read or hear the name Jeff, it’s always in front of some Hebrew last name.

    Anybody have any insight on why Jeff is so popular among Hebrews? There were 180 guys in my high school class and one Jeff….and no Hebrews in that school

    • Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil
    @Dee

    I've known lots of Jeffs but they've come in all persuasions and never seemed like a particularly Jewish name to me.

    Replies: @Brutusale

  53. I lolled for real.

  54. Sanders is pretty damn stupid:

    Maybe it’s because auto loans actually get paid back, and you can repo the car? This guy’s pretty stupid.

    Trump isn’t very intellectually curious either, but he’s spent his whole life dating super models and living the good life. This guy’s entire life has been devoted to ideas, and he’s still this stupid.

  55. OT-ish.

    In the latest issue of The New Yorker, those clever boys and girls have decided to make EVERY cartoon about Trump. Which is to say, anti-Trump. One of them even being a kill Trump fantasy. Aren’t they tres tres au courant?

    You can scroll down and view them here:

    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine

    Sadly, the New Yorker long since stopped allowing comments on its website. Wouldn’t want to let any pins near their bubble.

  56. @Mr. Anon
    @IHTG

    "Most of those are probably donating to Republicans."

    So?

    Replies: @IHTG

    So why wig out?

    If there’s anything to wig out about it’s the Joshuas and Aarons in the Democratic-leaning names list.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @IHTG

    Who's wigging out? Republican or Democrat, they are presumably giving for particular reasons. Are the reasons of no interest?

    Replies: @Sailer has an interesting life

  57. @tris
    what I don't get is why anybody would give a pol money.

    Replies: @Wilkey

    Those who do get it are the ones who run the country.

  58. @Zachary Latif
    @Anonymous Nephew

    For some reason "Zachary" is a very quintessentially American name. It has it's roots in the New Testament (father of John the Baptist & JC's Uncle) but I wouldn't think of it as a quintessentially Biblical name (at any rate I think by what think of as "Biblical" names are usually OT).

    Every time I meet Americans and tell them my name, it's something they immediately remember and clock on to since I think Zachary is a very "American" name (especially the spelling).

    Somebody in Oxbridge or the Ivy Leagues should do a paper on the parallel evolution of British vs. American names.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Jonathan Mason

    Zachary is the Greek word for sugar.

  59. Kates do love the ‘D’ in my experience.

  60. OT: Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to Felons

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/23/us/governor-terry-mcauliffe-virginia-voting-rights-convicted-felons.html?_r=0

    If you can’t win election change the electorate!

  61. @Lot
    @Ullastret

    There is no greater honor in America than to be a victim of white racism. That's why there are so many made up incidents. You counterfeit things that are valuable.

    Adopting a black child is a loophole to the rule:


    But, we knew, especially in the South, that a white couple with non-white children would draw a myriad of different reactions. There will always be the older white woman in Walmart who stared at us with sheer disgust, or the African-American mother who looked at us and just shook her head
     
    Of course they did knew. I can only hope their racial victimization was as wonderful as they were hoping, planning, and expecting.

    There is something beautiful and enriching being the only white face sitting and chatting with some of my African-American friends as my son gets his hair cut on a Saturday morning. There is also something wonderful in the relationship that is built as my wife asks a black friend on Facebook how to care for our little biracial daughter’s hair.
     
    Some of your African-American friends? You have multiple? There is no way a white person can ascend any higher.

    Replies: @Lot, @Jefferson

    “There is something beautiful and enriching being the only white face sitting and chatting with some of my African-American friends”

    Will you ever see a Black person say there is something beautiful and enriching being the only Black face sitting and chatting with some of my White friends?

  62. OT: Kevin Drum says hispanics are learning English and we don’t need to do anything more:

    http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/04/best-way-promote-english-language-do-nothing

  63. Priss Factor [AKA "Polly Perkins"] says:

    deep state

  64. Among the American names, Kate, Duane, etc probably overlap heavily with regional baby name choices and generational baby name choices- for example Jennifer was hugely popular as a baby name for girls in the 70s, but drops off rapidly before and after this point. Would be interesting to see how that factors in.

