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What ‘Duck Dynasty’ and ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Have Influenced

What have “Duck Dynasty” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” influenced?

Not new reality TV shows or TV show genres (thank God!) Or restaurants or cell phone covers or apps or anything like that.

No, these TV shows and their titles (hint hint) are only setting a precedent that has been repeated over time for hundreds of years.

The most popular baby names list is out from the Social Security Administration.

And the usuals are are on top;


  1.  Sophia
  2.  Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava


  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Jacob
  4. Mason
  5. William

But new names are creeping up on the lists.

Laura Wattenberg, who runs the website The Baby Name Wizard, dug deeper into the data and shared the fastest-rising names of 2013.

For boys, it’s Jayceon (No. 206, up from No. 1,017), Jase (No. 89, up from No. 270), and Milan (No. 484, up from No. 1,159). For girls: Daleyza (No. 585, up from No. 3,769), Everly (No. 383, up from No. 907), and Sadie (No. 50, up from No. 120).

For the most part, these names all have ties to reality TV, with the biggest show influencer being “Duck Dynasty.”


No thanks.

I’ll stick to Erma and Jerry, if I had any more kids.

Of course, being 70 means my baby making days are over.


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