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Recent 'Momentum' Influences Choices of Baby Names, NYU and Indiana Psychology Professors Find
October 13, 2009
New research by psychologists at New York University and Indiana University, Bloomington suggests that the change in popularity of babies' names over time increasingly influences naming decisions in the United States. Like momentum traders in the stock market, parents today appear to favor names that have recently risen in popularity relative to names that are on the decline.
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