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    Obama baby boom: Predicted surge in births goes bust

    Obama baby boom: Predicted surge in births goes bust



    On Nov. 4, the hope and happiness seemed boundless for supporters of President-elect Barack Obama, leading some to speculate, with a wink and a nod, that in nine months there would be a virtual Obama baby boom -- a celebratory uptick in the national birthrate.

    But now, 40 weeks later -- the average human gestation period -- MSNBC is reporting the prediction has largely been nothing more than, well, false hope. In reality, experts said, a generation is not borne from one night.

    In Chicago, ground zero for Obama's election celebration, area hospitals confirm that they have not seen a noticeable surge in births.

    "We definitely did not see that here," said Chris James, a spokesman for the University of Chicago Medical Center. Neither had staff at Edward Hospital in Naperville, said Brian Davis, vice president of the hospital. And while nurses at Rush University Medical Center were unusually busy last week, "babies are unpredictable," spokeswoman Kim Waterman said. "You can't tie it back to a certain date."


    So wait. let me get this straight. The fact that nothing happened, is news? seriously, did anyone remember anything about an obama baby boom? Is it me or is this the one of the most non news news stories ever?
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    Re: Obama baby boom: Predicted surge in births goes bust

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So wait. let me get this straight. The fact that nothing happened, is news? seriously, did anyone remember anything about an obama baby boom? Is it me or is this the one of the most non news news stories ever?
    The news to me is that any one was dumb enough to make such a prediction. I notice the article did not mention who these people are. I did like this though for some reason:

    In 2008, the name Barack set what's believed to be a record for the Social Security Administration's annual Most Popular Baby Names list by skyrocketing more than 10,000 spots on the list, from No. 12,535 in 2007 to No. 2,409 in 2008. And the Social Security Administration predicts the name will even crack the top 1,000 this year.
    I wonder who wasted a few minutes of their life looking that fact up.

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    Re: Obama baby boom: Predicted surge in births goes bust

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The news to me is that any one was dumb enough to make such a prediction. I notice the article did not mention who these people are. I did like this though for some reason:



    I wonder who wasted a few minutes of their life looking that fact up.



    so this story is even using "anonymous sources" to relay non-news.
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    Re: Obama baby boom: Predicted surge in births goes bust

    This is why I will never name any of my kids Barack:


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    Re: Obama baby boom: Predicted surge in births goes bust

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    so this story is even using "anonymous sources" to relay non-news.
    Yes, it is dumb on every level. Kinda like...err, never mind.

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    Re: Obama baby boom: Predicted surge in births goes bust

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So wait. let me get this straight. The fact that nothing happened, is news? seriously, did anyone remember anything about an obama baby boom? Is it me or is this the one of the most non news news stories ever?
    The obama baby boom theory is news to me. It would have been frickin hilarious if it actually happened, though

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I wonder who wasted a few minutes of their life looking that fact up.
    Apparently baby names are a somewhat big deal. They're my mother's hobby, and she visits one baby name message board that's bigger than DP

    The data is fairly easy to attain as a result

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    Re: Obama baby boom: Predicted surge in births goes bust

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Apparently baby names are a somewhat big deal. They're my mother's hobby, and she visits one baby name message board that's bigger than DP

    The data is fairly easy to attain as a result
    Popular baby names

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    Re: Obama baby boom: Predicted surge in births goes bust

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    According to that, Chloe is the number 10 most popular female name. Who in the world would hate their baby daughter so much to name her Chloe?

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    Re: Obama baby boom: Predicted surge in births goes bust

    Ethan is number three? I've only met a handful of Ethans in my entire life. And Chloe?

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    Re: Obama baby boom: Predicted surge in births goes bust

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    According to that, Chloe is the number 10 most popular female name. Who in the world would hate their baby daughter so much to name her Chloe?
    Not me. With or without the umlaut.

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