Names. They can have a huge impact on your life, particularly when your name is unusual or odd. I’m sure you have no doubt that our staff has seen many crazy names over the years in the business of DNA Testing. While we’d love to share our favorites, we cannot dishonor client confidentiality. Instead, below is some interesting research on the types of names that might just indicate how your parents “vote” on your name.

Based on research from, it appears that there is a big divide on the style of names chosen in blue states and red states. Laura Wattenberg founder of says that more progressive communities, tend to favor more old-fashioned names. Parents in more conservative areas come up with names that are more creative or androgynous. What do you think? To see more on this go to Baby Names: The Latest Partisan Divide?

Written by Briana R.