  65. Interesting that among the top donors, Jews dominate, with a smattering of Indians, Muslims (Turks, Iranians), Chinese and a Korean. I find it interesting that of the Muslims, it’s the Northern, European end Muslims that are the donors, Turkey and Iran. Higher IQ?

    $1000
    Jew 12
    Indian 2
    Turk 1

    $950
    Iranian/Muslim 1

    $875
    Chinese 1
    Jew 1
    San??? 1

    $850
    Jew

    $825
    Deedee???

    $750
    Korean 1
    Turk (Mehmet is Turkish form of Mohammad) 1
    Chinese 1

    This demonstrates why I love the cognitive elite. We must import more of these business geniuses into our countries. Because they generate so much wealth, they can afford to just give to politicians and expect nothing in return!

    Jack D: Is this post antisemitic?

  66. @Dee
    Where is Jeff? For the Bernie peeps? I can't swing a dead animal without hitting a Hebrew named Jeff. Everytime I read or hear the name Jeff, it's always in front of some Hebrew last name.

    Anybody have any insight on why Jeff is so popular among Hebrews? There were 180 guys in my high school class and one Jeff....and no Hebrews in that school

    Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil

    I’ve known lots of Jeffs but they’ve come in all persuasions and never seemed like a particularly Jewish name to me.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    On the other hand, I don't think I've ever met a Jeffrey who wasn't Jewish.

  67. >>> add the last names and you have either a Bar Mitzva guest list

    it’s not our fault that your demographic gives all its money to guys who run NASCAR and guys who run NFL memorabilia

    If you want to know what whites ACTUALLY consider important, look at the supply of which, you’re not allowed to cut off.

  68. The you know who I thought of from the headline is Rove never means having to say I’m sorry.

  69. @IHTG
    @Mr. Anon

    So why wig out?

    If there's anything to wig out about it's the Joshuas and Aarons in the Democratic-leaning names list.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Who’s wigging out? Republican or Democrat, they are presumably giving for particular reasons. Are the reasons of no interest?

    • Replies: @Sailer has an interesting life
    @Mr. Anon

    The reason for your blather is intellectual inferiority. When I realized this I felt disgust and contempt for you.

  70. @Ragno
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    If you can peruse the "Names with high donation medians" without mentally making a note to start pricing real estate in Uruguay, or Montenegro, or friggin' Guam, then one must presume you enjoy running around blindfolded, in circles, with a KICK ME HARD sign affixed to your fundament.

    Replies: @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    “If you can peruse the “Names with high donation medians” without mentally making a note to start pricing real estate in Uruguay, or Montenegro, or friggin’ Guam”.
    Get with the plan man. All the Nazis were in Brazil.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...

    No, there were Nazis in Argentina, Chile and Paraguay, too.

  71. @Mr. Anon
    @IHTG

    Who's wigging out? Republican or Democrat, they are presumably giving for particular reasons. Are the reasons of no interest?

    Replies: @Sailer has an interesting life

    The reason for your blather is intellectual inferiority. When I realized this I felt disgust and contempt for you.

  72. @Ripple Earthdevil
    @Dee

    I've known lots of Jeffs but they've come in all persuasions and never seemed like a particularly Jewish name to me.

    Replies: @Brutusale

    On the other hand, I don’t think I’ve ever met a Jeffrey who wasn’t Jewish.

  73. @Paul Walker Most beautiful man ever...
    @Ragno

    "If you can peruse the “Names with high donation medians” without mentally making a note to start pricing real estate in Uruguay, or Montenegro, or friggin’ Guam".
    Get with the plan man. All the Nazis were in Brazil.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    No, there were Nazis in Argentina, Chile and Paraguay, too.

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